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 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 »

Deadlines: News roundup 2/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 16 - 2010

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The makers of animated zombie movie A.D. are aiming to make the biggest, baddest-ass, most epic zombie movie of all time. Get ready to pee your pants with joy if they pull it off, and watch them speak about it in a video interview below in the meantime. (ETC)

Zombie and robots in comic book mayhem! It’s Zombies vs. Robots Adventure (that is a title that does not fuck around). More info and a preview here. (Bloody Disgusting)

Here’s an interview with Roxanna Manuel, one of the stars of ’80s direct-to-video zombie movie The Video Dead (review here). (Killer Film)

Are zombie movies racist? That’s what one doctoral candidate at University of California Santa Barbara claims in this article — and he’ll elaborate at a speaking event tonight if you’re in Santa Barbara and want to go. (Daily Nexus)

Need some tips for giving those zombies an ass-whupping? The Zombie Combat Manual, presumably the world’s first guide to hand-to-hand combat vs. the undead, has you covered. (A World on Fire)

When the zombie apocalypse comes, you will still be able to enjoy a nice beverage out of these zombie pint glasses. (Bread and Badger)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 11 - 2010

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The first DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is coming in late March. As was previously reported, it is called “The Passing” and it concerns a meetup between the four survivors from the first game and the four survivors from the second. In the DLC we’ll get a new type of common-uncommon called the fallen survivor, a zombie that used to think they were immune, but weren’t. They will apparently occasionally drop supplies. Also coming are a comic book that should reveal more of the story and an add-on for the original game that will fill in the gaps of how they ended up in the sequel’s DLC. There’s also a bunch of screenshots if you like looking at things. (Kotaku)

Remember that 3D, animated Night of the Living Dead prequel called NotLD: Origins? Yeah, still happening and an image of Ben has been released. (Dread Central)

There will be a special, Xbox 360-only prologue to Dead Rising 2 called Dead Rising: Case Zero. Word is it takes place in the time between the original game and the new one. It should be out right before DR2 is released August 31 (in North America anyway). (Kotaku)

Contrary to reports yesterday, PC gamers will get a chance to kill zombies in space with Dead Space 2. Maybe. (Kotaku)

News on DoubleBear’s still untitled zombie RPG is scant, but if you’ve got the time, there’s a wealth of information to be gleaned from this forum. (Iron Tower)

Because putting any two unrelated good things together must be even better, no matter how ridiculous the combination, there will be a game called Rock of the Dead. You know, like Rock Band. With zombies. (IGN)

If, for some crazy reason, a Resident Evil special edition of Monopoly sounds like a good idea to you, who am I to argue? (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 2/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 2 - 2010

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You lucky bastards in the U.K. are getting a massive, super-deluxe Blu-ray version of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead. There are too many special features to even hit the highlights here, but I’d say most any fan of Day, or Romero in general, should be happy with it. (Bloody Disgusting)

Author Max Brooks is coming to the Salem, Oregon public library for a presentation on (what else?) zombie survival as part of the library’s “More Brains! A Zombie Survival Drill” film festival February 27 and a local magazine interviewed him for the event. (Willamette Live)

There’s a CG-animated post-apocalyptic sci-fi zombie movie called A.D. in the works (well, planning stages really). Trailer after the break, interview with the people behind it here. (Zombie Info)

Then there’s E’Gad Zombies! a movie with an olde-timey take on zombies. It’s kind of an original Pride and Prejudice and Zombies kind of thing from the looks of it. There’s a trailer after the break, and a brief statement from the director and a few still images here. (Living Dead Media)

Come February 23, you can own Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay on DVD. But I’d like to remind you that you shouldn’t bother — it’s terrible (review here). (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/17/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 17 - 2009

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Looks like we’ll be getting an animated adaptation of Gil’s All Fright Diner, a story that pits a vampire and werewolf duo against zombies in an apocalyptic battle. DreamWorks is running the show, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris are set to write, adapting a novel from A. Lee Martinez, and Barry Sonnenfeld is slated to direct. Could be fun, could be retarded. We’ll see. (Bloody Disgusting)

More details emerge about Dead Space 2 in a video interview, which I embedded for you after the break. (Game Informer)

Ireland returns to the zombie well with Portrait of a Zombie, a microbudget film about a Dublin family caught up in the zombie apocalypse — and what happens when one of them turn but they insist on keeping him in the family. There’s a teaser trailer after the break and it looks pretty damn good. (Quiet Earth)

Even Gawker is pondering the question of why we love zombies. The real answer, which they overlook, is that zombies are awesome. (Gawker)

In case of zombies, you could do worse than these “in case of zombies” emergency kits. (A World on Fire)

A few details, including screenshots, from “Desperate Escape,” the next batch of Resident Evil 5 DLC. In summary, Jill Valentine and Josh Stone make a desperate escape from a Tricell facility. (Kotaku)

The Mormon/zombie micro The Book of Zombie is delayed into 2010, and they really need help from an AfterEffects wizard who would like to donate his/her time. (A World on Fire)

I think it’s old news but it’s cropped up a few places recently so I am willing to reiterate — the excellent Pontypool will be available for DVD purchase come January 26, 2010 (there’s images of the cover art at the link, if you want to see what you will be spending your money on. You can already rent it from Blockbuster, by the way, so there’s no need to wait to see it. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/20/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 20 - 2009

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Bill Moseley and Mos Def have joined the cast of Night of the Living Dead: Origins (as voice talent, it’s animated, remember?). (Bloody Disgusting)

Bloody Disgusting asks the all-important question, “Are you adequately prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse?” (It’s a story about zombie videogames, in case you were wondering.) (Bloody Disgusting)

The UK got a kickass launch party for Left 4 Dead 2. Zombie Command went, drank and reported. (Zombie Command)

The latest episode of Geek in the City Radio deals with Left 4 Dead 2, among other less-zombie topics. (Geek in the City)

British people who enjoy Wii, you can win a copy of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 9/16/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 16 - 2009

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The reliably hilarious folks over at Cracked deliver unto us a list of five zombie survival tactics that will get you killed. (Cracked)

REC 2 is not even out yet, but REC 3 is apprently on the way. (Bloody Disgusting)

Are you ready for a 3D CGI “origins tale” type prequel for Night of the Living Dead? Get ready, because it is happening. George Romero is not involved and, presumably, is not amused. (Bloody Disgusting)

Several zombie redoubts made io9‘s list of cities you can never leave. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/12/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 12 - 2009

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Well, my prayers have finally been answered. A company called DoubleBear Productions is working on a turn-based, single-player computer zombie apocalypse RPG focused on survival and interactions between the survivors. As one of the designers puts it, “Unlike other games that are just about blasting zombies, the difficulties in this game stem from dealing with the other personalities in the group, the threats from outside the group, and the dangers of daily existence in the absence of law and the presence of desperate humans and persistent undead. It’s more about the humans than the zombies.” Oh.Hell.Yes. (The Escapist)

Speaking of prayers? The excellent Walking Dead comic series is in development as a TV series for AMC. If any series could make for compelling zombie TV, it’s this one — I couldn’t be more excited (Oh.Hell.Yes.Pt.2). Frank Darabont is set to write and diect, Gale Ann Hurd to produce (less exciting, but workable). (Variety)

In honor of I Sell the Dead hitting VOD today (check your local cable listings), how about a making-of video and statement from the director? It’s not embeddable, sorry. (Fangoria)

Spend $10 at ThinkGeek, get a free, ten-year anniversary zombie monkey shirt? Yes please! (Zombie Examiner)

Curious what’s going on with Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, the collaborative animation/film project that reinvents George Romero’s OZ classic? Well, there’s a buttload of news — coloring contests, calls for comics, screening info, the works. (Dread Cental)

More zombie ants? Sure, you can never have enough. (Live Science)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/5/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 5 - 2009

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There’s a new, R-rated trailer for Zombieland. Naturally, I embedded it for you after the break. (Sci Fi Wire)

I hadn’t seen anything to make me think so before, but the Dylan Dog comic-to-film adaptation Dead of Night will have zombies, says this Q&A. (io9)

Japanese fantasy/zombie/martial arts epic Versus looks to be getting remade as an animated series. Quiet Earth has a few details and some concept art. (Quiet Earth)

The packaging for the Blu-ray edition of Shaun of the Dead has been revealed. It looks a lot like the DVD packaging, only with that funky Blu-ray size/shape and blue edging. Whoopee. Some details on extra features, too, which look suspiciously similar to the special features on my years-old DVD release. (DVD Active)

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