Jun 15
The Battle of Yonkers, as illustrated in Max Brooks' World War Z

The Battle of Yonkers, as illustrated in Max Brooks' World War Z

The upcoming World War Z movie is finally stumbling into production. The week we’ve learned that, along with Brad Pitt, the cast will include Matthew Fox of Lost. It is also rumored that the cast will include James Badge Dale of The Conspirator and Anthony Mackie of The Hurt Locker — we can’t wait to see these guys kick some zombie butt!

The film will be shot in Glasgow, Scotland, which will be gussied up to look like an apocalyptic Philadelphia. If you’re anywhere near Glasgow, check out this casting call: They’re looking for men and women of all ages — we’re guessing some good zombie makeup will be involved.

World War Z is the film adaptation of Max Brooks‘ 2006 novel, World War Z. No one seems to be clear on the film’s delivery date. We’ve read summer 2012, 2013 and 2014. Whenever it comes, we’ll be ready for this zombie apocalypse.

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Mar 22

I saw these great zombie movie posters on reddit today:

Living Dead Strike Back

Something about Han Solo as the living dead really works …

Toy Gory

… and I really dug how Mr. Potato Head has lost several parts in Toy Gory. He is the perfect zombie toy candidate.

Find a few more on the zombies subreddit.

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Oct 18

The bad news is that Natalie Portman recently backed out of the leading role in the upcoming film based on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The good news is Scarlett Johansson is now rumored to be considering the role. We’re expecting her performace to be some combination between her roles in The Other Boleyn Girl and Iron Man 2 — holy hot zombie-killing action!

In addition to killing zombies in P&P&Z, Johansson might soon be playing a zombie on screen. The actress is also rumored to be attached to the film adaptation of Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. In the film, Johansson would presumably play Rita, the main character’s zombie love interest and attendee of Undead Anonymous. Killer!

To celebrate these awesome occurrences, we share with you this video of Scarlett being photoshopped into a zombie:

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Aug 12

Eat Brains Love with Julia Roberts

Like most people, I kinda hate Julia Roberts. Here is an excellent parody poster … although if Julia Roberts actually made this zombie movie, I might upgrade my attitude toward her acting career.

Found via Laughing Squid.

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Jun 29

George Romero
Photo from TIME.com

The TIME magazine website is featuring a short interview with legendary zombie film director, George Romero. In the interview, Romero answers ten reader-submitted questions, and reveals that he doesn’t like the new trends in horror films, and isn’t at all rushing out to see the latest zombie films. He says his favorite film ever is The Tales of Hoffman. I haven’t seen it but am intrigued.

Check out the full interview here.

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Apr 12

Are you surprised that Audrey Hepburn makes one classy zombie? We’re not. And we loved this new “Zombie At Tiffany’s” t-shirt at Threadless.

audrey hepburn (breakfast at tiffany's) t-shirt

Check out the shirt here.

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Dec 16

Needless to say, we’re totally psyched that Natalie Portman will produce and star in the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film.

Here’s a quick Six-Degrees to Jane Austen: Natalie Portman played Queen Amidala in Star Wars, Episode I, in which Kiera Knightly played Sabe, who dressed as the queen. Kiera Knighly also played Elizabeth Bennet (the lead character) in the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice. Not to mention, Natalie Portman totally kicks ass. Perfect casting, right?

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Oct 06

Woke Up Dead, a new zombie web series, gives the much-neglected zombie point-of-view of what it’s like to, er, wake up dead. Drex, played by Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite, takes some shady headache medicine and drowns in his bathtub before reanimating. He is followed by his video-blogging best friend and his former college crush-turned-med student as he attempts to resurrect his post-college life, even after death.

The show provides an entertaining and light zombie fix with reasonably good production quality and funny characters. The first five episodes are currently out, one featuring Wayne Knight of Seinfeld. The series is being released every few days during the month of October on Crackle.com.

Woke Up Dead is part of this month’s Zombiefest on Crackle. For Zombiefest, sixteen full-length zombie classics are featured on the site, in addition to special content from Zombieland. Check it out before it’s gone!

Edit to add: Woke Up Dead also has its own companion website at WokeUpDead.tv, with links to the Twitter and Facebook pages for some of the characters … so why not check that out too?

(via FEARNet)

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Jun 12

A couple of months ago we told you about a lecture given by Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, a Harvard psychiatrist and zombie enthusiast, covering zombie neuroscience and psychology. Unfortunately no one here at Zombie Slash could attend, but thankfully someone did and took extensive notes. We suggest that you take a look. Maybe this zombie thing isn’t so far fetched.

An interesting side note is that Schlozman drafted a faux medical journal article about a zombie outbreak, called “Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome.” Let it be known that we want a copy!

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Apr 30

Bill Murray Rumors are flying around about Bill Murray appearing in the upoming film, Zombieland. We’re pretty sure he’s never played a zombie before … unless his reticent role in Lost in Translation counts as past zombie experience.

Although the producers are mum on Murray’s involvement, he was seen around Atlanta when Zombieland scenes were filmed there, so we’re going to believe the buzz.

Zombieland comes out in October this year. We’re hoping it’s a genre-bender, but we’ll settle for smart and funny gore.

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