Deadlines: News roundup 05/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 12 - 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.

Just in time for International Nurses Day, students at the University of Calgary have developed Nurses against Zombieism, a fun little browser based game. (Calgary Herald)

The cover art for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, the first of three planned books set in Kirkman’s zombie universe, was put online today for the world to see. (Fangoria)

Zombiewood Pines, a funny webseries about a gated community trying to survive after the zombie apocalypse, is set to return this weekend. Check out some of their first episodes after the break. (Dread Central)

Chris King, lead singer of the Chris King Maneuver, dropped us a line to share his band’s latest song Zombie! with us.

Thomas Newman, the writer and producer of the indie hit Bong of the Dead, also contacted us to let the world know that his movie has been officially selected to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 11 - 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 Am Lonely, the VERY low budget indie zombie movie that made it to the finals in the short film category during Cannes, needs your votes to win the the National Film Board of Canada’s Online Film Competition. (Tottenham Journal)

Check out these latest images of a very interrupted wedding from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for what looks like a very well done upcoming zombie sci-fi webcomic called The Horror of Colony 6. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a nice collection of screenshots from the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3DS and there’s also a nice trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Top commenter Jon Dixon gave us a message yesterday to let us know that episode six of his zombie webseries …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 9 - 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.

Well, the PlayStation Network might be undergoing some problems these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pumping out great games. Dead Block is a defense building game where you’re constructing a barrier against the undead. Check out the trailer after the break. (PlayStation LifeSyle)

Emma Bell, the beloved sister from The Walking Dead that… well the one that didn’t make it, (seriously, if you haven’t seen the show by now, what are you doing here?) gives a pretty nice interview about her time on the show. (Den of Geek)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman delivers another slam dunk interview that’s amazing and chock full of spoilers for those of you that haven’t come around to reading the comics yet. (AV Club)

Infinite Kung-Fu is a comic about zombies and Kung-Fu. It’s also 464 pages. However you can read 250 of those pages for free, right now! (io9)

This review of Dylan Dog goes beyond the movie itself to discuss the similarities, and what was left out, from its Italian comic book counterpart. There’s a lot of spoilers as well so beware. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out the trailer and preview episode for Lego Zombie Invasion, a stop motion series that was created by a fifteen year old kid. (Buy Zombie)

Saving the best news for last, I just want to inform everyone that on June 3 there will be a “zombie furry convention” in Quebec. That is all. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 6 - 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.

We’ve got some photos and details for The Dead Must Die, a new webseries premiering on DailyMotion. (MovieWeb)

I usually try not to just re-post articles that aren’t breaking news, but this piece about the history of zombies on film and their evolution over time is actually really interesting. (The Film Pilgrim)

We’ve got some casting details that show off a b-grade star studded ensemble that will come together for Zombex, the zombie musical. Even if it is strikingly similar to Dead Rising 2, it’s got Corey Feldman so I’m in. (Dread Central)

After a few failed attempts by McFarlane to produce a quality action figure, toy giant NECA has obtained exclusive rights to produce figures based on the horror classic The Evil Dead. (Dread Central)

We spoke a while back about Night of the Little Dead, an indie film starring Adam Savage, Bill Moseley, and Penn (of Penn and Teller) Jillette. Well after the break we’ve got a teaser trailer that shows a lot of promise. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 5 - 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.

Dead Island and the upcoming zombie mmo on the Xbox 360 aren’t the only two games in town. Here’s a full preview, detailed and image heavy, for the PC based survival nightmare that is Dead State. (PC Gamer)

For you hippie music loving types who also like undead panic and good food, ZombieStock will take place July 29 through July 31 in Carlton Oregon. (Buy Zombie)

The team that brought us the quirky stop motion Coraline is back at it with their latest film ParaNorman, another stop motion thriller about a young boy who can communicate with the dead and is tasked to save a town from a zombie invasion. (Dread Central)

Here’s a surprisingly detailed news write up of A Plague So Pleasant, a zombie movie currently being filmed in Athens, Georgia. You may remember Georgia as the film state for other great undead works such as The Walking Dead and Zombieland. (Online Athens)

Speaking of detailed write ups, there’s a lot of good history in this article about the remake of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, and a shocking news update that Danny Elfman (who’s done the music for every one of Burton’s previous works) will score the film. Hey, the dog comes back from the dead. It’s zombie related! Also, I love Frankenweenie and want to see it done like the Nightmare Before Christmas. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 05/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

We spoke briefly a couple of weeks ago about Zombex, the indie movie currently filming in East Texas. Well they’re looking for extras for another day or two so make sure to contact the film crew if you’re interested. (The Daily Tribune)

We’ve got all of the glorious dvd release details for REC 2 as it makes it way to the states in the very near future. (Dread Central)

It seems that the team behind Dead Island really wants to make sure the game makes a good first day premiere, as they’ve enlisted the help of video game giants Square Enix to oversee and co-ordinate the US distribution. (Kotaku)

After the break, check out this video where the man himself George A. Romero as he talks about Call of the Dead, and what brought this amazing video game expansion to life. Warning: The video spoils the opening and ending of the game for those that are planning to buy. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Sources are reporting that Hurt Locker and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Anthony Mackie is next on the list to play a lead role in World War Z. (Collider)

After almost getting one film aficionado arrested in Australia, banned Bruce LaBruce zombie film LA Zombie has been officially cleared for public screening at the Out Takes film festival but The Society for Promotion of Community Standards has filed for an appeal. When will we live in a world where it’s okay to show a gay zombie porno in public? (New Zealand Herald)

Part one of an awesome interview with the creators of the Vietnam based zombie graphic novel ’68 can be found here, and because we love you, part two can be found here. (Fangoria)

Mary Doe, the zombie movie project with a video game tie-in being aided by horror legend Tom Savini, has officially moved into pre-production. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Nazi zombies are quite possibly my favorite sub category of the zombie genre. So when I found these awesome promotional spots for Army of Frankenstein I was obliged to share them. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

Also after the break we’ve got three new promotional clips from the now in theaters supernatural action flick Dylan Dog. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 29 - 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 poster and the behind the scenes stills and even further after the break… (bad joke) …check out this nice behind the scenes footage from REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After losing Ryan Reynolds and Zach Galifianakis, it looks like they’re turning to Jeff “The Dude” Bridges to play a main role in the upcoming movie R.I.P.D. about zombie cops. (Bloody Disgusting)

Okay, this is a total puff piece from AMC where they show forum reader speculation about the CDC from The Walking Dead. However, the fact they’ve made it an article might be a teaser that they’ll play a bigger, non comic related part in season two. (AMC)

I’m a huge comic book nerd, and Goldilocks in Zombie Land looks really entertaining. It’s about one of the many alternate universe fantasy lands, much like the one Shrek inhabits, that is infected with a zombie plague. You can check out the free preview if you’re interested. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 28 - 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.

This is definitely the ultimate zombie apocalypse dream house. It completely collapses onto itself to form a concrete bunker surrounded by a concrete wall with a drawbridge and a moat. (FEARnet)

An open source video game team is looking for coders to help develop their latest zombie apocalypse game. Head over to the forums linked here if you’ve got the skills to join them. Note: This doesn’t seem to be a paying job. (gamedev.net)

As a nice follow up to yesterdays official poster release we’ve got some nice production stills from the upcoming film REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out this video interview with Kevin Munroe, director of Dylan Dog. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 27 - 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 a few fake mock ups showed up last month, we’ve finally got the official teaser one sheet poster for REC 3: Genesis. (Bloody Disgusting)

I love zombies, but sooner or later you’ve got to stop beating a dead horse. Marvel is going ahead with Marvel Zombies 5 featuring alternate universes, and once again the return of Howard the Duck. (Buy Zombie)

Craig Gillespie talks briefly about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and whether or not it will be in 3D. (FEARnet)

After the break, check out this video from Microsoft which shows off the sniper loving spots on the new Call of the Dead map for the upcoming Call of Duty expansion we spoke of yesterday. (Kotaku)

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