Thursday, July 20, 2006

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From Fango:
Poole calls his Louisville-based film a hybrid of “SHAUN OF THE DEAD, 28 DAYS LATER and HIGH FIDELILTY.” Thanks to 10 wildly diverse main characters, including Jim (Jason Crowe), who consistently breaks the fourth wall à la John Cusack’s FIDELITY character by chatting directly with the audience, this zombie gut-muncher promises to be much more thoughtful than recent low-budget zombie fare on the order of DAY OF THE DEAD 2: CONTAGIUM.

With a budget “well under $100,000,” one of Poole’s top priorities was to “create characters that people would give a shit about” rather than walking, talking zombie food. So what we get is a couple of charismatic, yet terminally bored, car rental clerks who don’t seem to realize that the world is falling victim to a nasty plague that causes mass vomiting of blood, death and the eventual energetic return from thereafter. This naturally leads the heroes to encounter both hot chicks and furious ghouls.

Read more here...


From Bloody-Disgusting:
After making an instant impact in the horror genre with his UK werewolf pic Dog Soldiers, Neil Marshall is about to bring The Descent, one of the scariest films in years, here to the States. Even though Lionsgate isn't opening the film in theaters until August 4th Marshall is already eyeing one his next projects, Outpost, which Peter Jackson fans are going to froth in happiness over. In the latest issue of the great Rue Morgue Magazine (issue #58) Marshall tells Morgue, "I've been working on a project called 'Outpost', which I've had going for quite a few years, it's zombies on an oil rig-black comedy/horror in the Pete[r] Jackson type of mould." Next up for Marshall is Doomsday, a scifi-thriller about the hot zone. Check out reviews, stills, trailers and the new poster for 'The Descent' by clicking the link above.

NOTLD 3D Poster

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From Bloody-Disgusting:
It was announced here earlier this week that Jeff Broadstreet's Night of the Living Dead 3D will be gracing 1,500+ screens this November. Now that the hype has officially begun little nuggest of fun have started to appear, such as an official poster for the film, which can be foiund inside. The film stars Sid Haig, Brianna Brown, Joshua DesRoches, Greg Travis and Ken Ward. In the original a group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse...

Ving Rhames Character Details for Day Remake

From Bloody-Disgusting:
Fangoria got an update from screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick on cast reports that have surfaced elsewhere for the Day of the Dead remake, which begins shooting July 23 for Millennium Films and Emmet/Furla Films. Ving Rhames toplines the movie, though not, as has been speculated elsewhere, in a role carrying over from his lead in 2004’s Dawn of the Dead redux; instead, Reddick reveals to Fango that he’ll play Captain Rhodes, the role memorably essayed by Joseph Pilato in George A. Romero’s original Day. Mena Suvari portrays the heroine Sarah (Lori Cardille in the 1985 version), and the supporting cast includes Nick (Drumline) Cannon, Michael Welch, Annalynne McCord and Stark Sands. Click the link for more on the remake. The original follows a group of scientists and military personnel holed up in an underground bunker because the world above is overrun with zombies. The lumbering flesheaters eventually find a way in and wreak havoc on the scientists who've been experimenting on their undead brethren.

28 Weeks Later

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From Bloody-Disgusting:
We've been informed by Fox Atomic that the creative team of Danny Boyle, Alex Garland, and Andrew Macdonald are back to re-invent the zombie movie yet again with the sequel to 28 Days Later. Lead by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, a graphic novel, will be published by Fox Atomic Comics in 2007. Written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Wake the Dead, The Creeper) and edited by Jimmy Palmiotti (Publisher/Editor of Event Comics and Marvel Knights), which bridges the gap between the original film and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later.

Herbert West Figure from SOTA

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From Bloody-Disgusting:
SOTA Toys is back with more NowPlaying action figures and is one again ripping up the festivals with ridiculous action figure coverage. Today they scored a look at SOTA's upcoming Herbert West figure from Stuart Gordon's cult classic film Re-Animator! This amazing figure comes with Dr. Hill's head in the tray and an undead cat -- what more could you possibly want?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Day of the Dead Remake News

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From Fango:
Fango got a quick update from screenwriter Jeffrey (TAMARA) Reddick about the DAY OF THE DEAD remake he has scripted for Millennium Films and Emmet/Furla Films. "The official start date for principal photography on DAY OF THE DEAD has been set for July 23," he tells us. "Everyone involved is extremely excited about the project. They're in the process of casting as we speak. Millennium and Emmet/Furla Films will be announcing the cast soon, and they've landed some really great, high-profile names for the film." We’ll bring you more updates on the new DAY, which will be directed by Steve (HALLOWEEN: H20) Miner, very soon.
From Bloody-Disgusting:
Variety officially confirms our scoop that Ving Rhames and Mena Suvari will star in Millenium Films' remake of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead. They also confirm Black Films' scoop that Nick (Monster House) Cannon will also be starring. Michael Welch, Annalynne McCord, Stark Sands and hottie Christa Campbell round out the cast for the film, which follows a group of scientists and military personnel holed up in an underground bunker because the world above is overrun with zombies. The lumbering flesheaters eventually find a way in and wreak havoc on the scientists who've been experimenting on their undead brethren. Steve Miner (Halloween H2O) is directing the zombie pic from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, who penned the "Final Destination" franchise.
Also, Scripter Talks DOTD Remake Cast, from Fango.

Hat Tip to Nate!

Grindhouse Casting Confusion

From Bloody-Disgusting:
This is becoming harder to follow, and report on, than Showtime's Masters of Horror anthology. With cast being announced, dropped and then recast - the shoot being put on hold and other problems arising, I don't know how anyone could have the cast listing correct for Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grind House, which hits theaters April of '07. Inside you'll learn more about the cast, like how Rose McGowan will be in both Quentin's 'Death Proof' and Robert's 'Project Terror' and how Mickey Rourke is not in the film anymore (sigh). Read on... and for gods sake, try and keep up!

Slither DVD Announced

From Bloody-Disgusting:
Today Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced that they will release James Gunn's cult classic SLiTHER (review #1, #2) on October 24th, according to Davis DVD. The eagerly anticipated horror flick will be released in separate anamorphic and fullscreen editions, each with Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Bonus materials will include an audio commentary with director James Gunn and actor Nathan Fillion, a collection of deleted scenes, "Visual Effects: Step By Step," "The Sick Minds and Slimy Days of Slither," "Bringing Slither's Creatures to Life," "Slithery Set Tour with Nathan Fillion," "Who Is Bill Pardy?," "Gorehound Grill: Brewin' The Blood" and "The King of Cult: Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary" featurettes, a blooper reel and trailers. Retail is $29.98, $39.98 for the day-and-date HD-DVD. When farmers’ livestock turn up horribly mutilated and a young women goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) and his team, aided by Grant’s wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), uncover the dark force laying siege to their town… and come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Automaton Transfusion: Screening Contest

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Got a MySpace profile? Well, get one, and then check this out.
We are going to be holding a private celebrity screening of AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION in Hollywood very very soon!

Drop us a comment and tell us what you think about the trailer??

Out of the first 250 comments we receive, we are going to choose 5 winners!!

Each winner will get 2 tickets to the screening. Many celebrities will be in attendance. Free popcorn is also included.

*We are not responsible for your travel to Los Angeles if you do not live in the Los Angeles area.

Tell all your friends too!!

More details coming soon....
I dropped a note about this flick sometime in February. This contest is from their MySpace profile blog...go leave a comment. Here's the synopsis:

In the early 1970s when everyone in America was worrying about what was going on in Vietnam, the Unites States Army was secretly developing a way to reanimate the dead. The hope was to have the dead fight instead of the living, but the experiments were shut down when the reanimated corpses were unable to control their hunger for human flesh.

Thirty years later the army has decided to reopen the project. Grover City, because of its remote location, would be the home of their main testing facilities. Without warning the experiments go horribly wrong in Grover City and the DEAD are now on the rampage, eating everyone in sight.

With the town overtaken by Zombies, a group of High School seniors take it upon themselves to fight back and find a cure for this deadly disease.

Automaton Transfusion is a non-stop adventure of four friends battling there way through swamps, forests, blood, and ZOMBIES to survive!

Sounds like a good time had by all.

Depp Joins I AM Legend

From Bloody-Disgusting:
Johnny Depp has joined the cast of Warner Bros. I Am Legend, next to Will Smith, according to Black Film. There's no telling which role Depp will play, but given his penchant for playing extraordinary weird-like characters, expect a juicy plum part, like the neighbor, now one of the living dead. Set in Los Angeles after a biological war, the film centers on the sole healthy survivor, a man who finds himself in a battle against nocturnal mutants. Based on the novel by Richard Matheson, the film will be written by Mark Protosevich. Constantine director Francis Lawrence will helm the film with David Heyman, Akiva Goldsman, Neal Moritz and Erwin Stoff serving as producers. Shooting begins in September.

Shadow: Dead Riot

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From Fango:
Check out the zombie/women in prison/martial arts film directed by Derek Wan from a script by Fango's Michael Gingold, with Tony Todd, Carla Greene and Erin Brown starring. In addition to a 16x9-enhanced widescreen presentation with English and Spanish 5.1 Surround audio, the movie disc will include an isolated Vernon Reid music track, trailers and audio commentary by the director, writer, cast and makeup FX creators. The second disc will contain:

- A behind-the-scenes documentary significantly longer than that on the previous DVD
- Deleted scenes
- Tale of Two Zombies featurette
- Photo and art gallery
- Audition reel
- SHADOW music video
- Trailer gallery and more

Retail price is $29.95.

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