Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Hi kids. I'm back. After a good 16 hour nap to counteract the combination jetlag/flu, I think I'm ready to tackle ZAGG once more. To get everyone (including myself) caught up, here are some of the more interesting headlines from the last month of so.

Romero's World of the Dead
From Bloody-Disgusting:
When you see someone from Europe or Japan, make sure you tell them "thank you"... Why you ask? Because they played a heavy role in why you may get to see George A. Romero's fifth 'Dead' film, which is more or a less going to be a sequel to Land of the Dead (rumored to be titled World of the Dead). "Now that Land of the Dead did so well in European markets and Japan, and the DVD is flying off shelves, there's talk of a sequel," Romero tells Empire Online. He continues, "It won't be in April but it might now be August or something. I hope to God we don't have to do the winter again, but there's a real buzz happening now about a sequel." There you have it, more zombies done right! I just hope the hero zombie from Land isn't in this one. 'Land Part Deux' puts Romero’s two planned Stephen King adaptations, From A Buick 8 and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, on the back burner for a while yet.
Plan B and Paramount Pick Up Brooks' World War Z

From Fango:
Variety reports that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures have grabbed the film rights to Max Brooks’ living-dead-apocalypse book WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR, having won a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way outfit. A follow-up to Brooks’ popular ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE, which explained how to survive a ghoul plague, WORLD WAR Z is set 10 years after the undead have taken over the world and presents a chronicle of the deadly events supposedly gathered by a news reporter who travels around the world to interview survivors. Crown Publishing will issue the book September 12.
Romero's Zombisodes

From MoviesOnline:
Fresh off 2005's "LAND OF THE DEAD" winning the Canadian Space Channel's recent Award for Best Horror Movie, beating out the likes of "SAW 2" & "The Ring 2" along with others, Horror Icon George Romero is scheduled to begin his next project which is called "Zombisodes". It is unclear at this time if the production is a feature film, T.V. series or something for the web. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Toronto sometime in July.
Ken Foree in Negogiations to star in
Serbian-Croation Zombie flick, Zone mrtvih

Here's the IMDb link, and here's info on the movie itself. Could be interesting...

Macy Joins House of Re-Animator Cast

From Bloody-Disgusting:
They weren't lying when they said they wanted to cast big names in Stuart Gordon's House of Re-Animator, the fourth of six planned 'Re-Animator' films. William H. Macy, of 'Fargo' fame, has signed on to join Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott in the latest adventure of Herbert West, accordingt o Fangoria. The sequel focuses on a Bush-like president who dies in office. His staff covertly brings in Dr. Herbert West to reanimate the Commander in Chief, and the expected chaos ensues.
Return of the Living Dead Remake

From Bloody-Disgusting:
Yup, add one more to the growing list of useless remake... and add this one to one of the worst. According to ArrowintheHead the next remake on the block is Return of the Living Dead. Arrow in the Head writes, "I heard via a very reliable source that Producer Anatoly Fradis, who brought us the lackluster ROTLD 4 and 5 is now aiming to remake the original." In the original, when a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.
Night of the Leben Tod

From Fango:
Eric Forsberg, writer/director of the Asylum release ALIEN ABDUCTION, gave Fango the word and some pics (see more below) from his new zombie opus, the first to be produced by the Cerebral Experiment company he recently formed with his wife Karen. Titled NIGHT OF THE LEBEN TOD, it’s described by Forsberg as “an amazingly scary, gory, creepy and heart-wrenching film about the undead” and “a new take on a favorite theme: flesh that can never die.”
Christopher Walken, Zombie Fan!

From Bloody-Disgusting:
Arrowinthehead just discovered a piece of an interview with bad ass actor Christopher Walken in which he reveals some very interesting news about his hopes and ambitions for the future. When asked by the Chicago Sun Times, "You have a reputation of being a true original. What would it be like to spend a rainy Saturday with you?" He replied, "Well, we might watch a movie. Right now, I'd definitely watch a zombie movie if I could. I mean, I'd absolutely love to do one, too. Zombie movies are interesting because it could be any budget. You can make it for nothing. You can spend a lot of money. It's still a zombie movie."
Deadlands Trailer

From MoviesOnline:
The trailer is Rated R. In the early fall of 2008 a terrorist attack brings the United States to it's knees. This attack, biological in nature cause the Dead to return to life and seek human victims. The film follows a mother and her son as they try to escape their home to make it to safety. Her husband and his best friend are away on a trip and have to fight their way back to find his wife and son. Plus, a man who narrowly escapes a zombie attack only to warn others of the fate coming their way. 3 seperate stories all running together will fold together in the end with each group of characters fighting for their own survival against a growing army of the Dead.
Wanted: Undead or Alive Casting News

From Bloody-Disgusting:
According to various sources, Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Chris Coppola (Beowulf), Leslie Jordan (Madhouse), Cristin Michele and Brian Posehn (Stay) have all joined the previously announced Navi Rawat, Chris Kattan and James Denton in Dark Lot Entertainment's Wanted: Undead or Alive, which is now filming.
Locked Away Premieres in MI

From Fango:
LOCKED AWAY is about a teenager whose friend shows him a “monster”—a flesheating ghoul—that’s imprisoned in an old shed. When more zombies start attacking their town, the teen’s older brother, a soldier recently returned home from the Iraq War, leads the defense against them. Tickets for the premiere show (which also includes a performance by Detroit band Elevendy, whose music is featured in the movie) are $8 and can be purchased at the door or on-line at the State’s website linked above; you can see LOCKED AWAY’s official website here. The movie is now complete and scheduled for its world premiere Friday, June 23 at Bay City, MI’s State Theatre; the event begins at 7 p.m. and the feature begins at 8 p.m.


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