Deadlines: News roundup 9/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 14 - 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.

Read about the adventures of the Left 4 Dead crew in the webcomic The Sacrifice, which kicked off with issue one today. (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Apparently, Return of the Living Dead hits Blu-ray this week. Wonder if they fixed the issues with the soundtrack that pissed off hardcore fans with the original DVD release? I’m guessing … no. (Bloody Disgusting)

Not only are they making more Resident Evil live-action movies (see yesterday’s news post), they are making a sequel to the CG-animated Resident Evil: Degeneration called Resident Evil: Damnation. (Read my review of Resident Evil: Degeneration.) (Kotaku)

The Trekkie/zombie mashup novel Night of the Living Trekkies and its author Kevin David Anderson get some coverage in what seems to be his local paper. Good for him. (The Press Enterprise)

There’s also a pretty kick-ass Night of the Living Trekkies book trailer that makes me wish it was a movie. It’s embedded below for you. (io9)

There’s a new, slick looking trailer for the “hot chicks who kick zombie ass” series (webseries, I presume) Code Z. Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Bitch Slap in the zombie apocalypse and you’re in the right neighborhood. Could be fun! (28 Days Later Analysis)

A plague of demon-zombies, a dude stuck in North Korea and a cheesy heavy metal soundtrack are the key ingredients in the indie flick Fear Eats the Soul. Teaser embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

A zombie film made via the process of a bunch of zombie fans discussing different zombie apocalypse scenarios, then cobbling that into a plot could be good, but the trailer for They Walk (embedded below), which was apparently developed exactly that way, makes it look as if the end result is pretty lackluster and disjointed. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 13 - 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.

Despite mediocre-to-terrible reviews, it looks like Resident Evil: Afterlife is a hit with fans and will easily make the most money of any entry in the series. (Fangoria)

In case you couldn’t guess, that means another Resident Evil movie is coming… (New York Magazine – Vulture)

This week, we’ll learn the backstory of Left 4 Dead with the comic The Sacrifice. The first of four parts hits tomorrow (online presumably, but they don’t really specify). (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

I feel like it’s been seen before, but just in case, here’s a link to a tiny image from The Walking Dead that was in Entertainment Weekly. (Dread Central)

It’s zombie week over at Tor.com! That means a shitload of zombie content, from a Neil Gaiman story to a zombie playlist from a guy I sort of work with, Jason Heller!

One of the original producers of Night of the Living Dead, John Russo, is working on a sleazy, cheesy sounding zombie flick called Escape of the Living Dead. Aryan bikers, ass-kicking/zombie-killing chicks and a mad scientist all figure in. (Dread Central)

Get some info on the making of the banshee/zombie flick Damned by Dawn from writer/director Brett Anstey. Cockroaches, cold weather and an aborted attempt at Hammer horror all figure in the making-of… (Fangoria)

If you want to get insight into the author of Married with Zombies, this interview with author Jesse Petersen is just the thing. (Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia)

If you’d like to read some poetry and prose inspired by the zombie apocalypse, the book Warriors of the Zombie Hamlet should scratch your itch, because that is what it is. (Small Town Social)

Finally, how about a great-looking trailer for a almost-certainly fake IMAX 3D movie called Zombies del Bicentenario, celebrating Mexico’s bicentennial (with zombies)? It’s embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010

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Let’s talk to Milla Jovovich about Resident Evil: Afterlife! Amazingly, only one brief question is dedicated to 3D. (Reuters)

Possible good news for fans of Dead Rising‘s original hero — the OG zombie killer Frank West may be appearing as a playable character in Dead Rising 2! (Kotaku)

There’s a little online anime video that exists to promote Dead Rising 2! It’s called Samurai Dead Rising, and there are zombies and samurai. It is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (Kotaku)

The mainstream media is getting hyped over The Walking Dead (TV), apparently, as it has prompted another flood of “Hey, zombies are popular!” articles that reference it. (Reuters)

Drive armed vehicles and kill zombies in the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Blood Drive, coming late November. (Kotaku)

Between October 22 and 24, Albany, New York is having the Zombie Film Feast III, with more than ten films, a zombie prom, zombie walk, zombie gaming a brain-eating contest and lots more zombie goodness. Watch the official website for more updates as they come. (Thanks to Zombie Shakespeare for the tip!)

More info about your chance to become a zombie in The Zombie Diaries 2! They’re looking for more than a thousand undead, you’ll need to do your own makeup and it happens November 14 in Wales on “Aberystwyth’s most beautiful beach, Tan-Y-Bwlch.” Man, Welsh. Those names just kill me. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

There’s a fourth teaser for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Don’t get too excited — it’s only about fifteen seconds long. You can find it embedded below, though. (Dread Central)

Good ol’ Paul W.S. Anderson talks to the mainstream media about Resident Evil: Afterlife and still can’t shut up about the fancy 3D in the movie. (Reuters)

Look at and watch Ali Larter talk about the Resident Evil: Afterlife in her video interview. There could be SPOILERS so I skipped it, but you can watch it via an embed below. Let’s hope she doesn’t talk about 3d the whole time… (Bloody Disgusting)

You could also read about what Ali Larter has to say in a different interview. (Dread Central)

There’s also one from none other than star Milla Jovovich herself! Look for it below. (Bloody Disgusting)

You could also read an interview with Milla Jovovich on her Resident Evil: Afterlife role, if you like the words more than the moving pictures. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or maybe you want to read about the makeup effects for Resident Evil: Afterlife in an interview with makeup artist Paul Jones. (Fangoria)

Or maybe a big Resident Evil: Afterlife mega-interview with half the damn cast plus Anderson, all in one place? (io9)

In the “great fucking news” department, UK zombie miniseries Dead Set is coming to US television starting October 25! Now, about a DVD release…(Dread Central)

Get hyped for the zombie squirrel action of Zombie Roadkill with the trailer, embedded below. (Dread Central)

If you are a UK person wanting to be in The Zombie Diaries 2, you may get the chance, since they’re looking for zombie extras. I guess that could be okay, even if the first movie sucked eggs… (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 8 - 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.

Get inside the head of Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson in this interview where he talks a lot about 3D and a little about other stuff. Dude likes his 3D. (Ain’t It Cool News)

There’s also a video interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife star Boris Kodjoe embedded blow. It may contain some SPOILERS so you are officially warned. (Bloody Disgusting)

In Zombieland 2 kinda-news, Ruben Fleischer has read an early draft of the script and likes it. (MovieWeb)

NPR picked up on the University of Baltimore offering a course on zombies. (NPR)

Author Carnell (just the one name, like Madonna) has a near-future post-apocalyptic zombie gladiatorial combat novel coming out called No Flesh Shall Be Spared. (Dread Central)

A trailer had popped up online for a weird looking faux-arty zombie film called The Defiled. It’s got lots of bad makeup, a really cheesy B&W/silver filter and a David Lynch wannabe vibe, plus lots of self-congratulatory accolades and warnings and the longest/stupidest studio credits sequence of all time. You can see it embedded below.  (Quiet Earth)

The Evil Dead-inspired walking dead/banshee film Damned by Dawn is coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 9. (Bloody Disgusting)

That new Italian zombie film Eaters gets more promo material, in the form of a one-sheet and a new image. (Dread Central)

The French zombie film Mutants gets some DVD cover art. (Bloody Disgusting)

The kind of dumb-looking Aah! Zombies!! is coming out on DVD October 19. It’s a horror-comedy about some people who get turned into zombies but totally don’t realize it! (28 Days Later Analysis)

The low-budget zombie film Colin gets its US premiere Thursday, September 23 in San Antonio, Texas. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 7 - 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.

There are three brief TV spots for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Only one is remotely worth sitting through the obnoxious commercials that precedes them; I’ve helpfully embedded that one below. (Dread Central)

There’s a whole load of hi-res shots of Resident Evil: Apocalypse to look at! Don’t forget, it starts Friday. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you prefer the talky bits, sit down and read this interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife actor Wentworth Miller. Or this one with Ali Larter. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or look at a new, zombie-filled TV spot for Resident Evil: Afterlife (it’s embedded below). (UGO)

Director Reuben Fleischer talks about his plans for Zombieland 2 3D and his childlike love of 3D movies. (MTV)

Get a look at the making of Dead Rising 2 in a video developer’s diary embedded below for you. There’s some good footage of the game in action, plus insight into the story to be found within. (Buy Zombie)

Director Zack Snyder talks about Army of the Dead, a movie about a Las Vegas full of zombies that he’d like to make. (EW Pop Watch)

The University of Baltimore has a full course on the zombie in pop culture. First, coolest class ever. Second, I wonder if they know I am available as a guest speaker? (Baltimore Sun)

There’s a new trailer for Eaters, the upcoming new Italian zombie movie. It’s one of the films I picked as one of my top ten most anticipated zombie projects of 2010! You can see the trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

Next February 5, the plan is for Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (sequel to Zombie Apocalypse, reviewed here) to get its Michigan (and possibly world?) premiere at the Ionia Horror Film Fest in Ionia, Michigan (that links to the home page, where the article currently is, but there’s no permalink, so it may not be up for long). Word is, Fred Williamson is starring, which is news to me! (Phoenix EV)

Chicago gets a zombie fest to benefit wounded soldiers this September 25. Bands, makeup contest and more! (Buy Zombie)

In a dangerous yet fairly awesome publicity stunt, the mad scientists over at Harcos Labs (maker of Zombie Blood energy potion) filled an intersection with folks in zombie makeup, then deliberately ran a red light to get a one-of-a-kind photo from the red-light camera.

If killing zombies with your guitar controller in Rock of the Dead isn’t abstract enough, how about using your drum controller to kill zombies in the upcoming Drumskulls? There’s some video of the game being demoed embedded below for you. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 3 - 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.

Get a Resident Evil: Afterlife fix with seven cool new character art posters from Japan. (Dread Central)

Get into the minds behind the Star Trek-convention-with-zombies mashup novel Night of the Living Trekkies in an interview with Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. In it, they talk about the characters, inspiration and references in the novel. (LA Times – Hero Complex)

Vancouver’s mainstream media gets on the “Oh, hey, zombies are kinda popular right now” bandwagon. (Vancouver Sun)

A tiny bit more info on Rock of the Dead, the rhythm game/zombie shooter coming for the various console platforms. (Dread Central)

Some kids somewhere in the UK (Wales? The accent is impressive and unidentifiable to my provincial American ears) are making a cheesy looking zombie flick called Zombie Killers, about two kids trapped in a “caravan” (trailer?) by the zombie apocalypse. Gee, kids do the darnedest zombie things! There’s a trailer below. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 2 - 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.

Let’s go back to the set of The Walking Dead (TV) for part four of the multipart set visit series! This time out, we’re looking at prosthetics and gore! (Dread Central)

Genre vet and Frank Darabont favorite Thomas Jane is hoping to play a part in The Walking Dead at some point. Could be cool. (Popcorn Biz)

Sadly, though, rumors of the The Walking Dead being signed for a second season are just rumors, says Frank Darabont. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Apparently, Resident Evil: Afterlife premiered in Tokyo last night/early this morning. You can see a new sizzle reel from the film, embedded below. (FEARnet)

Apparently, Scarlet Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are “loosely” attached to the Diablo Cody-produced adaptation of S.G. Browne’s Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. Don’t shake it now, they might come loose! (Pajiba)

Details have emerged on Colin‘s US festival screenings and domestic DVD release details. (Fangoria)

Enjoy a substantial update on the development progress of the indie zombie flick Zombie Hood (from the makers of the short film Aye Up Me Duck of the Dead). (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 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.

Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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 third Resident Evil: Afterlife clip, Alice lands a plane, the hard way. See it embedded below. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The fourth Resident Evil: Afterlife clip shows a thing with a big ax chasing Ali Larter (aka Claire Redfield) to some quasi-heavy metal music. Naturally, you can also find it below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The previously untitled Double Bear-produced zombie survival RPG has a name: Dead State and you can read a lot about what’s in store. It sounds awesome. (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Some new, ludicrous details have come to light about what you can create to kill zombies in Dead Rising 2. How about a lightsaber? This game will either be ridiculously awesome, or just plain ridiculous. (Ars Technica)

If you want to watch your new Survival of the Dead Blu-ray with some commentary by George A. R0mero and Dread Central‘s Uncle Creepy (aka Steve Barton), you can! As long as you have your Blu-ray player hooked up to the interwebz for BD Live action. (Dread Central)

The city of Minneapolis will pay $165,000 to a bunch of street protesters they arrested for dressing as zombies and playing music too loud. WTF? (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune)

French people, be excited! Both upcoming REC films have been picked up for French distribution on DVD and in theaters. Hopefully the US will follow suit soon. (Bloody Disgusting)

Between October 7 and October 30, Chicago zombie theater patrons will be treated to Musical of the Living Dead, a musical zom-com about ten very different people trapped in a farmhouse during the zombie apocalypse. (BroadwayWorld.com)

Get a little look behind the scenes at the man who created the stage show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. (The Visitor)

In September 2010, Armando Rosamilia’s “extreme zombie novella” Highway to Hell will be available in ebook from from Rymfire Ebooks. It promises “extreme violence, extreme sexual situations, extreme zombies.” Sounds extreme.

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