Hot off the presses from Deadline comes word of yet another post apocalyptic comic being optioned. This time the comic comes from Max Brooks.That’s right… the man behind World War Z. But this isn’t just another zombie comic. Read on.
Legendary Television and Digital Media has optioned World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide author Max Brooks‘ horror comic series The Extinction Parade for development as a TV series. Brooks will assist in development of the project and pen the pilot episode, Brooks and Avatar Press said today. Extinction Parade pits zombies against vampires in a world where the zombie plague has put the human race on the endangered species list, according to a description of the series on Avatar’s website. Fearing the end of their food supply, the vastly outnumbered vampires enter into an all-out subdead war with the zombies, with humans caught in the crossfire.
It’s hard to keep up with the multiple indie and theatrical projects underway here in Atlanta. One of them Test Group, just finished casting at Studio Z in Tucker Ga. In speaking with the producers Keith Bailey and Albert Roberts they informed me they’d be shooting the B-role footage shortly.Today we have some new artwork and a couple of set photos. Check back with us and we’ll keep you updated as the film begins production. If you like you can follow them on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/testgroupmovie
If you haven’t read the comic Chew, here’s the synopsis.”Chew” centers on Tony Chu, a detective and operative for the Food and Drug Administration. He works in a world where chickens have been outlawed thanks to a deadly bird flu. Not that he’d be chomping on chicken to begin with; Chu is a “cibopath,” which means that he gleans psychic impressions from anything and everything he eats, except beets.
In other words, if Tony eats an apple, he can tell you exactly where that apple has come from and what it’s been through. If he eats a steak, he can see what kind of life the cow lived before winding up as a medium-rare delicacy.
And if he takes a bite out of a corpse? Murder mystery solved.
Now Steven Yeun has been signed to play the voice of the lead character Steven Yeun has a thing for comic books about weird eating habits.
The actor stars on “The Walking Dead” as Glenn Rhee, the former pizza delivery guy who has been with Rick and Carl Grimes since the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse. These days, he’s stuck in a train car in Terminus, positioned to become the next meal for a group of cannibals — an ironic twist of fate, given the flesh-hungry, walker-infested world he already lives in.
Game Informer reports that The Game of the Year Edition for the first season of The Walking Dead came out late last year for the last-gen systems. Now GameStop’s online site lists the compilation for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the site, the title will come out on June 17 and will cost $29.99.
The current-gen GOTY edition features all five episodes of the first season, the DLC 400 Days, and other digital content for $29.99.
We’ve reached out to developer Telltale Games for confirmation on the matter, and we’ll update this story if we hear anything.
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Butch Patrick several times at various conventions. He’s a great guy and has some really neat stories to tell about his days on the Munsters. While glancing at Fearnet’s page I found this interview he did with Fox 411. Apparently he’s trying to save a haunted house from demolition. We wish him well in his endeavors.
MTV news recently posted an interview with show runner Scott Gimple and Larry King where Scott looks into his crystal ball and says,”Ten more years! Ten more years! Ten more years!”
That’s the translated chanting of millions of gathered walkers, groaning with one unified, ghastly voice in response to the news that “The Walking Dead” could live on for more than a decade.
That’s right: 10-plus years of “Walking Dead.” At least, that’s a possibility as envisioned by Scott M. Gimple, the current show runner of the AMC zombie series.
“As a TV show, all TV shows end, but I will say, I think it’s possible that it could go on and on and on,” Gimple said in a recent interview with Larry King (via Dark Horizons). “I think if it went 10 years, if it went longer than that, it’s possible that the cast — considering the amount of deaths on this cast and everything else — after 10, 12 years, it could shift into a whole new cast.”
Ten, 12 years of “Walking Dead”? Crazy talk! Perhaps not so crazy when you consider that other live-action shows have lasted longer — not many, but some — and also not so crazy given Gimple’s own admission that a 10-year “Walking Dead” plan would have to move on from the core cast members we’ve come to know and worry about, like Rick and Michonne and the rest.
Even if we don’t see the flagship “Walking Dead” series last for more than 10 years, chances are good that zombie fever will be with us for well over a decade, thanks to the “Walking Dead” spinoff series that’s currently in the works. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get a “Walking Dead” spinoff spinoff. And then a spinoff of that spinoff, and so on and so forth until we’re all as brain-dead and flesh-hungry as the walkers.
Can you handle 10 more years of “The Walking Dead,” or is that crazy?
On this weeks episode of Supernatural:
SAM AND DEAN INVESTIGATE MONSTER FAMILIES IN CHICAGO — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case in Chicago, where they discover that various mafia-esque monster families are, unknown to humans, running the underbelly of Chicago. One is a family of shapeshifters run by Margo Lassiter (guest stars Danielle Savre), whose leadership is thrown into question when her brother David (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) returns home. The other reigning family in town is made up of werewolves, lead by Julian Duval (guest star Sean Faris). While in Chicago, Sam and Dean meet Ennis (guest star Lucien Laviscount), a man with a personal vendetta against the monsters. The Winchesters warn Ennis about heading into the hunter lifestyle, but Ennis refuses to listen and starts down a dangerous path. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#920).
New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce that Cary Hill’s Scream Park is now available nationwide on DVD and VOD. Hailed by Doctor Carnage Reviews as “creepy” and “bringing to mind Black Christmas and John Carpenter’s Halloween”, Scream Park was a hit at horror festivals throughout 2013, slashing to audience acclaim at Texas Frightmare Weekend, the Eerie Horror Film Festival and Horror Realm.
Just Browsing has compiled a list of some of the top ten undead zombie books. A couple of them I’ve read including Jonathan Maberry’s award winning YA Rot & Ruin series. Those books rock!
Anyway,here you go.
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell: Zombies have infested a fallen America. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, a young girl named Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.
Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist: Mayhem in the Stockholm power grid gives way to the rise of countless zombies, sparking delight in a grandfather who hopes for his grandson’s return and horror in a husband who witnesses disturbing changes in his revived wife.
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (graphic novel): Police officer Rick Grimes and a few human survivors battle hordes of decomposing zombies.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan: Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. Continue reading “Ten classic books about zombies” »
Slow-moving zombies know they can’t catch you, so these apparently clever monsters will be using star power in an attempt to lure you to them.
Vincent Ward, who played Oscar in season three of the Walking Dead, is coming to the St. Thomas Tom Zombie Festival on Sept. 27 to sign autographs and have pictures taken with fans.
Who this year’s celebrity guest would be was a well-kept secret until the official announcement earlier this month.
“Vincent is a terrific fellow who is anxious to check out our town. Add to that that we have a very special theme in mind for our festival this year which Vincent fits very nicely into indeed,” said Bryan Bakker, chairperson of the festival.
Organizers are planning on making the Elgin County Railway Museum into something they call “Terminus North” this year. For those unfamiliar with the current story arc in the cliff-hanger season ender of the Walking Dead, the cast of characters were left in trouble at a rail yard called Terminus.
The Terminus building has some “uncanny similarities” to the St. Thomas Railway Museum, according to Bakker.
“We are going to have a lot of fun with this theme this year,” Bakker said. “It is going to become a Walking Dead Mecca for those who love the show. Add to that everything else which makes our festival unique, the Tom Zombie Contest itself and its role in keeping St. Thomas safe chief among them, and we are set to have another terrific year.”
Last year’s celebrity guest was Butch Patrick, who famously played TV’s Eddie Munster.
The Tom Zombie Festival will be held at the railway museum grounds at 225 Wellington Street in St. Thomas.