Deadlines: News roundup 7/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 28 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Apparently, Michael Jackson’s estate is forcing Pop Cap to remove the Michael Jackson zombie from Plants Vs. Zombies. Bullshit! (Horror Squad)

Zombie coverage is still shambling out of Comic Con. Here’s a report on the Max Brooks/Mira grant/et al-featuring “zombies in literature” Comic Con panel. (The 8th Circuit)

Have a chat with Walking Dead (TV) actress Emma Bell! (Comic Book Resources)

Does the Walking Dead (TV) trailer nod to Dead Rising‘s climax? Maybe! Also, this gives me an excuse to post the better version of bootleg Comic Con trailer — it’s embeded below for you! (Kotaku)

Speaking of which, how about a report on Dead Rising 2‘s Comic Con panel? (Fangoria)

It’s sort of a zombie movie, so this news sort of belongs here — rock legend Nick Cave is rewriting the script for The Crow remake. That’s kinda cool. (The Wire)

If you want a big-ass statue of Left 4 Dead‘s Tank, start saving your pennies. The damn thing will set you back around $250, most likely. (Kotaku)

Is Nathan Fillion going to appear in the Patrick Lussier-directed Condition Dead? Maybe! Would that make it a lot more appealing? Yes! (Moviehole)

A classic premise gets a fresh twist in the zombie apocalypse flick Dead Genesis, about a documentarian following a group of zombie hunters to make a propaganda film. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below — the makeup looks a little rough, but the idea holds promise and Dead Genesis is a great name. Here’s hoping it lives up to the promise of the title and premise! (28 Days Later Analysis)

The band the Devil Wears Prada has a zombie apocalypse EP coming out, complete with comic book! (FEARnet)

A man tries to protect his infant son in the upcoming short film The Day the World Went Away. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 27 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

You going to Seattle’s ZomBCon, the all-zombie convention over Halloween weekend? Would you be more inclined to go if I told you George A. Romero is appearing Friday, October 29 at ZomBCon‘s red-carpet event? (Thanks to Will Thompson for the tip!)

A bioweapon attack makes the South go all zombieriffic in Project-X, a new indie film currently in post-production. Doesn’t sound too original, but the trailer looks decent. See that trailer embedded below, or visit the Project-X website . (Buy Zombie)

You like shooting at stuff? How about these zombie targets from Fork Targets? Yeah, that sounds like fun to me, too. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 22 - 2010

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Check out an awesome new poster for The Walking Dead by Drew Sturzan. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or read an interview (with spoilers: you’ve been warned) with Walking Dead leading man Andrew Lincoln. (io9)

Good news! The World War Z movie is still on and Brad Pitt is attached to star. Also, Zombie Survival Guide and ZSG: Recorded Attacks have also been optioned. It’s a franchise! Supposedly the first one (WWZ) is still being directed by Marc Forster and is coming fall 2012. We’ll see. (MTV Movies Blog)

Before settling on Las Vegas as a setting for Dead Rising‘s sequel, the original plan was to set Dead Rising 2 in Disneyland. Also, you can download Dead Rising: Case Zero on Xbox Live (only) August 31 for $5. (Kotaku)

The official website of Resident Evil: Afterlife is live. I thought it had already launched, but I don’t have the patience to go through my news posts to find it at the moment. Anyway, not that much going on there at the moment beyond trailers and pics you’ve already seen, but maybe soon given that San Diego Comic Con is in swing. (Bloody Disgusting)

You might get more RE: Afterlife goodness out of this interview with two of the producers. (Fangoria)

Go behind the scenes of African zombie apocalypse film The Dead via the magic of embedded video (it’s embedded below). (Bloody Disgusting)

The folks behind the short Ay Up Me Duck of the Dead are working on a full length film called Zombie Hood. (Buy Zombie)

Apparently the latest series of the point-and-click adventure game The Devil’s Playhouse takes part around a zombie apocalypse, if the summary of episode four is to be believed. (TotalPlaystation)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 21 - 2010

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Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 13 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Get a look at the Walking Dead (TV) teaser art they’ll have at San Diego Comic Con. (Bloody Disgusting)

nd here’s a listing of all the Walking Dead love you’ll find at SDCC. (FEARnet)

This interview with Dr. Hugo Pecos, the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency’s retired regional director, covers his early life, vital zombie knowledge and the graphic novel based on his experiences. (Hug a Zombie)

If you loved Zombies for Zombies so much you need another dose, then the Zombies for Zombies Play & Werk Buk (book trailer embedded below) should fill the need. Me, well my review of Zombies for Zombies will tell you I already thought the original book was a bit too much Zombies for Zombies. (Buy Zombie)

Freshly recruited to the ranks of the shambling, hungry dead? Need some help? How to Be a Zombie could be the ticket (if the aforementioned Zombies for Zombies wasn’t already the ticket…)! (Buy Zombie)

If you’re in the Detroit area and want to be in a zombie movie, Zombie Apocalypse 2 is casting now (read my review of Zombie Apocalypse). Even if you aren’t interested in trying out, you can glean a lot of detail from the character synopses posted. (Acting Midwest Ezine)

Zombie tower defense in the Old West comes to the iPhone OS in Cowboys vs. Zombies. Trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 12 - 2010

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A car full of revelers dressed as zombies crashed Friday near Portland, Oregon. No one was seriously hurt, but ti took witnesses a while to figure that out, thanks to the makeup. (KGW)

San Diego Comic Con attendees will have a shit-ton of zombie events to attend, including panels on Resident Evil: Afterlife, Max Brooks, Dead Rising 2 and zombie fiction — and that’s just what’s happening on Saturday, July 24! (Dread Central)

Get the scoop on Resident Evil: Afterlife from Niven Howie, the editor. Coming soon, an interview with the caterer! Seriously, I know editor is a pretty important job, but come on! So is grip, but do you really want to read about lighting the movie (unless you make movies yourself)? (Fangoria)

Pen-and-paper RPG types who love zombies should check out Outbreak: Undead, a new zombie apocalypse RPG. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura promises the upcoming Pet Sematary remake will not be watered down for a PG 13 rating. But can he promise it will be watchable? (io9)

If you like reading comics, check out the anthology Zombie Tales Vol. 1 online for free. (Zombie Command)

Filmmaker Matthew Chung talks about making Office of the Dead, a new zom-com about an engineer that accidentally triggers a zombie outbreak. There’s also a trailer embedded below for you. (Fangoria)

If you somehow enjoyed the abysmal Autumn (my thoughts on it here), you might enjoy this brief interview with Canadian actress Diane Selma, who played one of the featured zombies. (Fangoria)

A dull and meandering trailer has popped up online for a previously unheard-of film called Biohazard Zombie Apocalypse. Pointless trailer, generic name — I am having trouble mustering any kind of interest for this one. No other info, but you can watch it via an embed below. (Jaime Writes)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 8 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) is playing Chris Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. In this interview, Miller talks about the character, the action working with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson and more. (Fangoria)

Read this feature about REC 2, then go see it in a theater near you (it releases theatrically this weekend!) (Fangoria)

The sequel to low-budget Greek zombie romp Evil (review here) is Evil: In the Time of Heroes and it’s showing at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. There are pictures and a trailer. The trailer you can find embedded below, and it looks to be at least as ridiculous and over the top as its predecessor. I’m suddenly looking forward to this one. (Bloody Disgusting)

Europe will get a special edition of Dead Rising 2 with a ten-inch zombie tourist action figure. DO want! Wonder if the US will get one too? Oh, and you can also get a look at the cover art if that sort of thing excites you. (Kotaku)

If you were thinking epic Western open-world videogame Red Dead Redemption just needed zombies to make it perfect, you will be very pleased to hear that one of its four DLC packs adds zombies to the game. (Kotaku)

Fangoria rounds up a bunch of horror-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, including panels by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a panel on Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. (Fangoria)

Get the lowdown on an intriguing/disturbing novel called The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer, which casts the zombie apocalypse as an STD that creates horny zombies. Icky. (Buy Zombie)

Fans of Dead Space will get a prequel to Dead Space 2 that takes place just before the events of the second game. It’s an arcade/puzzle/interactive comic thing (don’t ask me, I just work here) called Dead Space Ignition and it’s coming this fall to a console system near you (presumably in your living room/bedroom/rumpus room). (Kotaku)

Budget action-RPG Fort Zombie got a major update, full of bug fixes and new content. If that sounds intriguing, make sure to check out the developers Q&A I posted awhile back. (Examiner.com)

If skateboarding with zombies sounds like a good idea to you (and you play the videogame Skate 3), have I got a cheat code for you. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 5 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Rumor has it that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, whose directing credits include Breaking Bad and the X-Files, will direct an episode of The Walking Dead‘s first season. (Arrow in the Head)

Heads up! Crappy cell phone pics from the set of The Walking Dead have hit the net! (On Location Vacations)

Though not completely comprehensive, Zombie Command has put together an impressive list of zombie movies currently in development. (Zombie Command)

FrightFest ’10 will hit London from August 26-30 and will include the “zombie apocalypse in Africa” film The Dead (check out a new image!) and the “are those zombies or not?” French film The Pack (images!) among its offerings. (Bloody Disgusting)

Enjoy a slideshow from the recent Red, White and Dead Seattle-area zombie walk. (Ballard News-Tribune)

Also, the Red, White and Dead walk has reportedly set a new world record at 4,233 zombies. (Zombie Command)

The micro budget zombie movie Zombie Apocalypse (review here) is getting a sequel. It’s got a new cast, a bigger budget and it starts filming in the next few months. (Buy Zombie)

Looking forward to the upcoming PS3 top-down, twin-stick zombie-shooter Dead Nation? This lukewarm preview may cool your ardor. (Joystiq)

Learn to deal with the zombie infection before Dead Rising 2 hits with a helpful chart. (Xbox 360 Achievements)

Also, Dead Rising 2 has been rated for Australia. It will be released under the MA15+ rating without any cuts, unlike Left 4 Dead 2, which had to be heavily edited for Australian audiences. (Atomic MPC)

The third and final part of Morphine Nation‘s zombie discussion panel looks at the worst zombie-exacerbating natural disasters, best palces to hole up when the zombie apocalypse comes and lots more. (Morphine Nation)

There’s a new Rage zombie/crazies movie coming called Evac, about a shipment of bad turkey that makes people go all rabid and bitey on a military base. (Moviehole)

Get a look at the cover for The Undead that Saved Christmas short story anthology. (Buy Zombie)

Get the low down on the events of the 2010 Philadelphia Wizard World Con, including hot zombie crawl action. (Fangoria)

Zombies  and heavy metal come together in The Zombie Cookbook, a collaborative online zombie/music project. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 24 - 2010

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The mainstream will not let the Survival of the Dead-induced George Romero interview mania pass without getting in on the action! The Master talks to the Boston Globe about why zombie movies will never die and what his movies are really about. (Boston.com)

Sneak a peek of Resident Evil: Afterlife with three new images from the film. (UGO)

Zombies invade Battle Creek, Michigan (isn’t that where all the cereal gets made?) and a local blog captures the mayhem. (The Village Thinker)

Looking forward to “zombies in Africa” epic The Dead? Then this report should be quite interesting. (Zombie Command)

A new horror anthology series called Habeus Corpus is on the way, and one of the episodes is about civil service zombies. Color me intrigued. (Dread Central)

Baltimore, Maryland will get its sci-fi con May 28-31 at BaltiCon, where you can enjoy a panel discussion on the all-important zombie apocalypse preparation kit. (The Command Line)

A report from PollyGrind, a Las Vegas-based film festival, calls Zombie Apocalypse Now: A Zombie Hunter “one of the most trying movie-watching experiences … ever endured.” Sounds promising! You can read a bit more about it here. (Las Vegas Sun)

How about some delicious “zombie meat”? Okay, it’s really beef jerky — blue beef jerky, mind you — marketed as zombie meat in Japan. Yummy. (Pink Tentacle)

Coming this week to Blu-ray: Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead (and a lot of other stuff without any zombies in it). (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 4/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 30 - 2010

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The role of Lori Grimes has been cast for AMC’s TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead. Welcome Sarah Wayne Callies of Prison Break fame to the cast! (The Ausiello Files)

If you want to incorporate zombies into your wedding ceremony (and who doesn’t?), you might follow the lead of this couple who did exactly that in a touching way. (Offbeat Bride)

Get all the details on Weekend of Horrors, May 21-23 in LA. There’s a pretty stocked Re-Animator panel that includes writer/director Stuart Gordon and actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Robert Sampson, Bruce Abbott and Dennis Paoli. (Bloody Disgusting)

Love Left 4 Dead so much you want to cuddle it while you sleep? Then this plush Boomer toy is your dream come true.

Look below for an embedded trailer for an awesome-looking short film called Serum 1831, about a drug that revives the dead, then visit the website for more info.

Survival of the Dead is available on numerous VOD platforms as of today. If you’d rather torture yourself with more clips, head over here. (Dread Central)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez and Peter Bower for great news tips today!

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