Deadlines: News roundup 7/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 23 - 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.

Frank Darabont talks Walking Dead (TV) and reveals his influences, a bit about how he’s shaping and altering the narrative and more. Also, word is Comic Con audience loved the Walking Dead trailer they saw. Lucky bastards. (HitFix)

There’s also a handful of minor Walking Dead (TV) casting announcements. (FEARnet)

And more Walking Dead (TV) news! Season two is a go (already!) with hopes of seeing George Romero (!!!) direct an episode, the composer is Bear McCreary (of Battlestar Galactica) and Walking Dead (comic) artist Charlie Adlard cameos as a zombie. Oh, and a detailed description of the trailer footage. (Dread Central)

And someone shot footage of the trailer, naturally. It’s the worst possible angle, you can barely see WTF is going on and it’s more annoying than awesome, but hey: it exists. At least until the powers-that-be pull it down. You can find it embedded below until then. (Zombie Command)

Also, if you enjoy pictures of people you can sort of recognize sitting behind a table, there are some Walking Dead (TV) cast and crew pictures from the Comic Con panel. (FEARnet)

Or, better yet, a couple of new Walking Dead (TV) production stills! (Dread Central)

And if you liked the Walking Dead poster I mentioned yesterday, here’s some info on how to buy it. (Buy Zombie)

There’s an odd new commercial for Dead Rising: Case Zero embedded below for you. No zombies … just Vegas. Like I said, odd. (Buy Zombie)

Captain Jack Sparrow announced at Comic Con that there are zombies in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Cool. (Ain’t It Cool News)

San Diego, if you aren’t too busy with Comic Con events, tomorrow you can kill zombies in an interactive videogame art show called The San Diego Undead Show.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Check out an awesome new poster for The Walking Dead by Drew Sturzan. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or read an interview (with spoilers: you’ve been warned) with Walking Dead leading man Andrew Lincoln. (io9)

Good news! The World War Z movie is still on and Brad Pitt is attached to star. Also, Zombie Survival Guide and ZSG: Recorded Attacks have also been optioned. It’s a franchise! Supposedly the first one (WWZ) is still being directed by Marc Forster and is coming fall 2012. We’ll see. (MTV Movies Blog)

Before settling on Las Vegas as a setting for Dead Rising‘s sequel, the original plan was to set Dead Rising 2 in Disneyland. Also, you can download Dead Rising: Case Zero on Xbox Live (only) August 31 for $5. (Kotaku)

The official website of Resident Evil: Afterlife is live. I thought it had already launched, but I don’t have the patience to go through my news posts to find it at the moment. Anyway, not that much going on there at the moment beyond trailers and pics you’ve already seen, but maybe soon given that San Diego Comic Con is in swing. (Bloody Disgusting)

You might get more RE: Afterlife goodness out of this interview with two of the producers. (Fangoria)

Go behind the scenes of African zombie apocalypse film The Dead via the magic of embedded video (it’s embedded below). (Bloody Disgusting)

The folks behind the short Ay Up Me Duck of the Dead are working on a full length film called Zombie Hood. (Buy Zombie)

Apparently the latest series of the point-and-click adventure game The Devil’s Playhouse takes part around a zombie apocalypse, if the summary of episode four is to be believed. (TotalPlaystation)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 19 - 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.

Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd talks The Walking Dead (TV). (AMCTV)

And lead actor Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes in the series) talks Walking Dead (TV), offering some insight into his character and a word about the zombies. There’s some other stuff from the crew, too. (IGN TV)

Director Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Downloading Nancy) will direct episode four of The Walking Dead (TV) for AMC. Or skip that and read who the writers and directors for all six initial Walking Dead (TV) episodes are! (Bloody Disgusting)

Or look at a scan from Entertainment Weekly that shows a Walking Dead (TV) pic featuring a zombie that looks a lot like a musician I know named Layden Bryant. (EW via Bloody Disgusting)

Need more? Michael Rooker touches on his Walking Dead role in a Q&A session! (Dread Central)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is coming to Xbox Live arcade for $15, with achievements, 21 new minigames, new co-op and Vs. modes and lots more. Get it in early September. (Gamespot)

If you’re excited for the vampire/zombie/magical amulet fest that is The Dead Matter, these final DVD details should be welcome news to you. (Fangoria)

Enjoy an interview with Judy O’Dea of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Lots of background on how she came to be part of the show and practical zombie-killing advice. (Southern Fried Gamer)

What could be worse than a virus that makes people go all crazed, mindless and murdery? How about one intelligent virus victim organizing the others? That’s what you get in The Rage Plague, a new film from Mudd Miller Productions in the early production stages. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Get your learn on with The Living and the Undead by Gregory A. Waller, a book about the origins and history of zombie/vampire mythology. (Buy Zombie)

Zombie jerky comes to America. Yay? (Kotaku)

Among this week’s DVD releases you will find The Dead are Alive, a 1972 zombie movie (maybe?) about an archaeological dig that uncovers some not-so-dead dead people. Anyone know anything about this? Is it actually a zombie movie and, if so, why have I never heard of it? (Horror Squad)

Chicago gets a zombie disco party Saturday, July 24. (Buy Zombie)

Like planning ahead? Well, zombies in Saugerties, New York will be zombie crawling October 16. There are plans for a videographer to document it, prizes for the best dead celebrity look-a-like, the best executed zombie and best pin-up zombie, and lots of boozing. Mmm, booze.

But wait, there’s more! There was a LOT of news Friday through Monday, so I will put up a special supplementary edition with the rest when I get home tonight … real life is always getting in the way of my zombie blogging! Check back late tonight/early tomorrow for a few more choice items.

Deadlines: News roundup 7/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 15 - 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 a load of this cast photo for The Walking Dead (TV) and get even more excited about the impending series. (io9)

Or maybe you’d prefer to read an interview with Walking Dead ( TV) co-executive producer/episode director Michelle MacLaren? (Bloody Disgusting)

Best yet, have a gander at an interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Warning: despite being a good read, it’s kinda spoilery if you aren’t totally caught up with the comic series. (Things from Another World)

Visit the infamous cemetery featured in Night of the Living Dead, via a video embedded below. (Cinemassacre)

New book on the horizon! Alden Bell’s The Reapers are Angels is a Southern Gothic tale of a character born in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. You can pick it up August 3.

The Dead Rising videogame-to-film adaptation Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be released as series of eight episodes starting August 4 and ending August 25 — if you have Xbox Live. The rest of you will have to get it from the DeadRisingSun.com website a week later per episode. (The Feed)

Speaking of Dead Rising, North America gets no zombie action figure in its Dead Rising 2 special edition. Boo! (Kotaku)

This preview of of Greek zombie romp Evil in the Time of Heroes makes it sound promising! (Ain’t It Cool News)

A short test animation for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the animated NotLD prequel/reboot from Zeb De Soto, have hit hte net. It’s embedded below for you. (Dread Central)

Feeling thinky? This fine essay on why the zombie apocalypse meme is so popular should make your brain parts happy. (Gamecrashers)

If, on the other hand, you’re of the opinion that the zombie genre jumped the shark years ago, this essay on why zombies are so over is probably more your speed (and also, if you feel that way, why are you wasting your time here of all places?) (What’s the Rumpus?)

Finally, a bit of housekeeping. Good news! There’s a new logo (surely you’ve noticed?) and it is awesome. Thanks to Alert for the kick-ass design work. Bad news! I have jury duty tomorrow, then am leaving town for a few days. This may mean no posts tomorrow … depends on if I get dismissed (maybe I will wear an extra gory zombie shirt to help facilitate that…). In any case, news should be back on track Monday (I hope, cross fingers), but no promise re: Fashion Zombie. All depends on what time I get back in town Monday and how exhausted I am.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 13 - 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 a look at the Walking Dead (TV) teaser art they’ll have at San Diego Comic Con. (Bloody Disgusting)

nd here’s a listing of all the Walking Dead love you’ll find at SDCC. (FEARnet)

This interview with Dr. Hugo Pecos, the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency’s retired regional director, covers his early life, vital zombie knowledge and the graphic novel based on his experiences. (Hug a Zombie)

If you loved Zombies for Zombies so much you need another dose, then the Zombies for Zombies Play & Werk Buk (book trailer embedded below) should fill the need. Me, well my review of Zombies for Zombies will tell you I already thought the original book was a bit too much Zombies for Zombies. (Buy Zombie)

Freshly recruited to the ranks of the shambling, hungry dead? Need some help? How to Be a Zombie could be the ticket (if the aforementioned Zombies for Zombies wasn’t already the ticket…)! (Buy Zombie)

If you’re in the Detroit area and want to be in a zombie movie, Zombie Apocalypse 2 is casting now (read my review of Zombie Apocalypse). Even if you aren’t interested in trying out, you can glean a lot of detail from the character synopses posted. (Acting Midwest Ezine)

Zombie tower defense in the Old West comes to the iPhone OS in Cowboys vs. Zombies. Trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

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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 7/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 7 - 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.

Max Brooks has sold his millionth copy of The Zombie Survival Guide (congratulations, Mr. Brooks!). To commemorate the occasion, he did an awesome interview. (EW’s Shelf Life)

Ohio metal act the Devil Wears Prada is working on a zombie-apocalypse themed EP. (FEARnet)

A zombie hunting werewolf falls in love in the paranormal romance novel Zombie Moon, by Lori Devoti. (Buy Zombie)

Excited about the anime zombie apocalypse series High School of the Dead? This preview should get you even more excited. (Hallucinogenic Java)

A new trailer has hit the net for the “zombies on a college campus at Christmas break” film A Cadaver Christmas. Looks like it could be decent. It’s embedded below for yoru viewing pleasure. (Quiet Earth)

Also floating around is a trailer for an “animated” (sort of) series called Year Zero, about a dude trapped in his tiny NYC apartment during the zombie apocalypse. It looks … less likely to be decent. You can see it and judge for yourself below, where it’s embedded. (HorrorMovies.ca)

In case the current crop of roughly a billion zombie games on the iPhone OS aren’t enough for you, there’s another one called Zombie Flick coming in July. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 5 - 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.

Rumor has it that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, whose directing credits include Breaking Bad and the X-Files, will direct an episode of The Walking Dead‘s first season. (Arrow in the Head)

Heads up! Crappy cell phone pics from the set of The Walking Dead have hit the net! (On Location Vacations)

Though not completely comprehensive, Zombie Command has put together an impressive list of zombie movies currently in development. (Zombie Command)

FrightFest ’10 will hit London from August 26-30 and will include the “zombie apocalypse in Africa” film The Dead (check out a new image!) and the “are those zombies or not?” French film The Pack (images!) among its offerings. (Bloody Disgusting)

Enjoy a slideshow from the recent Red, White and Dead Seattle-area zombie walk. (Ballard News-Tribune)

Also, the Red, White and Dead walk has reportedly set a new world record at 4,233 zombies. (Zombie Command)

The micro budget zombie movie Zombie Apocalypse (review here) is getting a sequel. It’s got a new cast, a bigger budget and it starts filming in the next few months. (Buy Zombie)

Looking forward to the upcoming PS3 top-down, twin-stick zombie-shooter Dead Nation? This lukewarm preview may cool your ardor. (Joystiq)

Learn to deal with the zombie infection before Dead Rising 2 hits with a helpful chart. (Xbox 360 Achievements)

Also, Dead Rising 2 has been rated for Australia. It will be released under the MA15+ rating without any cuts, unlike Left 4 Dead 2, which had to be heavily edited for Australian audiences. (Atomic MPC)

The third and final part of Morphine Nation‘s zombie discussion panel looks at the worst zombie-exacerbating natural disasters, best palces to hole up when the zombie apocalypse comes and lots more. (Morphine Nation)

There’s a new Rage zombie/crazies movie coming called Evac, about a shipment of bad turkey that makes people go all rabid and bitey on a military base. (Moviehole)

Get a look at the cover for The Undead that Saved Christmas short story anthology. (Buy Zombie)

Get the low down on the events of the 2010 Philadelphia Wizard World Con, including hot zombie crawl action. (Fangoria)

Zombies  and heavy metal come together in The Zombie Cookbook, a collaborative online zombie/music project. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/30/10 (belated edition)

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.

A brief interview with Paco Plaza, co-director of REC and REC 2, covers his motivations for making film, the origins of the zombie plague in the films and more. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The awesome zombie/vampire movie The Revenant (review here) is getting a showing July 12 in Montreal at the Fantasia Festival. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The New York Museum of Arts and Design is running a month-long program of Italian zombie films this July. Featured films include Dawn of the Dead (presumably Dario Argento’s Euro edit, which is awesome), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Cemetery Man, almost every zombie movie Lucio Fulci ever made and Paolo Pasolini’s Pigsty (which no one but this museum seems to think is a zombie movie, but whatever). (Fangoria)

Some enterprising and twisted soul took a warped Amber Alert PSA and turned it into an even more warped faux-ad for Left 4 Dead 3: Soccer Mom. It’s embedded below for your entertainment. (Kotaku)

I am not at all sure Pet Sematary needs to be remade, even though the original sucked, but if that idea intrigues you, there’s a bit of info on the possible remake in an interview with one-time screenwriter on the project David Kajganich. (Lilja’s Library)

Here’s an interview with Dr. Dale Seslick, of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, the British zombie apocalypse survival road show. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Finally, apologies for this being a day late. I had to work last night from 5 p.m. until almost midnight. There will be another news post at the regular-ish time tonight, but none on Friday, because I am getting married that day and thus will be sort of busy.

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