Deadlines: News roundup 08/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 4 - 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.

Here’s yet another awesome interview from Robert Kirkman at Comic Con where he discusses The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, and a thankfully avoided crossover between the two. (Comic Book Resources)

Actor Samn Wright (that’s not a typo, his name is “Samn”) has created the Slaughterhouse Opera, a zombie apocalypse themed rock show, which is performing now at a few local clubs in Kansas City. (Kansas City Star)

For the starstruck readers of the IZA, we’ve got some pics of Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z. (Celebuzz)

This month, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be further cashing in on the zombie craze by releasing an all undead expansion called Rezurrection. It’ll cost a little over $10. (Dread Central)

It seems like Paramount is in talks with Alexandre Aja, who directed the very, very awesome horror flick High Tension, and the less awesome remake of The Hills Have Eyes, to help re-make Pet Cemetary, which will have a new script written by Matthew Greenburg, who also wrote 1408. The talent is there, let’s hope the rest follows suit. (Shock Till You Drop)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 29 - 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.

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 06/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

I guess the one good thing that comes from a movie utterly failing at the box office is that it gets a quick release onto DVD in an effort to recoup some lost profits. In related news, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray July 26. (Fangoria)

Based off of this news report, it seems like this season of The Walking Dead will be filmed primarily in Georgia just as it was last year. (The Citizen)

The Springfield Shakespeare Project summer festival (say that three times fast) is throwing a curve ball at classic theater and taking a note from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies when they perform Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark this year. (News Leader)

Deadlines: News roundup 05/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 27 - 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.

Here’s a few more details and some nice quotes from the team that created I Am Lonely, the short film that won at Cannes this year. (Islington Gazette)

If you love fake history, or real history depending on how paranoid and gullible you are, then you’ll love Zombies vs. Nazis: A Lost History of the Walking Dead, a book which accurately describes the efforts of Hitler’s army to produce an army of undead soldiers during World War 2. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out a nice scene from Re-Animator: The Musical, which is what I call good theater. (FEARnet)

Here’s yet another amazing trailer for the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Check it out after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/31/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 31 - 2011

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It looks like Brad Pitt’s baby World War Z might have a chance despite the agreement to a PG-13 rating. Skydance Productions is looking to take up the budgetary slack that Paramount doesn’t want to pay for. (Screen Crave)

Someone has gotten their hands on the first playable demo of Dead Island and after reading this (spoiler filled) amazing and lengthy review it looks to be everything we have been hoping for. (Digital Spy)

For all of you UK zombie fanatics the Leeds Zombie Film Festival will take place April 24. (Digital Spy)

We’ve got some more details about Zombie Pet Shop, an animated film currently in production. It’s looking like it’s going to be an all ages appropriate setting. (UCLA Daily Bruin)

Here’s a nice write up and some behind the scenes details on how the over the top gore is achieved for Re-Animator: The Musical. (io9)

There’s a new one sheet poster out for the upcoming film Humans vs. Zombies. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out this epic teaser trailer for the recently reported Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. It looks fantastic, and I’ll see you all on Xbox Live when it launches. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 25 - 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 Lancaster Theater Troupe is performing How To Survive A Zombie Apocalype at The Theatre Asylum from June 16 to June26. (Lancaster Guardian)

Indie film Zombie Undead has already received a distribution deal, and now gets to show at the prestigious Fantasporto film festival in Portugal. (BBC)

The Walking Dead has six nominations at this year’s Saturn Awards, and I’d be more excited if it weren’t for the fact that Letters to Juliet and True Grit were also nominated. I don’t mean to be a complete nerd, but what the hell happened to my science fiction, horror, and fantasy awards? (About)

Richard Wolstencroft speaks up about his regrets over the debacle in which his home was raided and he was fined following the airing of LA Zombie. (AVN)

Dread Central is giving away free copies of The Walking Dead on Blu-Ray or DVD. You have to give them your address so be forewarned. (Dread Central)

At a rather boring presentation on RSA security and information technology principles, research director Josh Corman hired a bunch of zombies to interrupt his presentation and attack in what I feel was an effort to keep people awake. Check out the video after the break. (Tripwire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

John Skipp, the man bringing us Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical, recently gave an interview about his exciting new project. (The Zombie Feed)

EA and Visceral Games has just released Smoke and Mirrors, a developer diary in which the creative team talks about making Dead Space 2. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

Michael Moreci dropped us a line to let us know that his graphic novel Quarantined is finally being released after a lengthy legal battle with his previous publisher. You can check out a 12 page preview here and you can also be a part of his launch party in Chicago April 8 and 9.

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

Horror author John Skipp is looking to expand his media universe by creating Rose, a “3D zombie puppet musical”. (I’m not kidding…) Check out the promo video after the break and if you like it, toss a few dollars his way, as the project is currently taking donations through Kickstarter. (Dread Central)

Just a quick note that Pro Zombie Soccer: Apocalypse Edition has been delayed for the iPad. It will be released on January 20. (Pocket Full of Apps)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After will hit stores on March 22 and we’ll finally get to see what Steve Hockensmith has in store for us to end his amazing series. (Buy Zombie)

Speaking of books, Zombielicious by Timothy McGivney, (which has the WORST cover art in book history) has just been released for the Kindle. No details yet on a print release. (Buy Zombie)

We can’t embed it, but we’ve got the new Dead Space 2 trailer, along with an awesome interview by executive producer Steve Papoutis. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/03/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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.

There’s an unusually large amount of The Walking Dead news today in anticipation for the season finale this Sunday, so we’ll jump into that first.

Horror legend and zombie master Tom Savini is back to his old tricks with his latest movie Corpsing which is gearing up for production. (Fangoria)

Todd Mansley talks about The Survival Guide, his theater project that’s said to terrify the residents of Joplin, Missouri starting December 3. (The Chart Online)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 15 - 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, there’s a plethora of Walking Dead news…

Danvers High School put on a theater performance of Night of the Living Dead this past weekend and director Kyla Fallon sat down for an interview regarding the play. (Wicked Local)

Fan made cut of the Romero original Night of the Living Dead, called Editing the Dead, is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style YouTube game you can play after the break. (Moviefone)

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