Deadlines: News roundup 09/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 12 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

After the break, check out another cool behind the scenes clip from World War Z showing off the panic stricken crowd as it flees the incoming zombie horde. (ShockYa)

It’s cool to see that celebrities aren’t immune to practical jokes. Apparently Matt Damon was so enthusiastic about having zombies in the film Contagion that director Steven Soderberg hired a zombie extra to attack him on set. Let’s hope that clip makes the DVD special features. (New York Post)

While we try to stay out of some topics, we feel obligated to report the news that local Boston clergy was pretty peeved when the crew behind the upcoming film R.I.P.D. decided to film on 9/11 outside the church, which supposedly angered and interrupted remembrance ceremonies in progress. (Herald Sun)

It’s certainly the end times as a virus has been identified in certain caterpillars that cause them to go into a zombie like state, crawling to the top of a tree after eating, to let the sun melt them into goo which then drips down and infects other caterpillars at the base of a tree. I speak for the IZA when I say that’s some creepy shit. (Inquisitr)

As a survival nut, I’m always looking for the next advantage in the zombie apocalypse. I’m pleased to see this dumpster which has been turned into a rather nice home, complete with secure locks, a place to cook, sleep, and go to the bathroom. It even has power and running water. Check out the video after the break and go find an abandoned dumpster to turn into the ultimate portable zombie shelter. (io9)

Producers Glen Mazzara and Gale Anne Hurd, and zombie lord Robert Kirkman sit down to discuss season two of The Walking Dead and answer some important questions. (FEARnet)

Colin Salmon, the guy who got sliced into toothpick appetizers in a laser room in the first Resident Evil movie, is apparently back in the latest film. I have no idea either… (Bloody Disgusting)

Dead Island, like all new games released these days, is already set to make some easy cash with downloadable content that realistically should have been in the game to begin with. That’s not a comment on Dead Island specifically, just new games in general. I hate to rant, but I’m sick of a game which already costs $60 at launch costing me another $30 three months after it’s initial release. Here’s a pro tip kids… Wait a year, just wait a year, you can do it, and then buy the game with all of the DLC for about $40. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 9 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Live in the Denver area and want to show off your zombie skills while possibly making minimum wage? Well a local amusement park is hiring zombies and holding auditions from now until September 25. (9 News)

FINALLY someone has spoken up about Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, the future of the show, and Darabont’s possible future on said show. That person was Robert Kirkman. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, the television show is set to dominate at Spikes 6th annual Scream Awards with six nominations while the comic book is nominated twice. (Buy Zombie)

While we can’t embed the trailer (thanks Kotaku) we can tell you that the new trailer for Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS appeals to the 13 year old boy in all of us. It features a new female character who’s got a bigger middle cleavage area than Power Girl. (Kotaku)

Cory sent this to me today and I had to share it with you all. If you’ve got a small child then you don’t have to worry about their safety in the zombie apocalypse, provided you read them a copy of the new soon to be best selling children’s book That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 09/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 8 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Okay, I technically have no idea what this cool zombie twitter video is promoting. I’m assuming it’s for a studio trying to get their name out there. It’s really cool though, and does a good job of pulling a World War Z style (the book) approach to storytelling through social media like Twitter and YouTube.

After the break, check out this cool behind the scenes special effects tutorial for the upcoming film A Little Bit Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

John Malkovich, best known for, well… Being John Malkovich, is the latest actor to throw his hat into the Twilight meets Night of the Living Dead movie Warm Bodies. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dead Island was already off to a rough start before it even shipped. Then it shipped a broken early production copy of the game to Steam users making it even more unpopular. Now it seems that in that broken copy, the main female lead has the ability to do extra damage to male characters in what the game called (but later renamed) “Feminist Whore” mode. Good job guys. Deep Silver has already thrown the blame on a third party developer to try and soften the blow. (Kotaku)

Apparently Polish zombies aren’t too keen on being given the same insults as their living brethren. This trailer for Wataha shows just how angry and deadly they can be. (Dread Central)

So at this past DragonCon they had a big Walking Dead panel, mostly filled with third party cast, and the kid stars. What was interesting is that eight separate times before and during the panel, they made a point to tell the audience that no questions about Frank Darabont would be allowed or answered. It’s strange to see how AMC is handling this through silence. Check out the (long) video after the break and judge for yourself. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 6 - 20111 COMMENT

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Greetings undead lovers! I’m back from a weekend camping trip on an island that was not full of zombies and I’m ready to bring you some great news.

In the mood to kill yet even more time at work on the company internet? If so, you should check out The Last Stand – Union City, a browser based side scrolling action adventure zombie survival game that’s not too shabby. (g-hacks)

Uwe Boll, the man who brought us every good horrible movie from the last decade, is back on the case and producing Zombie Massacre with Marco Ristori and Luca Boni who brought us Eaters not too long ago. It’s based on a 1998 game of the same name that no one played but seems like a good premise. (Worst Previews)

Neal, one of the guys over at Fancy Dress Outfitters who sent us that cool zombie garden shed survival infographic earlier in the year, sent us the latest thing they’ve whipped up, a nice Halloween zombie guide supporting free range zombie death that’s just as informative.

Now because I know you all had a long weekend (well most of you anyway) I’ve put together some good videos to help you unwind after a boring day back at the office. They’re all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 1 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Project Zomboid, the build, craft, survival zombie apocalypse themed game for the PC, has just received it’s first alpha update. You can pre order the game to start playing now and get future updates, much like Minecraft, or check out their demo to see if it’s for you. (GamePro)

After the break, check out the first episode of Transmission, a Florida based zombie web series that has a lot of promise. (Florida Times-Union)

Here’s a pretty awesome trailer (after the break) for More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead, a documentary about the 1985 classic film. (Dread Central)

AMC will air the first seven episodes of The Walking Dead (starting with a 90 minute premiere) in October, and the next six episodes will air in February 2012. I think I speak for all of us when I say WHY!? (Hollywood Reporter)

It’s unknown if this is going to be a new alternate reality game, but the Umbrella Corporation from Resident Evil now has a website. Stay tuned for more on this as it develops. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 31 - 20111 COMMENT

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Hello fellow lovers of the zombie apocalypse! I, Johnathon Brock, have returned from PAX 2011 with only minimal sickness due to being contained in a small area with seventy thousand people for four days, and I’ve got a lot to report. On with the news…

So there was a good bit of video game news to come from PAX this year, and some of it was zombie related.

  • I did get to see Lollipop Chainsaw up close and personal. They were giving away awesome foam chainsaws and I wanted one. Sadly I did not take this amazing gameplay footage (after the break), but I thank whoever did. (Platform Nation)
  • I did however get some hands on time with Rise of Nightmares, which looks pretty amazing. It uses the Microsoft Kinect and puts you in direct control of a guy put in a horrifying situation as you try to survive a mad scientist’s lair filled with zombies and other horrifying creatures. Even the early beta had pretty good control.

The Walking Dead was also pretty popular while I was away.

Not to be outdone by those television zombies, World War Z was pretty popular this week.

Funnyman Rob Corddry will play one of the undead in the upcoming zombie romantic comedy (a zombromantic comedy?) Warm Bodies. (Cinema Blend)

If you’re still having problems getting your basement zombie movie started, then Rob Durick’s new book Filming the Undead: How to Make Your Own Zombie Movie is just what you need to make your special effects and camera lighting go from no budget to Hollywood caliber. (Dread Central)

Daybreak is a comic book about zombies, told in a really, really cool art house style with a lot of tension and more focus on great storytelling than flashy images. It’s an older comic, but it’s finally available as a collected trade and you should definitely check it out. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 24 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

To make up for a lackluster news day yesterday we’ve got a ton of great content today and several videos. In an effort to save time, I’ll just point out now that all videos are after the break. Enjoy!

Here’s a first look at the zombies of World War Z. I hate to say it, but they look very bland compared to modern zombies. They look like leprosy afflicted Beatles impersonators. You be the judge. (io9)

They might only be ten seconds each, but check out four new clips from season two of The Walking Dead and anxiously await the start of the new season. (Buy Zombie)

If you’re like us, you’re really excited now that Fulci’s classic film Zombie is now on Blu-ray. Here’s a sweet video showing the level of detail that the effects team went through to make the movie a high definition masterpiece. (FEARnet)

In a recent interview, director Craig Gillespie said that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would stay incredibly true to Austen’s original work, the only difference being the zombies. It’s sad that a parody book stays closer to the source material than World War Z. (LA Times)

Check out this cool preview for Key of Z, a zombie comic book co-created by one half of the band Coheed and Cambria. (Comic Book Resources)

While it’s not action packed, we’ve got some beautiful footage of the environments and time change effects for the upcoming Xbox Live MMO code named Class3. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 22 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Alejandro Brugués, director of Cuban export Juan of the Dead, recently gave an interview about the film, and it’s potential impact. (Miami New Times)

It looks like Toronto will be a stand-in for Tokyo as Resident Evil sets up shop to film the fifth installment of the franchise. This will be the second time filming in the northern wilderness. (Movie Web)

Speaking of Resident Evil, due to some currently unknown conflicts, Jill Valentine will not be a central character in the new movie, and will be replaced by the character Ada Wong. (Fangoria)

Weeds star and RED alum Mary-Louise Parker will take charge as the hard hitting overseer of the R.I.P.D. agency for the upcoming movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. (Cinema Blend)

Over the weekend, I found this incredible engagement photo shoot and I had to share it with you. The bride and groom to be certainly show that their love can survive the zombie apocalypse. (Comics Alliance)

IZA reader Marcus Leaning dropped us a line to tell us about the ZOMBOSIUM, a one day zombie themed symposium taking place October 28 at the University of Winchester.

While we can’t embed it, here’s a cool video of Brad Pitt driving what looks like the mobile home from The Walking Dead for the upcoming film World War Z. (BBC NEWS)

Deadlines: News roundup 08/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 18 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

To follow up that amazing trailer for yesterday, here’s a cool little hands on review for Lollipop Chainsaw which focuses on some of the bosses and combat mechanics. (Kotaku)

The Xbox live marketplace game Zombie Apocalypse 2 has changed it’s name to Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone. So either it’s gonna involve DMX or it’s just a dumb title. (True Achivements)

Special effects guru turned show runner Greg Nicotero talks about making zombies real on The Walking Dead. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out this video which shows just how dedicated Call of Duty is when it comes to studying the undead horde. They’re like zombie scientists. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 17 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Bruce Campbell recently said a few words about the “non-remake remake” that is Evil Dead 4 and his other secret project Bruce vs Frankenstein, which will be The Expendables of horror movies. (Coventry Telegraph)

Want to see the set of World War Z? Well you can, because they’re showing it off on webcam and you should definitely check it out. I hope this is something that more movies start doing. (Dread Central)

The much hyped horror flick Cockneys vs Zombies finally has a deadline for production wrap up. Unfortunately it won’t be until next year, so we’ve got a while to wait. (28 Days Later Analysis)

I know it was a slow news day, so to help out with that, here’s the JESUS AMAZING trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, a new action game written by the amazing James Gunn (Slither, Super, etc) and developed by the studio that brought us No More Heroes. Seriously, it’s about a chainsaw wielding cheerleader who dismembers zombies by the dozen. Check out the trailer after the break, and go ahead and give that evil game company their lousy five bucks for a pre-order. (Buzz Focus)

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