Deadlines: News roundup 08/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

Here’s yet another awesome interview from Robert Kirkman at Comic Con where he discusses The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, and a thankfully avoided crossover between the two. (Comic Book Resources)

Actor Samn Wright (that’s not a typo, his name is “Samn”) has created the Slaughterhouse Opera, a zombie apocalypse themed rock show, which is performing now at a few local clubs in Kansas City. (Kansas City Star)

For the starstruck readers of the IZA, we’ve got some pics of Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z. (Celebuzz)

This month, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be further cashing in on the zombie craze by releasing an all undead expansion called Rezurrection. It’ll cost a little over $10. (Dread Central)

It seems like Paramount is in talks with Alexandre Aja, who directed the very, very awesome horror flick High Tension, and the less awesome remake of The Hills Have Eyes, to help re-make Pet Cemetary, which will have a new script written by Matthew Greenburg, who also wrote 1408. The talent is there, let’s hope the rest follows suit. (Shock Till You Drop)

Deadlines: News roundup 08/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

It looks like Kevin Bacon will be the next actor to grace the cast of R.I.P.D. (Hollywood.com)

Well, it might have taken five years, and the movie was already in production (as you know), but A Little Bit Zombie finally reached its million dollar goal that it needed for production. Congratulations! (Net News Ledger)

Here’s another good hands on preview with some more multiplayer details and storyline development for Dead Island. I can’t wait for the game to come out so I can make “…well the book was better” jokes. (Digital Spy)

After the break, watch this video of Garth Ennis, the comic writer extraordinaire, talk about his latest short film Stitched. (Dread Central)

I guess the only thing you can do to a sad franchise is add boobs. That’s what the House of the Dead series decided to do when they added a LOT of boobs to their new game. (Kotaku)

Top commenter and indie webseries creator Jon Dixon sent us a message to let us know that the latest episode of his series …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Pittsburgh, the home of the Living Dead series, is opening up a new attraction called Pittsburgh Zombies, which will be a zombie survival “scare house”. Sounds like a good time. (PR Newswire)

We found a really good writeup on Bryan Goff’s zombie horror trilogy Bloody Border, which is currently in production of its first film. It’s cool to see an indie zombie trilogy and I hope it pans out. (Flagstaff Live)

After the break, check out some details and a nice behind the scenes video for A Little Bit Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got some more details about the upcoming video game based on The Walking Dead. (Lazy Gamer)

Yet another Walking Dead interview from Comic Con, this time with both Frank Darabont and Greg Nicotero, has surfaced. Still no news as to what happened just a few days later to produce Darabont’s surprising exit from the show. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/26/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

UPDATE: Executive producer Frank Darabont has left the staff of The Walking Dead. No word yet on who will replace him as the showrunner, but let’s hope it’s someone good. We’ll deliver additional info as it becomes available. (Deadline)

Well I thought I had it all but apparently I missed a few Walking Dead tidbits from Comic Con.

Check out the first shot of one of the infected from the upcoming REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for the Mexican zombie film Los Infectados. It’s directed by Gareth Edwards, who brought us the awesome indie flick Monsters last year, which I highly recommend. (Twitch Film)

The first reported zombie case has finally been made public. A South African man has awoken after being pronounced dead and placed in the morgue for over 20 hours. These are truly the end times… or not. (Cincinnati.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 25 - 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 I’m back from vacation and well rested so naturally I want to talk about undead fiends and the San Diego Comic Con which contained them. Bear with me because I’m going to try and catch up on all the key news from last week. So let’s get to it!

Let’s start off by diving into the MASSIVE pile of The Walking Dead news from Comic Con.

Carlos Gallardo, the producer of El Mariachi, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have paired up to bring us Zombie Apocalypse, a working title comic book and potential screen play that looks pretty slick. (What Culture)

Speaking of comic books, it looks like the popular build a weapon zombie killing franchise Dead Rising is set to receive the comic treatment courtesy of IDW. (Gamepro)

Last Blood, the graphic novel about the war between zombies and vampires for control of the last of the human population in the post apocalyptic wastelands, is set to receive the film treatment with none other than Simon Hunter, director of The Mutant Chronicles at it’s helm. (The Film Stage)

In sadder news, Ruben Fleisher, director of last years fan favorite Zombieland, gave the bad news that Zombieland 2 is most likely a no-go due to scheduling conflicts and an unfinished script. (I Am Rogue)

The judge in the Jenna Jameson lawsuit recalled his victory ruling against her after she was a no-show in court and now it looks like a settlement may be in the cards. Who would have thought we’d have this much legal drama over Zombie Strippers? (Woodridge Patch)

Another nice little surprise at Comic Con was the trailer for the short film Stitched, about a group of soldiers who combat a deadly undead enemy in the Middle East, and written by none other than comic book legend Garth Ennis. Check it out after the break. (io9)

After the break, check out the game play trailer for Zombie Gunship, the iOS game where you command a flying assault plane trying to mow down the horde of undead scum who are aiming to take down a group of human survivors. It actually looks really good. (148apps.com)

Undead Labs spoke up and gave some more information about their upcoming zombie MMO Xbox Live exclusive games Class3 and Class4. (Gamasutra)

Issac Marion, the writer of Warm Bodies, the zombie romance that hopefully won’t be another Twilight, recently gave an interview about the film and the book. (USA Today)

Regular commenter and webseries creator Jon Dixon sent me an e-mail with a really cool zombie commercial for the new Toshiba laptops. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Gwyneth Horder-Payton, the woman behind the camera of the first episode of season two of The Walking Dead, discusses surviving the zombie apocalypse. (MTV)

Jenna Jameson’s lawyers are fighting back in the lawsuit regarding her no show appearance at a film screening of Zombie Strippers earlier this year, and making a claim that the theater owner, and his attorney, are trying to extort Jenna for cash. You be the judge… Actually don’t do that, let the judge be the judge. (Daily Herald)

Even if you don’t like tales about loveable cancer ridden meth makers, you should tune into the season premiere of Breaking Bad on July 17 to catch a special sneak peek for season two of The Walking Dead. At least set your dvr to record it. (Daily Blam)

We’ve got a new name to add to the roster for Evil Dead 4 and it’s a name that carries a fiery vengeance. It’s Diablo Cody, the woman behind Juno, and she’ll be overseeing some script re-writes for the film. (FEARnet)

After the break, check out yet another great special effects behind the scenes video of the zombie creation process for The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

So if you follow Bruce Campbell on twitter (and you should, he’s @GroovyBruce) then you know that earlier today he confirmed Evil Dead 4 is happening. That’s breaking news folks and hopefully you heard it here first.

Also we’ve got some details on Evil Dead 4. It’s going to be a quasi remake (in the vein of Evil Dead 2 hopefully) and will NOT be directed by Sam Raimi, but it is being directed by someone whom he (or at least his studio) trusts. (Quiet Earth)

When EA bought PopCap Games recently, the loveable zombies from Plants vs Zombies decided to send a note to their newest zombie victims. (Kotaku)

The woman who will be directing episode one of the new season of The Walking Dead answers a few questions. (Dread Central)

San Diego Comic Con, which is most undoubtedly the best comic con, will be the debut show for the new Walking Dead board game. (Bleeding Cool)

For those wondering if their old busted down pc from 2008 can run Dead Island, well you’re in luck, it probably can. Check out these system requirements just to make sure though. (Device Mag)

Learn how to rip content from Youtube to your hard drive by legally downloading Night of the Living Dead (it’s public domain armchair attorneys) and enjoying the show. (Information Week)

If you’re like me, you want to be really, really prepared for the zombie apocalypse. So why don’t you follow this guy’s move and build the ultimate zombie Armageddon survival shotgun so that you’re never worried about anything except running out of ammo. (The Art of Manliness)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 07/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

If you’re looking for a good way to spend the next ten to fifteen minutes, here’s the entire set of pictures and video from season two of The Walking Dead that’s currently available. (Examiner)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, after the break check out this amazing fan made teaser trailer for season two. Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd have actually confirmed this to be fan made, for all of you who doubt it. Let’s hope the creator ends up with a job at AMC. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich recently discussed some zombie related nightmares that have come from years of shooting Resident Evil movies. Maybe she’ll weigh in with her thoughts on Cory’s The Zombie Dream article. (Digital Spy)

There’s finally a proper trailer for Cuba’s newest export Juan of the Dead. Check it out after the break. (Slash Film)

So the amazing bonus pre-order content for Dead Island is going to be… a digital pdf of some of the game and concept art… I think it might be time to get off the island. (Kotaku)

In better gaming news, as per Valve’s challenge, within four hours enough users (roughly twenty thousand) beat the latest expansion for Left 4 Dead 2 and Valve is going to release the re-vamped map packs early. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Yet another lucky writer has gotten some hands-on game play time with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and they’ve done a great write up about the experience. (Buzz Focus)

A local Glasgow mother is organizing a zombie walk, which should tie in nicely to World War Z and good times will ensue. (Lennox Herald)

Jenna Jameson was a no-show in her court case where she is being sued for bailing on a sponsored party at a theater during a special screening of Zombie Strippers back in March. Maybe she was just at another Perez Hilton bash… I mean she was medically exhausted, right medically exhausted… from all the porn. Hey at least we get to use the “gratuitous nudity” tag. (Woodridge Patch)

After the break, watch Captain Awesome, AKA Robert Kirkman, sit on a motor cycle, try on Rick Grime’s hat, and talk about season two of The Walking Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Just a quick update from us here at the IZA. We’ve wrapped up Zombie Movie Marathon Month and we’ll be releasing the podcast reviewing the last fifteen or so movies sometime next week. So look out for it and get your mp3 players ready! Now on with the news!

If you live in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, then you’ve got to check out the Shoot House, an establishment that lets you fire simulated weapons at real zombies for fun and survival practice. (CDA Press)

We’ve got all of the juicy details on the Blu-Ray release of the Lucio Fulci classic film Zombie, which is jam packed with shark fighting extras. (Fangoria)

There’s also some details and a release date (it’s this month!) for REC 2 on DVD. (Dread Central)

Everyone should check out this review of the script for the comic book to film adaptation of R.I.P.D. which I’m already excited about. There are a few minor spoilers, so beware. (io9)

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