Deadlines: News roundup 07/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Well I’m back from vacation and well rested so naturally I want to talk about undead fiends and the San Diego Comic Con which contained them. Bear with me because I’m going to try and catch up on all the key news from last week. So let’s get to it!

Let’s start off by diving into the MASSIVE pile of The Walking Dead news from Comic Con.

Carlos Gallardo, the producer of El Mariachi, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have paired up to bring us Zombie Apocalypse, a working title comic book and potential screen play that looks pretty slick. (What Culture)

Speaking of comic books, it looks like the popular build a weapon zombie killing franchise Dead Rising is set to receive the comic treatment courtesy of IDW. (Gamepro)

Last Blood, the graphic novel about the war between zombies and vampires for control of the last of the human population in the post apocalyptic wastelands, is set to receive the film treatment with none other than Simon Hunter, director of The Mutant Chronicles at it’s helm. (The Film Stage)

In sadder news, Ruben Fleisher, director of last years fan favorite Zombieland, gave the bad news that Zombieland 2 is most likely a no-go due to scheduling conflicts and an unfinished script. (I Am Rogue)

The judge in the Jenna Jameson lawsuit recalled his victory ruling against her after she was a no-show in court and now it looks like a settlement may be in the cards. Who would have thought we’d have this much legal drama over Zombie Strippers? (Woodridge Patch)

Another nice little surprise at Comic Con was the trailer for the short film Stitched, about a group of soldiers who combat a deadly undead enemy in the Middle East, and written by none other than comic book legend Garth Ennis. Check it out after the break. (io9)

After the break, check out the game play trailer for Zombie Gunship, the iOS game where you command a flying assault plane trying to mow down the horde of undead scum who are aiming to take down a group of human survivors. It actually looks really good. (148apps.com)

Undead Labs spoke up and gave some more information about their upcoming zombie MMO Xbox Live exclusive games Class3 and Class4. (Gamasutra)

Issac Marion, the writer of Warm Bodies, the zombie romance that hopefully won’t be another Twilight, recently gave an interview about the film and the book. (USA Today)

Regular commenter and webseries creator Jon Dixon sent me an e-mail with a really cool zombie commercial for the new Toshiba laptops. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

So if you follow Bruce Campbell on twitter (and you should, he’s @GroovyBruce) then you know that earlier today he confirmed Evil Dead 4 is happening. That’s breaking news folks and hopefully you heard it here first.

Also we’ve got some details on Evil Dead 4. It’s going to be a quasi remake (in the vein of Evil Dead 2 hopefully) and will NOT be directed by Sam Raimi, but it is being directed by someone whom he (or at least his studio) trusts. (Quiet Earth)

When EA bought PopCap Games recently, the loveable zombies from Plants vs Zombies decided to send a note to their newest zombie victims. (Kotaku)

The woman who will be directing episode one of the new season of The Walking Dead answers a few questions. (Dread Central)

San Diego Comic Con, which is most undoubtedly the best comic con, will be the debut show for the new Walking Dead board game. (Bleeding Cool)

For those wondering if their old busted down pc from 2008 can run Dead Island, well you’re in luck, it probably can. Check out these system requirements just to make sure though. (Device Mag)

Learn how to rip content from Youtube to your hard drive by legally downloading Night of the Living Dead (it’s public domain armchair attorneys) and enjoying the show. (Information Week)

If you’re like me, you want to be really, really prepared for the zombie apocalypse. So why don’t you follow this guy’s move and build the ultimate zombie Armageddon survival shotgun so that you’re never worried about anything except running out of ammo. (The Art of Manliness)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 07/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

If you’re looking for a good way to spend the next ten to fifteen minutes, here’s the entire set of pictures and video from season two of The Walking Dead that’s currently available. (Examiner)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, after the break check out this amazing fan made teaser trailer for season two. Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd have actually confirmed this to be fan made, for all of you who doubt it. Let’s hope the creator ends up with a job at AMC. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich recently discussed some zombie related nightmares that have come from years of shooting Resident Evil movies. Maybe she’ll weigh in with her thoughts on Cory’s The Zombie Dream article. (Digital Spy)

There’s finally a proper trailer for Cuba’s newest export Juan of the Dead. Check it out after the break. (Slash Film)

So the amazing bonus pre-order content for Dead Island is going to be… a digital pdf of some of the game and concept art… I think it might be time to get off the island. (Kotaku)

In better gaming news, as per Valve’s challenge, within four hours enough users (roughly twenty thousand) beat the latest expansion for Left 4 Dead 2 and Valve is going to release the re-vamped map packs early. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 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.

Yet another lucky writer has gotten some hands-on game play time with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and they’ve done a great write up about the experience. (Buzz Focus)

A local Glasgow mother is organizing a zombie walk, which should tie in nicely to World War Z and good times will ensue. (Lennox Herald)

Jenna Jameson was a no-show in her court case where she is being sued for bailing on a sponsored party at a theater during a special screening of Zombie Strippers back in March. Maybe she was just at another Perez Hilton bash… I mean she was medically exhausted, right medically exhausted… from all the porn. Hey at least we get to use the “gratuitous nudity” tag. (Woodridge Patch)

After the break, watch Captain Awesome, AKA Robert Kirkman, sit on a motor cycle, try on Rick Grime’s hat, and talk about season two of The Walking Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 5 - 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.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg dropped some rather disheartening information about the Zombieland sequel during a recent interview. At least the script is being worked on though. (Comic Book Movie)

Some very early set pics featuring a zombie torn World War Z have already surfaced. It’s good to see the production moving along quickly. (Shock Till You Drop)

Michael Bartlett sits down and discusses the Zombie Diaries 2 which hits DVD this month. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out some game play trailers for Dead Block, the zombie defense game that hits Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this month. (Co-Optimus)

I honestly don’t know if this is meant to be a movie or not, but after the break check out this music video from the Zombeatles titled A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/30/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

Frank Darabont is very, very talkative about this season of The Walking Dead, and seeing as how we’ve got another five months before we get to witness such an awesome television show I’m okay with that. (Daily Blam)

Well after a long run of good luck World War Z eventually had to be cursed as well. It seems that Matthew Fox and Ed Harris, the two most recent additions to the cast, are no longer going to be able to star in the film. (Vulture)

That Dead Island trailer that made the world go insane actually won the Gold Prize for Internet Film at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Let’s hope the game delivers as much as the trailer did. (Kotaku)

If you’re going to be in my hometown for Halloween, the Nashville (TN) Rescue Mission will be holding a “Zombie Buffet 5K” October 29. (Buy Zombie)

TRAILERS! TRAILERS! TRAILERS!

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

Philadelphia residents are pretty pissed about losing a fifty million dollar boost to the economy when World War Z took the film overseas to Scotland. (Mother Nature Network)

In other news, the county of Malta (where most of World War Z is being filmed) is super excited to have a fifty million dollar boost to their economy. Funny how that works… (Times of Malta)

Connecticut Light and Power has shut down the electricity powering a local Ramada Inn over unpaid bills and bounced checks. That really sucks for the crew filming the zombie movie Remains, which is now in their own private zombie apocalypse. (The Day)

After the news that the city of Leicester was unprepared for a zombie invasion based off of public inquiry, the public decided to test the city by staging a mock zombie apocalypse. That’s what you call dedication. (Newslite)

The upcoming Annihilation add on for Call of Duty: Black Ops will have another zombie filled, but celebrity cameo defficient map and multiplayer mission. Personally I think this was a last minute addition to capitalize on the previous expansion. (Dread Central)

Robert Kirkman yet again excites the general public with another awesome interview about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Will the famed comic book creator wear the latex of the undead? I hope so, but he’s reluctant. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

ParaNorman, the animated zombie movie from the team that brought us Coraline, just added a few more heavy hitters, as well as an award winning composer, to it’s cast. (Bleeding Cool)

Brad Pitt takes zombies very, very seriously. While filming World War Z, he’s put the wife and kids up in an 18th century fortress just in case a few of those zombie extras turn out to be the real deal. Okay, so maybe it’s just because he’s a rich bastard, but it’s still cool. (Showbiz Spy)

Henry Cho, the lead creator behind the upcoming multiplayer iOS game Zombiehood, answers a few questions about what may end up being a pretty cool game if they get the iPhone’s location services involved. (Australian Gamer)

After the break, check out the trailer for Safe Zone, a game which combines two of my favorite things: the zombie apocalypse and The Oregon Trail. Follow the link in the article to check out the game’s kickstarter campaign if you want to donate a few bucks to the development. (Voodoo Extreme – IGN)

Jason Ozubko dropped us a line this week to let us know that his game Zombie Wasteland Goners is currently in production and they’re looking to drum up some excitement. Goners is an online zombie board game that looks to incorporate all of the aspects of the classic Mafia (the community game where the other players are secretly playing against you, but you don’t know who they are or what their goals may be) style game play with classic zombie survival action. Head over to the site to learn more about it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/13/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 13 - 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.

World War Z has added yet another cast member to it’s roster, and this time it’s The Pacific star James  Badge Dale. (Cinema Blend)

Speaking of World War Z, the cat’s out of the bag! The movie has started filming in Glasgow, Scotland and the locals are very, very excited for what this may do to the economy, as it’s one of the biggest productions to take place in the area. (UK Daily Record)

While we don’t have any cool trailers or screen shots to show you, we do have the full details of Telltale Games’ latest project that we’re really excited about, and that project is the Walking Dead video game. (The Walking Dead Podcast)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 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.

One concerned citizen polled his local government to see what plans they had to defend their citizens in case of a zombie apocalypse…. and then they answered. (The Register)

BYU has a car sharing program to make sure that students can get from point A to point B. In an effort to advertise it, they’ve campaigned a massive zombie public service announcement. (BYU Universe)

Dead Rising is still kicking, and one lucky reporter was able to get some hands on game play time with the latest expansion Off The Record. (Siliconera)

Can a one million dollar budget movie, with stars like Ron Pearlman and Lea Thompson attached to it, raise it’s funding on Kickstarter after the studios passed? The Gatekeeper just might be that movie. (Kik Axe Music)

Evil Dead: The Game is finally available on the iOS devices for a very low price! Check out the trailer after the break and hurry up and download this bloody, hilarious, pocket sized adventure. (FEARnet)

Every now and then I come across a trailer that just refuels my faith in the zombie genre. Zombie eXs is about surviving the zombie apocalypse with your drunken friend, while all of your ex girlfriends (who have returned from the dead) are coming your way. Check out the trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

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