Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New trailer for Me and My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse


A trailer has arrived online for Australian filmmaker Declan Shrubb’s upcoming low-budget zombie comedy Me and My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse, which revolves around three telecom tradesman who find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Check it out here…

Me and My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse features a cast that includes Alex Williamson, Greg Fleet, Jim Jefferies, Adele Vuko, Matthew Popp and Andy Trieu.

SDCC 15 Exclusive The Walking Dead “All Out War” Michonne McFarlane Toys Action Figure by Skybound

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive The Walking Dead “All Out War” Michonne Action Figure by McFarlane Toys x Skybound

The katana wielding Michonne seems to be everyone’s favorite The Walking Dead character, so it’s only fitting that she was Skybound’s choice for its San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive McFarlane ToysAction Figure! This new version of Michonne comes in her outfit from the TWD storyline “All Out War”, and includes sword and pistol accessories.

This San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive “All Out War” Michonne Action Figure by McFarlane Toys is available in full color or black and white with blood splatter. Both limited edition Comic-Con exclusive action figures will be available for purchase at the Skybound SDCC booth for $25 each.


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Backstreet Boys Heading To Comic-con For Zombie Film

Members Of The Backstreet Boys Are Heading To California's Comic-con To Discuss Singer Nick Carter's New Film, Dead West.

The pop star created, co-wrote, acted in and directed the zombie Western with bosses at production company The Asylum, the brains behind cult films Sharknado and Z-Nation.
Now Carter is heading to San Diego for the annual convention on 9 July (15), to join a panel titled Nick Carter Goes West: From Boy Band to Zombie Western.
He will be joined by The Asylum producers and bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. MCLean, who also acting in the film with Carter.
Dead West is described as the story of "a gang of bandits from the wild west, who try to rob a bank and soon find themselves in the fight of their lives against a town full of zombies".


George Romero Opens Up About Barbra, Stephen King, And The Hollywood Conspiracy

George Romero recently opened himself up to fans at a Wizard World Comic Con and talked about the problems that have sent Romero backing away from his film projects and ultimately led to George’s success with comic books and graphic novels.
A portion of the Q&A with Mr. Romero was dedicated to past projects and George ultimately found himself discussing one of his least liked characters with his fans.
“I apologize to women for Barbra in the original Night of the Living Dead, a totally ineffective character… She was running around, her heel snaps off, she falls down. She is completely ineffective, then she goes catatonic, and that’s about it for her. So I apologize for that. When I wrote the remake Tom Savini directed, I made Barbra strong.”
As interest in discussing Barbra waned as easily as the character herself does in the films, George revealed that another one of his films, Day of the Dead, will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Romero recalls that Day of the Dead received mostly negative reviews, but, as time wore on and fans clamored for more of Romero’s style of zombie films, even the critics softened and revisited George’s classics with renewed interest.
“I guess my stuff needs to grow on people. Too bad! That seems to happen with all of it…There is something about the sameness people like. And what I’ve tried to do with all the zombie films is purposely make them different. That may be part of why it takes so long for people to see what it’s intended to be.”
Ultimately, fans wanted to know why they haven’t seen anything new from George Romero, but, surprisingly, it’s not because Mr. Romero hasn’t had anything new to offer. In fact, George has been pitching scripts based on Stephen King works, but even with the duo working in tandem, no one in Hollywood seems interested in their projects.

“My zombie films were all sort of satirical, with political messages. So I was doing them inexpensively and quietly off in left field somewhere. All of a sudden, along came Brad Pitt. Now Hollywood thinks you can’t make any money on a zombie film unless you spend $200 million to shoot it. So I just took a break and decided to do this Empire of the Dead instead as a comic series. There are zombies in it, but there are zombies and vampires. I’ve been doing it almost two years, and took a break from film stuff...”
“…we haven’t been able to sell ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ to anybody. I have been working on that, and recently wrote another draft of that, but nobody wants to do that. We can’t get anyone interested. That and ‘Gerald’s Game.’ Those are the two I was interested in, but we can’t get anyone.”
Romero blames the disinterest in his projects on the fact that they are anthologies and, at the moment, Hollywood is primarily interested in franchises, or stand-alone stories that can be developed into franchises.
Finally, George touched more on his comic books and the upcoming television adaptation of one of his series. While there may not be any new Romero zombie films headed our way, George stated that he will be bringing Empire of the Dead to the small screen.
“Well, I think I’ll hopefully be directing a couple of them. First of all, it has to get made. All we have is a deal to write it and pre-produce it. We don’t have a production deal yet, but our fingers are crossed and it looks good. So we’ll see. But I hope to direct a couple, and I’m writing the pilot, and probably at least most of the first season if it flies.”


Sunday, June 28, 2015

‘Fear The Walking Dead': New Promo Picture And Cast Member

Fear The Walking Dead Cast promo pic

Another promotional still for AMC’s new series Fear the Walking Dead has just arrived. The image shows the core family members of Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis), Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), and Nick (Frank Dillane).

The image depicts the blended family standing together next to a vehicle. Travis stands with little expression, but the other three seem to show various levels of something akin to concern, worry, or, perhaps, sadness. Interestingly enough they are standing in front of a sign reading “Sixth.” This is probably the signpost for Sixth Avenue, a street in LA. This street also runs parallel to Seventh Avenue, the street MacArthur Park is on. MacArthur Park is where many fans are speculating the promo video featuring the possible first zombie sighting for Fear the Walking Dead occurred. So the question is, was this new picture taken before or after the last promo video? Is that perhaps why everyone in this new picture looks concerned?
As well as this new image for Fear the Walking Dead, the Desert Sun gives us the name of the actor who played the student we saw in the promo video in which Madison counsels against trusting the internet over the authorities. Lincoln A. Castellanos is the name of the student Madison advises. As yet, his name still hasn’t been added to the IMDb page for Fear the Walking Dead. While we know Castellanos appears at some point probably early on in Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead, there is no indication whether it will be a one off character appearance or not. Although many fans are already speculating his character may very well end up a zombie, since he is the character who seems to be well onto the seriousness of the outbreak before anyone else.
Lincoln A. Castellanos graduated from Indio High School. He attended drama class there and went on after high school to graduate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is best known for his appearance in CBS’ The Mentalist.
So far, in the last week, we have seen promo videos featuring Madison, Travis, and Nick — perhaps we will see a trailer soon involving Alicia?
Fear the Walking Dead will premiere in August on AMC as a companion series to their juggernaut zombie series, The Walking Dead. With the San Diego Comic-Con in July, fans are anticipating a full starting date announcement then.