Deadlines: News roundup 5/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 24 - 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 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 5/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 20 - 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 know the drill by now: another George Romero interview! This one is actually pretty damn good, though. It covers some reservations Romero has about his films, other stuff he’d like to do and more. (CHUD.com)

And then there’s part two of Fangoria‘s video interview with Romero. You can find it embedded below. (Fangoria)

Get a load of some new pics from the “zombie apocalypse Africa” movie The Dead‘s Cannes campaign. (Bloody Disgusting)

Apex Books has released an anthology called Dark Faith, which looks at the darker aspects of belief. And io9 has a free story from it about zombies, by Catherynne M. Valente, to whet your appetite. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 19 - 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 march of George Romero interviews continues. How about another video one, embedded below? (Fangoria)

The App of the Dead social media sites and website are live. (Dread Central)

Ford is using zombies in its advertising for the Fiesta. I’ve embedded the commercial below. (Dread Central)

Some dude in Alaska pimped out a chainsaw for fighting zombies, so he’ll look awesome while he shreds zed face. Did I say dude? I meant genius. (Geekologie)

Scientists. When they aren’t busy with science, they apparently make zombie games for the iPhone. (Kotaku)

The cover art for the zombies-at-a-Star Trek-con novel Night of the Living Trekkies is available for viewing. (Zombie Command)

Within a thoroughly disheartening story about 3D tech at Cannes come the especially disheartening news that apparently Taurus Entertainment is working on a 3D remake of Day of the Dead. Because the last remake (also from Taurus!) was such a great idea… (Variety)

Chillingo has a new, cartoony, tower-defense zombie iPhone game called Zombie Wonderland coming out. There’s a trailer embedded below.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/18/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 18 - 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 San Francisco premiere of Survival of the Dead got its own zombie walk and naturally, someone shot pictures. (SF Weekly)

There was also a similar zombie walk event for the New York premiere. That one got pictures and a short article. (DNAinfo)

Did you like Survival of the Dead well enough to own it? You can buy the DVD or Blu-ray in the US on August 24. (Bloody Disgusting)

You’re not tired of George Romero interviews yet, are you? Dread Central talks to the Master about how Diary came about, why he’ll never work with a studio again and whether he ever gets tired of working with zombies. (Dread Central)

Rumor has it that zombie mode will return in Call of Duty: Black Ops. (Zombie Command)

An interview with Mira Grant, author of the post-apocalyptic zombie novel Feed, explains where the idea for the book came from, the technology and politics in the book and what’s coming next. (Apex Book Company)

You can watch Troma’s chicken-zombie musical epic Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, as well as additional Troma zombie fare Pot Zombies and The Children, online for free. (Bloody Disgusting)

On May 30, Williamsburg in Brooklyn (that’s in New York City, in case you didn’t know) is getting a zombie walk in honor of the zombie-football novel Play Dead. Tons of events including a zombie dance party, zombie burlesque and a meet-and-greet with Play Dead author Ryan Brown. Full info at the official website.

And in a bit of postmodern insanity, everyone’s favorite zombie vs. shark moment is being used to sell Windows 7. I’ve embedded the commercial below.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 17 - 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 sits down for a quick interview with Lost Zombies and talks about advice for young filmmakers, what he thinks of the current zombie craze and whether he watches many zombie movies himself. (Lost Zombies)

Then, Romero talks to the Chicago Tribune about political subtext in his films, why he undertook Diary and his feelings on running zombies. (Chicago Tribune)

For completeness sake, you could also look at this long, rambling and mediocre interview with Romero, too. He’s sure doing a lot of press for Survival! (MoviesOnline.ca)

And in other Romero news, his iPhone App of the Dead will allow you to zombify pictures of your friends and family, then shoot them in the head, complete with realistic blood spatter. (Dread Central)

In other, other Romero news, photographer Richard Burke has discovered a long-lost batch of behind-the-scenes photos taken during the filming of the original Dawn of the Dead. He’s putting them up on his various websites for your viewing pleasure. (Bloody Disgusting)

The author of the vampire novel Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist, is tackling zombies for his next book, Handling the Undead. It’s coming to the US September 28. (Fangoria)

May 31 in Portland, Oregon will be The Return of May of the Dead, an all-day zombie gaming/movie/fun event. (Geek in the City)

The zombie-moonshine horror-comedy Broken Springs: Shine of the Undead Zombie Bastards will premiere at the West Hollywood Dances with Films festival June 4. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The zombie horror-comedy George’s Intervention will show at 11:55 p.m. June 5 at the Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. Cast and crew will be in attendance. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 14 - 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.

Enjoy a three-part video interview with George A. Romero. (Punch Drunk Critics)

And another Romero video interview. (Destructoid)

And a print interview with Romero too. (Bloody Disgusting)

Last night, University of California, Santa Barbara professors debated which of them was best suited to rebuild civilization after a massive zombie outbreak. (Daily Nexus)

Read about the challenges a set director faces in 3D when it comes to Resident Evil: Afterlife. (FEARnet)

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 5/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

George A. Romero talks about the new zombie rules, his plans for the next two films, his zombie novels and lots more in this Q&A. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other Romero news, the Master revealed he’s in talks to create a zombie shooter videogame and there’s an App of the Dead coming for all you smartphone people. There are also some groovy pictures from the LA premiere. (Dread Central)

Among the just-named nominees for the MTV Movie Awards new “Best Scared as Shit Performance” is Jesse Eisenberg for his turn in Zombieland. (Fangoria)

At long last we will get a proper Bollywood zombie film in the aptly named Bollywood Zombie, about an Indian wedding that goers awry when the bride and her guests are zombified. At least, it had better be a full-blown singing/dancing Bollywood film. Details are scarce yet. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies are making their way to Cuba as well, in Juan of the Dead, a joint Spanish/Mexican/Cuban effort marketing in Cannes now and shooting in September. (Quiet Earth)

The upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie novel Aftertime is being described as “Kill Bill meets Mad Max” (with zombies, right?) and focuses on a tale of a woman who “recovers from being a zombie. (io9)

Resident Evil: Afterlife will show in Imax 3D, which is supposedly bad. But I think all 3D kind of sucks, so whatever. (Bloody Disgusting)

The creators of Lifeless, an episodic zombie drama, have announced the first three episodes will show on FEARnet May 17. Can’t find confirmation on FEARnet.com as of yet, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

PC gamers will get to shoot dead things in space in Dead Space 2, despite past uncertainty as to whether it would come to that platform. (Kotaku)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez for the Lifeless news tip!

Deadlines: News roundup 5/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

IFC has launched a new genre label called IFC Midnight for VOD, DVD/Blu and limited theatrical releases. Among its scheduled releases are the she-zombie film Doghouse and the French cops/gangster/zombie film The Horde. (Bloody Disgusting)

Simpson College in Iowa has a class that exists to write a collaborative history of the zombie wars. That is awesome. (Des Moines Register)

Get a look at the new poster for the US release of REC 2. (FEARnet)

George A. Romero says if Survival of the Dead does well, he plans two follow-ups, each focusing on a minor character from Diary of the Dead. He also mentioned he would have loved to a film centering on Bub from Day of the Dead before he became a zombie, but couldn’t because someone else owned the films. Supposedly, more info is coming soon… (Dread Central)

Awesome geek site Topless Robot (who I occasionally write for) has an odd and humorous list of nine things useful in the zombie apocalypse. (Topless Robot)

A band called the Bastard Fairies (great name, by the way!) made a video with a zombie theme for the song “Dirty Sexy Kill Kill.” It’s embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If you need a shot of lime-flavored undead energy, try the new Zombie Blood Energy Potion coming soon to a Hot Topic, Fry’s Electronics or other fine retail outlet near you.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 7 - 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, George Romero would like to make a videogame. Why not? I’d play it. (Destructoid)

Sneak a peek at the post-zombie apocalypse Internet in Mira Grant’s Feed. (io9)

The film rights to Alan Goldsher’s zombie-Beatles story Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion have been sold. (Deadline)

There’s a trailer for the high-school football/zombie book/short film Play Dead. You can find embedded below and if you just can’t get enough there’s more info on it, including details of a zombie walk in Brooklyn May 30. (Fangoria)

Some fans made a new mode for Left 4 Dead 2 that’s basically a Jockey race. Will Valve make it official? (Kotaku)

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