Deadlines: News roundup 02/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 22 - 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.

Alright, let’s start off the day with a HUGE pile of Dead Island news, which has taken the world by storm after that amazing trailer.

Speaking of movies, Christopher Smith recently gave an interview on his new film Black Death and stated that he was never actually considered to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and read the news on the Internet like everyone else. (Entertainment Weekly)

It looks like The Walking Dead video game will be heavily influenced by the comic book and is scheduled for a Christmas 2011 release. (MTV)

If you thought the Bruce Campbell officiated wedding at ZomBCon last year was awesome, then check out the photo gallery from this Left 4 Dead inspired wedding. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few makeup testing pictures from the upcoming film Cockneys vs Zombies. (Dread Central)

At last, there’s a teaser trailer for Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical. All is right with the world. (Fangoria)

This is some really great viral video marketing (after the break) for the UK zombie film Harold’s Going Stiff. (Bloody Disgusting)

Also we’ve got a trailer after the break for an action cop zombie movie called Dead Beat. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Well, the rumors are true! Telltale games IS developing a new zombie survival game based around The Walking Dead. No word yet as to whether or not the actors from the television series will voice the roles, or how it will compete with the upcoming Dead Island in terms of features. (Digital Spy)

Valve is set to release a new DLC add-on for Left 4 Dead 2 called Cold Stream, which will include all the previous maps from Left 4 Dead as well as the new content which is based upon user mods to the game. Sorry Xbox fans, looks like this one might be PC only. (Gamefocus)

Everyone loves free stuff, and right now you can download a free zombie short story in e-book format called The Dead Rule the Day by Rebecca Carter. (Buy Zombie)

Because I love to try and give you funny videos on Fridays, here’s a live action Minecraft film (after the break) showing just how good a well skilled player can destroy a zombie horde. There’s also a bonus video as well. (Nerd Reactor)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 17 - 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 we’ve got two hot behind the scenes clips from the special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

We’ve also got a nice teaser trailer for the Mexican zombie film Los Infectados (The Infected… in case you were wondering) and it looks pretty good. It’s in post production, so expect details in the near future. (Quiet Earth)

Here is a cool photo gallery from Saint Motel’s Third Annual Zombie Prom. I’ll refrain from making a Teenage Wasteland joke. (Guest of a Guest)

I like these early concept art posters from Left 4 Dead. You can really get a feel for the direction they were looking to go with the game, and it’s sequel. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies author Daniel Drezner talks at great length about the top secret plans New York has been working on in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. His book and theories are also mentioned elsewhere today. (Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal)

The Blood Lodge fundraisers have been entertaining to read about thus far, and the newest one is no exception. They’re holding a zombie battle of the bands February 26 at the Beachcomber bar. (News  Transcript)

I don’t get the latest fad that is “Tiger Mothers” but apparently according to this report they’re the perfect parental unit for the inevitable zombie outbreak. (Wired)

Foreign zombie film The Returned is now in pre-production, so let’s hope that works out well for them. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Well it looks like Woody Harrelson has taken one too many bong hits, because according to a recent interview he’s not very interested in a role in Zombieland 2. Apparently he’s “not a sequel guy”. I’d tell him to grow up, but his first name is Woody. (Bloody Disgusting)

This trailer for the upcoming film The Dead Season (after the break) looks pretty good, and well produced, which is always nice when it’s a zombie movie. There’s no release details yet so hopefully they’ll find distribution at a film festival later this year. (Buy Zombie)

This is quite possibly the greatest video game trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s for a new game called Dead Island, and if the promises of drop in multiplayer co-op and stunning visual effects hold true, it will be the greatest video game I’ll ever play. Check out the trailer after the break. (IGN)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 10 - 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.

Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespe is now in talks to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I think I’m going to start a betting pool to see how long this one lasts. (Cinema Blend)

Here’s some highlights from the creative writing seminar that World War Z author Max Brooks recently gave at the University of North Carolina. (The Blue Banner)

The Mansion in New Jersey is putting on a The Zombies R.I.P., a zombie fashion show to raise money for the upcoming film Blood Lodge. The event takes place March 6. In case you didn’t know this, zombie models are pretty hot. (Buy Zombie)

Zombo, an interactive talking zombie for your iPhone, is free for the next three days, so don’t hesitate to pick this one up. I would, but I’ve busted the oh-so-precious glass screen on my iPhone so I’ll probably miss this deal. There’s a little trailer for the game after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we bring you Zombie Love Song, a cool little animated music video from Ray Johnson and the Atomic Beats. (io9)

Here’s some new post production images from 2012: Apocalypse of the Dead, which should be hitting DVD any day now. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 8 - 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.

Author Max Brallier talks about his choose your own adventure style book Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse. (New York Daily News)

We’ve got a little more information and some concept art of Class3, the Xbox Live zombie MMO. Undead Labs own Jeff Strain gives up all the details. (Ars Technica)

After a plea from more than one disabled gamer, they’ve finally decided to unlock button mapping on Dead Space 2. I’m a fan of this decision, especially since they changed the controls from the first game and I spent the first 30 minutes wasting all of my health packs. (Kotaku)

I found a nice link to the best of the best from the tweets collected during Tweet Like a Zombie Day this past February 4. Did yours make the cut? (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 7 - 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.

It’s a little haphazard, but I’ve found a nice Q&A with several zombie authors about writing the zombie apocalypse. (Books of the Dead Press)

Nick Nicolaou is working on his latest film, Mary Doe, the first in a trilogy. It’s made entirely using the game engine from Left 4 Dead 2. There’s a trailer and a featurette after the break. I’m a huge fan of machinima so I hope this works out. (Dread Central)

The team that brought us the hilarious webseries Dead Wait have released a trailer for the upcoming second season. (Buy Zombie)

It’s just been announced that The Walking Dead stars Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) will be appearing at C2E2 so bring your autograph books! (Dread Central)

The zombie apocalypse doesn’t have anything on my main man Mario. After the break, check out this cool fan made map of level 1-1 from Super Mario Brothers using the Left 4 Dead engine. (Kotaku)

We received an announcement from Alexandra Slagle letting us know that the classic children’s book Pat the Bunny is getting the zombie makeover treatment. Look forward to Pat the Zombie in the near future, and we’ll keep you updated.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

I’d like to take a minute to discuss two things. First, today is the birthday of one mister George A. Romero, the original king of the undead. Let’s hope he continues to bring us amazing films even after he’s died and inevitably returned from the dead.

Second, speaking of birthdays, it’s the 3rd BIRTHDAY for the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Three years ago today Cory Casciato decided to give us the best bits of zombie news, reviews, and editorials that we desperately wanted. I’ve been lucky to be a part of this endeavor over the last few months and I hope I can still be a part of it for years to come. Thanks Cory, you’re pretty awesome…. Also, “BRAINS…..!”

Alright, enough sappy stuff… Onto the news!

We can now relive our childhood memories of giant babies and chainsaw wielding maniacs because Zombies Ate My Neighbors is heading to the big screen. This is quite possibly the first video game to movie treatment I’m excited for.  (First Showing)

Thomas Newman gives a lengthy interview about his latest indie film Bong of the Dead. (BC Local News)

Crash, Hawthorne, and The Shield writer Glenn Mazzara has just joined the writing staff for The Walking Dead. I feel the property is in safe hands. (Deadline)

1408 scribe Matthew Greenberg is penning the script for the remake of Pet Cemetery. As long as it’s got undead kids, I’m in. (LA Times)

Aaaaannnd it’s dead again… Christopher Smith has already turned down the chance to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I really hope at this point Natalie Portman can just get her money back. (Buy Zombie)

It’s a blast from the past because after the break we’ve got the 15 minute zombie short film Drag by director Mark Pavia. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

If you’re playing Home on the PS3 and you liked Dead Nation, then you can now get an in game zombie shelter for your avatar. (Computer and Video Games)

Gale Anne Hurd has yet again dropped some nice hints about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. (Screen Junkies)

Dead Space creator Wright Bagwell decided to set the record straight that Unitology is not a rip off or insulting parody of Scientology. (Kotaku)

Israel is going to flex some military strikeforce know-how in the film Another World about a zombie apocalypse. We’ve got the trailer after the break, and Cory says it’s 50/50 between the possibility of being awesome or horrible. (Dread Central)

World War Z author Max Brooks is releasing a free short story about the zombie apocalypse seen from the eyes of the vampires. (Buy Zombie)

I’ve finally got some new information on the upcoming Undead Labs zombie MMO. They’ve teamed up with Microsoft, and it will be a world changing, interactive user based game for the Xbox live, which I own and love very, very much. (Fangoria)

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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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