Deadlines: News roundup 05/26/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 26 - 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 a massive struggle getting off the ground, it seems that World War Z will begin filming in June. Also from the same article, zombie comic adaptation R.I.P.D. has confirmed that Jeff Bridges will star in the film. (Slash Film)

Zombie short film I Am Lonely has won at the Cannes film festival, based off of internet voting guidelines. Congratulations! (London24)

Just a quick news update that A Little Bit Zombie, the film we recently reported about, begins filming Monday. (The Sudbury Star)

Here are some surprisingly nice zombie makeup tests from the upcoming film Before Dawn, which has Marc Price, the director of the low budget zombie film Colin as a producer. (Bloody Disgusting)

After the break, check out the trailer for A Plague So Pleasant, which breaks the mold of conventional zombie films by portraying zombies that don’t attack humans unless provoked. Seems interesting enough. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 20 - 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.

We got an e-mail from Grey Gecko press to let us know that The Dying of the Light, the first in a planned trilogy of zombie books from author Jason Kristopher, will go on sale June 1. They’re currently having a pre-sale so head over to their site to get the details.

The University of South Carolina is now teaching a class that discusses the hidden layers and true meanings of popular zombie films. Let’s hope they stay away from a few of the “lower quality” works in the genre and just stick to Romero. (Midlands Connect)

After the break, check out the trailer for Shouf Shouf Zombibi, which is a Dutch horror film that apparently has zombies, gore, and god knows what else. (Quiet Earth)

Just a small update here, but Jesus Hates Zombies, the upcoming movie based on the graphic novel, now has an official poster up at their website. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 19 - 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.

First off, I want to give a warm welcome to all the new readers that found us through twitter since “zombie apocalypse” started trending. I’m glad twitter trends finally proved useful. You’ll love it here, we promise.

Second, I just want to direct your attention to Cory’s post regarding the Fourth Annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month which takes place in June, just two short weeks away. We’re pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

Now on with the news…

Cannes has been giving zombies a lot of love this past week, and another movie we’re excited about is Infected. While the title seems as generic as possible, the premise is actually pretty cool. It’s about zombies (and Michael Madsen) but they’re not undead. They’re aware of what they’re doing, they just can’t control it. I’m keeping an eye out for this one. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out yet another Cannes hit in the short film series, a fun little zombie themed claymation movie. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few more production updates and some rather peaceful images from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis.  (Bloody Disgusting)

While the title is too long and upsets me (it has nothing to do with Romero or Princesses), I’m still obliged to share the first official trailer (after the break) for World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2. (Dread Central)

Jon Bernthal (Shane) from The Walking Dead chimes in with a few quotes regarding the new season coming later this year. There’s some major spoilers if you haven’t read the comics yet. Also if you haven’t read the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic book series, go buy the first trade after you finish reading today’s post. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me a link to an article from The A.V. Club (which is his awesome day job btw) which contains a good review and summary for Wild Zero, a rock and roll horror movie featuring the Japanese band Guitar Wolf. It’s a good read so check it out. (The A.V. Club)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 16 - 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.

At long last, the CDC gets serious about the impending zombie apocalypse. (CDC Public Health Matters Blog)

Professor John Latto of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology won the UC Santa Barbara’s second annual zombie debates this past weekend. Follow the link for the details of what looked to be a pretty interesting series of talks. (Daily Nexus)

After the break, check out this little short film starring second and third graders from a local arts school in their own zombie movie and say “D’aaaawwww” with the rest of us. (Best Week Ever)

When pointing and clicking is no longer an option, leave it to the fans to create a zombie apocalypse mod for a popular first person shooter, and then break the mold by adding head tracking technology to make it a truly first person experience. Check out this amazing video after the break. (Gamer Front)

Speaking of zombie games, after the break check out the pre-trailer for Zombie Apocalypse Mobile, which uses real time GPS to make player vs player combat a genuinely personal experience. The game is expected to arrive later this year. (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich is very protective of the Resident Evil franchise. She’s so protective that when asked if the next film is going to be titled RE: Begins (which was apparently an April Fool’s Joke) she corrected her fans, on twitter, before the title had been officially announced. For those wondering, the next film will be titled Resident Evil: Retribution. (Kotaku)

Jumping on the bandwagon of the upcoming Evil Dead game for the iOS devices, MGM has just launched Army of Darkness: Defense this past weekend. It’s a tower defense style game which takes cues from the climactic finale of the series third film. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 11 - 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 Am Lonely, the VERY low budget indie zombie movie that made it to the finals in the short film category during Cannes, needs your votes to win the the National Film Board of Canada’s Online Film Competition. (Tottenham Journal)

Check out these latest images of a very interrupted wedding from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for what looks like a very well done upcoming zombie sci-fi webcomic called The Horror of Colony 6. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a nice collection of screenshots from the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3DS and there’s also a nice trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Top commenter Jon Dixon gave us a message yesterday to let us know that episode six of his zombie webseries …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Well, the PlayStation Network might be undergoing some problems these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pumping out great games. Dead Block is a defense building game where you’re constructing a barrier against the undead. Check out the trailer after the break. (PlayStation LifeSyle)

Emma Bell, the beloved sister from The Walking Dead that… well the one that didn’t make it, (seriously, if you haven’t seen the show by now, what are you doing here?) gives a pretty nice interview about her time on the show. (Den of Geek)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman delivers another slam dunk interview that’s amazing and chock full of spoilers for those of you that haven’t come around to reading the comics yet. (AV Club)

Infinite Kung-Fu is a comic about zombies and Kung-Fu. It’s also 464 pages. However you can read 250 of those pages for free, right now! (io9)

This review of Dylan Dog goes beyond the movie itself to discuss the similarities, and what was left out, from its Italian comic book counterpart. There’s a lot of spoilers as well so beware. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out the trailer and preview episode for Lego Zombie Invasion, a stop motion series that was created by a fifteen year old kid. (Buy Zombie)

Saving the best news for last, I just want to inform everyone that on June 3 there will be a “zombie furry convention” in Quebec. That is all. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

We’ve got some photos and details for The Dead Must Die, a new webseries premiering on DailyMotion. (MovieWeb)

I usually try not to just re-post articles that aren’t breaking news, but this piece about the history of zombies on film and their evolution over time is actually really interesting. (The Film Pilgrim)

We’ve got some casting details that show off a b-grade star studded ensemble that will come together for Zombex, the zombie musical. Even if it is strikingly similar to Dead Rising 2, it’s got Corey Feldman so I’m in. (Dread Central)

After a few failed attempts by McFarlane to produce a quality action figure, toy giant NECA has obtained exclusive rights to produce figures based on the horror classic The Evil Dead. (Dread Central)

We spoke a while back about Night of the Little Dead, an indie film starring Adam Savage, Bill Moseley, and Penn (of Penn and Teller) Jillette. Well after the break we’ve got a teaser trailer that shows a lot of promise. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 3 - 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.

We spoke briefly a couple of weeks ago about Zombex, the indie movie currently filming in East Texas. Well they’re looking for extras for another day or two so make sure to contact the film crew if you’re interested. (The Daily Tribune)

We’ve got all of the glorious dvd release details for REC 2 as it makes it way to the states in the very near future. (Dread Central)

It seems that the team behind Dead Island really wants to make sure the game makes a good first day premiere, as they’ve enlisted the help of video game giants Square Enix to oversee and co-ordinate the US distribution. (Kotaku)

After the break, check out this video where the man himself George A. Romero as he talks about Call of the Dead, and what brought this amazing video game expansion to life. Warning: The video spoils the opening and ending of the game for those that are planning to buy. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

Sources are reporting that Hurt Locker and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Anthony Mackie is next on the list to play a lead role in World War Z. (Collider)

After almost getting one film aficionado arrested in Australia, banned Bruce LaBruce zombie film LA Zombie has been officially cleared for public screening at the Out Takes film festival but The Society for Promotion of Community Standards has filed for an appeal. When will we live in a world where it’s okay to show a gay zombie porno in public? (New Zealand Herald)

Part one of an awesome interview with the creators of the Vietnam based zombie graphic novel ’68 can be found here, and because we love you, part two can be found here. (Fangoria)

Mary Doe, the zombie movie project with a video game tie-in being aided by horror legend Tom Savini, has officially moved into pre-production. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Nazi zombies are quite possibly my favorite sub category of the zombie genre. So when I found these awesome promotional spots for Army of Frankenstein I was obliged to share them. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

Also after the break we’ve got three new promotional clips from the now in theaters supernatural action flick Dylan Dog. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 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.

After the poster and the behind the scenes stills and even further after the break… (bad joke) …check out this nice behind the scenes footage from REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After losing Ryan Reynolds and Zach Galifianakis, it looks like they’re turning to Jeff “The Dude” Bridges to play a main role in the upcoming movie R.I.P.D. about zombie cops. (Bloody Disgusting)

Okay, this is a total puff piece from AMC where they show forum reader speculation about the CDC from The Walking Dead. However, the fact they’ve made it an article might be a teaser that they’ll play a bigger, non comic related part in season two. (AMC)

I’m a huge comic book nerd, and Goldilocks in Zombie Land looks really entertaining. It’s about one of the many alternate universe fantasy lands, much like the one Shrek inhabits, that is infected with a zombie plague. You can check out the free preview if you’re interested. (Buy Zombie)

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