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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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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Apr 10

Castlevania I’d always thought of Castlevania as a vampire game, but rumor has it (according to IMDB’s plot synopsis) that the 2011 movie based on the classic games series will be brimming with zombies.

According the anonymous source on IMDB, a vampire killer travels to Transylvania and “fights his way through legions of zombies, gigantic bats, and even faces Death himself” as he hunts Count Dracula. We’re in.

The movie will be produced by Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson, whose past experience making scary video game-based zombie films has me hoping that Castlevania will be better than Double Dragon and Doom.

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Mar 16

Coming your way in 2010 may be the most epic and ambitious zombie film yet, World War Z, based on the novel by Max Brooks. We’re waiting for news about the casting (and crossing our fingers for some Brad Pitt!), but in the meanwhile, really dig this alleged concept art by Dan LuVisis.

The Battle of Yonkers (World War Z) by Dan LuVisis

Above: The Battle of Yonkers

Although some of the details here are sketchy compared to the book (Soldiers on roofs? And where are the portajohns?), I love its scale and action. Here’s hoping the movie looks something like this.

Check out io9′s story and image gallery for more info and detail shots of this huge digital painting.

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Mar 10

The zombies are coming in IMAX 3D! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will likely be the first zombie movie to come out in this format — we’ll be there with disposable glasses on.

The new Harry Potter trailer came out last week, giving us a much better look than before at the inferi in HD.

Zombies in Harry Potter (click to enlarge)

After some research into the matter (or, uh, browsing the Harry Potter Wiki), we’ve decided that inferi are definitely zombies. JK Rowling, we’re onto you and your fancy, made-up Latin terms!

If you can’t get enough of Harry Potter and Zombies, check out this great Zombie Harry and Hermione — and the extra pictures after the jump. Continue reading »

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Feb 23

If you’ve read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (aka Harry Potter 6) you might remember the dramatic scene where Harry and Dumbledore escape a cave infested with reanimated corpses, which are called inferi in the Potterverse. But if you’re a zombie fan, you might also have asked yourself, “Reanimated corpses? Aren’t those … zombies?”

With the sixth movie due in July, new clips and trailers are constantly showing up on the internet. In the most recent trailer, we get our first look at the inferi — looking pretty zombie-like if you ask me.

You can get a glimpse of them in action around 1:38 in the trailer. We’re looking forward to seeing the full scene in the movie!

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