Deadlines: News roundup 01/24/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 24 - 2012

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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.

The Resident Evil franchise had a pretty big week. Capcom released the first trailer for Resident Evil 6 and from the cut scenes and game play footage it looks like the story will be more of a return to the classic environment, with some new action elements that will be a welcome addition. Check it out after the break. (UberGizmo)

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution also dropped last week. Check it out after the break, along with a nice interview with Milla Jovovich. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops on this one. EVERYONE from the previous films returns, and I’m still not sure how that’s possible, but I’m excited. (Hit Fix)

Indie zombie flick Zompocalypso failed to raise the then thousand it needed for production on Kickstarter so now they’ve moved to a new fundraising site in hopes of making twenty four thousand. (Edit: here’s the actual fundraising site, per comment below: http://www.indiegogo.com/CORNBRED) That’s not really how it works, but I wish them the best of luck. I’d link to their trailer, but it’s listed as private on youtube. (Patch)

Here’s a nice write up of the Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con that I was at this past weekend. None of you came to buy my books, so I’m disappointed in all of you… Shameless plugs aside, the real star of the con was Madison Lintz who plays Sophia on The Walking Dead. I got the chance to speak with her and she’s genuinely a cool, down to earth actress. (Murfreesboro Post)

Zombies vs Robots has been a pretty good seller for IDW comics and they’re capitalizing on that by releasing some direct download digital comics for .99 cents a piece through several e-reader formats. (Comic Book Resources)

After the break, check out a teaser and the pilot episode from the upcoming zombie webseries Livin’ With Steve, an animated comedy that looks better than most of the Fox networks Sunday night lineup. (Horror Movies Canada)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/17/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 17 - 2012

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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 nice photo gallery and a look at the zombie filled events that took place at EverCon earlier this month. (Wausau Daily Herald)

Do you ever wonder what a zombie outbreak would look like in real time, spread over weeks, making the front page of CNN, Twitter, Youtube, etc? Well one graphic artist is documenting this fake outbreak and it’s a really interesting thing to check out, so check it out. (io9)

It looks like AMC is placing bets on another stellar season of The Walking Dead because early reports show that the third season will get 16 episodes instead of the current season’s 13, or last season’s six. (Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, show runner Glen Mazzara recently gave an interview debunking the recent rumors that AMC cancelled the proposed season two flashback opener over budgetary reasons, which led to Frank Darabont’s departure. (Hollywood Reporter)

Chris Hardwick gives an interview talking about how his hosting gig on The Talking Dead came to be and also his thoughts on how the character of The Walking Dead would fare on his early ’90s dating show Singled Out. (Buy Zombie)

At a recent convention, comic book superstar artist and writer Frank Cho hinted that his next big project would involve Zombie King, one of his earlier titles. This could be the screen adaptation we’ve been waiting for if the rumors are true. (Examiner)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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’re not one to spam contests here at the IZA, but AMC is giving away the Hyundai Tuscon that Shane drove during season two of The Walking Dead. As usual, you’re going to have to give out personal information, but you can enter once a day and it’s a pretty slick car honestly. (Torque News)

If you happen to have an extra $80 lying around after the holidays you can pick up a glow in the dark crowbar for easily smashing zombies or breaking into safe houses after the undead apocalypse. (Digital Trends)

Sometimes making a zombie movie can be a bigger financial disaster than expected, especially if you try to cheat on your taxes. That was the case for one director who now owes millions of dollars. (DesMoines Register)

It was announced recently that The Walking Dead graphic novels are dominating the annual New York Times bestseller lists. (CNN)

It looks like the owners of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise are getting ready to sue the living daylights out of Antarctic Press for their Diary of a Zombie Kid novel. Hopefully the parody argument will still hold up because this is a ridiculous lawsuit. (Paid Content)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 20 - 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 looks like the fine folks behind the REC franchise have licensed their property to the video game world but not in a way we’d hope for. The first REC game which will be a first person shooter will debut next year on the smart phone (android, iOS) devices for about $3. (Bloody Disgusting)

You’ve probably seen this movie across all the torrent sites perfectly legal streaming movie services in the past year or so, but indie UK hit Zombie Driftwood is still looking for US distribution. Check out the trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the teaser trailer for Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection which aims to be a “companion piece” to the original classic film rather than an attempt at a reboot or sequel. (Dread Central)

David Fincher drops a short comment this week that The Goon movie is still in his caring arms and will hopefully find some money next year. For those that missed it, you can see the test trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

The entire 9 minute Left 4 Dead fan film is now online and you should drop everything you’re doing and check it out below. (Kotaku)

We’ve got some fresh screen caps from Nazis at the Center of the Earth and I think this is shaping up to be a fine, fine historical look at post World War 2 developments. (Dread Central)

Here’s some impressive screenshots and a new trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City which will hopefully hit shelves early next year. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 12 - 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.

Alpha Girl, the latest indie title from Image comics, looks like a fun filled zombie killing adventure and it’s set in the 1980s so I’m already on board the nostalgia train. (Comic Book Resources)

We’ve got some very early details for the upcoming Dead Rising 3 and so far it’s shaping up to be yet another stellar entry in the series that you’ll inevitably get bored with two hours in and just spend your time killing zombies while ignoring the missions entirely. (InEntertainment)

We’ve got some new details for the PS3 exclusive zombie game The Last of Us which not only looks awesome, but is being developed by Naughty Dog, the creative team who brought us Crash Bandicoot for all of you old people that still remember the original PlayStation. (Venture Beat)

Check out this awesome interview with Steve Niles, the creator of the graphic novel Remains, which is quickly approaching its small screen release date that Niles also produced. (Dread Central)

After the break, be sure to check out the latest trailer for ParaNorman which is shaping up to be next year’s heavy hitter in the animated film category. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 6 - 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 looks like Anchor Bay has released the cover art and release details for the African based zombie flick The Dead on DVD and Blu-Ray. Look for it on Feburary 14 and plan a special Valentine’s Day treat. (Horror Year Book)

The popular (if you live in Japan) manga Life is Dead, about a young man infected with the zombie virus who is deemed unemployable due to his condition, is headed to the silver screen (again, if you live in Japan) sometime next year. (Anime News Network)

There’s a bit of buzz about the upcoming zombie drama The Returned which spins a unique picture of the idea of a cure for the zombie disease. The film is currently in pre production so we’ll keep you informed with any news. (Quiet Earth)

There’s a lot of mystery shrouding the new PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us. It seems to be about a zombie or zombie like apocalypse based around a plant virus. There’s no official press release yet but it will debut at the upcoming Video Game Awards show so we’ll let you know something when we know something. (Metro UK)

After the break, check out the teaser for the upcoming zombie webseries The Lynchfield Stops which centers around a delivery truck courier who still has a job to do even though the world is crawling with bloodthirsty zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 15 - 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.

Bruce Campbell weighs in on the Evil Dead reboot and even his kind words and producer credit probably won’t be enough to save what’s shaping up to be a terrible movie. (Dread Central)

Newcomer to The Walking Dead universe Norman Reedus talks about his character’s development on the show, and after the break check out a sneak peek at this week’s upcoming episode. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this nice preview of issue 91 which is due out any day now. NOTE: There are spoilers in said preview if you’re not caught up with the books or don’t want to possibly spoil the television series. (Buy Zombie)

I guess rich people get cool toys, because Brad Pitt became so enamored by a Soviet era tank on the set of World War Z that he bought it, and is having shipped to his swanky Los Angeles mansion. Good for him. (Times of India)

For all you Amazon marketplace users/Kindle owners, you can pick up a copy of The Zombie’s Bride in ebook format for free. It’s free, so check it out! (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich has released another two set videos from Resident Evil: Retribution. It’s cool and all, but by the time the movie comes out I’ll have seen it through her iPhone. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 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.

Steven Yuen, who plays Glenn The Walking Dead, gives a little interview about his character’s evolution on the show. (Global Grind)

Tonight is a good night to be a University of Illinois student because zombie author Max Brooks will be giving a lecture on campus starting at 7:00 PM. (The Daily Illini)

Here’s a nice preview of the ’68 Encore Edition comic book, which is a re-release of the 2006 cult hit. (Fangoria)

A long while ago we talked about the quirky zombie bromance Deadheads. Well it looks like they picked up a distributor so we’ll all have a chance to see the movie very soon. Check out the trailer after the break. (Fangoria)

Also after the break, make sure to check out the trailers for Dorm of the Dead and 2 (yes, that’s really the title, just 2) which both look low budget but very entertaining. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 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.

After the break, check out the latest trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and get ready to return to Umbrella circa 1998. (FEARnet)

You should also check out Robert Kirkman talking about The Walking Dead on The View and in an MTV interview after the break as well. Note: The clip from The View is actually the entire episode… You’ve been warned. (Shockya)

If there was ever a kickstarter campaign to fund in an effort to save humanity in the zombie apocalypse, it’s the kickstarter campaign to fund the Global Village Construction Set which contains everything you need to rebuild civilization without turning over power to those that hoarded books before the attacks. (Earth Techling)

Popular zombie manga Rain For the Dead is headed to the big screen. It’s actually a cool premise. In a world overrun with the dead, the only safe time to be outside is during a rainstorm, when your human scent is masked to those that would prefer to eat you. (Comic Book Movie)

Techland, the development team behind the amazingly popular game Dead Island, has filed a trademark for the name Dead World. I think we all know what that means. (PlayStation Universe)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 20 - 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.

Sorry for the delay with the news this week kiddies. I’ve been working hard preparing for the Geek Media Expo in Nashville, TN this weekend. If you’re going to be in the area you should definitely check it out and come say hello. I’ll be at the Trouble Ticket/FRUIT! Comic booth with my wife and we’ll be selling art, comic books, sketch cards, and doing commissions.

But enough of that! On with the news!

Our own Cory Casciato recently did an interview with Brian Peck, who played the loveable mohawked punker Scuz in the classic film Return of the Living Dead. They discuss the fan love for the series, conventions, and the recently released documentary More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead. (A.V. Club)

Check out amateur publicist and zombie killer Milla Jovovich filming a pretty epic car crash stunt for Resident Evil: Retribution from her phone and really selling how awesome it is by swearing in German (Kotaku)

You can also check out (after the break) six minutes of footage from Re-Kill, a found footage zombie apocalypse flick that shows a lot of promise. (Dread Central)

Swords of the Dead, a novel that’s supposedly on it’s way to becoming the next big ninja/zombie motion picture of all time, has posted the first three chapters for you to check out and hopefully enjoy. (Buy Zombie)

The CDC is following up their zombie post earlier this year (which apparently really boosted the blog’s net worth) with a free to read online comic called Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. I’m a fan, but let’s hope they’re still focusing on, you know, stopping disease outbreaks… (Comic Book Resources)

It looks like the smash hit Zombieland will be returning to it’s intended origins and will (hopefully) be picked up as a television series next year. I’m looking forward to actually seeing the “zombie kill of the week.” (Ace Showbiz)

Project Zomboid, a pretty slick zombie apocalypse survival game using the Minecraft “start playing in the alpha release” method of fundraising had a major setback this week when the developers studio was broken into and computers containing the most recent version of the game code were stolen. Personally, this sounds like a cover-up for some big government conspiracy. (Shack News)

George A. Romero might want nothing to do with The Walking Dead, but apparently he wants everything to do with The Zombie Autopsies, a science based zombie novel which he’s currently working to bring to the silver screen. (Zombie Research Society)

Zombie in a Penguin Suit is a short film that’s taken the internet by storm this week. It’s pretty awesome, and you can check it out after the break and also read a nice interview with the writer and director Chris Russell. (Fast Company)

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