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 07/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg dropped some rather disheartening information about the Zombieland sequel during a recent interview. At least the script is being worked on though. (Comic Book Movie)

Some very early set pics featuring a zombie torn World War Z have already surfaced. It’s good to see the production moving along quickly. (Shock Till You Drop)

Michael Bartlett sits down and discusses the Zombie Diaries 2 which hits DVD this month. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out some game play trailers for Dead Block, the zombie defense game that hits Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this month. (Co-Optimus)

I honestly don’t know if this is meant to be a movie or not, but after the break check out this music video from the Zombeatles titled A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

If you’re into heavy metal (I’m not, but to each their own) then you’ll be happy to know that Orchid’s Curse is preparing to release their new “Frankenstein meets a zombie apocalypse” themed music video this weekend. (Halifax News Net)

Bollywood is tackling the tough subject matter of the “zom-com” and we can expect the first entry, Go Goa Gone, hopefully later this year. It’s got a bunch of people I’ve never heard of, but apparently they’re HUGE in India. (Bollywood Hungama)

Uncle Sam wants YOU! (To be an extra) in the upcoming epic film that is World War Z. Any currently enlisted U.S. military personnel stationed in the UK or Europe should apply. (Stars and Stripes)

The Saturn Award results are in, and The Walking Dead won the award for best television presentation. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont dropped some more information on the world yesterday and revealed that Michonne will be in season three and that Stephen King will be a writer on season two, possibly with son Joe Hill. (FEARnet)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 06/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Summer Adventure Program has really stepped up it’s game this year by offering a zombie science camp for kids to learn just how the undead work, and how to survive their inevitable outbreak. (GoDanRiver.com)

The insane 3D zombie puppet musical Rose is back in pre-production, and the creative team has re-launched the Kickstarter campaign to try and drum up that last little bit of funding needed to finish the project. (Dread Central)

Well the first official new cast member for season two of The Walking Dead has been announced. Pruitt Taylor Vince, who was better known for playing the overweight psychic preacher in Constantine, will be filling the shoes of Otis, the foreman on Hershel’s farm from the comics. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this awesome behind the scenes video (after the break) of the cast and crew and a lovable Steven Yeun gearing up for another great season. (MTV)

And while we’re dishing out behind the scenes videos here’s the first production clip from the much hyped A Little Bit Zombie. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 19 - 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.

First off, I want to give a warm welcome to all the new readers that found us through twitter since “zombie apocalypse” started trending. I’m glad twitter trends finally proved useful. You’ll love it here, we promise.

Second, I just want to direct your attention to Cory’s post regarding the Fourth Annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month which takes place in June, just two short weeks away. We’re pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

Now on with the news…

Cannes has been giving zombies a lot of love this past week, and another movie we’re excited about is Infected. While the title seems as generic as possible, the premise is actually pretty cool. It’s about zombies (and Michael Madsen) but they’re not undead. They’re aware of what they’re doing, they just can’t control it. I’m keeping an eye out for this one. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out yet another Cannes hit in the short film series, a fun little zombie themed claymation movie. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few more production updates and some rather peaceful images from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis.  (Bloody Disgusting)

While the title is too long and upsets me (it has nothing to do with Romero or Princesses), I’m still obliged to share the first official trailer (after the break) for World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2. (Dread Central)

Jon Bernthal (Shane) from The Walking Dead chimes in with a few quotes regarding the new season coming later this year. There’s some major spoilers if you haven’t read the comics yet. Also if you haven’t read the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic book series, go buy the first trade after you finish reading today’s post. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me a link to an article from The A.V. Club (which is his awesome day job btw) which contains a good review and summary for Wild Zero, a rock and roll horror movie featuring the Japanese band Guitar Wolf. It’s a good read so check it out. (The A.V. Club)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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, check out Hungry Like A Tiger, a zombie music video from hipster Portland band Jared Mees and the Grown Children. (Paste Magazine)

Author Ray Hensley sent us an e-mail to let us know that his book Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill is now available from Amazon in ebook format.

Here’s an interesting look at one writer’s hour well spent playing Dead Island. This is the second official game play article that makes the game seem like it will deliver everything promised. (Kotaku)

If you love comic books, check out this seven page preview of issue two of Zombies vs Robots: Undercity. (io9)

Plants vs Zombies hits the android marketplace May 30. The catch is that you have to get the game from Amazon marketplace. While that sucks, a nice incentive is that they’re giving it away for free for one day only during launch. (Buy Zombie)

Eric Balfour, who starred in the travesty that was Skyline and had a notable death in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is stepping away from the spotlight to direct his first feature film, a live action adaptation of the indie comic Jesus Hates Zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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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 04/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 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.

Dr. Steven Schlozman gives us some great insight as to how the zombie brain would function in the real world and how a virus would affect it. (CNN)

We’ve got some nice behind the scenes pictures for two upcoming movies. The first is Frost Bite which takes place in a grocery store after the zombie apocalypse and the second is the biological outbreak based VS. The Dead. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out this cool little 60 second summary of Shaun of the Dead in a Scott Pilgrim style animation. (Buy Zombie)

Our readers really came through this weekend and sent us a ton of cool videos. Check them all out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 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.

Well it looks like the deal for the unique zombie movie Maggie has fallen apart, so this gem with an estimated five million dollar production cost is back on the market for any of you big spenders out there. (Ace Showbiz)

Max Adler, the notorious bully on the popular show Glee, just signed up to be one of the undead horde in the upcoming comedy film Detention of the Dead. (Gather)

We’ve got the premiere date, location, and a nice trailer (after the break) for the quirky zombie musical The Dead Inside. (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s some amazing images that were recently released for the upcoming game (that I’m really excited about) Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. (Kotaku)

Regular commenter Jon Dixon dropped me a line to let us know that Episode 4 of his webseries …And Then Everything Changed is now online. We’ve got the video after the break, and be sure to check out past episodes on his site.

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

After the break, check out this slick music video from MC Buck 65 called Zombie Delight wherein a DJ fights off the zombie hordes. (Dose)

Robert Kirkman recently sat down to discuss The Walking Dead video game and what surprises we can look forward to. (MTV)

We’ve argued it for years, but SpikeTV is going to finally settle the age old argument of who would win a fight: Zombies or Vampires on an upcoming episode of Deadliest Warrior. (Geeks of Doom)

Japanese zombie apocalypse game Yakuza: Of The End has been delayed indefinitely as of today. There has been no word from SEGA as to whether or not it was due to the earthquake. (gamrFEED)

Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright was asked by Frank Darabont to direct an episode of The Walking Dead during season two, but has seemingly declined the offer based on a recent quote. (Obsessed With Film)

Kim Mulligan from the Funny or Die group getsomeKAndy dropped us a line to show us her zombie advice column. Check it out after the break.

Also regular commenter Jon Dixon let me know this morning that episode two of his zombie web series …And Then Everything Changed is also live. We’ve got it after the break.

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