It’s 9:30 a.m., and Milla Jovovich has already cloned herself, gunned down droves of bad guys, and detonated a pack of zombies while gracefully swinging a few hundred feet on an electrical cable — or at least she has in these two new clips (watch below!) from the upcoming 3-D bonanza, Resident Evil: Afterlife, out Sept. 10. What have you accomplished so far today? READ FULL STORY
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Having not read the Dylan Dog comic book series, I can’t comment on whether the film, starring Brandon Routh as the “ace detective of the undead,” looks like a solid adaptation. I can just say that as Routh’s Dylan Dog fights to keep order between the worlds of vampires, werewolves, humans, and zombies, I hope they all respect the beauty of that face and leave it the way they found it. Also, watching the trailer (below), the body shop scene gave me a Beetlejuice vibe, while the vampire baddie Taye Diggs plays led me to believe that he really wanted to be in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie (the graveyard has a similar feel, no?) and TV series but wasn’t clever enough. That said, they had me at the shirtless shot. READ FULL STORY
Americans are taught from an early age that Canadians are boringly nice Celine Dion fans and Australians are liberated hippie mer-people. Kids, the stereotypes are false! According to Reuters, the Australian Film Classification Board has banned the Canadian film L.A. Zombie from the Melbourne International Film Festival for the simple crime of featuring, quote, “alien zombies scouring Los Angeles for dead bodies and gay sex.” Prudes!
The film’s director, Bruce LaBruce, defends L.A. Zombie as “a movie that reaffirms life.” And how! According to the press kit available at the L.A. Zombie website, the film follows a blue-skinned alien zombie creature who wanders around Los Angeles, finding corpses from across the socioeconomic spectrum: “a white collar criminal, a gangbanger, a homeless junkie, a group of drug-addicted porn stars.” He resurrects all the dead men by – I’m sensing this is where the Aussies’ brains exploded – having sex with them. Of course, this might all just be the schizophrenic delusions of a buff homeless man. Also, L.A. Zombie will be released as both a softcore independent film and a hardcore porno.
What’s so weird about that? (See the NSFW trailer here.)
Movie directors speaking passionately about their TV project gets me every time. See: Martin Scorsese waxing on about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and now Frank Darabont discussing AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman. MTV News visited the Atlanta set last month, and Darabont said he was sticking closely to Kirkman’s tome, about a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse, but has given himself permission to find the “interesting detours.” ”I’d like to do 20 years of zombie TV,” he said. “Every day I’m at the monitors and I’m going ‘This is really, really cool.’” Watching the video from the set visit below, we’d have to agree. Kirkman also describes his happiness with their collaboration, makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero details the tall, gaunt look he’s going for, and a woman in a purple blazer performs a classic zombie walk (at 1:54). See the video embedded below! READ FULL STORY
the revered comic books — is finally in production, and it looks like the make-up department spared no expense. At least Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies are playing non-zombie humans. You can see more photos on AMC’s site, and you can watch the full trailer below: READ FULL STORYOooh, The Walking Dead — the zombie series based on
Vanity Fair has up a great Q&A with horror movie master George A. Romero on the occasion of Survival of the Dead, his fifth sequel to his 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. First off, Romero dispels the notion that zombies eat brains. While his many cinematic undead have feasted on flesh, he insists they’ve never sampled gray matter. Romero also makes the interesting point that movie zombies have gotten fleeter of foot — like in 28 Days Later and Zombieland — since the days of his lumbering, staggering monsters: He blames videogames for the new need for speed. Also? He’s really pissed that John Landis got to direct Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video instead of him. Zombies are back in vogue these days, but for me, Romero’s Dead is still the gold standard. Do you agree? Will you be catching Survival of the Dead?
Zombies, to quote Joy Division, will tear us apart. Sometimes literally (the better to feast on our warm human flesh), and sometimes more figuratively, as in the trailer for horror master George A. Romero’s latest flick, Survival of the Dead. The film appears to take place on a beautiful island “off the coast of Delaware,” where the residents all speak with campy Irish accents, for some reason. These residents all belong to two families that have undergone an epic schism due to their differing takes on the undead menace: One side wants to re-kill ‘em all, the other one seems to be keeping afflicted nephews and nieces in some sort of zombie nursery in hopes of an eventual cure. Sounds like a situation that will end well for all involved.
Watch the Survival of the Dead trailer after the jump, then let us know if it’s whet your appetite. READ FULL STORY
Every year, a few days before Christmas, I plop myself down on my couch to watch Love Actually. And every year, I always wonder why Andrew Lincoln, the actor who plays Keira Knightley’s love interest in the movie, has yet to really hit it big here in the States. I mean, audiences for the beloved holiday romantic comedy are actually cheering for him to stalk Keira Knightley’s married character by constantly filming her — something that would be somewhat creepy in real life, but in rom-com world, is oh-my-gosh-so-romantic-squee!
So I’m thrilled to see that (according to The Hollywood Reporter) he’s nabbed the starring role, small-town cop Rick Grimes, in AMC’s zombie thriller, The Walking Dead, which is based on a comic book series. I’ll admit that I’ve never seen Lincoln in anything other than Love Actually, but to me, he is perfect for this role, . And I will support this casting choice until I look like, well, a dead ol’ zombie. I say this after seeing comments from Robert Kirkman — the author of the comic books — about Lincoln: “Andrew Lincoln, wow — what an amazing find this guy is…. Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being, and yet here he is.”
Who else is happy for Lincoln?