Deadlines: News roundup 09/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

Even though a month isn’t a long time to wait for the new season of The Walking Dead to start, we’re going to be treated to a six issue webseries focusing on the “bicycle girl” from episode one of the show. It starts October 3 and will be directed by new showrunner Greg Nicotero (Movie Viral)

Brad Pitt spoke to the press over the weekend and denied rumors that he saved an extra’s life on the set of World War Z. He’s still pretty awesome though, so don’t worry. (Entertainment Weekly)

Milla Jovovich might as well be credited as the marketing manager on Resident Evil: Retribution. She’s dropped even more hints and facts as to what the new movie will be about. (Dread Central)

Visceral Studios, the satellite company that brought us Dead Space, has closed the doors of it’s Australia based office. Is this a case of hard times or EA Games cutting the cord of a studio it’s no longer found use for? (Kotaku)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 02/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 23 - 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.

Sony Pictures is teaming up with Michael “big explosions equal good film making” Bay to bring the IDW comic book series Zombies vs Robots to the big screen. (Hit Fix)

After the break check out the trailer for the Dead Space 2 “Severed” download content coming out soon. (Kotaku)

Also, you should check out this sweet video of a fan made Dead Space engineer suit that looks amazing. (Kotaku)

High School of the Dead, the popular anime series, is getting English dubbed and brought to the US on the Anime channels On Demand network. No word yet on DVD release. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me this link to a trailer for a movie that I think is called I Am Here… Now and it’s about a space robot zombie Jesus that kills people, or something. It’s pretty insane, and not exactly safe for work.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Author Max Brallier talks about his choose your own adventure style book Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse. (New York Daily News)

We’ve got a little more information and some concept art of Class3, the Xbox Live zombie MMO. Undead Labs own Jeff Strain gives up all the details. (Ars Technica)

After a plea from more than one disabled gamer, they’ve finally decided to unlock button mapping on Dead Space 2. I’m a fan of this decision, especially since they changed the controls from the first game and I spent the first 30 minutes wasting all of my health packs. (Kotaku)

I found a nice link to the best of the best from the tweets collected during Tweet Like a Zombie Day this past February 4. Did yours make the cut? (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

If you’re playing Home on the PS3 and you liked Dead Nation, then you can now get an in game zombie shelter for your avatar. (Computer and Video Games)

Gale Anne Hurd has yet again dropped some nice hints about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. (Screen Junkies)

Dead Space creator Wright Bagwell decided to set the record straight that Unitology is not a rip off or insulting parody of Scientology. (Kotaku)

Israel is going to flex some military strikeforce know-how in the film Another World about a zombie apocalypse. We’ve got the trailer after the break, and Cory says it’s 50/50 between the possibility of being awesome or horrible. (Dread Central)

World War Z author Max Brooks is releasing a free short story about the zombie apocalypse seen from the eyes of the vampires. (Buy Zombie)

I’ve finally got some new information on the upcoming Undead Labs zombie MMO. They’ve teamed up with Microsoft, and it will be a world changing, interactive user based game for the Xbox live, which I own and love very, very much. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 2 - 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.

John Skipp, the man bringing us Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical, recently gave an interview about his exciting new project. (The Zombie Feed)

EA and Visceral Games has just released Smoke and Mirrors, a developer diary in which the creative team talks about making Dead Space 2. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

Michael Moreci dropped us a line to let us know that his graphic novel Quarantined is finally being released after a lengthy legal battle with his previous publisher. You can check out a 12 page preview here and you can also be a part of his launch party in Chicago April 8 and 9.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

After the break we’ve got a nice video of the upcoming First Strike DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops which features some updated zombie modes. (Computer and Video Games)

We’ve also got a behind the scenes trailer for Night of the Little Dead, a zombie short film featuring Adam Savage, Penn Jillette, and Bill Moseley. (boingboing)

Dead Space co-creator Ian Milham recently spoke about the move to make a Dead Space movie and how it would stay true to the source material. Don’t screw this up Hollywood. (Kotaku)

Want to make sure your kids never sleep again? Get them a copy of Z is for Zombie and teach them the ABCs in style. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

If you live in the Des Moines area and want to help fund the Orpheum Theater and support charity, then you should check out the annual Marshalltown Zombie Walk which is hoping for a permanent move to the theater. (Examiner)

Former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has started Slasher Films in an effort to be more like Rob Zombie, I guess. One of the first movies in his bullpen is The Other Kingdom which will feature zombie goodness and what I can only hope will be an awesome soundtrack, if Axl Rose doesn’t sue. (Belfast Telegraph)

If you love zombies and have a kid, then these ZOMBIEZOO toys might be right up your alley. Check out the trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

After the break I’ve got a little video that does a good job of explaining the rising phenomenon that is Humans vs Zombies.

Also I just wanted to remind everyone that Dead Space 2 drops today so you better go buy it or I won’t be your friend anymore.

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

I don’t know what to make of this video. It’s some kind of active reality game that uses motion control to put you standing outside of a holding tank full of zombies, locked into some kind of staring contest. I’m assuming it’s a tech demo of some kind, but it looks very cool and I’d love to see a practical application. (Randommization)

Well it looks like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just went back into development hell. Mike White has reportedly stepped off the project due to previous obligations with HBO. I honestly can’t say I’m sad to hear the news as I felt that Mike White wasn’t right to direct the film, but I’m sad that the movie is once again on hiatus. (Deadline)

I stumbled upon this weird little trailer (after the break) for The Zombie Farm, which looks like a cross between horror, mad science, and government conspiracy. You be the judge. (Buy Zombie)

I’ve got some game play footage for Dead Space on the iPhone, and it honestly looks very well done. I’ll probably pick this up at some point. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

In anticipation for the launch of Dead Space 2 there’s a lot of good news and videos (after the break) today.

Just a quick reminder that the fun retro zombie game Bitejacker goes on sale tomorrow. (Mash Those Buttons)

The Nintendo 3DS may be ridiculously overpriced at $250, but soon you’ll be able to play Plants vs. Zombies on your regular old Nintendo DS/DSi for just $19.99. (Buy Zombie)

It may be a bit dated a this point, but due to Valve being awesome, they’ve patched Left 4 Dead on the Xbox 360 and the multiplayer is better than ever. (Left 4 Dead Official Blog)

We’ve got some more testing videos from Zombie Park Zoo. In the latest we see what the undead animals will look like and how they will move around. (Buy Zombie)

Kirkman talks about The Walking Dead comic book series, and how it took off from it’s original launch and became the monthly (most of the time…) success it is today. (Publishers Weekly)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

Check out the trailer after the break for Village of Nightmares, an upcoming zombie real-time strategy game. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a little more footage of the upcoming Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

Well, The Walking Dead may have lost at the Golden Globes, but at least Hunter Via picked up an ACE award for best editing on the pilot of the show. (Dread Central, AMC)

Actress Milla Jovovich recently spoke out about the hate mail she still receives from avid Resident Evil gamers over the choice to use a made up character in the film franchise. (Kotaku)

In one of the best pieces of viral marketing ever, check out yourmomhatesthis.com and see some behind the scenes footage from Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2 after the break. (Dread Central)

Here’s a nice write up of director Blair Murphy and his quest to make an awesome zombie film in Philadelphia. (The Tribune Democrat)

Speaking of directors, the Victoria Film Festival has lured both George A. Romero and Bruce McDonald, the director of Pontypool to the event. (Times Colonist)

While more 28 Days Later than Night of the Living Dead, Tooth and Nail is a good read, and author Craig Dilouie talks about it in this interview. (Zombiephiles)

Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA is kicking off the new year with it’s first book signing with Christian Seller’s and Gary Smart’s The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead. (Fangoria)

We got the message that Make Out With Violence hit Netflix on DVD today, and Instant Watch would be following soon, so make sure to add it to the queue.

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