Deadlines: News roundup 7/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 20 - 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 movie poster for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun (the movie version of Dead Rising) and it is awesome. (Kotaku)

In other Dead Rising news, here’s some info on Dead Rising: Case Zero, the downloadable prequel to the upcoming sequel. (Zombie Command)

Enter this Walking Dead contest and win valuable prizes! Like a trip to the set!

Right in my own hometown of Denver, Colorado, a man is teaching zombie self-defense courses and offering free zombie self-defense seminars. (The Latest Word)

Bruce LaBruce’s gay zombie porn epic LA Zombie is banned in Australia. (The Age)

A tiny bit of info about Biohazard: Zombie Apocalypse surfaces! It’s a student film that the director hopes to turn into a feature. It was shot in Fresno, California, which makes sense because I believe Fresno is populated entirely with the living dead (I kid, I kid … I’m sure Fresno is a lovely place). (The Business Journal)

Get some info on the Resident Evil fan films in development. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 12 - 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.

A car full of revelers dressed as zombies crashed Friday near Portland, Oregon. No one was seriously hurt, but ti took witnesses a while to figure that out, thanks to the makeup. (KGW)

San Diego Comic Con attendees will have a shit-ton of zombie events to attend, including panels on Resident Evil: Afterlife, Max Brooks, Dead Rising 2 and zombie fiction — and that’s just what’s happening on Saturday, July 24! (Dread Central)

Get the scoop on Resident Evil: Afterlife from Niven Howie, the editor. Coming soon, an interview with the caterer! Seriously, I know editor is a pretty important job, but come on! So is grip, but do you really want to read about lighting the movie (unless you make movies yourself)? (Fangoria)

Pen-and-paper RPG types who love zombies should check out Outbreak: Undead, a new zombie apocalypse RPG. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura promises the upcoming Pet Sematary remake will not be watered down for a PG 13 rating. But can he promise it will be watchable? (io9)

If you like reading comics, check out the anthology Zombie Tales Vol. 1 online for free. (Zombie Command)

Filmmaker Matthew Chung talks about making Office of the Dead, a new zom-com about an engineer that accidentally triggers a zombie outbreak. There’s also a trailer embedded below for you. (Fangoria)

If you somehow enjoyed the abysmal Autumn (my thoughts on it here), you might enjoy this brief interview with Canadian actress Diane Selma, who played one of the featured zombies. (Fangoria)

A dull and meandering trailer has popped up online for a previously unheard-of film called Biohazard Zombie Apocalypse. Pointless trailer, generic name — I am having trouble mustering any kind of interest for this one. No other info, but you can watch it via an embed below. (Jaime Writes)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) is playing Chris Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. In this interview, Miller talks about the character, the action working with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson and more. (Fangoria)

Read this feature about REC 2, then go see it in a theater near you (it releases theatrically this weekend!) (Fangoria)

The sequel to low-budget Greek zombie romp Evil (review here) is Evil: In the Time of Heroes and it’s showing at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. There are pictures and a trailer. The trailer you can find embedded below, and it looks to be at least as ridiculous and over the top as its predecessor. I’m suddenly looking forward to this one. (Bloody Disgusting)

Europe will get a special edition of Dead Rising 2 with a ten-inch zombie tourist action figure. DO want! Wonder if the US will get one too? Oh, and you can also get a look at the cover art if that sort of thing excites you. (Kotaku)

If you were thinking epic Western open-world videogame Red Dead Redemption just needed zombies to make it perfect, you will be very pleased to hear that one of its four DLC packs adds zombies to the game. (Kotaku)

Fangoria rounds up a bunch of horror-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, including panels by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a panel on Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. (Fangoria)

Get the lowdown on an intriguing/disturbing novel called The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer, which casts the zombie apocalypse as an STD that creates horny zombies. Icky. (Buy Zombie)

Fans of Dead Space will get a prequel to Dead Space 2 that takes place just before the events of the second game. It’s an arcade/puzzle/interactive comic thing (don’t ask me, I just work here) called Dead Space Ignition and it’s coming this fall to a console system near you (presumably in your living room/bedroom/rumpus room). (Kotaku)

Budget action-RPG Fort Zombie got a major update, full of bug fixes and new content. If that sounds intriguing, make sure to check out the developers Q&A I posted awhile back. (Examiner.com)

If skateboarding with zombies sounds like a good idea to you (and you play the videogame Skate 3), have I got a cheat code for you. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 1 - 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.

Visit the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife and learn about some of the action sequences and 3D niftiness you’ll see when the film comes out this fall. (Fangoria)

In this interview with REC/REC 2 co-director Paco Plaza, read about how the initial film became a franchise, making actors run the cameras and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

There are a pair of trailers out for the Cuban zombie movie Juan of the Dead, about a guy who gets into the zombie-killer-for-hire business. I’ve embedded one for you below, you can find the other one at Buy Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

I have five words for you: Russian punk rock zombie wedding. Awesome (okay, including awesome that is six words). (Grayscale)

ScienceBlogs is under attack by zombies! Meaning it’s some kind of zombie themed day over there, which is cool if you like zombies and science. Which I do! (ScienceBlogs)

Finally, remember that there’s no news post tomorrow, due to the fact I am getting married. That probably means an extra big news post Monday, though. And just so we’re clear, no other posts tomorrow as well. Use the opportunity to go outside, or maybe catch up on any of the Zombie Movie Marathon recaps/reaction pieces you may have missed. And happy Fourth of July! Go USA!

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

In a news item that should be titled “Return of the King,” George A. Romero answers ten questions from Time readers. No revelations here, but worth the five minutes it takes to read it. (Time)

This in-depth profile of Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman has a few good tidbits (and a few quasi spoilers for readers of the comic that aren’t caught up to the current issues). (USA Today)

If you’d like to catch REC 2 in a theater, this list of dates and locations where you can do that should help. (Fangoria)

Two images of Boris Kodjoe in Resident Evil: Afterlife, plus an interview with him about the film, are available. (Black Voices on Movies)

If you’re in New Orleans, consider taking in a performance of Zombie Town: A Documentary Play, a mockumentary play about a San Francisco theater troupe stuck in a small Texas town during a zombie apocalypse. It runs Thursdays through Saturdays, from July 1 to July 18. (BestofNewOrleans.com)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 28 - 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 all the gory details on Greg Nicotero’s zombie and gore designs on The Walking Dead TV series. (AMCTV)

Here’s a long, in-depth look at The Walking Dead comic, which has apparently been nominated for an Eisner Award (like the Oscars, for comics). (Comic Attack)

Dead Rising 2 has been delayed from its August 31 (US)/September 3 (Europe) release date. It’s now coming tot he US September 28 and Europe October 1. (Kotaku)

There’s an English language trailer for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun movie based on the Dead Rising video game series and I have embedded it below for you. (Dread Central)

The producer of Resident Evil 5 will not be working on Resident Evil 6. Good news? Bad news? Who cares news? (Kotaku)

Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) are producing a live-action adaptation of Xombie, the animated/comic series about a zombie cop trying to save the remnants of humanity. Word is, they’ve picked out a writer and are working to get a deal done. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, perhaps you’d like to help them recapture the world record for most zombies in a zombie walk? (Zombie Command)

Well, it looks like the band Zombie Apocalypse NOW! is breaking up. Bummer. There aren’t enough zombie apocalypse bands as it is. (Kalamazoo Noise)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 24 - 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.

More casting from The Walking Dead! Adrian Kali Turner has been cast as Morgan Jones’s son Duane. (Bloody Disgusting)

Read a local news report about filming on The Walking Dead taking place in the quaint town of Mansfield, Georgia. (CovNews)

Get ready for a brain-bending lesson in linguistics and zombies drawn from the excellent Pontypool (review here). (Mango Languages)

If you’re excited to wave your hands around while killing videogame zombies, this report on the PS3 Move controls for Resident Evil 5 is good news indeed (i.e. it works well!). (Kotaku)

The first casting news for Quarantine 2 is out. The direct-to-DVD sequel (which will not be a remake of REC 2, by the way, but an original story) will star Mercedes Masohn and Josh Cooke, neither of whom I have ever heard of. (Bloody Disgusting)

In the upcoming movie Sam Hell, a rotting zombie head speaks telepathically to a man and convinces him to do murder. It’s just signed a distribution deal with Anthem Digital and will premiere at a film festival in Livermore, California this September. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The lovely and talented Laura Shigihara, of Plants vs. Zombies theme-song fame, has released a live version of the song. it’s embedded for you below. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 22 - 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 long, detailed and fascinating set report from The Walking Dead‘s TV adaptation that covers some early scenes in detail. There’s also a great new pic of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. (Ain’t It Cool News)

More Walking Dead casting news too — word is Keith Allan Hayes has been added to the cast as an undisclosed character. (The Dealio)

And a few more Walking Dead set pictures, too! (The Walking Dead Podcast)

Get a look at the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Resident Evil: Revelations game via a trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

A man-made virus turns people into mindless killers in The Killing Strain, a new apocalyptic zombie film. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Read about the biker-gang-vs-zombies comic Marauders and, if you’re intrigued, learn how to help fund the next issue. (Geek to Me)

What effect would zombies have on international relations? Professor Daniel Drezner looks at the question through the lens of four popular theories. (Foreign Policy)

The East Moline Public Library put on a zombie makeover event for their summer reading program. (Quad-City Times)

If you live in the East Midlands, UK and want to work on a new zombie film with the people who did Ay Up Me Duck of the Dead, they are looking for some people.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 21 - 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.

Sit down and chat with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and learn what he thinks about the TV adaptation, writing for the show and more. (AMCTV)

It’s the second most-anticipated zombie thing of 2010 in our poll, so clearly you all are interested in Dead Rising 2. Perhaps a preview is in order… Lots of screens, too, if you haven’t already seen them. (WorthPlaying)

Oh, boy! A whole gallery of hi-res images from the new Resident Evil: Afterlife movie! (Bloody Disgusting)

In finest Romero tradition, Left 4 Dead 2‘s latest Mutation is a Headshots-Only mode. Fun! (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Looking for some reading material? How about checking out Michael Moreci’s Quarantined, a graphic novel about a biological zombie apocalypse. The first issue is available in free e-book form.

Get inside the head of a zombie (and not to destroy its brain) with The Zombie Code: Keys to Unlocking Your Undead Destiny, an upcoming book that looks at “what makes the undead tick.” (Fangoria)

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival has a program of zombie shorts this year, including Zombies and Cigarettes and half a dozen more shorts. The fest ryuns from August 13-15. (28 Days Later Analysis)

If you were intrigued by the fact that there is a Miss Zombie Queen UK, this report should give you some more details on the event and winner. (Blogomatic 3000)

ZMMM Dailies: 6/16/2010 – Resident Evil: Extinction

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 17 - 2010

Well, these Resident Evil movies just keep getting more and more ridiculous. I can’t decide if that means each one gets better or worse. In any case, Resident Evil: Extinction is utterly ludicrous. And still kind of fun.

What it isn’t is original. At all. In any way. It’s barely more than a pastiche of scenes and ideas from other, better movies. Start with a base of Day of the Dead — same underground base, same mad scientist doctor, parallel scenes and more — then mix in, well, everything. A little Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome fashion sense, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Devil’s Rejects style crazy family, the Rancor-pit scene from Return of the Jedi, shots straight out of Lawrence of Arabia, bird attack from The Birds, ideas from Scanners and/or the X-Men … How you feel about this sort of “borrowing” and your ability to shut your brain off for ninety minutes will largely determine how you feel about this film.

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