Deadlines: News roundup 02/07/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 7 - 2012

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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’s a nice in depth write up of the indie zombie bromantic comedy DeadHeads which hits DVD February 22. (Canberra Times)

Bill Hinzman, the first zombie to appear in the Romero classic Night of the Living Dead, passed away this past week at the age of 76. I mean this in the most respectful way that I hope he rises from the grave to come and get us all. (We Are Movie Geeks)

Every now and then a trailer comes along that makes us here at the IZA remember why we love zombie movies. Osombie is a movie about the re-animated corpse of Osama Bin Laden and the mission wherein a group of military operatives go to kill him, again. Check it out after the break and get ready for what will be an amazing ride. (First Showing)

It looks like the fine folks over at Machinima have teamed up with Lionsgate and FEARnet to bring season two of Bite Me, the zombie webseries, back to life. (c21 media)

It looks like Tom Savini is really pushing to play the coveted role of The Governor when the role inevitably emerges on The Walking Dead, but he might have some stiff competition ahead of him. Personally I’m hoping he gets the role. (MTV)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/24/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 24 - 2012

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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.

The Resident Evil franchise had a pretty big week. Capcom released the first trailer for Resident Evil 6 and from the cut scenes and game play footage it looks like the story will be more of a return to the classic environment, with some new action elements that will be a welcome addition. Check it out after the break. (UberGizmo)

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution also dropped last week. Check it out after the break, along with a nice interview with Milla Jovovich. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops on this one. EVERYONE from the previous films returns, and I’m still not sure how that’s possible, but I’m excited. (Hit Fix)

Indie zombie flick Zompocalypso failed to raise the then thousand it needed for production on Kickstarter so now they’ve moved to a new fundraising site in hopes of making twenty four thousand. (Edit: here’s the actual fundraising site, per comment below: http://www.indiegogo.com/CORNBRED) That’s not really how it works, but I wish them the best of luck. I’d link to their trailer, but it’s listed as private on youtube. (Patch)

Here’s a nice write up of the Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con that I was at this past weekend. None of you came to buy my books, so I’m disappointed in all of you… Shameless plugs aside, the real star of the con was Madison Lintz who plays Sophia on The Walking Dead. I got the chance to speak with her and she’s genuinely a cool, down to earth actress. (Murfreesboro Post)

Zombies vs Robots has been a pretty good seller for IDW comics and they’re capitalizing on that by releasing some direct download digital comics for .99 cents a piece through several e-reader formats. (Comic Book Resources)

After the break, check out a teaser and the pilot episode from the upcoming zombie webseries Livin’ With Steve, an animated comedy that looks better than most of the Fox networks Sunday night lineup. (Horror Movies Canada)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/17/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 17 - 2012

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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’s a nice photo gallery and a look at the zombie filled events that took place at EverCon earlier this month. (Wausau Daily Herald)

Do you ever wonder what a zombie outbreak would look like in real time, spread over weeks, making the front page of CNN, Twitter, Youtube, etc? Well one graphic artist is documenting this fake outbreak and it’s a really interesting thing to check out, so check it out. (io9)

It looks like AMC is placing bets on another stellar season of The Walking Dead because early reports show that the third season will get 16 episodes instead of the current season’s 13, or last season’s six. (Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, show runner Glen Mazzara recently gave an interview debunking the recent rumors that AMC cancelled the proposed season two flashback opener over budgetary reasons, which led to Frank Darabont’s departure. (Hollywood Reporter)

Chris Hardwick gives an interview talking about how his hosting gig on The Talking Dead came to be and also his thoughts on how the character of The Walking Dead would fare on his early ’90s dating show Singled Out. (Buy Zombie)

At a recent convention, comic book superstar artist and writer Frank Cho hinted that his next big project would involve Zombie King, one of his earlier titles. This could be the screen adaptation we’ve been waiting for if the rumors are true. (Examiner)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 15 - 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.

Zombie Godfather George A. Romero sent in his personal letter of support to the fundraiser to save the iconic location used during the filming of Night of the Living Dead. It’s good to see the original creator support what I feel is a worthwhile cause. (The Republic)

Every other piece of news I have today is a video, and you can catch them all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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 Jay Bonansinga chimes in about working on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor with creator Robert Kirkman and finally getting a book to superstar status in this nice interview. (Doings Clarendon Hills)

If you’re a fan of text based video games or choose your own adventure then you HAVE to pick up Zombie Exodus on the iOS. It looks incredible! (Okay, not “looks” incredible, since it’s text, but you know what I mean.) (PR Web)

After the break, check out episode two of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich wishes us a merry Christmas from the set of Resident Evil: Retribution in this fun clip after the break. (Dread Central)

Saving the best for last, check out this trailer for I Survived a Zombie Holocaust which looks like Tropic Thunder for the zombie movie genre. Seriously I think this will be campy and poorly made but hilarious, so keep it on your radar. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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.

It looks like Anchor Bay has released the cover art and release details for the African based zombie flick The Dead on DVD and Blu-Ray. Look for it on Feburary 14 and plan a special Valentine’s Day treat. (Horror Year Book)

The popular (if you live in Japan) manga Life is Dead, about a young man infected with the zombie virus who is deemed unemployable due to his condition, is headed to the silver screen (again, if you live in Japan) sometime next year. (Anime News Network)

There’s a bit of buzz about the upcoming zombie drama The Returned which spins a unique picture of the idea of a cure for the zombie disease. The film is currently in pre production so we’ll keep you informed with any news. (Quiet Earth)

There’s a lot of mystery shrouding the new PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us. It seems to be about a zombie or zombie like apocalypse based around a plant virus. There’s no official press release yet but it will debut at the upcoming Video Game Awards show so we’ll let you know something when we know something. (Metro UK)

After the break, check out the teaser for the upcoming zombie webseries The Lynchfield Stops which centers around a delivery truck courier who still has a job to do even though the world is crawling with bloodthirsty zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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.

Square Enix will publish the upcoming action rpg All Zombies Must Die which will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and good old personal computer in 2012. (The Controller Online)

For everyone that’s been hating this season of The Walking Dead (we know who you are, and we don’t like you) you should know that the season finale finished with almost seven million viewers, and has maintained a six million viewer average throughout the season, blowing away cable drama records. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“You got your steampunk in my zombie movie!” is a cry that will be shouted across the globe when Cherie Priest’s novel Boneshaker is brought to the big screen courtesy of Cross Creek Productions. (Film School Rejects)

After the break, check out episode one of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour which is a prequel miniseries detailing the events that led up to the Raccoon City incident that took place during Resident Evil. It looks good so far. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

Sorry for the delay with the news this week kiddies. I’ve been working hard preparing for the Geek Media Expo in Nashville, TN this weekend. If you’re going to be in the area you should definitely check it out and come say hello. I’ll be at the Trouble Ticket/FRUIT! Comic booth with my wife and we’ll be selling art, comic books, sketch cards, and doing commissions.

But enough of that! On with the news!

Our own Cory Casciato recently did an interview with Brian Peck, who played the loveable mohawked punker Scuz in the classic film Return of the Living Dead. They discuss the fan love for the series, conventions, and the recently released documentary More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead. (A.V. Club)

Check out amateur publicist and zombie killer Milla Jovovich filming a pretty epic car crash stunt for Resident Evil: Retribution from her phone and really selling how awesome it is by swearing in German (Kotaku)

You can also check out (after the break) six minutes of footage from Re-Kill, a found footage zombie apocalypse flick that shows a lot of promise. (Dread Central)

Swords of the Dead, a novel that’s supposedly on it’s way to becoming the next big ninja/zombie motion picture of all time, has posted the first three chapters for you to check out and hopefully enjoy. (Buy Zombie)

The CDC is following up their zombie post earlier this year (which apparently really boosted the blog’s net worth) with a free to read online comic called Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. I’m a fan, but let’s hope they’re still focusing on, you know, stopping disease outbreaks… (Comic Book Resources)

It looks like the smash hit Zombieland will be returning to it’s intended origins and will (hopefully) be picked up as a television series next year. I’m looking forward to actually seeing the “zombie kill of the week.” (Ace Showbiz)

Project Zomboid, a pretty slick zombie apocalypse survival game using the Minecraft “start playing in the alpha release” method of fundraising had a major setback this week when the developers studio was broken into and computers containing the most recent version of the game code were stolen. Personally, this sounds like a cover-up for some big government conspiracy. (Shack News)

George A. Romero might want nothing to do with The Walking Dead, but apparently he wants everything to do with The Zombie Autopsies, a science based zombie novel which he’s currently working to bring to the silver screen. (Zombie Research Society)

Zombie in a Penguin Suit is a short film that’s taken the internet by storm this week. It’s pretty awesome, and you can check it out after the break and also read a nice interview with the writer and director Chris Russell. (Fast Company)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

If you’re looking to spice up your Halloween then you should check out these zombie themed pumpkin carving templates to terrify small children in your neighborhood. (Dread Central)

It’s just been confirmed that Johann Urb will play Leon Kennedy in the new Resident Evil movie. I have no idea who he is, and I’ve never seen a movie he’s been in, but I guess he looks like Leon Kennedy. (Kotaku)

October 8 is World Zombie Day so make sure to see if there’s any good zombie happenings in your hometown. (Examiner)

For those that live in The Walking Dead country (I.E. Atlanta, Georgia) the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse is back for year two boasting a 100,000 square foot zombie playground. (Dread Central)

It looks like Blake Lively has passed on playing the lead role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I mean seriously, why did she pass? Her last movie was Green Lantern. I know I was bashing on her getting the offer, but really? REALLY? (Filmonic)

Fed-Ex recently did a pretty awesome commercial about the zombie apocalypse. You can check it out after the break, and also check out the cool behind the scenes video that goes with it. (Dread Central)

I figured they’d release them slowly, but apparently all of the new The Walking Dead webisodes are online and available to view. Check them out after the break. While you’re at it, check out these photos from episode one of the new season as well. (Dread Central)

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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)

 

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