Deadlines: News roundup 03/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

 

Nicholas Hoult of About A Boy and Skins (The UK version) was just cast to play the lead in Warm Bodies, about a zombie who falls in love with his most recent victim’s girlfriend. (The Wrap)

Bong of the Dead director Thomas Newman chimes in about his recent firing from his job at Best Buy and how it won’t affect the distribution of his film. If that’s not indie film making at it’s finest, I don’t know what is. (Wire Service Canada)

Jonah Hill is stepping behind the camera to direct the upcoming movie The Kitchen Sink, about a Zombie, Vampire, and Human who team up to save their high school from invading aliens. (indieWIRE)

The Animation Picture Company (original…) has bought the rights to Zombie Pet Shop about a lovable dog who has to save his zombified critter pals. No word on if this one is for the kids or the grown ups yet, but it’ll probably be in 3D. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 03/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

Gale Anne Hurd, the awesome woman who’s a huge part of making The Walking Dead such a success, talks about the show, and wine. (Brand X)

Director Spencer Susser is working to bring his short film I Love Sarah Jane to the big screen. Check out all fourteen minutes of zombie goodness after the break. (NBC Connecticut)

The entire eleven episode run of the zombie web series Emergence is now online for your viewing pleasure. We’ve got episode one after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of webseries, regular commenter Jonathan Dixon (JonD76) just unleashed his new zombie drama to the world. It’s called ...And Then Everything Changed and it looks really good. Check out the first episode after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

I originally passed on this news when the game still needed some polish, but after a little bit of what I can assume was code revision, Streetview Zombie Apocalypse looks pretty good now. The game uses Google Maps to put you in your favorite area and then puts a bunch of zombies around you that you must run from. (GamePro)

It might be a Constantine rip off, but Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, based around the Italian comic book, looks pretty awesome. We’ve got some production stills that show off a rather broody Brandon Routh. (Bloody Disgusting)

AMC is airing a Walking Dead marathon March 4 (this Friday) starting at 8:00 Eastern, and each episode is going to be loaded with behind the scenes commentary and extras from the cast and crew. It’s a good chance to re-watch an epic series and maybe find a few things you missed the first time around. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 24 - 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.

There’s a growing game of Humans vs Zombies that will take place March 30 through April 9 on the George Washington University campus. (GW Hatchet)

There’s a cool Angry Birds style game out now for the Droid OS called Stupid Zombies and the best part is that it’s free. (Droid Life)

Well now that it’s been declared that the development studio for Dead Island still owns the film rights, directors are flocking in to be a part of the hype, but the studio isn’t just selling to the highest bidder. (Spong)

Richard Wolstencroft, the Australian man who DARED to show a private screening of the banned Bruce LaBruce film LA Zombie has finally settled with the local government and was ordered to pay $750 to the Royal Children’s Hospital. I’m torn because on one hand a children’s hospital received a charitable donation and on the other hand a dude had his home invaded for showing a movie. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Here’s a new TV spot for The Walking Dead on DVD. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

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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 02/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 22 - 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.

Alright, let’s start off the day with a HUGE pile of Dead Island news, which has taken the world by storm after that amazing trailer.

Speaking of movies, Christopher Smith recently gave an interview on his new film Black Death and stated that he was never actually considered to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and read the news on the Internet like everyone else. (Entertainment Weekly)

It looks like The Walking Dead video game will be heavily influenced by the comic book and is scheduled for a Christmas 2011 release. (MTV)

If you thought the Bruce Campbell officiated wedding at ZomBCon last year was awesome, then check out the photo gallery from this Left 4 Dead inspired wedding. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few makeup testing pictures from the upcoming film Cockneys vs Zombies. (Dread Central)

At last, there’s a teaser trailer for Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical. All is right with the world. (Fangoria)

This is some really great viral video marketing (after the break) for the UK zombie film Harold’s Going Stiff. (Bloody Disgusting)

Also we’ve got a trailer after the break for an action cop zombie movie called Dead Beat. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 17 - 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 two hot behind the scenes clips from the special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

We’ve also got a nice teaser trailer for the Mexican zombie film Los Infectados (The Infected… in case you were wondering) and it looks pretty good. It’s in post production, so expect details in the near future. (Quiet Earth)

Here is a cool photo gallery from Saint Motel’s Third Annual Zombie Prom. I’ll refrain from making a Teenage Wasteland joke. (Guest of a Guest)

I like these early concept art posters from Left 4 Dead. You can really get a feel for the direction they were looking to go with the game, and it’s sequel. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 16 - 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.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies author Daniel Drezner talks at great length about the top secret plans New York has been working on in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. His book and theories are also mentioned elsewhere today. (Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal)

The Blood Lodge fundraisers have been entertaining to read about thus far, and the newest one is no exception. They’re holding a zombie battle of the bands February 26 at the Beachcomber bar. (News  Transcript)

I don’t get the latest fad that is “Tiger Mothers” but apparently according to this report they’re the perfect parental unit for the inevitable zombie outbreak. (Wired)

Foreign zombie film The Returned is now in pre-production, so let’s hope that works out well for them. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Well it looks like Woody Harrelson has taken one too many bong hits, because according to a recent interview he’s not very interested in a role in Zombieland 2. Apparently he’s “not a sequel guy”. I’d tell him to grow up, but his first name is Woody. (Bloody Disgusting)

This trailer for the upcoming film The Dead Season (after the break) looks pretty good, and well produced, which is always nice when it’s a zombie movie. There’s no release details yet so hopefully they’ll find distribution at a film festival later this year. (Buy Zombie)

This is quite possibly the greatest video game trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s for a new game called Dead Island, and if the promises of drop in multiplayer co-op and stunning visual effects hold true, it will be the greatest video game I’ll ever play. Check out the trailer after the break. (IGN)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 14 - 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.

The Dead, a zombie film that’s been making the festival circuit for some time now, has finally picked up distribution through Starz/Anchor Bay. This is actually good news because that means it will hit Netflix instant watch and On Demand early on, giving it a wider audience. (Shock Till You Drop)

Worst Case Scenario was a Nazi zombie film that unfortunately never saw the light of day. It’s been partially resurrected though in the form of Frankenstein’s Army which will borrow some of the main plot points, namely said Nazi zombies. Check out the trailer after the break. (About, Buy Zombie)

A lot of us were disappointed at Night of the Living Dead 3D, despite horror giant Sid Haig’s attempts to make it watchable. Well they’re making a sequel called Night of the Living Dead 3D: Resurrection (part 2: the Return)which will have everything the first movie had, minus Sid. Bummer. (Dread Central)

More pictures were released from the upcoming McFarlane Toys lineup of The Walking Dead figures, including a bad ass Samurai sword wielding Michonne. (Dread Central)

Jason Bolinger dropped us a line this weekend to unveil the trailer for his film Collapse. You’ll need to follow the link to see the trailer.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Here’s a nice writeup for The Survivors, a zombie television series being shot and aired locally at the University of Connecticut by creator Beren Jones. (Hartford Courant)

The Changing Faces Theater is putting on a stage adaptation of the Romero classic Night of the Living Dead this month and it’s getting great reviews. (Recordnet)

The zombie education class being taught at the University of Colorado has been met with so much approval from the students that they’re now doing a weekend workshop on the undead. (Colorado Daily)

We’ve got a few more pics and some comments from the team behind the quirky comedy Deadheads about two buddies trying to survive as zombies after the outbreak. (Fangoria)

If you’re like me and you still like to play with toys then you’re in luck. McFarlane toys (who make the greatest collectible figures in my opinion) are now doing a line of The Walking Dead action figures. (FEARnet)

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