Deadlines: News roundup 4/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 6 - 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.

Ladies and Gentlemen, AMC’s Walking Dead adaptation has its Rick Grimes: it’s one Andrew Lincoln. Who, you ask? Well, he was in Love, Actually. And some other stuff, but that seems to be what he is best known for. I’m not feeling it, but I guess time will tell. (Variety)

A producer of Resident Evil: Afterlife talks about the movie, including effects, its relationship to the games and more. (Shock Till You Drop)

Malcolm McDowell and Sid Haig are set to star in a post-apocalyptic zombie comedy called First Platoon, by writer/director Chris Gabriel. The film is described as an homage to Romero’s films that stays true to the lore. It’s shooting this spring/summer in New Mexico and aiming for a December release. (The Geek Files)

The author of The Zombie Combat Manual, Roger Ma, is interviewed about his inspiration and more (note: we’ll have an exclusive Q&A with Ma tomorrow). (Your Nabe.com)

Ma also has some zombie apocalypse clothing  and gear suggestions for you. (Uncrate)

Something called Coed Magazine tells you how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Surprisingly, it doesn’t involve joining a sorority or frat. (Coed Magazine)

Plants vs Zombies, now interpreted in pottery. (Zombie Command)

Finally, below the cut you’ll find an embedded, subtitled trailer for Opstandelsen, an upcoming Danish zombie movie that looks to be set in a church, feature fast zombies and be bloody as hell (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 29 - 2010

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Good news for those of us (myself included) looking forward to the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series! Word is that AMC has ordered six episodes of the forthcoming series, sight unseen! Also, the current frontrunner for the role of Rick Grimes is said to be Hackers star Johnny Lee Miller. (Bloody Disgusting)

In more Walking Dead news, KNB Effects Group will be handling the zombie effects and makeup for the series. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other made-for-TV zombie news, there’s an anime series called High School of the Dead coming in 2010. High-school students vs. zombie, with lots of panty-shots and attention to boobs. Could be fun. Shaky-cam trailer embedded below. (Anime Vice)

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC  news update! It will not be available this month. The new date is “Spring” but the cost was announced: 560 MS points (or $7 in US currency). In addition to the sweet scenario featuring the surviving original L4D characters, you will also get a golf club melee weapon, a heavy-duty machine gun (not reloadable, kind of like the grenade launcher) and a bride variant of the Witch. Plus the previously announced stuff (new common-uncommon, new modes/modes, etc.). A little pricey, but not to bad. (Kotaku)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies madness simply will not stop. Now there’s going to be a videogame version, for the iPhone/iPod touch. It appears to be a side-scrolling brawler. (Kotaku)

I’ve mentioned the post-apocalyptic Western zombie movie Devil’s Crossing once or twice. Well, there’s a teaser trailer (embedded below) and a bit more available. (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 26 - 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 casting details for The Walking Dead TV adaptation have been announced. Welcome Jon Bernthal as Shane! Bernthal has appeared in Eastwick (itself a spin-off of the film The Witches of Eastwick) and something called The Ghost Writer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tonight and tomorrow night, Ottawa residents can enjoy a special screening of Night of the Living Dead accompanied by live musicians. George A. Romero taped a video introduction for it! (CBC News)

You’ve always wanted to see the cast of Street Fighter as zombies, right? Well, here is your chance. (Kotaku)

Now even more official: REC 2 coming to US theaters in July. (Bloody Disgusting)

The current episode of Geek in the City Radio podcast is zombiecentric, featuring an interview with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls author Steve Hockensmith and a review of said tome. (Geek in the City)

In upcoming low-budget film Necro Wars, a newly zombified super soldier must decide if he will fight for the living or the dead. Teaser trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

An interview with Martin Vavra, writer/director/producer of zombie webseries The Last Stand, reveals his influences, his favorite episodes and whether he’d survive a real zombie apocalypse. (The Local Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 17 - 2010

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Actor Mark Pellegrino confirms he’s up for a role (presumably Rick) in the Walking Dead TV adaptation. Scroll to the end of the interview, it’s the last question. (TV.com)

More details emerge for the just-announced Zombie Diaries sequel. The second film (working title Zombie Diaries 2) will focus on the UK’s military response to the outbreak as they face everything from zombies to bandits. And supposedly, the budget is “big.” (Dread Central)

Director Bill Plympton’s animated film Hair High, a tale of high-school revenge that has some zombie action, is coming to DVD. Not impressed yet? Wait until you take a look at the list of voice talent, which includes Eric Gilliland, Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney, Beverly D’Angelo, Keith and David Carradine (RIP David), Tom Noonan, Justin Long and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. (Fangoria)

The UK is getting another deluxe Blu-ray/DVD edition from Arrow. This time it’s Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead and it’s packed with extra features. Oh, and it’s region free if you are into importing stuff. Incidentally, City of the Living Dead has one of my favorite horror-movie scores of all time. I listen to it on a regular basis. (Dread Central)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Need an Irish zombie movie for the holiday? Horror Squad wants to tell you about Dead Meat. (Horror Squad)

Learn about the about the “survival comedy” iPhone game Zombie Smash in an interview with Matthias Hoechsmann of German developer Gamedoctors. (Joystiq)

Deadlines: News roundup 3/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 16 - 2010

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A sequel to the promising yet disappointing film The Zombie Diaries is in the works at Dimension. (Bloody Disgusting)

The hyper drug zombies of The Devil’s Playground are one (fast) step closer to being done. Producer Jonathan Sothcott reports the film has wrapped. (Fangoria)

If you can’t wait a whole day for the official premier of Comedy Central’s new cartoon Ugly Americans, which features zombie and other monsters, the first ten minutes of it are online. Because I love you, I’ve embedded it below, even though I disapprove. I’ll watch it in its entirety tomorrow. (Bloody Disgusting)

One of Foreign Policy‘s bloggers continues his series looking at how the zombie apocalypse might be dealt with from various international relations models. (Foreign Policy)

If you need a quick fix of space-zombie RTS action, check out Attack of the Paper Zombies. (A World on Fire) Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 3/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 9 - 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 American Quarantine was a shot-for-shot remake of the Spanish REC. Despite this, the sequel Quarantine 2 will have nothing to do with REC 2. I believe we’d already heard this, but it seems more official now. Also, Q2 will reportedly be penned by John Pogue (U.S. Marshals, Ghost Ship), will take place in an airport and looks to be headed for a direct-to-DVD release. (Shock Till You Drop)

The sequel to last year’s young-adult, post-apocalyptic zombie tale The Forest of Hands and Teeth (review here) is called The Dead Tossed Waves and it hits stores today. Author Carrie Ryan talks about it, and more, to her hometown paper. (Charlotte Observer)

A new anthology of zombie short stories called The Living Dead 2 is coming out this September, with contributions from Max Brooks, Robert Kirkman and David Wellington, among others. (John Joseph Adams)

If you’re getting hyped about the new zombie-starring cartoon Ugly Americans, debuting on Comedy Central March 17, this PDF guide to its world will probably entertain you. (Comedy Central)

Tired of shooting at Nazi zombies in your video games? Try shooting at some in the real world. (Kotaku)

Some people who are really into MMORPGs compiled a list of six things they’d really like to see in a zombie MMORPG. (MMORPG)

Kill zombies! Irritate the living shit out of your Twitter followers and lose them by the handful! It’s Tweet Defense, a game that utilizes your twitter activity to power your zombie-killing ability. (Kotaku)

If you’re in or near Belleville, Canada (sorry, can’t be more specific, my knowledge of Canadian geography is woefully inadequate), you can dress up as a zombie (or other monster) and march to support cancer research this July 17. (The Intelligencer)

Alternately, if you’re in or near Louisville, Kentucky, you can sign up to get in on the March 25 meetup of future survivors of the zombie apocalypse. (Palmyran Rebels)

Deadlines: News roundup 3/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 4 - 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.

Creation’s Weekend of Horrors convention Re-Animator reunion just got a little sweeter as Bruce Abbott, who played Dr. Dan Cain, has joined the guest list along with already announced Re-Animator alumni Barbara Crampton, Robert Sampson, Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and Dennis Paoli. (Dread Central)

There’s a new redband trailer out for George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead. You can find it embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Supposing you can find a place to charge it, your iPhone could be handy during the zombie apocalypse, as long as you use this guide to six apps essential to your survival. (Macworld)

Comedy Central’s new cartoon Ugly Americans, about a social worker who helps monsters integrate into normal New York City life and his zombie roommate debuts March 17. In the meantime, Dread Central has some more info and clips. (Dread Central)

The supposedly awesome REC 2 (I haven’t seen it yet, much to my great sorrow) is coming to Blu-ray … in Japan and Spain. God damn it, Sony, release the fucking thing here already! (Horror Squad)

Check out the inside scoop on Plague, a short film about the horror that occurs in the interim between being bitten by a zombie and turning into one. (Fangoria)

Drawing of your favorite Hollywood stars, rendered as the undead? Sure, sounds like fun to me. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 3 - 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.

In Ugly Americans, a social worker with a zombie roommate tries to help monsters integrate into normal life in New York. There’s a trailer embedded below, io9 has a few more clips and a more detailed synopsis. (io9)

A super-duper limited edition T-shirt and poster/print featuring an image of the Tarman zombie from Return of the Living Dead went on sale today. They’re by artist William Stout and they’re pretty spiffy. $25 for the shirt, $40 for the print, save $10 if you get both. (Dread Central)

Xbox Live players of Resident Evil 5 can play the latest DLC “Desperate Escape” today, PS3 players will have to wait until tomorrow. Alternately, you can wait until March 9 and get the Gold Edition which has all the DLC bundled. (Kotaku)

A new horror-comedy film called Deadheads, about a pair of zombies that “awake” during a zombie outbreak and decide to go on a road trip to seek one’s lost love, has just ebntered the post-production phase. (Bloody Disgusting)

It looks trashy, cheap and sure to insult your intelligence, but it does have boobies — it’s Zombie Women of Satan, and there’s a NSFW clip embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The cartoony art for the UK DVD/Blu-ray release of Survival of the Dead is out. (DVD Active)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 1 - 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.

It seems Shaun of the Dead may be adapted into a TV series. No word on how much involvement Simon Pegg and/or Nick Frost will have. (Dread Central)

A Minneapolis court of appeals has ruled zombies have first amendment rights. Or, at very least, people dressed as zombies do. (The Escapist)

Macworld is dedicating the entire week to zombie-themed iPhone games. (Macworld)

A trailer for Devil’s Playground, the upcoming “drug-trial makes rage zombies” movie has leaked. Find it below, at least until they pull it off the YouTubes. (Quiet Earth)

A janitor, a bartender, a drunk, a  security guard,a  cop and a perp face some lively cadavers and a mad scientist in A Cadaver Christmas. Trailer below. (Quiet Earth)

You can get your first glance at Resident Evil: Afterlife in trailer form if you go to the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie, which opens April 30. (Bloody Disgusting)

The quasi-zombie/slasher film Uncle Sam (review here) is coming to Blu-ray June 29 with three commentary tracks, a deleted scene, gag reel, stills and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

Use your zombie army to take over the Earth, supervillain style, in Infectonator: World Dominator. (Destructoid)

The time-traveling, zombie-killing, top-down shooter Age of Zombies is apparently available for download on your PSP. And for only $5! There’s a trailer below. (UGO)

A guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse at your local WalMart. (You Could be Better)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 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.

A hot zombie woman appears on a reality show with a yeti, a tranny werewolf and a Filipino vampire with a detachable head in Battle of the Network Zombies, a novel from Mark Henry. Oh, and it’s a murder mystery. Color me intrigued… (Cherie Priest)

Comedy Central’s new animated series Ugly Americans features supernatural creatures trying to integrate into life in NYC and one of the main characters is a  zombie. It premieres March 17 at 10:30 p.m. (Horror Squad)

Bloody Disgusting has some images and details on the upcoming drug-induced Rage-zombie apocalypse film The Devil’s Playground. (Bloody Disgusting)

The upcoming zombie flick Beverly Lane features a magician, a mime, some clowns and other sideshow attractions trapped with some office workers by an outbreak of zombies. (Dread Central)

Apparently L. Ron Hubbard wrote a zombie noir novel back in the day (1934 to be exact) called Dead Men Kill and it’s being reissued. If old L. Ron wasn’t such a terrible writer, this might be intriguing. (Fangoria)

Go behind the scenes of The Love of the Dead, a short film about a man trying to keep his love alive with an undead girlfriend. (Yale Daily News)

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