Deadlines: News roundup 02/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 10 - 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.

Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespe is now in talks to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I think I’m going to start a betting pool to see how long this one lasts. (Cinema Blend)

Here’s some highlights from the creative writing seminar that World War Z author Max Brooks recently gave at the University of North Carolina. (The Blue Banner)

The Mansion in New Jersey is putting on a The Zombies R.I.P., a zombie fashion show to raise money for the upcoming film Blood Lodge. The event takes place March 6. In case you didn’t know this, zombie models are pretty hot. (Buy Zombie)

Zombo, an interactive talking zombie for your iPhone, is free for the next three days, so don’t hesitate to pick this one up. I would, but I’ve busted the oh-so-precious glass screen on my iPhone so I’ll probably miss this deal. There’s a little trailer for the game after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we bring you Zombie Love Song, a cool little animated music video from Ray Johnson and the Atomic Beats. (io9)

Here’s some new post production images from 2012: Apocalypse of the Dead, which should be hitting DVD any day now. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 7 - 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.

It’s a little haphazard, but I’ve found a nice Q&A with several zombie authors about writing the zombie apocalypse. (Books of the Dead Press)

Nick Nicolaou is working on his latest film, Mary Doe, the first in a trilogy. It’s made entirely using the game engine from Left 4 Dead 2. There’s a trailer and a featurette after the break. I’m a huge fan of machinima so I hope this works out. (Dread Central)

The team that brought us the hilarious webseries Dead Wait have released a trailer for the upcoming second season. (Buy Zombie)

It’s just been announced that The Walking Dead stars Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) will be appearing at C2E2 so bring your autograph books! (Dread Central)

The zombie apocalypse doesn’t have anything on my main man Mario. After the break, check out this cool fan made map of level 1-1 from Super Mario Brothers using the Left 4 Dead engine. (Kotaku)

We received an announcement from Alexandra Slagle letting us know that the classic children’s book Pat the Bunny is getting the zombie makeover treatment. Look forward to Pat the Zombie in the near future, and we’ll keep you updated.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 4 - 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’d like to take a minute to discuss two things. First, today is the birthday of one mister George A. Romero, the original king of the undead. Let’s hope he continues to bring us amazing films even after he’s died and inevitably returned from the dead.

Second, speaking of birthdays, it’s the 3rd BIRTHDAY for the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Three years ago today Cory Casciato decided to give us the best bits of zombie news, reviews, and editorials that we desperately wanted. I’ve been lucky to be a part of this endeavor over the last few months and I hope I can still be a part of it for years to come. Thanks Cory, you’re pretty awesome…. Also, “BRAINS…..!”

Alright, enough sappy stuff… Onto the news!

We can now relive our childhood memories of giant babies and chainsaw wielding maniacs because Zombies Ate My Neighbors is heading to the big screen. This is quite possibly the first video game to movie treatment I’m excited for.  (First Showing)

Thomas Newman gives a lengthy interview about his latest indie film Bong of the Dead. (BC Local News)

Crash, Hawthorne, and The Shield writer Glenn Mazzara has just joined the writing staff for The Walking Dead. I feel the property is in safe hands. (Deadline)

1408 scribe Matthew Greenberg is penning the script for the remake of Pet Cemetery. As long as it’s got undead kids, I’m in. (LA Times)

Aaaaannnd it’s dead again… Christopher Smith has already turned down the chance to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I really hope at this point Natalie Portman can just get her money back. (Buy Zombie)

It’s a blast from the past because after the break we’ve got the 15 minute zombie short film Drag by director Mark Pavia. (Dread Central)

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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 01/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 31 - 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.

Overkill Entertainment is planning the Ohio Zombie Apocalypse in which you will be able to participate in a staged zombie outbreak similar to the successful event held in Atlanta last year. No word on dates yet, but they’re currently accepting staff applications. (We Zombie)

Dan Drezner wrote a book called Theories of International Politics and Zombies based off of his foreign policy paper. If you’re a fan of politics it’s a really good read and makes some good points in the style of Colbert or Stewart. (Examiner)

Remember that nurse/gang leader from The Walking Dead who has done a LOT of television in his career? Well he talked about being on the show on a podcast recently. (Movie Viral)

Plants vs Zombies is officially coming out for the PS3 with a scheduled release of February 3. (Buy Zombie)

Just a reminder that Friday, February 4 is “tweet like a zombie day” in honor of the birthday of one mister George Romero. (FEARnet)

Zombie Day is about as low budget as you can get because it was made by middle school kids. It’s got two trailers and ninjas, though, so we’re gonna allow it and show you those trailers after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

We’ve got a few screenshots for Zombie Attack! Second Wave, which is coming to the Windows 7 mobile phone devices after a successful debut on the iPhone. (Mobile Tech Review)

A former City of Heroes higher up is working on a new as yet unnamed “zombie MMO FPS” game… OMG? (The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog)

UPDATE: Apparently everyone loved the RE-KILL trailer that made it’s debut this week, because After Dark films has pulled it from its film festival premiere tonight in hopes of a wider theatrical release. (Fangoria)

The Becoming: Outbreak by Jessica Meigs would just be another novel in the mountain of zombie fiction, but there’s a catch. She wrote the entire thing over the course of two years, on nothing but Blackberry mobile phones. (Buy Zombie)

Teen angst is finally hitting the networks as CW, who brought us Smallville (which I honestly still watch, I’m sorry) recently picked up Awakenings, a teen drama about a zombie apocalypse aimed at the young female crowd. (Deadline)

I’m officially excited Pride and Prejudice and Zombies again! After David O. Russel and Mike White left, Lionsgate is now turning to Christopher Smith, a director with actual horror credentials, to direct the movie. Let’s hope it pans out this time around. (Quiet Earth)

Deadlines: News roundup 01/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

We’ve got a cool video clip (that we can’t embed…sorry) of local townspeople being zombified through the magic of special effects for the upcoming indie film Buck Wild. (Victoria Advocate)

There are some nice teaser images for Marvel’s latest entry into the zombie comic book line they’ve grown so well since it began in Ultimate Fantastic Four (Yes, I am a comic book nerd that was there for the Marvel zombies debut from the start). This newest collection will be called Marvel Zombies Supreme. (Dread Central)

There’s a few minor details and a short little location scouting video for the upcoming independent production Invasion of the Not Quite Dead. (Buy Zombie)

If you speak Russian, we’d love some assistance translating this trailer for an upcoming foreign zombie film called Project Panacea. (Buy Zombie)

Another movie that slipped by me until recently is RE-KILL which centers around a reality television show that follows a zombie cleanup swat team in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Check out the trailer after the break. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/26/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 26 - 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 the wake of the recent Pride and Prejudice and Zombies news, former director possibility David O. Russell decided to speak up as to why he turned down the project in the first place. (Wall Street Journal)

If you’re a fan of the insanely popular game Minecraft, then you obviously hate zombies and the problems they cause. This handy, printable little zombie survival guide might help keep you prepared for your own zombie apocalypse, block by block. (Geekosystem)

I Love Zombie is an insane little Tamagotchi-esque game just released in Japan. (No word yet on an American release.) After the break, check out the trailer and a short little video of what will probably become a popular meme, the “zombie dance”. (The Average Gamer)

Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque games, gives a nice interview about the success of Dead Nation on the PS3 this past December. (Casual Gaming)

Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd (who’s quickly becoming my favorite source for news on the show) recently gave an interview about the series, and why it worked. (Hollywood Reporter)

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