Deadlines: News roundup 10/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

David Morse has just signed on to play a prisoner (who doesn’t seem to be a character in the book) in the upcoming epic World War Z. Personally I’m stoked, because he’s one of my favorite character actors. (Cinema Blend)

It looks like Resident Evil: Retribution will be using the Las Plagas parasite storyline from the last two games in the upcoming film. Zombies (who are actually infected people who are still very functional) will ride motorcycles and shoot guns. I can live with that. (All About Bikes Magazine)

It’s been confirmed that Yakuza: Dead Souls (originally called Yakuza: Of The End in Japan) will receive a US release in March 2012. It looks like a good game that mixes Grand Theft Auto and zombies. (FEARnet)

Netflix just finalized a deal with AMC to bring The Walking Dead (along with other good shows from AMC and Sundance) to their streaming service and it SHOULD KICK IN THIS WEEKEND! Future seasons will also be available before the new season starts. (The Wrap)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

After a slight delay, Resident Evil: Revelations is expected to hit the markets February 7. If you’re into the collectibles, Gamestop has a pre-order bonus of a pretty slick looking cover for your 3DS. (FEARnet)

The fully restored and digitally enhanced version of the Lucio Fulci classic film Zombie will be hitting a pretty large group of theaters in the US and Canada October 21 through 22. (Buy Zombie)

While I know that all of you are die hard fans, if you’ve got any friends just getting into The Walking Dead for season two, here’s a nifty field guide to the series first season that explains the backstory. (FEARnet)

It looks like Zack Snyder is working on a new zombie project with the director of the upcoming prequel The Thing. It will be called Army of the Dead and it’s being billed as one of the most vile zombie movies of all time. Looking forward to the news on this one. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 09/30/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 30 - 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.

You’ve got to check out this 5K zombie obstacle course that may be coming to your city and see if you’ve REALLY got what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s time to put your money where your feet are.

After the break, check out the latest trailer for season two of The Walking Dead. The reviews are already coming in for episode one for the new season and they’re saying that it’s going to definitely top the last one. (FEARnet)

There’s some updates and a new video (after the break) for the Left 4 Dead fan film that’s slowly taking the world by storm. I hope they get a kickstarter page and make this movie a reality. (…ology)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

It looks like Lionsgate has bought the rights to make the official Dead Island movie. It was only a matter of time, and at least a studio with a focus on horror is getting their hands in the kitchen. (Stuff)

DoubleBear productions is looking for some community help to finish their game Dead State. This will be an unpaid to very low paid job, but it might be good for building a resume. Proceed with caution though. (IGN)

The news leaked today that Sega filed a trademark for Yakuza: Dead Souls which is rumored to be the US release of their zombie apocalypse game Yakuza: Of The End. (The Sixth Axis)

Here’s a veritable crap ton of cast photos from the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. You now have desktop backgrounds to last you through the rest of the year. (Buy Zombie)

If you follow Milla Jovovich on twitter, you’ve probably already seen the videos she posted of table reads from Resident Evil: Retribution and a clip of her firing some guns. If not, check them out. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 09/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

Even though a month isn’t a long time to wait for the new season of The Walking Dead to start, we’re going to be treated to a six issue webseries focusing on the “bicycle girl” from episode one of the show. It starts October 3 and will be directed by new showrunner Greg Nicotero (Movie Viral)

Brad Pitt spoke to the press over the weekend and denied rumors that he saved an extra’s life on the set of World War Z. He’s still pretty awesome though, so don’t worry. (Entertainment Weekly)

Milla Jovovich might as well be credited as the marketing manager on Resident Evil: Retribution. She’s dropped even more hints and facts as to what the new movie will be about. (Dread Central)

Visceral Studios, the satellite company that brought us Dead Space, has closed the doors of it’s Australia based office. Is this a case of hard times or EA Games cutting the cord of a studio it’s no longer found use for? (Kotaku)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 09/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 14 - 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 is the official poster for season two of The Walking Dead. That is one creepy ass farm which I am very, very excited to see. (Dread Central)

Personally I’m not a fan of the 30 releases that television shows and movies get on DVD and Blu-Ray these days. Thankfully, I haven’t bought season one of The Walking Dead yet though and seeing this clip (after the break) of one of the all new featurettes has me thinking about picking up the new “collectors edition” on Blu Ray. (Dread Central)

SFX magazine is doing a full one shot issue with over one hundred pages dedicated to the undead and what it takes to create them for the screen. It’s not a bad investment for you aspiring horror directors out there. (SFX)

Indie developer Six to Start have started up a kickstarter campaign to get their new app ZOMBIES, RUN! off the ground. It combines the boring activity of running (which is the best thing you can do for yourself if you’re not already doing it, or so I’ve heard) with over 30 zombie missions complete with stories and items to collect during your run in a virtual environment on real streets. It’s pretty awesome guys. (IGN)

Director Marc Forster sits down to discuss some of the political themes behind the film adaptation of World War Z. (Total Film)

Here’s your first look at Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon (looking very bad ass, I must say) alongside a really, really nice car in the upcoming film R.I.P.D. (Dread Central)

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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 09/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

Okay, I technically have no idea what this cool zombie twitter video is promoting. I’m assuming it’s for a studio trying to get their name out there. It’s really cool though, and does a good job of pulling a World War Z style (the book) approach to storytelling through social media like Twitter and YouTube.

After the break, check out this cool behind the scenes special effects tutorial for the upcoming film A Little Bit Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

John Malkovich, best known for, well… Being John Malkovich, is the latest actor to throw his hat into the Twilight meets Night of the Living Dead movie Warm Bodies. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dead Island was already off to a rough start before it even shipped. Then it shipped a broken early production copy of the game to Steam users making it even more unpopular. Now it seems that in that broken copy, the main female lead has the ability to do extra damage to male characters in what the game called (but later renamed) “Feminist Whore” mode. Good job guys. Deep Silver has already thrown the blame on a third party developer to try and soften the blow. (Kotaku)

Apparently Polish zombies aren’t too keen on being given the same insults as their living brethren. This trailer for Wataha shows just how angry and deadly they can be. (Dread Central)

So at this past DragonCon they had a big Walking Dead panel, mostly filled with third party cast, and the kid stars. What was interesting is that eight separate times before and during the panel, they made a point to tell the audience that no questions about Frank Darabont would be allowed or answered. It’s strange to see how AMC is handling this through silence. Check out the (long) video after the break and judge for yourself. (io9)

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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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