Deadlines: News roundup 09/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

Greetings undead lovers! I’m back from a weekend camping trip on an island that was not full of zombies and I’m ready to bring you some great news.

In the mood to kill yet even more time at work on the company internet? If so, you should check out The Last Stand – Union City, a browser based side scrolling action adventure zombie survival game that’s not too shabby. (g-hacks)

Uwe Boll, the man who brought us every good horrible movie from the last decade, is back on the case and producing Zombie Massacre with Marco Ristori and Luca Boni who brought us Eaters not too long ago. It’s based on a 1998 game of the same name that no one played but seems like a good premise. (Worst Previews)

Neal, one of the guys over at Fancy Dress Outfitters who sent us that cool zombie garden shed survival infographic earlier in the year, sent us the latest thing they’ve whipped up, a nice Halloween zombie guide supporting free range zombie death that’s just as informative.

Now because I know you all had a long weekend (well most of you anyway) I’ve put together some good videos to help you unwind after a boring day back at the office. They’re all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

Hello fellow lovers of the zombie apocalypse! I, Johnathon Brock, have returned from PAX 2011 with only minimal sickness due to being contained in a small area with seventy thousand people for four days, and I’ve got a lot to report. On with the news…

So there was a good bit of video game news to come from PAX this year, and some of it was zombie related.

  • I did get to see Lollipop Chainsaw up close and personal. They were giving away awesome foam chainsaws and I wanted one. Sadly I did not take this amazing gameplay footage (after the break), but I thank whoever did. (Platform Nation)
  • I did however get some hands on time with Rise of Nightmares, which looks pretty amazing. It uses the Microsoft Kinect and puts you in direct control of a guy put in a horrifying situation as you try to survive a mad scientist’s lair filled with zombies and other horrifying creatures. Even the early beta had pretty good control.

The Walking Dead was also pretty popular while I was away.

Not to be outdone by those television zombies, World War Z was pretty popular this week.

Funnyman Rob Corddry will play one of the undead in the upcoming zombie romantic comedy (a zombromantic comedy?) Warm Bodies. (Cinema Blend)

If you’re still having problems getting your basement zombie movie started, then Rob Durick’s new book Filming the Undead: How to Make Your Own Zombie Movie is just what you need to make your special effects and camera lighting go from no budget to Hollywood caliber. (Dread Central)

Daybreak is a comic book about zombies, told in a really, really cool art house style with a lot of tension and more focus on great storytelling than flashy images. It’s an older comic, but it’s finally available as a collected trade and you should definitely check it out. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

To make up for a lackluster news day yesterday we’ve got a ton of great content today and several videos. In an effort to save time, I’ll just point out now that all videos are after the break. Enjoy!

Here’s a first look at the zombies of World War Z. I hate to say it, but they look very bland compared to modern zombies. They look like leprosy afflicted Beatles impersonators. You be the judge. (io9)

They might only be ten seconds each, but check out four new clips from season two of The Walking Dead and anxiously await the start of the new season. (Buy Zombie)

If you’re like us, you’re really excited now that Fulci’s classic film Zombie is now on Blu-ray. Here’s a sweet video showing the level of detail that the effects team went through to make the movie a high definition masterpiece. (FEARnet)

In a recent interview, director Craig Gillespie said that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would stay incredibly true to Austen’s original work, the only difference being the zombies. It’s sad that a parody book stays closer to the source material than World War Z. (LA Times)

Check out this cool preview for Key of Z, a zombie comic book co-created by one half of the band Coheed and Cambria. (Comic Book Resources)

While it’s not action packed, we’ve got some beautiful footage of the environments and time change effects for the upcoming Xbox Live MMO code named Class3. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 22 - 2011

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Alejandro Brugués, director of Cuban export Juan of the Dead, recently gave an interview about the film, and it’s potential impact. (Miami New Times)

It looks like Toronto will be a stand-in for Tokyo as Resident Evil sets up shop to film the fifth installment of the franchise. This will be the second time filming in the northern wilderness. (Movie Web)

Speaking of Resident Evil, due to some currently unknown conflicts, Jill Valentine will not be a central character in the new movie, and will be replaced by the character Ada Wong. (Fangoria)

Weeds star and RED alum Mary-Louise Parker will take charge as the hard hitting overseer of the R.I.P.D. agency for the upcoming movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. (Cinema Blend)

Over the weekend, I found this incredible engagement photo shoot and I had to share it with you. The bride and groom to be certainly show that their love can survive the zombie apocalypse. (Comics Alliance)

IZA reader Marcus Leaning dropped us a line to tell us about the ZOMBOSIUM, a one day zombie themed symposium taking place October 28 at the University of Winchester.

While we can’t embed it, here’s a cool video of Brad Pitt driving what looks like the mobile home from The Walking Dead for the upcoming film World War Z. (BBC NEWS)

Deadlines: News roundup 08/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

Bruce Campbell recently said a few words about the “non-remake remake” that is Evil Dead 4 and his other secret project Bruce vs Frankenstein, which will be The Expendables of horror movies. (Coventry Telegraph)

Want to see the set of World War Z? Well you can, because they’re showing it off on webcam and you should definitely check it out. I hope this is something that more movies start doing. (Dread Central)

The much hyped horror flick Cockneys vs Zombies finally has a deadline for production wrap up. Unfortunately it won’t be until next year, so we’ve got a while to wait. (28 Days Later Analysis)

I know it was a slow news day, so to help out with that, here’s the JESUS AMAZING trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, a new action game written by the amazing James Gunn (Slither, Super, etc) and developed by the studio that brought us No More Heroes. Seriously, it’s about a chainsaw wielding cheerleader who dismembers zombies by the dozen. Check out the trailer after the break, and go ahead and give that evil game company their lousy five bucks for a pre-order. (Buzz Focus)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 15 - 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 Walking Dead is still going strong despite some shake ups lately, and cinematographer turned director David Boyd gives a pretty nice interview about working on the show and getting a shot directing. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, for all you metal lovers out there Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian posted a pic of himself in full blown zombie makeup for his cameo in season two. (FEARnet)

After the break, check out some choice songs from the Dead Island sound track and get your mind right for some proper zombie killing. (Joystiq)

Graig Gillespie recently discussed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and told us he’s ready to start shooting early 2012. (indieWIRE)

Check out the second trailer for community game turned fright flick Humans vs. Zombies after the break. (Fangoria)

It seems like Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D will be an animated full CGI retelling of the classic Romero story. Check out the trailer after the break, and look forward to the fact that Tony Todd will be lending his voice to the project. (Worst Previews)

Rob Sholty, an indie filmmaker from Las Vegas, dropped us a line to a trailer for his first feature film Patient Zero, which he describes as “The Wrestler meets 28 Days Later“. He’s currently gathering funds through kickstarter if you want to pitch in, and you can check out the trailer after the break. It actually looks pretty damn cool…

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

After the break, check out the full trailer for season two of the awesome zombie webseries Dead Wait, which returns to our internets very, very soon. (Buy Zombie)

Here are some production stills showing Ving Rhames being an undead killing badass in the upcoming film The Zombie Apocalypse. (Buy Zombie)

The 2011 Zombie Safe House competition is coming soon. There were some pretty awesome designs last year so let’s hope this year’s fresh crop of survivalist genius architects can up the ante. (International Business Times)

In a non zombie related shameless plug, my wife has forgone the daily grind in an effort to become a professional cartoonist. (A goal which I also share, as you already hopefully know) She’s started up a new comic called FRUIT! and you should definitely check it out.

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

Finally we’ve got the news everyone has been waiting for. It seems that Frank Darabont was indeed fired from The Walking Dead, and the rumor mill (which is currently still anonymous sources) says it’s because of his difficulty to work with AMC regarding show notes and budget discussions. (FEARnet)

World War Z caught some bad publicity this week when it was revealed that the movie wouldn’t really follow the spirit of the best selling book. Instead it would be more of an action adventure film centered entirely around Brad Pitt’s character and not multiple stories from the battlefront. (The Celebrity Cafe)

Ving Rhames, who is by far one of the best zombie killers on film, will once again be thrust in the middle of an undead outbreak in the upcoming Asylum production Zombie Apocalypse. (Dread Central)

While it erupted onto the scene with an immediate fan base and a possible movie deal, the actual Dead Island video game has been getting some lackluster early reviews lately. Let’s hope for the best. (Kotaku)

Every now and then people make me realize just how possible it would be to survive a zombie outbreak. One such person posted a detailed write up on how to make your own MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat) packages for less than half the price of those stale military grade goods. (Lifehacker)

We stumbled across this awesome trailer for Zombie 108 and had to share it with you. It’s a Japanese zombie flick that looks like it’s part 28 Days Later, part Battle Royale, and very, very cool. Check it out after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

The Film Agency for Wales just gave a hefty donation to help make an upcoming movie about a zombie outbreak during the 2012 Olympic games possible. (Fangoria)

Good news everyone! Principle filming on Resident Evil: Retribution is slated to start in October. The film will move locations from Toronto to Tokyo and Paul Anderson is again writing the script. (Dread Central)

Here’s a pretty cool interview with Walking Dead director Ernest Dickerson, who will once again step behind the camera for two back to back episodes of season two. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, it’s been confirmed that there will be some flashbacks in season two that will allude to what brought Shane and Lori together, and in even bigger news Kirkman is thinking of doing a “Volume 0″ series to tell the tale in comic book form. Awesome! (Daily Blam)

We’ve got even more set pics from the upcoming epic that will be World War Z. Actually this might just be Brad Pitt hanging with some kids, but it still looks cool. (Daily Mail)

After the break, check out this co-op trailer for Dead Island, which unfortunately bears a few similarities to Left 4 Dead, but I guess that’s not a bad thing. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 8 - 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.

Let’s start off the new week with a boatload (you’ll get the joke later) of World War Z news…

The author of Warm Bodies, soon to be the first true zombie romance movie with a wide theatrical release, gives a few tips for dating the undead. (FEARnet)

Valve is once again asking its rabid fan base to do the impossible. If 60,000 people complete the re-release of “Dead Air” then they’ll ship the next map out early for Left 4 Dead 2. (Kotaku)

While the teaser image was really entertaining, here’s a few more actual details for the upcoming video game based on The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

The most important thing about zombies is that they give back to the community. These zombies organized a walk for charity and donated food and money to the Fredericton Food Bank. (Daily Gleaner)

Fearing the CDC article wasn’t enough to properly warn the public, the crew over at Off Duty (a respected military magazine) decided to further enlighten the public on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Federal Times)

Michael Moreci, the author of the graphic novel Quarantined that we reviewed earlier this year, sent us the trailer showing off his book. Check it out after the break, and it’s now available on ComiXology for .99 cents an issue if you haven’t picked it up yet.

Webseries legend to-be Jon Dixon let us know that episode 8 of his series …And Then Everything Changed is now online as well. Check out the episode after the break.

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