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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Jul 05

the Waking Dead zombie TV series

As a fan of the post-apocalyptic zombie comic book series, The Walking Dead, I’m psyched for the new AMC TV series based on the books! The show premieres this October.

Among the the latest Walking Dead news, the show’s zombie makeup mastermind, Greg Nicotero, gave an interview on AMC’s blog last week that reveals some of the details of his work. I’m happy to see he draws primarily on the fresh zombie art from the comic books for visual style. Here’s a preview of some of his work:

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waking dead tv series zombie make-up artist

Check out the full interview here and a round up of other interviews and fresh photos from the set on AMC’s Waking Dead blog here.

Images from AMC’s Waking Dead blog

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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 13

Entertainment journalists are running wild with the recent story that Woody Harrelson attacked a paparazzo. Harrelson’s excuse? He thought the photographer was a zombie.

He explained that he just wrapped shooting for the upcoming horror comedy Zombieland and was still in character. In the film, he plays “the most frightened person on Earth” during a zombie outbreak, according to IMDB. Hey, the zombocalypse can be traumatic — give the guy a break!

We’re psyched about the film, which is due to release this October. You can see photos of the set in the Marietta, Georgia here, here and here. More details about the actual shooting can be found here and here.

We’re hoping that Harrelson’s recent zombie attack plug (whether it was intentional or not) gets Zombieland more attention — we’re psyched to hear more about the project!

Update: According to this article, Harrelson plays a badass in Zombieland, while the “most frightened person on Earth” is played by Jesse Eisenberg. A much more likely scenario.

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Mar 31

What will you do when the undead hit your neighborhood? Get some practice with these choose-your-own-zombie-adventures!

The Outbreak is a choose-your-own-adventure zombie film that was released last fall. The film is interactive and online, which makes for at least fifteen minutes of fantastic entertainment. Although the production is B-movie quality, the interactivity and availability give it an A in zombiliciousness. (Hint: if you don’t survive the feeding frenzy on your first attempt, click “chapter select” to go back a step.)

Check out the trailer below, or go straight to the site for zombie action.

If you’re looking for a more traditional choose-your-own-zombie-adventure, look no further than the newly released Zombie Bank Run. The story follows Samuel Nelson, a man who lost it all in the Great Depression, and might just lose his life too in the zombie apocalypse.

As you might expect, Zombie Bank Run isn’t the finest literature out there, but it definitely gets bonus points for creativity and, of course, for zombies, and provides at least a good hour of zombie fun. Get started on the adventure here!

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Feb 24

Zombie Jesus! (2007) is a short film that explores the Jesus zombie lore (as we explored in a previous post) in a typical Midwestern US B-movie setting. The main character returns to her tiny hometown and teams up with a local Jew named Isaac to save the town from the cold, dead hands of Zombie Jesus.

We haven’t seen the movie, which has yet to come out on DVD, but some reviewers are lauding the awesome terribleness it contributed to the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, so we’ll stay tuned.

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