Deadlines: News roundup 02/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 18 - 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.

Well, the rumors are true! Telltale games IS developing a new zombie survival game based around The Walking Dead. No word yet as to whether or not the actors from the television series will voice the roles, or how it will compete with the upcoming Dead Island in terms of features. (Digital Spy)

Valve is set to release a new DLC add-on for Left 4 Dead 2 called Cold Stream, which will include all the previous maps from Left 4 Dead as well as the new content which is based upon user mods to the game. Sorry Xbox fans, looks like this one might be PC only. (Gamefocus)

Everyone loves free stuff, and right now you can download a free zombie short story in e-book format called The Dead Rule the Day by Rebecca Carter. (Buy Zombie)

Because I love to try and give you funny videos on Fridays, here’s a live action Minecraft film (after the break) showing just how good a well skilled player can destroy a zombie horde. There’s also a bonus video as well. (Nerd Reactor)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies author Daniel Drezner talks at great length about the top secret plans New York has been working on in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. His book and theories are also mentioned elsewhere today. (Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal)

The Blood Lodge fundraisers have been entertaining to read about thus far, and the newest one is no exception. They’re holding a zombie battle of the bands February 26 at the Beachcomber bar. (News  Transcript)

I don’t get the latest fad that is “Tiger Mothers” but apparently according to this report they’re the perfect parental unit for the inevitable zombie outbreak. (Wired)

Foreign zombie film The Returned is now in pre-production, so let’s hope that works out well for them. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Well it looks like Woody Harrelson has taken one too many bong hits, because according to a recent interview he’s not very interested in a role in Zombieland 2. Apparently he’s “not a sequel guy”. I’d tell him to grow up, but his first name is Woody. (Bloody Disgusting)

This trailer for the upcoming film The Dead Season (after the break) looks pretty good, and well produced, which is always nice when it’s a zombie movie. There’s no release details yet so hopefully they’ll find distribution at a film festival later this year. (Buy Zombie)

This is quite possibly the greatest video game trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s for a new game called Dead Island, and if the promises of drop in multiplayer co-op and stunning visual effects hold true, it will be the greatest video game I’ll ever play. Check out the trailer after the break. (IGN)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

We’ve got EVEN MORE pictures from the upcoming Walking Dead toy line, and Rick Grimes looks absolutely fantastic. (Buy Zombie)

Stephen Schlozman, MD and author of The Zombie Autopsies, gives an interesting look into just exactly why we fear the undead. (Kotaku)

David Von Ancken, who directed episodes of Heroes, Memphis Beat, The Vampire Diaries, The Shield, and OZ is set to direct the pilot episode of the new CW zombie teen drama Awakening. Getting a guy who directed a lot of bad canceled shows and one good one (I won’t say which one, and yes, I know that The Vampire Diaries is still on, and that’s a shame) might not be the star power play you’re hoping for, CW. (Bloody Disgusting)

Now there will be no question of what your loved ones should do after you’ve become a member of the undead. The new ZombAlert identifiers give them the option of attempting to cure you, or finishing you quickly. I endorse this product and plan to buy one. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 10 - 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.

Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespe is now in talks to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I think I’m going to start a betting pool to see how long this one lasts. (Cinema Blend)

Here’s some highlights from the creative writing seminar that World War Z author Max Brooks recently gave at the University of North Carolina. (The Blue Banner)

The Mansion in New Jersey is putting on a The Zombies R.I.P., a zombie fashion show to raise money for the upcoming film Blood Lodge. The event takes place March 6. In case you didn’t know this, zombie models are pretty hot. (Buy Zombie)

Zombo, an interactive talking zombie for your iPhone, is free for the next three days, so don’t hesitate to pick this one up. I would, but I’ve busted the oh-so-precious glass screen on my iPhone so I’ll probably miss this deal. There’s a little trailer for the game after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we bring you Zombie Love Song, a cool little animated music video from Ray Johnson and the Atomic Beats. (io9)

Here’s some new post production images from 2012: Apocalypse of the Dead, which should be hitting DVD any day now. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Author Max Brallier talks about his choose your own adventure style book Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse. (New York Daily News)

We’ve got a little more information and some concept art of Class3, the Xbox Live zombie MMO. Undead Labs own Jeff Strain gives up all the details. (Ars Technica)

After a plea from more than one disabled gamer, they’ve finally decided to unlock button mapping on Dead Space 2. I’m a fan of this decision, especially since they changed the controls from the first game and I spent the first 30 minutes wasting all of my health packs. (Kotaku)

I found a nice link to the best of the best from the tweets collected during Tweet Like a Zombie Day this past February 4. Did yours make the cut? (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 7 - 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.

It’s a little haphazard, but I’ve found a nice Q&A with several zombie authors about writing the zombie apocalypse. (Books of the Dead Press)

Nick Nicolaou is working on his latest film, Mary Doe, the first in a trilogy. It’s made entirely using the game engine from Left 4 Dead 2. There’s a trailer and a featurette after the break. I’m a huge fan of machinima so I hope this works out. (Dread Central)

The team that brought us the hilarious webseries Dead Wait have released a trailer for the upcoming second season. (Buy Zombie)

It’s just been announced that The Walking Dead stars Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) will be appearing at C2E2 so bring your autograph books! (Dread Central)

The zombie apocalypse doesn’t have anything on my main man Mario. After the break, check out this cool fan made map of level 1-1 from Super Mario Brothers using the Left 4 Dead engine. (Kotaku)

We received an announcement from Alexandra Slagle letting us know that the classic children’s book Pat the Bunny is getting the zombie makeover treatment. Look forward to Pat the Zombie in the near future, and we’ll keep you updated.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 3 - 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.

If you’re playing Home on the PS3 and you liked Dead Nation, then you can now get an in game zombie shelter for your avatar. (Computer and Video Games)

Gale Anne Hurd has yet again dropped some nice hints about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. (Screen Junkies)

Dead Space creator Wright Bagwell decided to set the record straight that Unitology is not a rip off or insulting parody of Scientology. (Kotaku)

Israel is going to flex some military strikeforce know-how in the film Another World about a zombie apocalypse. We’ve got the trailer after the break, and Cory says it’s 50/50 between the possibility of being awesome or horrible. (Dread Central)

World War Z author Max Brooks is releasing a free short story about the zombie apocalypse seen from the eyes of the vampires. (Buy Zombie)

I’ve finally got some new information on the upcoming Undead Labs zombie MMO. They’ve teamed up with Microsoft, and it will be a world changing, interactive user based game for the Xbox live, which I own and love very, very much. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 1 - 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.

After the break we’ve got a nice video of the upcoming First Strike DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops which features some updated zombie modes. (Computer and Video Games)

We’ve also got a behind the scenes trailer for Night of the Little Dead, a zombie short film featuring Adam Savage, Penn Jillette, and Bill Moseley. (boingboing)

Dead Space co-creator Ian Milham recently spoke about the move to make a Dead Space movie and how it would stay true to the source material. Don’t screw this up Hollywood. (Kotaku)

Want to make sure your kids never sleep again? Get them a copy of Z is for Zombie and teach them the ABCs in style. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

Overkill Entertainment is planning the Ohio Zombie Apocalypse in which you will be able to participate in a staged zombie outbreak similar to the successful event held in Atlanta last year. No word on dates yet, but they’re currently accepting staff applications. (We Zombie)

Dan Drezner wrote a book called Theories of International Politics and Zombies based off of his foreign policy paper. If you’re a fan of politics it’s a really good read and makes some good points in the style of Colbert or Stewart. (Examiner)

Remember that nurse/gang leader from The Walking Dead who has done a LOT of television in his career? Well he talked about being on the show on a podcast recently. (Movie Viral)

Plants vs Zombies is officially coming out for the PS3 with a scheduled release of February 3. (Buy Zombie)

Just a reminder that Friday, February 4 is “tweet like a zombie day” in honor of the birthday of one mister George Romero. (FEARnet)

Zombie Day is about as low budget as you can get because it was made by middle school kids. It’s got two trailers and ninjas, though, so we’re gonna allow it and show you those trailers after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 28 - 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 a few screenshots for Zombie Attack! Second Wave, which is coming to the Windows 7 mobile phone devices after a successful debut on the iPhone. (Mobile Tech Review)

A former City of Heroes higher up is working on a new as yet unnamed “zombie MMO FPS” game… OMG? (The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog)

UPDATE: Apparently everyone loved the RE-KILL trailer that made it’s debut this week, because After Dark films has pulled it from its film festival premiere tonight in hopes of a wider theatrical release. (Fangoria)

The Becoming: Outbreak by Jessica Meigs would just be another novel in the mountain of zombie fiction, but there’s a catch. She wrote the entire thing over the course of two years, on nothing but Blackberry mobile phones. (Buy Zombie)

Teen angst is finally hitting the networks as CW, who brought us Smallville (which I honestly still watch, I’m sorry) recently picked up Awakenings, a teen drama about a zombie apocalypse aimed at the young female crowd. (Deadline)

I’m officially excited Pride and Prejudice and Zombies again! After David O. Russel and Mike White left, Lionsgate is now turning to Christopher Smith, a director with actual horror credentials, to direct the movie. Let’s hope it pans out this time around. (Quiet Earth)

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