Deadlines: News roundup 03/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 23 - 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.

AMC asked the cast of The Walking Dead about zombie apocalypse preparedness and their answers did not disappoint. (AMC)

Robert Kirkman goes into great length in this interview about zombies, upcoming comic projects, and not realizing just how cool he really is. (Publishers Weekly)

Remains, a zombie movie based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles, is shooting in June in Mystic, Connecticut for the Chiller network. (The Day Connecticut)

Undead Labs gave an awesome rundown of their upcoming zombie MMO on the Xbox Live Arcade platform, complete with some concept art and screen shots. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 03/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

World War Z, the film based on the amazing book, is in trouble. Apparently even after agreeing to a PG-13 rating (ugh) Paramount still wants co-financiers to help with the 125 million dollar price tag. (io9)

Thanks to twitter, Sienna Guillory, the actress that played Jill Valentine in previous installments, has leaked some info as to the upcoming Resident Evil sequel. (Bloody Disgusting)

Apparently a zombie hanging from a tree is too much for the ESRB because the Dead Island logo has officially been censored in the US. (Kotaku)

Just a quick note that SyFy (I still hate that name) is planning to launch their made for TV epic Zombie Apocalypse in October, probably to hone in on The Walking Dead ratings. (TV Guide)

If you live in Pittsburgh and you need to know how to defend yourself from the zombie horde then good news! There’s a class that teaches just that. (Dormont Brookline Patch)

Wild Wolf publishing dropped us a line to let us know that Rise and Walk, a novel about a zombie outbreak during a paintball scenario match, just acquired European distribution and will ship in April online and in bookstores.

After the break, check out the trailer for Rising Up, a mockumentary about the zombie rights movement that’s been going strong since the ’60s. (Buy Zombie)

Also after the break we’ve got the trailer for Wake Wood, which looks like Pet Cemetary 2: Electric Boogaloo, but it’s got zombies, so we’re going to let you know about it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

Former Rue Morgue editor Jovanka Vuckovic sat down for an interview about her latest book Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead. (Dread Central)

A nice collection of screen shots from the upcoming zombie game Dead Island were just released today. (joystiq)

There’s even more directors now in consideration for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I’m sure we’ll be reporting how they have all left the project sometime later next week. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for Nerd of the Living Dead, which seems to be a black and white flick set in the 50’s about a vegan zombie. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

After the break, check out this slick music video from MC Buck 65 called Zombie Delight wherein a DJ fights off the zombie hordes. (Dose)

Robert Kirkman recently sat down to discuss The Walking Dead video game and what surprises we can look forward to. (MTV)

We’ve argued it for years, but SpikeTV is going to finally settle the age old argument of who would win a fight: Zombies or Vampires on an upcoming episode of Deadliest Warrior. (Geeks of Doom)

Japanese zombie apocalypse game Yakuza: Of The End has been delayed indefinitely as of today. There has been no word from SEGA as to whether or not it was due to the earthquake. (gamrFEED)

Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright was asked by Frank Darabont to direct an episode of The Walking Dead during season two, but has seemingly declined the offer based on a recent quote. (Obsessed With Film)

Kim Mulligan from the Funny or Die group getsomeKAndy dropped us a line to show us her zombie advice column. Check it out after the break.

Also regular commenter Jon Dixon let me know this morning that episode two of his zombie web series …And Then Everything Changed is also live. We’ve got it after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 10 - 2011

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We’ve got even more details for the upcoming Dead Island game and a few screen shots as well. (TFTS)

Here’s a great interview with zombie novelist Lily Herne regarding her most recent book Deadlands. (Book.co.za)

After the break, watch Jon Bernthal (Shane) and director Stuart Gordon of The Walking Dead discuss the show on the video web series This Week In Horror. (Dread Central)

The trailer for Quarantine 2: Terminal has just been leaked and we’ve got it after the break. The new movie takes place right after the events of the previous film and seems to be centered around an outbreak at an airport after a plane makes an emergency landing. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

First off, just to remind everyone, The Walking Dead drops today on Blu-Ray and DVD so make sure to buy it and ensure future seasons. Support the show people!

Lights Out actress Meredith Hanger has joined the cast of Awakening. Let’s hope she’s got enough teen angst. (I promise I’ll stop with the Awakening jokes if the show is good.) (Digital Spy)

Dead Island news was heavy today as it was announced the game would have four player co-op, customizable weapons, and around 30 hours of game play. (Nerd Reactor)

There was a lot of good detail today on the upcoming comedy The Kitchen Sink as several script details were released. There’s a lot of spoilers there as well, so read it at your own risk. (News In Film)

There’s an awesome image preview gallery of the upcoming Ghostbusters Infestation #1 which hits shelves tomorrow. (MTV)

It seems Rose isn’t the only zombie puppet musical in town. After the break, check out this trailer for Misfit Heights. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

Lucy Griffiths, who recently played Marian in the BBC version of Robin Hood, has landed one of the lead roles in the upcoming CW teen drama Awakening. (Digital Spy)

Sony pictures has locked in a September 14, 2012 release date for the latest in the Resident Evil franchise called Resident Evil Begins. No word as to whether or not it will be a reboot. (Dread Central)

Robert Kirkman gives a lengthy interview about The Walking Dead season 2 (which comes out in October unfortunately) and the upcoming video game. (Buy Zombie)

You know that awesome trailer for Dead Island everyone was raving about for the last two weeks? Turns out none of that is in the actual game. I’m starting to think this was all a ploy to make a movie and a crappy game will be released around the same time. (Kotaku)

After the break check out this tech demo for Zombie Holdout, which will employ the Microsoft Kinect to put you on the frontline of the zombie apocalypse. (Buy Zombie)

Also after the break we’ve got the US trailer for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night featuring a Constantine-esque Brandon Routh. (Ain’t It Cool News)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

Yakuza: Of The End is a zombie game we’ve covered in the past. However it’s just been brought to my attention that in the game, there are several special types of zombie that blatantly rip off the villains gallery in Left 4 Dead. Check out the images and judge for yourself. (Kotaku)

In what is the weirdest science news I’ve seen in a long time, a fungus is slowly turning rain forest ants into mindless zombies, causing them to then carry the disease back to their nests or simply go walk off a tree. (Daily Mail)

After the break, check out this cool featurette for The Walking Dead called “From Comics to TV” and see how the seemingly impossible was done. (Fangoria)

Zombie Doomsday is an experimental film that’s actually more of a live action survival reality video. It was shot in 12 hours and we’ve got the trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 24 - 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.

There’s a growing game of Humans vs Zombies that will take place March 30 through April 9 on the George Washington University campus. (GW Hatchet)

There’s a cool Angry Birds style game out now for the Droid OS called Stupid Zombies and the best part is that it’s free. (Droid Life)

Well now that it’s been declared that the development studio for Dead Island still owns the film rights, directors are flocking in to be a part of the hype, but the studio isn’t just selling to the highest bidder. (Spong)

Richard Wolstencroft, the Australian man who DARED to show a private screening of the banned Bruce LaBruce film LA Zombie has finally settled with the local government and was ordered to pay $750 to the Royal Children’s Hospital. I’m torn because on one hand a children’s hospital received a charitable donation and on the other hand a dude had his home invaded for showing a movie. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Here’s a new TV spot for The Walking Dead on DVD. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 23 - 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.

Sony Pictures is teaming up with Michael “big explosions equal good film making” Bay to bring the IDW comic book series Zombies vs Robots to the big screen. (Hit Fix)

After the break check out the trailer for the Dead Space 2 “Severed” download content coming out soon. (Kotaku)

Also, you should check out this sweet video of a fan made Dead Space engineer suit that looks amazing. (Kotaku)

High School of the Dead, the popular anime series, is getting English dubbed and brought to the US on the Anime channels On Demand network. No word yet on DVD release. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me this link to a trailer for a movie that I think is called I Am Here… Now and it’s about a space robot zombie Jesus that kills people, or something. It’s pretty insane, and not exactly safe for work.

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