Deadlines: News roundup 9/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Let’s talk to Milla Jovovich about Resident Evil: Afterlife! Amazingly, only one brief question is dedicated to 3D. (Reuters)

Possible good news for fans of Dead Rising‘s original hero — the OG zombie killer Frank West may be appearing as a playable character in Dead Rising 2! (Kotaku)

There’s a little online anime video that exists to promote Dead Rising 2! It’s called Samurai Dead Rising, and there are zombies and samurai. It is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (Kotaku)

The mainstream media is getting hyped over The Walking Dead (TV), apparently, as it has prompted another flood of “Hey, zombies are popular!” articles that reference it. (Reuters)

Drive armed vehicles and kill zombies in the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Blood Drive, coming late November. (Kotaku)

Between October 22 and 24, Albany, New York is having the Zombie Film Feast III, with more than ten films, a zombie prom, zombie walk, zombie gaming a brain-eating contest and lots more zombie goodness. Watch the official website for more updates as they come. (Thanks to Zombie Shakespeare for the tip!)

More info about your chance to become a zombie in The Zombie Diaries 2! They’re looking for more than a thousand undead, you’ll need to do your own makeup and it happens November 14 in Wales on “Aberystwyth’s most beautiful beach, Tan-Y-Bwlch.” Man, Welsh. Those names just kill me. (Dread Central)

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Undead Diversion: “Zombie Apocalypse” video to die for

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010

Longtime readers, or those who actually use that sidebar rotator to find cool shit to look at, may remember me posting a live clip of Kirby Krackle’s “Zombie Apocalypse” in May of 2009. Back then I wrote this about the band and song:

Kirby Krackle is the self-styled “World’s First Comic Book Rock Band,” and they have produced this lovely ukelele-driven ballad about the horrific inconveniences of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a fun, clever ditty that should appeal to anyone who’s ever spent way too much time pondering what the zombie apocalypse would look like in real life.

Well, I don’t have much to add to that except that now there is an awesome new animated video for the already awesome song (that’s it embedded above if you didn’t already figure that out). And it is your Undead Diversion of the week. Spread it far and wide — it deserves to be seen/heard.

For more info on Kirby Krackle or to buy their album, visit the band’s web site.

Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 2010

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Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 21 - 2010

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Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 7 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Max Brooks has sold his millionth copy of The Zombie Survival Guide (congratulations, Mr. Brooks!). To commemorate the occasion, he did an awesome interview. (EW’s Shelf Life)

Ohio metal act the Devil Wears Prada is working on a zombie-apocalypse themed EP. (FEARnet)

A zombie hunting werewolf falls in love in the paranormal romance novel Zombie Moon, by Lori Devoti. (Buy Zombie)

Excited about the anime zombie apocalypse series High School of the Dead? This preview should get you even more excited. (Hallucinogenic Java)

A new trailer has hit the net for the “zombies on a college campus at Christmas break” film A Cadaver Christmas. Looks like it could be decent. It’s embedded below for yoru viewing pleasure. (Quiet Earth)

Also floating around is a trailer for an “animated” (sort of) series called Year Zero, about a dude trapped in his tiny NYC apartment during the zombie apocalypse. It looks … less likely to be decent. You can see it and judge for yourself below, where it’s embedded. (HorrorMovies.ca)

In case the current crop of roughly a billion zombie games on the iPhone OS aren’t enough for you, there’s another one called Zombie Flick coming in July. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 28 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Get all the gory details on Greg Nicotero’s zombie and gore designs on The Walking Dead TV series. (AMCTV)

Here’s a long, in-depth look at The Walking Dead comic, which has apparently been nominated for an Eisner Award (like the Oscars, for comics). (Comic Attack)

Dead Rising 2 has been delayed from its August 31 (US)/September 3 (Europe) release date. It’s now coming tot he US September 28 and Europe October 1. (Kotaku)

There’s an English language trailer for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun movie based on the Dead Rising video game series and I have embedded it below for you. (Dread Central)

The producer of Resident Evil 5 will not be working on Resident Evil 6. Good news? Bad news? Who cares news? (Kotaku)

Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) are producing a live-action adaptation of Xombie, the animated/comic series about a zombie cop trying to save the remnants of humanity. Word is, they’ve picked out a writer and are working to get a deal done. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, perhaps you’d like to help them recapture the world record for most zombies in a zombie walk? (Zombie Command)

Well, it looks like the band Zombie Apocalypse NOW! is breaking up. Bummer. There aren’t enough zombie apocalypse bands as it is. (Kalamazoo Noise)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 4 - 2010

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There’s a cool new poster for Romero’s Survival of the Dead from Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. (Splash Page)

Get to know indie filmmaker Joshua Bell, the man behind the upcoming zombie comedy Beverly Lane. It’s about being stuck at the office, during a zombie apocalypse, with a bunch of people you hate. Including mimes. There’s a trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

More info emerges on the high-school-football/zombie tale Play Dead. The book hits today. The film is a short that evolved from a commission to shoot a trailer for the book, but they’re hoping to shoot a feature if they can raise the money. And the plot concerns a violent rivalry that leads to the death — and subsequent revival as zombies — of one team, who must then win the state championship or be banished to hell. (Fangoria)

The post-nuclear-apocalyptic zombie Western Devil’s Crossing has a new trailer, which you’ll find embedded below. It’s a Western about a man trying to redeem his soul from the devil in the face of the devil’s zombie army trying to take over the post-nuclear wasteland. Original, at least! (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

The remix-culture inspired Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, which tasked animators to work together to “remake” the classic film, will get an official bootleg release soon to build anticipation for the official, deluxe special-edition DVD release. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 5 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Excited for Resident Evil: Afterlife? Then you’ll enjoy this set visit report. And you can see the trailer, which is embedded below the break. (Shock Till You Drop)

Enjoy a new batch of images for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the CGI-animated NotLD prequel coming from Zebediah de Soto. (Dread Central)

Speaking of NotLD: Origins, this Tony Todd interview has some interesting info. He says it’s set in 2011, it’s a reboot and it’s set in Manhattan. (Fangoria)

In other NotLD animation news, here’s an interview with Mike Schneider, the “conceptualist and curator” of the collaborative animation project Night of the Living Dead: ReAnimated. (Fangoria)

There’s a preview of a 28 Days Later comic for those that might enjoy such a thing. (Ain’t It Cool News)

The Troma film festival TromaDance is happening April 16-17 in Asbury, New Jersey and it has a couple of zombie-related offerings this year: Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and Zombies and Cigarettes. (Fangoria)

An interview with Michael Simon, the filmmaker behind the short film Gay Zombie. (Fangoria)

A sensible set of workplace guidelines to deal with Event Z (aka the zombie apocalypse). (Wild Sheep Chasing)

I know Easter is over, but you might still enjoy these photos of Left 4 Dead, done Easter-egg style. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil 4 is coming to the iPad. Yay? (Kotaku)

At a recent showing of Night of the Living Dead, a preacher decided to get his preach on and tell people off for seeing such a depraved film. (Rue Morgue)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 29 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Good news for those of us (myself included) looking forward to the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series! Word is that AMC has ordered six episodes of the forthcoming series, sight unseen! Also, the current frontrunner for the role of Rick Grimes is said to be Hackers star Johnny Lee Miller. (Bloody Disgusting)

In more Walking Dead news, KNB Effects Group will be handling the zombie effects and makeup for the series. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other made-for-TV zombie news, there’s an anime series called High School of the Dead coming in 2010. High-school students vs. zombie, with lots of panty-shots and attention to boobs. Could be fun. Shaky-cam trailer embedded below. (Anime Vice)

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC  news update! It will not be available this month. The new date is “Spring” but the cost was announced: 560 MS points (or $7 in US currency). In addition to the sweet scenario featuring the surviving original L4D characters, you will also get a golf club melee weapon, a heavy-duty machine gun (not reloadable, kind of like the grenade launcher) and a bride variant of the Witch. Plus the previously announced stuff (new common-uncommon, new modes/modes, etc.). A little pricey, but not to bad. (Kotaku)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies madness simply will not stop. Now there’s going to be a videogame version, for the iPhone/iPod touch. It appears to be a side-scrolling brawler. (Kotaku)

I’ve mentioned the post-apocalyptic Western zombie movie Devil’s Crossing once or twice. Well, there’s a teaser trailer (embedded below) and a bit more available. (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 16 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

A sequel to the promising yet disappointing film The Zombie Diaries is in the works at Dimension. (Bloody Disgusting)

The hyper drug zombies of The Devil’s Playground are one (fast) step closer to being done. Producer Jonathan Sothcott reports the film has wrapped. (Fangoria)

If you can’t wait a whole day for the official premier of Comedy Central’s new cartoon Ugly Americans, which features zombie and other monsters, the first ten minutes of it are online. Because I love you, I’ve embedded it below, even though I disapprove. I’ll watch it in its entirety tomorrow. (Bloody Disgusting)

One of Foreign Policy‘s bloggers continues his series looking at how the zombie apocalypse might be dealt with from various international relations models. (Foreign Policy)

If you need a quick fix of space-zombie RTS action, check out Attack of the Paper Zombies. (A World on Fire) Read the rest of this entry »

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