Deadlines: News roundup 07/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 25 - 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 I’m back from vacation and well rested so naturally I want to talk about undead fiends and the San Diego Comic Con which contained them. Bear with me because I’m going to try and catch up on all the key news from last week. So let’s get to it!

Let’s start off by diving into the MASSIVE pile of The Walking Dead news from Comic Con.

Carlos Gallardo, the producer of El Mariachi, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have paired up to bring us Zombie Apocalypse, a working title comic book and potential screen play that looks pretty slick. (What Culture)

Speaking of comic books, it looks like the popular build a weapon zombie killing franchise Dead Rising is set to receive the comic treatment courtesy of IDW. (Gamepro)

Last Blood, the graphic novel about the war between zombies and vampires for control of the last of the human population in the post apocalyptic wastelands, is set to receive the film treatment with none other than Simon Hunter, director of The Mutant Chronicles at it’s helm. (The Film Stage)

In sadder news, Ruben Fleisher, director of last years fan favorite Zombieland, gave the bad news that Zombieland 2 is most likely a no-go due to scheduling conflicts and an unfinished script. (I Am Rogue)

The judge in the Jenna Jameson lawsuit recalled his victory ruling against her after she was a no-show in court and now it looks like a settlement may be in the cards. Who would have thought we’d have this much legal drama over Zombie Strippers? (Woodridge Patch)

Another nice little surprise at Comic Con was the trailer for the short film Stitched, about a group of soldiers who combat a deadly undead enemy in the Middle East, and written by none other than comic book legend Garth Ennis. Check it out after the break. (io9)

After the break, check out the game play trailer for Zombie Gunship, the iOS game where you command a flying assault plane trying to mow down the horde of undead scum who are aiming to take down a group of human survivors. It actually looks really good. (148apps.com)

Undead Labs spoke up and gave some more information about their upcoming zombie MMO Xbox Live exclusive games Class3 and Class4. (Gamasutra)

Issac Marion, the writer of Warm Bodies, the zombie romance that hopefully won’t be another Twilight, recently gave an interview about the film and the book. (USA Today)

Regular commenter and webseries creator Jon Dixon sent me an e-mail with a really cool zombie commercial for the new Toshiba laptops. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

McFarlane toys recently unveiled the first series of their Walking Dead toy line based on the tv show rather than the comic book. I’ve got to say so far I’m liking them more than the comic book line released earlier this year. (Bloody Disgusting)

In local news (if you live in Scotland) the Dundee city council said, after prodding by a local resident, that unlike other cities recently mentioned in the news, if the threat of a zombie or vampire attack becomes a possible circumstance, the city would draft official plans to combat the problem. (STV.tv News)

While it’s mainly an interview about his latest masterpiece Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman also talks about The Walking Dead and how his children play into that story in this interview. (Wired)

We might have a long wait, but at least it’s official that Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges will be bringing us R.I.P.D. (based on the comic book series) in 2013. (Dread Central)

It looks like Greene’s farm is finally fully stocked as it was announced earlier that actors (with good science fiction backgrounds) have been cast to play Hershel Greene and his daughter Maggie (who will be a love interest for our favorite little courier Glenn) on season two of The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the first five minutes of the latest zombie flick Dead Genesis, which looks pretty good, with a dark sadness that we fell in love with during the Dead Island trailer. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/26/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 26 - 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 a massive struggle getting off the ground, it seems that World War Z will begin filming in June. Also from the same article, zombie comic adaptation R.I.P.D. has confirmed that Jeff Bridges will star in the film. (Slash Film)

Zombie short film I Am Lonely has won at the Cannes film festival, based off of internet voting guidelines. Congratulations! (London24)

Just a quick news update that A Little Bit Zombie, the film we recently reported about, begins filming Monday. (The Sudbury Star)

Here are some surprisingly nice zombie makeup tests from the upcoming film Before Dawn, which has Marc Price, the director of the low budget zombie film Colin as a producer. (Bloody Disgusting)

After the break, check out the trailer for A Plague So Pleasant, which breaks the mold of conventional zombie films by portraying zombies that don’t attack humans unless provoked. Seems interesting enough. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Okeechobee County in Florida has a 75 page plan for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Since it’s near Palm Beach, I’m going to go out on a limb and say page one is “feed the retirees to the zombies.” (Palm Beach Post)

First we learned that Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King, would be co-writing an episode of The Walking Dead next season. Well apparently his love for zombies doesn’t stop there because he just sold his story Twittering From the Circus of the Undead to Mandalay pictures. (Screen Junkies)

Here’s a nice preview for issue three of the relaunched supernatural title Xombi, which occasionally has something to do with zombies. (io9)

Also in comic book teaser news today, here’s a few pages from this week’s issue of The Walking Dead, which picks up after a VERY dramatic cliffhanger. (Buy Zombie)

Director Casey Walker is about to start rolling on a new zombie movie called Little Bit Zombie. It’s got Shawn Roberts, the dude who played Wesker in Resident Evil: Afterlife and it was written by Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin who also wrote the Evil Dead musical. Sounds like an instant hit already. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 05/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 19 - 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.

First off, I want to give a warm welcome to all the new readers that found us through twitter since “zombie apocalypse” started trending. I’m glad twitter trends finally proved useful. You’ll love it here, we promise.

Second, I just want to direct your attention to Cory’s post regarding the Fourth Annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month which takes place in June, just two short weeks away. We’re pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

Now on with the news…

Cannes has been giving zombies a lot of love this past week, and another movie we’re excited about is Infected. While the title seems as generic as possible, the premise is actually pretty cool. It’s about zombies (and Michael Madsen) but they’re not undead. They’re aware of what they’re doing, they just can’t control it. I’m keeping an eye out for this one. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out yet another Cannes hit in the short film series, a fun little zombie themed claymation movie. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few more production updates and some rather peaceful images from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis.  (Bloody Disgusting)

While the title is too long and upsets me (it has nothing to do with Romero or Princesses), I’m still obliged to share the first official trailer (after the break) for World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2. (Dread Central)

Jon Bernthal (Shane) from The Walking Dead chimes in with a few quotes regarding the new season coming later this year. There’s some major spoilers if you haven’t read the comics yet. Also if you haven’t read the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic book series, go buy the first trade after you finish reading today’s post. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me a link to an article from The A.V. Club (which is his awesome day job btw) which contains a good review and summary for Wild Zero, a rock and roll horror movie featuring the Japanese band Guitar Wolf. It’s a good read so check it out. (The A.V. Club)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Dame (and what a dame she is…) Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, and Gillian “X Files” Anderson are set to star in the zombie “costume drama” The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet. This is one movie I will not miss, as it involves three of my favorite British actors and zombies. (Metro UK)

If you’ve got up to six friends that love zombies, then you’ll be in for a great party when you buy The Walking Dead board game, which goes on sale later this year for about forty dollars. (MTV)

After the break, check out the latest teaser trailer for Dead Island and soak in the zombie killing joy mixed with a cool island breeze. (Den of Geek)

As if my earlier British zombie movie wasn’t enough for you undead fans, it seems that the zombie book Paul is Dead: The British Zombie Invasion, about the zombie Beatles taking the world by storm, is set for a mockumentary style movie adaptation. (Bloody Disgusting)

Goldilocks in Zombie Land got a small update this week and the crew behind the book alerted the fans that it will be on sale May 27 at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas with a variant cover. It will be available from ComiXology after that. (Buy Zombie)

Paul W.S. Anderson, the man who brought us three pretty damn good Resident Evil movies and one great one, finally revealed the secret of his muse. He actually gets hours and hours of game play footage from kids playing the game from start to finish and uses that as inspiration. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 17 - 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 Hungry Like A Tiger, a zombie music video from hipster Portland band Jared Mees and the Grown Children. (Paste Magazine)

Author Ray Hensley sent us an e-mail to let us know that his book Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill is now available from Amazon in ebook format.

Here’s an interesting look at one writer’s hour well spent playing Dead Island. This is the second official game play article that makes the game seem like it will deliver everything promised. (Kotaku)

If you love comic books, check out this seven page preview of issue two of Zombies vs Robots: Undercity. (io9)

Plants vs Zombies hits the android marketplace May 30. The catch is that you have to get the game from Amazon marketplace. While that sucks, a nice incentive is that they’re giving it away for free for one day only during launch. (Buy Zombie)

Eric Balfour, who starred in the travesty that was Skyline and had a notable death in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is stepping away from the spotlight to direct his first feature film, a live action adaptation of the indie comic Jesus Hates Zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Review: Quarantined

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 13 - 2011

Quarantined is a complicated book—it’s definitely not for your average Marvel fanboy who enjoys flipping through the pages. It played out in my head like a classic Romero film with a touch of Danny Boyle thrown in and I had to stop after the first thirty pages to get a feel for what was happening in front of me. There’s a lot of depth to the characters here and often I found myself stopping to yell at them aloud for their decisions throughout the course of the book.

The story centers around a viral outbreak in a small town. A lot of people turn away at that idea because it’s been used so much in the past. Personally I’m a fan of the setting because it’s one of those glorious scenarios that can play out in so many different directions. I mean, you put zombies on a plane or a Greyhound bus and your options are pretty limited, but a small town often opens up into a much larger stage in which its characters can play their part.
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Deadlines: News roundup 05/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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 Am Lonely, the VERY low budget indie zombie movie that made it to the finals in the short film category during Cannes, needs your votes to win the the National Film Board of Canada’s Online Film Competition. (Tottenham Journal)

Check out these latest images of a very interrupted wedding from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for what looks like a very well done upcoming zombie sci-fi webcomic called The Horror of Colony 6. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a nice collection of screenshots from the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3DS and there’s also a nice trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Top commenter Jon Dixon gave us a message yesterday to let us know that episode six of his zombie webseries …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Well, the PlayStation Network might be undergoing some problems these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pumping out great games. Dead Block is a defense building game where you’re constructing a barrier against the undead. Check out the trailer after the break. (PlayStation LifeSyle)

Emma Bell, the beloved sister from The Walking Dead that… well the one that didn’t make it, (seriously, if you haven’t seen the show by now, what are you doing here?) gives a pretty nice interview about her time on the show. (Den of Geek)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman delivers another slam dunk interview that’s amazing and chock full of spoilers for those of you that haven’t come around to reading the comics yet. (AV Club)

Infinite Kung-Fu is a comic about zombies and Kung-Fu. It’s also 464 pages. However you can read 250 of those pages for free, right now! (io9)

This review of Dylan Dog goes beyond the movie itself to discuss the similarities, and what was left out, from its Italian comic book counterpart. There’s a lot of spoilers as well so beware. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out the trailer and preview episode for Lego Zombie Invasion, a stop motion series that was created by a fifteen year old kid. (Buy Zombie)

Saving the best news for last, I just want to inform everyone that on June 3 there will be a “zombie furry convention” in Quebec. That is all. (Buy Zombie)

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