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 09/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

The much hyped new zombie revenge comic book Key of Z is set to make it’s debut at New York Comic Con and we’ve got some additional info about the series. (Geeks of Doom)

Also on the radar is the new comic book series The Hidden by 90’s indie comic celebrity Richard Sala, who gives an interview about the upcoming title. (SF Weekly)

These new set photos from World War Z show that the transition from filming in Scotland to London is going quite well, or quite bad, depending on how you look at them. (Daily Mail)

It’s been announced that Oded Fehr, who played a sizable role in the second and third Resident Evil movies, will be returning for the Resident Evil: Retribution. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops for what will presumably be the last in the series. (Bloody Disgusting)

After the break, check out the latest TV spot for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead, and get excited! (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 09/09/11

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 08/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 24 - 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.

To make up for a lackluster news day yesterday we’ve got a ton of great content today and several videos. In an effort to save time, I’ll just point out now that all videos are after the break. Enjoy!

Here’s a first look at the zombies of World War Z. I hate to say it, but they look very bland compared to modern zombies. They look like leprosy afflicted Beatles impersonators. You be the judge. (io9)

They might only be ten seconds each, but check out four new clips from season two of The Walking Dead and anxiously await the start of the new season. (Buy Zombie)

If you’re like us, you’re really excited now that Fulci’s classic film Zombie is now on Blu-ray. Here’s a sweet video showing the level of detail that the effects team went through to make the movie a high definition masterpiece. (FEARnet)

In a recent interview, director Craig Gillespie said that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would stay incredibly true to Austen’s original work, the only difference being the zombies. It’s sad that a parody book stays closer to the source material than World War Z. (LA Times)

Check out this cool preview for Key of Z, a zombie comic book co-created by one half of the band Coheed and Cambria. (Comic Book Resources)

While it’s not action packed, we’ve got some beautiful footage of the environments and time change effects for the upcoming Xbox Live MMO code named Class3. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

The Film Agency for Wales just gave a hefty donation to help make an upcoming movie about a zombie outbreak during the 2012 Olympic games possible. (Fangoria)

Good news everyone! Principle filming on Resident Evil: Retribution is slated to start in October. The film will move locations from Toronto to Tokyo and Paul Anderson is again writing the script. (Dread Central)

Here’s a pretty cool interview with Walking Dead director Ernest Dickerson, who will once again step behind the camera for two back to back episodes of season two. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, it’s been confirmed that there will be some flashbacks in season two that will allude to what brought Shane and Lori together, and in even bigger news Kirkman is thinking of doing a “Volume 0″ series to tell the tale in comic book form. Awesome! (Daily Blam)

We’ve got even more set pics from the upcoming epic that will be World War Z. Actually this might just be Brad Pitt hanging with some kids, but it still looks cool. (Daily Mail)

After the break, check out this co-op trailer for Dead Island, which unfortunately bears a few similarities to Left 4 Dead, but I guess that’s not a bad thing. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 4 - 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 yet another awesome interview from Robert Kirkman at Comic Con where he discusses The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, and a thankfully avoided crossover between the two. (Comic Book Resources)

Actor Samn Wright (that’s not a typo, his name is “Samn”) has created the Slaughterhouse Opera, a zombie apocalypse themed rock show, which is performing now at a few local clubs in Kansas City. (Kansas City Star)

For the starstruck readers of the IZA, we’ve got some pics of Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z. (Celebuzz)

This month, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be further cashing in on the zombie craze by releasing an all undead expansion called Rezurrection. It’ll cost a little over $10. (Dread Central)

It seems like Paramount is in talks with Alexandre Aja, who directed the very, very awesome horror flick High Tension, and the less awesome remake of The Hills Have Eyes, to help re-make Pet Cemetary, which will have a new script written by Matthew Greenburg, who also wrote 1408. The talent is there, let’s hope the rest follows suit. (Shock Till You Drop)

Deadlines: News roundup 08/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

It looks like Kevin Bacon will be the next actor to grace the cast of R.I.P.D. (Hollywood.com)

Well, it might have taken five years, and the movie was already in production (as you know), but A Little Bit Zombie finally reached its million dollar goal that it needed for production. Congratulations! (Net News Ledger)

Here’s another good hands on preview with some more multiplayer details and storyline development for Dead Island. I can’t wait for the game to come out so I can make “…well the book was better” jokes. (Digital Spy)

After the break, watch this video of Garth Ennis, the comic writer extraordinaire, talk about his latest short film Stitched. (Dread Central)

I guess the only thing you can do to a sad franchise is add boobs. That’s what the House of the Dead series decided to do when they added a LOT of boobs to their new game. (Kotaku)

Top commenter and indie webseries creator Jon Dixon sent us a message to let us know that the latest episode of his series …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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