Deadlines: News roundup 11/22/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 22 - 2010

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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.

As usual, here’s the inside scoop on The Walking Dead after last night’s AMAZING episode…

We have no idea what it is, but Valve will be releasing some surprise Left 4 Dead news during the Spike Video Game Awards airing on December 11. (Game Planet UK)

Even thought a director was just announced, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is invading facebook, twitter, the blog-o-sphere, and even online dating sites with an impressive viral marketing campaign. (Entertainment Weekly)

We talked briefly about the zombie active reality game over at the University of New Mexico that took place recently, and it appears that it caused quite a bit of backlash with some local citizens. (Daily Lobo)

Speaking of gaming, it appears that even LARP (Live Action Role Playing) isn’t immune to the zombie apocalypse, as the new game Zombie Cataclysm is surprisingly interesting. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/08/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 8 - 2010

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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 seems that the Monday posts will be pretty devoted to the weekend’s Walking Dead news, and this Monday is no exception.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies finally lands a director in School of Rock scribe Mike White. (FEARnet)

Zombie lore master George A. Romero gives an interview about continuity in his films and upcoming projects. (Dread Central)

Box office poison Megan Fox is considering a role in which she’d play a heartbroken zombie searching for her lover. I can’t say this enough people, AIM FOR THE HEAD! (Showbiz Spy)

Think you’ve got what it takes to survive? Test your zombie fighting know-how on your iPhone with The Zombie Survival Guide, available for $1.99 USD in the apple store. (prMac)

We’ve got the trailer for the western zombie greatness that is The Dead and the Damned. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The sequel to the British film The Zombie Diaries is casting in the UK. (EADT News 24)

If you live in Europe, have a Nintendo Wii, and love shooting zombies and classic fairy tales, then you can play Zombie Panic in Wonderland. Here’s hoping for a US port soon. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/04/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 4 - 2010

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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.

Indie game crew Ballardia just delivered the first screen shots and details on their upcoming free to play browser based zombie MMO World of the Living Dead. It’s more simulation than decapitation, but it still looks cool.  (Gamers Hell)

UPDATE: It looks like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn’t completely buried, as reported yesterday. Two new directors have put their names in the hat to run the project. (LA Times)

Director Brian Wimer talks about zombie culture and his latest film, Danger. Zombies. Run. (The Hook)

The Japanese Dead Rising movie, based (somewhat) on the game, and created by its producer Keiji Inafune, is being released on DVD. You can check out the trailer here. (Kotaku)

The latest ultra creepy trailer for Dead Space 2 has just been released to the world (and embedded below). Get ready not to sleep for a week. (Kotaku)

Like Marvel, Fangoria is getting into the movie business, starting with a remake of the 1972 classic Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things. (Fangoria)

Alright, no more excuses…. After the break we’ve got the pilot episode of The Walking Dead available for online viewing. WATCH THE SHOW! (Dread Central)

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We’ve got the 411 on the premiere of the world’s first Native American themed zombie film The Dead Can’t Dance, which premieres November 6 in San Francisco.

Mike Busson got in touch with us to give us some information on his new movie Stag Night of the Dead and also a trailer (embedded below) for the film.

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/03/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 3 - 2010

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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.

Need a safe place to survive the zombie apocalypse? Look no further than Bedworth, which was proven to be the best equipped to fight off the undead horde. (Coventry Telegraph)

Here’s a nice write up of the new indie flick Make-Out With Violence. (IFC)

It looks like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still on shaky burial ground after losing its stars and director. (LA Times)

You know that epic shot in every great zombie movie where they rip someones intestines out? Well here’s a video (after the break) of how to do it for $40. (Wonder How To)

Walking Dead director Frank Darabont gives a nice little thank you to the show’s fans. (Ain’t It Cool News)

John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In, just began shopping the film rights in the US to his other awesome horror story, Handling The Undead. Expect more big news about this as it develops. (Bloody Disgusting)

Lennie James, who plays Morgan Jones on The Walking Dead, recently gave a nice and short interview. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/18/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 18 - 2010

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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 a fan of the classic “zombies caused by a space virus” scenario, then you’ll want to check out this trailer for the newest zombie movie, Parasitic. Naturally, you can do that via the embed below. (Dread Central)

It’s a great day for you gunslingers as it was announced that Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, the zombie dlc released for the popular game, will be available as a standalone disc, with no previous game purchase required. (Kotaku)

If you need to brush up on your flesh eating marksmanship, there’s a zombie themed paintball scenario game going on November 7 in Chesapeake City, MD. (M. Carter Brown)

Robert Kirkman answers one question, the most important question, “Why zombies?” in a recent interview. (Courier Journal)

Dead Frontier, a browser based zombie apocalypse shooter, just went open beta and is free to play. There’s also a game play trailer after the break. Try not to get fired playing at work. (Worth Playing)

TROMA Films crosses genres with Zombie Werewolves Attack! and we’ve got the first trailer online now. (More Horror)

Call it an early Christmas because there’s 70 beautiful and horrifying high res images of The Walking Dead online for your viewing pleasure. (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s a metric TON of recent rumors on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 6 - 2010

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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 recent Walking Dead TV spot is now available in easy, embeddable form so you’ll find it embedded below. Easy!

It’s a sad day for collegiate English professors and fans of the undead as it was just announced that director David O. Russel has walked off of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, due to scheduling conflicts with Natalie Portman. (New York Magazine – Vulture)

Wentworth Miller (former Prison Break star) discusses role similarities and the challenges of playing videogame icon Chris Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Metro News)

Need to practice your zombie battle skills on the go? Dead Rising was just announced as a standalone iPhone game. You can check out initial gameplay footage in the video embedded below. (Slide to Play)

Meanwhile, the console world of Dead Rising 2 is getting a bunch of spiffy new outfits as DLC. (Kotaku)

Zombie Fest in Pittsburgh offers a benefit walk for brai… charity, but no longer at the legendary mall where Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was originally filmed. (Point Park Globe)

Are you pale and do you love the taste of brains? The creators of the NYC Zombie Crawl are having open casting for their new zombie film, The Reunion, in New Jersey on October 16. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 9 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Rumor is The Walking Dead (TV) will debut on AMC Friday, October 8. Let the countdown begin… (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s a big interview with The Dead co-director Howard Ford for you to read. He tells us about influences, the hassles of filming in Africa and why it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. All that and part two of said interview is coming soon. (Dread Central)

You could also watch a behind-the-scenes clip from The Dead in embedded video glory, below. (Fangoria)

Let’s talk Resident Evil: Afterlife with producer Don Carmody. How much you want to bet half the interview is him talking about how revolutionary the 3D is? (Fangoria)

Natalie Portman talks Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie progress to MTV — in brief, new draft is in from writer/director David O. Russell, shooting hopefully to begin next year, she thinks it’s clever. There’s video if you like looking at her talk. (MTV Movies Blog)

Point your eyeballs at these pictures from The Horde, the French zombie/gangster/cop flick that most people seem unimpressed with. Supposedly it’s hitting VOD this week. (FEARnet)

Enjoy a nice essay on the classic film Lucio Fulci’s Zombie. (Fangoria)

Look out below for a trailer for Zombiefied a zombie-slasher film that’s debuting October 15, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 29 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Good news for those of us (myself included) looking forward to the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series! Word is that AMC has ordered six episodes of the forthcoming series, sight unseen! Also, the current frontrunner for the role of Rick Grimes is said to be Hackers star Johnny Lee Miller. (Bloody Disgusting)

In more Walking Dead news, KNB Effects Group will be handling the zombie effects and makeup for the series. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other made-for-TV zombie news, there’s an anime series called High School of the Dead coming in 2010. High-school students vs. zombie, with lots of panty-shots and attention to boobs. Could be fun. Shaky-cam trailer embedded below. (Anime Vice)

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC  news update! It will not be available this month. The new date is “Spring” but the cost was announced: 560 MS points (or $7 in US currency). In addition to the sweet scenario featuring the surviving original L4D characters, you will also get a golf club melee weapon, a heavy-duty machine gun (not reloadable, kind of like the grenade launcher) and a bride variant of the Witch. Plus the previously announced stuff (new common-uncommon, new modes/modes, etc.). A little pricey, but not to bad. (Kotaku)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies madness simply will not stop. Now there’s going to be a videogame version, for the iPhone/iPod touch. It appears to be a side-scrolling brawler. (Kotaku)

I’ve mentioned the post-apocalyptic Western zombie movie Devil’s Crossing once or twice. Well, there’s a teaser trailer (embedded below) and a bit more available. (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 26 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The first casting details for The Walking Dead TV adaptation have been announced. Welcome Jon Bernthal as Shane! Bernthal has appeared in Eastwick (itself a spin-off of the film The Witches of Eastwick) and something called The Ghost Writer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tonight and tomorrow night, Ottawa residents can enjoy a special screening of Night of the Living Dead accompanied by live musicians. George A. Romero taped a video introduction for it! (CBC News)

You’ve always wanted to see the cast of Street Fighter as zombies, right? Well, here is your chance. (Kotaku)

Now even more official: REC 2 coming to US theaters in July. (Bloody Disgusting)

The current episode of Geek in the City Radio podcast is zombiecentric, featuring an interview with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls author Steve Hockensmith and a review of said tome. (Geek in the City)

In upcoming low-budget film Necro Wars, a newly zombified super soldier must decide if he will fight for the living or the dead. Teaser trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

An interview with Martin Vavra, writer/director/producer of zombie webseries The Last Stand, reveals his influences, his favorite episodes and whether he’d survive a real zombie apocalypse. (The Local Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 15 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Some Survival of the Dead clips have hit the net, supposedly of “big” moments from the film. I haven’t watched them, since I hate seeing clips of movies I intend to watch in full, but you can find one embedded for you below, and three more at Bloody Disgusting (or on YouTube). (Bloody Disgusting)

Even better than the clips, there’s a Survival of the Dead zombie identification field manual to help you identify those pesky zombies. Helpful hint: they’re the ones trying to bite your face. (Dread Central)

It’s still weird to me that books get trailers now, but the new trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, the prequel to the Jane Austen mashup, is pretty kick ass. It’s embedded below. (Zombie Command)

Need some reading material? Here’s a look at four newish works in the zombie field. (Suvudu)

This past weekend in my hometown of Denver, there was a zombie fashion show. Prior commitments prevented me from attending, but here’s a slide show of the fashionable zombies. (Westword)

There’s a third entry in the infamous Deadlands film series coming from creator Gary Ugarek. This one focuses on three groups in the zombie ravaged world, including a man with a death wish who’s the leader of an elite commando unit. While I was no fan of either of its predecessors (first review here, and second review here), you can’t say Ugarek lacks ambition. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. (Fangoria)

An op-ed asks the vital question: Will global warming exacerbate the zombie apocalypse? (The Day)

On a similar(?) note, a blogger shares her theory that those that bust a sag — that is, those who wear their pants below their ass — will be the first to be eaten when the zombies come. (Tara Lynn Childs)

GDC attendees are getting zombie vaccinations courtesy of Zombrex, as a promotion for Dead Rising 2 apparently. (Kotaku)

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