Deadlines: News roundup 07/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 6 - 2011

deadlines

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)

Deadlines: News roundup 07/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 1 - 2011

deadlines

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 episode five of the webseries Fright Bytes, which tackles the zombie apocalypse head on. (Fangoria)

Also after the break, this amazing lecture about the science of zombies will most definitely keep you entertained. Also be sure to follow the link for some cool graphics and even more good information. (Wired)

For those of you not yet prepared for the zombie apocalypse, a deal a day site has this awesome zombie survival kit, equipped with survival gear, a Twinkie, and your choice of either machete or pistol grip crossbow for about thirty dollars shipped. If you miss it, they usually re-run this every other week. (13deals.com)

Some zombie enthusiasts over in the UK sent us a link to their new zombie shop with all kinds of undead related goods. Check it out!

Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 06/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 29 - 2011

deadlines

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 were driving in Canada this past week you may have noticed a few road signs that both warned you about the zombie apocalypse and reminded you of one of the most important rules of all. (CBC News)

The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s New Exhibition Room is having a fundraiser and they’re holding zombie survival classes to help pay the bills. (The Phoenix)

High School of the Dead, the semi-popular anime based on the comic book series, will be airing on the Xfinity (Comcast) on demand service for about a dollar an episode the entire month of July. (Anime News Network)

Cinesite, the special effects team that did wonders for Battle: LA and X-Men: First Class has been signed on to tackle the awesome graphics of World War Z. (Daily Blam)

Haley Joel Osment, the creepy kid from The Sixth Sense and creepier teenager from his DUI photo will play the even creepier Doctor Frankenstein in Wake the Dead, a retelling of the classic story. (Dread Central)

According to a recent report actress Emma Stone was offered the lead role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but did not accept. This is only confirmed by one source at this time, but it’s another huge blow to an already troubled production. I hope Natalie Portman can get a refund. (Deadline)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 27 - 2011

deadlines

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.

McFarlane toys recently unveiled the first series of their Walking Dead toy line based on the tv show rather than the comic book. I’ve got to say so far I’m liking them more than the comic book line released earlier this year. (Bloody Disgusting)

In local news (if you live in Scotland) the Dundee city council said, after prodding by a local resident, that unlike other cities recently mentioned in the news, if the threat of a zombie or vampire attack becomes a possible circumstance, the city would draft official plans to combat the problem. (STV.tv News)

While it’s mainly an interview about his latest masterpiece Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman also talks about The Walking Dead and how his children play into that story in this interview. (Wired)

We might have a long wait, but at least it’s official that Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges will be bringing us R.I.P.D. (based on the comic book series) in 2013. (Dread Central)

It looks like Greene’s farm is finally fully stocked as it was announced earlier that actors (with good science fiction backgrounds) have been cast to play Hershel Greene and his daughter Maggie (who will be a love interest for our favorite little courier Glenn) on season two of The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the first five minutes of the latest zombie flick Dead Genesis, which looks pretty good, with a dark sadness that we fell in love with during the Dead Island trailer. (Bloody Disgusting)

Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 06/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 23 - 2011

deadlines

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 real world mock zombie attack to demonstrate the local government unwillingness to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, this time by Wellington New Zealand natives, recently occurred and the group responsible has drafted the Zombie Apocalypse Plan (ZAP) to try and solve the problem….that they made up and caused. (Stuff.co.nz)

Two clever young British filmmakers have recently wrapped production on ZomCo: Waste Management And Body Disposal, about the clean up crew that helps to keep the streets tidy during and after a zombie apocalypse. (Manchester Evening News)

FINALLY, some real updates on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! It looks like recently popular hottie Emma Stone will play the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in this Natalie Portman produced epic retelling of a classic story. (Screen Junkies)

These posters released by AMC will make any Emmy voting member definitely cast their ballot to The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker. Especially if they value their life. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont finally sat down and set the record straight regarding the rumors that be fired the entire writing staff between seasons. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 22 - 2011

deadlines

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)

Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 06/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 20 - 2011

deadlines

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.

Philadelphia residents are pretty pissed about losing a fifty million dollar boost to the economy when World War Z took the film overseas to Scotland. (Mother Nature Network)

In other news, the county of Malta (where most of World War Z is being filmed) is super excited to have a fifty million dollar boost to their economy. Funny how that works… (Times of Malta)

Connecticut Light and Power has shut down the electricity powering a local Ramada Inn over unpaid bills and bounced checks. That really sucks for the crew filming the zombie movie Remains, which is now in their own private zombie apocalypse. (The Day)

After the news that the city of Leicester was unprepared for a zombie invasion based off of public inquiry, the public decided to test the city by staging a mock zombie apocalypse. That’s what you call dedication. (Newslite)

The upcoming Annihilation add on for Call of Duty: Black Ops will have another zombie filled, but celebrity cameo defficient map and multiplayer mission. Personally I think this was a last minute addition to capitalize on the previous expansion. (Dread Central)

Robert Kirkman yet again excites the general public with another awesome interview about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Will the famed comic book creator wear the latex of the undead? I hope so, but he’s reluctant. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 7 - 2011

deadlines

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.

OMG NEWS! It’s been a huge news weekend and with the E3 show going on there’s a lot to cover, so I’m going to split things up into a few groups at times. Also all videos, as always, are after the break, just so I don’t have to keep typing it.

There was a ton of good news that came out of the E3 show just these last couple of days.

The Walking Dead has also been tearing up the internet as season two moves into production.

There wasn’t a shortage of movie news this weekend either.

And to wrap things up with a little humor, that awesome CDC article about zombie preparedness (which we reported day one, because Cory is just that awesome) has become so popular that it actually crashed the CDC blog last week. (Your Daily News Fix)

Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 05/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 24 - 2011

deadlines

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.

Okeechobee County in Florida has a 75 page plan for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Since it’s near Palm Beach, I’m going to go out on a limb and say page one is “feed the retirees to the zombies.” (Palm Beach Post)

First we learned that Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King, would be co-writing an episode of The Walking Dead next season. Well apparently his love for zombies doesn’t stop there because he just sold his story Twittering From the Circus of the Undead to Mandalay pictures. (Screen Junkies)

Here’s a nice preview for issue three of the relaunched supernatural title Xombi, which occasionally has something to do with zombies. (io9)

Also in comic book teaser news today, here’s a few pages from this week’s issue of The Walking Dead, which picks up after a VERY dramatic cliffhanger. (Buy Zombie)

Director Casey Walker is about to start rolling on a new zombie movie called Little Bit Zombie. It’s got Shawn Roberts, the dude who played Wesker in Resident Evil: Afterlife and it was written by Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin who also wrote the Evil Dead musical. Sounds like an instant hit already. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 05/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 23 - 2011

deadlines

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.

You may remember that last week we posted a new story about the CDC giving tips on zombie defense preparation. Well that story has blown up big time on the popularity scale, and the man responsible for it decided to say a few words. (Boston.com)

The Ron Tonkin family of auto dealerships decided to spice things up a little bit in an effort to boost sales by inviting a full scale zombie apocalypse into their business. (Oregon Live)

The Zombie Autopsies website, created to promote the upcoming book, has finally had a proper launch and they’ve got some great medical textbook style zombie cross sections for you to enjoy. (Dread Central)

While they’re not exactly NECA, Hong Kong toymakers over at Hot Toys have made quite a good looking representation of Alice, the Resident Evil character portrayed by Milla Jovovich, and it will be available later this year. (Kotaku)

Speaking of toys (and NECA for that matter) an early look at the prototype for the Evil Dead 2 Ash figurine is now available. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out ten minutes of actual game play for the upcoming internet overnight phenomenon that is Dead Island. I’ll admit this video looks pretty damn good. (Topless Robot)

Read the rest of this entry »

VIDEO

TAG CLOUD

Sponsors

About Me

The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse is your source for daily zombie news and in-depth criticism, commentary and context on all things zombie -- zombie movies, zombie books, zombie games and everything else to do with the walking, running, biting dead. You can get more info on the About page, in the FAQ or just by spending a few days reading every piece of content here. You can also follow the site on Twitter or subscribe to RSS by clicking the horde below.

Twitter

    Photos

    Bow Tie Zombie IIiZombieGirlKarmaSelfie with ZombiesDead Flower GirlDawn of the Deadsea zombieMission PrepZombies!!!Maternidad zombieLa niña zombie¡¡¡¡Zombiess!!!!La zombie de la motosierraBusco cerebrosNiñazombieSaliendo de la tumba