Deadlines: News roundup 10/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 11 - 2011

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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.

I guess the best way to start off the news is with a truckload of Walking Dead updates

A SWAT team in Budapest recently raided the World War Z set to confiscate a cache of REAL, FUNCTIONAL weapons that were brought in under the assumption they were movie props. This is just another hurdle for a movie that is reportedly over budget and past deadline. (Examiner)

An accident on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution has caused injuries to sixteen zombie extras but thankfully no one was killed. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 16 - 2011

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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.

Quarantined creator Michael Moreci dropped me a line to let me know about a contest he’s running. Basically, all you have to do is buy at least three of the six issues on comiXology (which are a very respectable .99 cents apiece) and send the proof of purchase to Michael. They’ll draw a winner and the winner gets a custom piece of artwork and a hard copy of the book.

After the break, check out this amazing public service announcement which is secretly (it’s not a secret) an animation test for The Goon animated movie, with a star studded voice cast. I’m seriously hoping someone picks this up. (The Flick Cast)

Some lucky London film makers will get a chance to work on World War Z when production hits the UK now that the shoots in Scotland have wrapped. (This Is London)

Here’s  a nice little interview on how zombies are invading Bollywood and Indian culture through movies and comic books. (Bollywood Hungama)

Director Jonathan Levine sits down to discuss Warm Bodies and what he hopes the film will accomplish, which is better than what it probably will accomplish, which is a Twilight meets Night of the Living Dead monstrosity that makes teenage girls no longer fear the undead. (Indie Wire)

Bruce Campbell dishes (through Twitter) about the Evil Dead remake which at this time does not feature an “Ash” character. What. The. Fuck. “All involved love the new approach” my ass. I’m involved, as a blogger and possible ticket buyer, and I ain’t buyin’ it. (Dread Central)

Eaten By Zombies, a collectible card game based on the zombie apocalypse, has gone WAY over the mark on it’s Kickstarter campaign and will be more than fully funded by the upcoming deadline. Good job guys, the game looks great. (Buy Zombie)

After the break, check out the first teaser for REC 3: Genesis which breaks away from the found footage approach and tells how the virus got started, at least in the foreign universe. No telling what the US version of Quarantine 3 will be about. (Fangoria)

We’ve got another image from the upcoming comic book to film adaptation R.I.P.D. This time it’s Ryan Reynolds and the pure awesome that is Jeff Bridges strutting their stuff. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 14 - 2011

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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.

Here is the official poster for season two of The Walking Dead. That is one creepy ass farm which I am very, very excited to see. (Dread Central)

Personally I’m not a fan of the 30 releases that television shows and movies get on DVD and Blu-Ray these days. Thankfully, I haven’t bought season one of The Walking Dead yet though and seeing this clip (after the break) of one of the all new featurettes has me thinking about picking up the new “collectors edition” on Blu Ray. (Dread Central)

SFX magazine is doing a full one shot issue with over one hundred pages dedicated to the undead and what it takes to create them for the screen. It’s not a bad investment for you aspiring horror directors out there. (SFX)

Indie developer Six to Start have started up a kickstarter campaign to get their new app ZOMBIES, RUN! off the ground. It combines the boring activity of running (which is the best thing you can do for yourself if you’re not already doing it, or so I’ve heard) with over 30 zombie missions complete with stories and items to collect during your run in a virtual environment on real streets. It’s pretty awesome guys. (IGN)

Director Marc Forster sits down to discuss some of the political themes behind the film adaptation of World War Z. (Total Film)

Here’s your first look at Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon (looking very bad ass, I must say) alongside a really, really nice car in the upcoming film R.I.P.D. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 9 - 2011

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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 - 2011

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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 08/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 31 - 2011

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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 08/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 11 - 2011

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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.

Finally we’ve got the news everyone has been waiting for. It seems that Frank Darabont was indeed fired from The Walking Dead, and the rumor mill (which is currently still anonymous sources) says it’s because of his difficulty to work with AMC regarding show notes and budget discussions. (FEARnet)

World War Z caught some bad publicity this week when it was revealed that the movie wouldn’t really follow the spirit of the best selling book. Instead it would be more of an action adventure film centered entirely around Brad Pitt’s character and not multiple stories from the battlefront. (The Celebrity Cafe)

Ving Rhames, who is by far one of the best zombie killers on film, will once again be thrust in the middle of an undead outbreak in the upcoming Asylum production Zombie Apocalypse. (Dread Central)

While it erupted onto the scene with an immediate fan base and a possible movie deal, the actual Dead Island video game has been getting some lackluster early reviews lately. Let’s hope for the best. (Kotaku)

Every now and then people make me realize just how possible it would be to survive a zombie outbreak. One such person posted a detailed write up on how to make your own MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat) packages for less than half the price of those stale military grade goods. (Lifehacker)

We stumbled across this awesome trailer for Zombie 108 and had to share it with you. It’s a Japanese zombie flick that looks like it’s part 28 Days Later, part Battle Royale, and very, very cool. Check it out after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 8 - 2011

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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.

Let’s start off the new week with a boatload (you’ll get the joke later) of World War Z news…

The author of Warm Bodies, soon to be the first true zombie romance movie with a wide theatrical release, gives a few tips for dating the undead. (FEARnet)

Valve is once again asking its rabid fan base to do the impossible. If 60,000 people complete the re-release of “Dead Air” then they’ll ship the next map out early for Left 4 Dead 2. (Kotaku)

While the teaser image was really entertaining, here’s a few more actual details for the upcoming video game based on The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

The most important thing about zombies is that they give back to the community. These zombies organized a walk for charity and donated food and money to the Fredericton Food Bank. (Daily Gleaner)

Fearing the CDC article wasn’t enough to properly warn the public, the crew over at Off Duty (a respected military magazine) decided to further enlighten the public on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Federal Times)

Michael Moreci, the author of the graphic novel Quarantined that we reviewed earlier this year, sent us the trailer showing off his book. Check it out after the break, and it’s now available on ComiXology for .99 cents an issue if you haven’t picked it up yet.

Webseries legend to-be Jon Dixon let us know that episode 8 of his series …And Then Everything Changed is now online as well. Check out the episode after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 27 - 2011

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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.

We’ve got some new screenshots and info for Zombie Apocalypse 2, the follow up game to the popular first entry which will be available soon on the Xbox Live Marketplace. (Examiner)

In relatively dumb news, it looks like Dead Island, the video game with more hype than a Tyson fight in the 90’s, is getting made into a book. That’s right, one of those things with paper that you read. (Kotaku)

It looks like the wait for season two of The Walking Dead will get a little bit shorter. They’re going to make some webisodes to tide over the fans until the October premiere. (Bloody Disgusting)

Gale Anne Hurd recently gave an interview about filming during season two of The Walking Dead, but nothing was mentioned of Frank Darabont. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of Darabont, it looks like it didn’t take long for him to be replaced as showrunner. Glen Mazzaara, who penned a season one episode and is one of the remaining writers that stuck around for season two, will be taking the throne as the man who keep the show going. Good luck sir! (Deadline)

Deadlines: News roundup 05/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 27 - 2011

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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.

Here’s a few more details and some nice quotes from the team that created I Am Lonely, the short film that won at Cannes this year. (Islington Gazette)

If you love fake history, or real history depending on how paranoid and gullible you are, then you’ll love Zombies vs. Nazis: A Lost History of the Walking Dead, a book which accurately describes the efforts of Hitler’s army to produce an army of undead soldiers during World War 2. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out a nice scene from Re-Animator: The Musical, which is what I call good theater. (FEARnet)

Here’s yet another amazing trailer for the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Check it out after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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