Deadlines: News roundup 09/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

After the break, check out another cool behind the scenes clip from World War Z showing off the panic stricken crowd as it flees the incoming zombie horde. (ShockYa)

It’s cool to see that celebrities aren’t immune to practical jokes. Apparently Matt Damon was so enthusiastic about having zombies in the film Contagion that director Steven Soderberg hired a zombie extra to attack him on set. Let’s hope that clip makes the DVD special features. (New York Post)

While we try to stay out of some topics, we feel obligated to report the news that local Boston clergy was pretty peeved when the crew behind the upcoming film R.I.P.D. decided to film on 9/11 outside the church, which supposedly angered and interrupted remembrance ceremonies in progress. (Herald Sun)

It’s certainly the end times as a virus has been identified in certain caterpillars that cause them to go into a zombie like state, crawling to the top of a tree after eating, to let the sun melt them into goo which then drips down and infects other caterpillars at the base of a tree. I speak for the IZA when I say that’s some creepy shit. (Inquisitr)

As a survival nut, I’m always looking for the next advantage in the zombie apocalypse. I’m pleased to see this dumpster which has been turned into a rather nice home, complete with secure locks, a place to cook, sleep, and go to the bathroom. It even has power and running water. Check out the video after the break and go find an abandoned dumpster to turn into the ultimate portable zombie shelter. (io9)

Producers Glen Mazzara and Gale Anne Hurd, and zombie lord Robert Kirkman sit down to discuss season two of The Walking Dead and answer some important questions. (FEARnet)

Colin Salmon, the guy who got sliced into toothpick appetizers in a laser room in the first Resident Evil movie, is apparently back in the latest film. I have no idea either… (Bloody Disgusting)

Dead Island, like all new games released these days, is already set to make some easy cash with downloadable content that realistically should have been in the game to begin with. That’s not a comment on Dead Island specifically, just new games in general. I hate to rant, but I’m sick of a game which already costs $60 at launch costing me another $30 three months after it’s initial release. Here’s a pro tip kids… Wait a year, just wait a year, you can do it, and then buy the game with all of the DLC for about $40. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 9 - 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.

Live in the Denver area and want to show off your zombie skills while possibly making minimum wage? Well a local amusement park is hiring zombies and holding auditions from now until September 25. (9 News)

FINALLY someone has spoken up about Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, the future of the show, and Darabont’s possible future on said show. That person was Robert Kirkman. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, the television show is set to dominate at Spikes 6th annual Scream Awards with six nominations while the comic book is nominated twice. (Buy Zombie)

While we can’t embed the trailer (thanks Kotaku) we can tell you that the new trailer for Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS appeals to the 13 year old boy in all of us. It features a new female character who’s got a bigger middle cleavage area than Power Girl. (Kotaku)

Cory sent this to me today and I had to share it with you all. If you’ve got a small child then you don’t have to worry about their safety in the zombie apocalypse, provided you read them a copy of the new soon to be best selling children’s book That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 09/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 6 - 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.

Greetings undead lovers! I’m back from a weekend camping trip on an island that was not full of zombies and I’m ready to bring you some great news.

In the mood to kill yet even more time at work on the company internet? If so, you should check out The Last Stand – Union City, a browser based side scrolling action adventure zombie survival game that’s not too shabby. (g-hacks)

Uwe Boll, the man who brought us every good horrible movie from the last decade, is back on the case and producing Zombie Massacre with Marco Ristori and Luca Boni who brought us Eaters not too long ago. It’s based on a 1998 game of the same name that no one played but seems like a good premise. (Worst Previews)

Neal, one of the guys over at Fancy Dress Outfitters who sent us that cool zombie garden shed survival infographic earlier in the year, sent us the latest thing they’ve whipped up, a nice Halloween zombie guide supporting free range zombie death that’s just as informative.

Now because I know you all had a long weekend (well most of you anyway) I’ve put together some good videos to help you unwind after a boring day back at the office. They’re all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 31 - 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.

Hello fellow lovers of the zombie apocalypse! I, Johnathon Brock, have returned from PAX 2011 with only minimal sickness due to being contained in a small area with seventy thousand people for four days, and I’ve got a lot to report. On with the news…

So there was a good bit of video game news to come from PAX this year, and some of it was zombie related.

  • I did get to see Lollipop Chainsaw up close and personal. They were giving away awesome foam chainsaws and I wanted one. Sadly I did not take this amazing gameplay footage (after the break), but I thank whoever did. (Platform Nation)
  • I did however get some hands on time with Rise of Nightmares, which looks pretty amazing. It uses the Microsoft Kinect and puts you in direct control of a guy put in a horrifying situation as you try to survive a mad scientist’s lair filled with zombies and other horrifying creatures. Even the early beta had pretty good control.

The Walking Dead was also pretty popular while I was away.

Not to be outdone by those television zombies, World War Z was pretty popular this week.

Funnyman Rob Corddry will play one of the undead in the upcoming zombie romantic comedy (a zombromantic comedy?) Warm Bodies. (Cinema Blend)

If you’re still having problems getting your basement zombie movie started, then Rob Durick’s new book Filming the Undead: How to Make Your Own Zombie Movie is just what you need to make your special effects and camera lighting go from no budget to Hollywood caliber. (Dread Central)

Daybreak is a comic book about zombies, told in a really, really cool art house style with a lot of tension and more focus on great storytelling than flashy images. It’s an older comic, but it’s finally available as a collected trade and you should definitely check it out. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 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.

To make up for a lackluster news day yesterday we’ve got a ton of great content today and several videos. In an effort to save time, I’ll just point out now that all videos are after the break. Enjoy!

Here’s a first look at the zombies of World War Z. I hate to say it, but they look very bland compared to modern zombies. They look like leprosy afflicted Beatles impersonators. You be the judge. (io9)

They might only be ten seconds each, but check out four new clips from season two of The Walking Dead and anxiously await the start of the new season. (Buy Zombie)

If you’re like us, you’re really excited now that Fulci’s classic film Zombie is now on Blu-ray. Here’s a sweet video showing the level of detail that the effects team went through to make the movie a high definition masterpiece. (FEARnet)

In a recent interview, director Craig Gillespie said that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would stay incredibly true to Austen’s original work, the only difference being the zombies. It’s sad that a parody book stays closer to the source material than World War Z. (LA Times)

Check out this cool preview for Key of Z, a zombie comic book co-created by one half of the band Coheed and Cambria. (Comic Book Resources)

While it’s not action packed, we’ve got some beautiful footage of the environments and time change effects for the upcoming Xbox Live MMO code named Class3. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 18 - 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.

To follow up that amazing trailer for yesterday, here’s a cool little hands on review for Lollipop Chainsaw which focuses on some of the bosses and combat mechanics. (Kotaku)

The Xbox live marketplace game Zombie Apocalypse 2 has changed it’s name to Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone. So either it’s gonna involve DMX or it’s just a dumb title. (True Achivements)

Special effects guru turned show runner Greg Nicotero talks about making zombies real on The Walking Dead. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out this video which shows just how dedicated Call of Duty is when it comes to studying the undead horde. They’re like zombie scientists. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 15 - 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 Walking Dead is still going strong despite some shake ups lately, and cinematographer turned director David Boyd gives a pretty nice interview about working on the show and getting a shot directing. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, for all you metal lovers out there Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian posted a pic of himself in full blown zombie makeup for his cameo in season two. (FEARnet)

After the break, check out some choice songs from the Dead Island sound track and get your mind right for some proper zombie killing. (Joystiq)

Graig Gillespie recently discussed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and told us he’s ready to start shooting early 2012. (indieWIRE)

Check out the second trailer for community game turned fright flick Humans vs. Zombies after the break. (Fangoria)

It seems like Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D will be an animated full CGI retelling of the classic Romero story. Check out the trailer after the break, and look forward to the fact that Tony Todd will be lending his voice to the project. (Worst Previews)

Rob Sholty, an indie filmmaker from Las Vegas, dropped us a line to a trailer for his first feature film Patient Zero, which he describes as “The Wrestler meets 28 Days Later“. He’s currently gathering funds through kickstarter if you want to pitch in, and you can check out the trailer after the break. It actually looks pretty damn cool…

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 9 - 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 Film Agency for Wales just gave a hefty donation to help make an upcoming movie about a zombie outbreak during the 2012 Olympic games possible. (Fangoria)

Good news everyone! Principle filming on Resident Evil: Retribution is slated to start in October. The film will move locations from Toronto to Tokyo and Paul Anderson is again writing the script. (Dread Central)

Here’s a pretty cool interview with Walking Dead director Ernest Dickerson, who will once again step behind the camera for two back to back episodes of season two. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, it’s been confirmed that there will be some flashbacks in season two that will allude to what brought Shane and Lori together, and in even bigger news Kirkman is thinking of doing a “Volume 0″ series to tell the tale in comic book form. Awesome! (Daily Blam)

We’ve got even more set pics from the upcoming epic that will be World War Z. Actually this might just be Brad Pitt hanging with some kids, but it still looks cool. (Daily Mail)

After the break, check out this co-op trailer for Dead Island, which unfortunately bears a few similarities to Left 4 Dead, but I guess that’s not a bad thing. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 2 - 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.

Even if you already know how pretty it looks, here’s another batch of fresh screen shots for the upcoming game Dead Island. (Cinema Blend)

Also there’s another hands on preview for Dead Island, which does a good job at pointing out some of the shortcomings with the single player experience. (Gamespot)

After the break, check out a nice “best of” video from The Walking Dead Comic Con panel, as well as a good “How to kill a walker” clip. (Dread Central)

Also we’ve got a gameplay trailer for Desert Zombie: Last Stand which is hitting the iOS devices soon. Honestly this game looks pretty slick, and I’d love to see a PS3/Xbox 360 port in the near future. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 28 - 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.

Pittsburgh, the home of the Living Dead series, is opening up a new attraction called Pittsburgh Zombies, which will be a zombie survival “scare house”. Sounds like a good time. (PR Newswire)

We found a really good writeup on Bryan Goff’s zombie horror trilogy Bloody Border, which is currently in production of its first film. It’s cool to see an indie zombie trilogy and I hope it pans out. (Flagstaff Live)

After the break, check out some details and a nice behind the scenes video for A Little Bit Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got some more details about the upcoming video game based on The Walking Dead. (Lazy Gamer)

Yet another Walking Dead interview from Comic Con, this time with both Frank Darabont and Greg Nicotero, has surfaced. Still no news as to what happened just a few days later to produce Darabont’s surprising exit from the show. (Dread Central)

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