Deadlines: News roundup 5/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

George A. Romero drops hints about his next two potential zombie films. One will focus on the band of looters from Diary of the Dead, the other on the blond who took off in the RV in the same movie. (FEARnet)

Preview some of the most useless weapons of Dead Rising 2, including stuff like poker chips and foam fingers. Yeah, I wouldn’t want to face the zombie hordes with just a foam finger, that’s for damn sure. (Kotaku)

The period-piece costume drama/zombie epic E’Gad, Zombies! is appearing at Cannes, hoping to secure the funding to finish the film. It has Ian McKellen! There’s a teaser trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 22 - 2010

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There’s a cute nod to Dead Rising in the Left 4 Dead 2 DLC episode “The Passing.” (Destroyed Controller)

Speaking of “The Passing” there’s a promo video for it embedded below. And in case you forgot, it came out today.

The Deadworld comic miniseries is being reprinted in a 288 page collection this July. It’ll set you back $25. (ComicsMonster.com)

The horror-comedy movie For Love of Zombies is holding an open casting call for would-be zombies Saturday, May 8 in Richland, New Jersey. There’s a teaser trailer below to give you an idea what you’re getting yourself into.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 21 - 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.

Max Brooks reveals that the film adaptation of World War Z may be moving forward at last. Paramount has renewed the option, director Marc Foster is ready to go and they’re waiting for the latest draft of the screenplay by writer Matt Carnahan. (FEARnet)

Yesterday, word came down that Dead Rising 2 had co-op multiplayer. Today, video (non-embeddable, unfortunately) of it in action is available. And a preview, which reveals some of the plot points (main character Greene is motivated by a need to get anti-zombie drug for his kid), game mechanisms and more. (Kotaku)

There’s also a new trailer for Dead Rising 2 embedded below. (GameTrailers.com)

The upcoming comic book miniseries Lot 13 is about a family facing all sorts of beasties, from zombies to giants. Artist Glenn Fabry describes it as “Romero meets Miyazaki.” Sold! (FEARnet)

The new poster for Left 4 Dead 2‘s DLC episode “The Passing” seems to reveal which of the four survivors from the original doesn’t make it. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil: Afterlife producer Jeremy Bolt speaks about the decision to take the franchise 3D, the balance of action and horror and more. (FEARnet)

Get your first look at the “high school football meets zombies” movie Play Dead with stills and behind-the-scenes video. (FEARnet)

Nazi mad science makes creepy, flesh-hungry freaks out of people in A Chance in Hell, coming later this year. Trailer is embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

The poster for the After Dark original feature Re-Kill (about a zombie killing group facing a second uprising of the dead) is here. (FEARnet)

A three-point guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse, or finals (whichever comes first). (Columbia Spectator)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 20 - 2010

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There will be co-op play in Dead Rising 2, which is the best news I’ve heard about the game so far. There’s also some info on the Xbox 360 exclusive prologue, Dead Rising: Case Zero, which will bridge the gap in time and story between the initial game and DR2. (Kotaku)

The new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC episode “The Passing” will arrive Thursday, bringing with it the new rotating “Mutations” modes such as “Realism Versus” and “Chainsaw Massacre” which will change on a weekly basis. (Kotaku)

Also, the achievements for Left 4 Dead 2‘s new DLC have been revealed. (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Los Angeles will be overrun by zombies April 24 for the So.Cal ZombieWalk. (Dread Central)

In fittingly 4/20 news, Night of the Living Heads, a stoner-zombie horror comedy, has wrapped. There’s a special clip embedded below. (Dread Central)

The French cops vs. gangsters vs. zombies flick The Horde will show at COLCOA film festival April 24 in Los Angeles (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

Speaking of The Horde, there’s a new clip for it embedded below. If you can’ make COLCOA, the movie is coming to VOD and theaters in August. There’s also a new website (in French). (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 8 - 2010

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Robert Kirkman is said to be well pleased by the selection of Andrew Lincoln to play Rick Grimes in AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (The Hollywood Reporter)

There will be a Plants vs. Zombies 2. It will not be out this year, but definitely within the next decade. (Kotaku)

At Sweet Briar College in Virginia, senior Courtney Hurt is doing a zombie apocalypse dance piece as her final project. See, zombies really are in every medium. (News & Advance)

If you really dig the bright yellow, leather motorcycle jacket Dead Rising 2 protagonist Chuck Greene wears, it looks like you’ll be able to buy one for just under $300. (Kotaku)

List: Top 10 upcoming in 2010

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 10 - 2010

2009 was a great year for zombie fans, with releases like Pontypool, Dead Snow and Zombieland at the movies, Left 4 Dead 2 in games and lots of other great stuff. 2010 has the potential to be even better. To get you up to speed on the year to come, I’ve compiled a list of ten of the most exciting zombie projects I expect to see in the coming year. Note that I only included things that I think have a solid chance of being released in 2010, so things like Zombieland 2 or The 4th Reich haven’t been included, as cool as they might be. Without further ado, I present my top ten picks for cool zombie shit coming in 2010. Make sure ot vote in the poll or leave me a comment with your thoughts!

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/18/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 18 - 2010

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Combos, weapon crafting and a healthy (or perhaps unhealthy?) selection of zombies are mentioned in this new Dead Rising 2 preview. (A+E Interactive)

Time‘s tech blog Techland has started a zombie of the week feature. First up is Plants vs. Zombies. They are calling for suggestions. Maybe someone should suggest this site (hint, hint)? (Techland)

Colorado State University is the latest college to go all Humans vs. Zombies mad. Watch your brains, CSU. (The Rocky Mountain Collegian)

Even car sites are telling their readers to prepare for the undead hordes, as in this list of rides suitable for the zombie apocalypse. (Ride Lust)

Deadlines: News roundup 2/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 15 - 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.

Details on Dead Rising 2‘s crafting system emerge: you can’t just combine any two things, but there will be lots and lots of combinations for mad-science types to experiment with. (Kotaku)

In other Dead Rising 2 news, there’s a bit more info available on the prequel/prelude Dead Rising: Case Zero. Namely, it won’t be free (drat!) but will be “accessibly priced” and give us a good sense of DR2‘s gameplay. Oh, and it will be out “significantly” before Dead Rising 2‘s August 31 release date. (Zombie Command)

A self-aware zombie tells it from his point of view in Brains: A Zombie Memoir coming May 25 from Harper Collins. (Zombies & Toys)

Is anyone surprised that almost half the entries in this “best chainsaw moments in horror” list are zombie related? No, because zombies and chainsaws go together like gin and tonic. (Bloody Disgusting)

If launching zombies out of a cannon to break shit sounds like a good time, grab your iPhone and get ready to download Zombie Cannon Carnage. Well, not quite yet, it isn’t out yet. There is a trailer, which you can find embedded below. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 12 - 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.

If Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick get their way, the movie could yet become a TV series (that’s what it started out as, by the way). I would be okay with this. There’s a video interview with the duo after the break. (MTV Movies Blog)

Casting rumors for AMC’s TV adaptation of Walking Dead alert! Three names emerge, including the dude who plays Jacob on Lost. I vote for him. (Big Shiny Robot)

There’s a new Dead Rising 2 gameplay clip making the rounds. It looks a lot like the original game, which is comforting. You can watch it after the break. (Kotaku)

The faux film poster for the new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC “The Passing” is out. And you can get some more details on how the whole scenario fits into the Left 4 Dead 2 story. (Kotaku)

Spain brings us a zombies vs. crooks movie in Dead Dogs. First image looks promising! (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 11 - 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.

The first DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is coming in late March. As was previously reported, it is called “The Passing” and it concerns a meetup between the four survivors from the first game and the four survivors from the second. In the DLC we’ll get a new type of common-uncommon called the fallen survivor, a zombie that used to think they were immune, but weren’t. They will apparently occasionally drop supplies. Also coming are a comic book that should reveal more of the story and an add-on for the original game that will fill in the gaps of how they ended up in the sequel’s DLC. There’s also a bunch of screenshots if you like looking at things. (Kotaku)

Remember that 3D, animated Night of the Living Dead prequel called NotLD: Origins? Yeah, still happening and an image of Ben has been released. (Dread Central)

There will be a special, Xbox 360-only prologue to Dead Rising 2 called Dead Rising: Case Zero. Word is it takes place in the time between the original game and the new one. It should be out right before DR2 is released August 31 (in North America anyway). (Kotaku)

Contrary to reports yesterday, PC gamers will get a chance to kill zombies in space with Dead Space 2. Maybe. (Kotaku)

News on DoubleBear’s still untitled zombie RPG is scant, but if you’ve got the time, there’s a wealth of information to be gleaned from this forum. (Iron Tower)

Because putting any two unrelated good things together must be even better, no matter how ridiculous the combination, there will be a game called Rock of the Dead. You know, like Rock Band. With zombies. (IGN)

If, for some crazy reason, a Resident Evil special edition of Monopoly sounds like a good idea to you, who am I to argue? (Kotaku)

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