The Walking Dead At Comic-Con 2010

13 Jul

Walking Dead Comic-Con

For those of you lucky enough to be attending Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego next week, here’s what you can expect from The Walking Dead panel on July 23rd.

The stars and producers of AMC’s highly-anticipated series THE WALKING DEAD, based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, will descend on Comic-Con 2010 for a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the original drama. THE WALKING DEAD panel, scheduled for Friday, July 23, at 11:30 AM in Room 6BCF, will feature series stars Andrew Lincoln (LOVE ACTUALLY), Jon Bernthal (THE PACIFIC), Sarah Wayne Callies (PRISON BREAK), Laurie Holden (THE MIST), and Emma Bell (FROZEN). Joining the cast are writer, director, executive producer and three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE); executive producers Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, ARMAGEDDON); make-up artist Greg Nicotero (George Romero’s LAND OF THE DEAD, THE MIST); and Joel Stillerman, AMC’s SVP of original programming, production and digital content.

During the hour-long event, moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists in a discussion about their experience shooting the series in Atlanta and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics, followed by an exclusive first look at THE WALKING DEAD and a Q&A session with attendees.

THE WALKING DEAD panel will be complemented by a number of on-the-ground activities taking place throughout Comic-Con:

Attendees will have an opportunity to get “zombified” by visiting THE WALKING DEAD booth and putting themselves into a zombie scene from the series via a touch screen; AMC will email the photo to them.

AMC will distribute limited edition “The Walking Dead” series posters from internationally recognized movie poster artist Drew Struzan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Blade Runner, Hellboy and more).

An autograph session will take place with Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and Gale Anne Hurd in the Image Comic Books booth.

AMC will distribute limited edition THE WALKING DEAD series buttons.

AMC will have THE WALKING DEAD walkers around the convention center and booth.

THE WALKING DEAD booth will be a semi-recreation of a scene from the pilot episode.

Don’t forget to pick us up some swag too!

Red Dead Redemption To Get Zombies

13 Jul

Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar’s wiki-wiki-wild-wild-west game, Red Dead Redemption, is trying to fix the one glaring error that’s stopped us from playing it so far with it’s latest announcement of upcoming DLC. It’s introducing zombies!

4 new DLC packs have been announced,

  • Legends and Killers Pack – which includes 9 multiplayer maps, 8 new multiplayer characters, a tomahawk weapon, and further Achievements/Trophies.
  • Liars and Cheats Pack – which includes new multiplayer modes and mini-games including Attack and Defend, Horse Races (with mounted combat), and multiplayer versions of the Liars Dice and poker mini-games from the main game. A new weapon will also ship with the DLC (an explosive rifle), as well as 8 new multiplayer characters and additional Trophies/Achievements.
  • Free Roam Pack – which includes additional Free Roam challenges, posse scoring and leaderboards, and new anti-griefing countermeasures.
  • and the one we’ve all been waiting for

  • Undead Nightmare Pack – which will be adding single-player content. Ghost towns and cemeteries com to life in an all-new single-player adventure. Also, new animals will be let loose into the game world and more dynamic events will be added as well.

As Undead Nightmare is the last pack you shouldn’t expect zombies in your Grand Theft Horsey until October, probably coinciding with a Halloween release. New packs should cost you $9.99/800MSP.

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Cowboys Vs. Zombies – Trailer

13 Jul

New iPhone and iPad game Cowboys Vs. Zombies released this trailer last week showcasing their take on the tower defense genre.

Cowboys vs Zombies game is a unique tower defense game set in the old west. Playing as the Sheriff, you are in charge of defending the town of UnDeadwood. Your mission: You gotta keep them cursed zombies from eatin’ up the whole town of UnDeadwood!

Cowboys Vs. Zombies features destructable vantage point and boss fights but isn’t really rocking ZC HQ with the trailer, though we look forward to being proven wrong.

You can find out more on the official site or on Facebook.

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded – Review

How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded

On Friday I went to see How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded, a live, lively and very interactive seminar, aiming to ensure that whether you have a plan and are machete proficient or not – you may just survive, should the undead rise.

Hit the jump to see what I thought.

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Michael Madsen To Star In ‘Infected’

12 Jul

Michael Madsen

Details of upcoming movie ‘Infected’ reveal that, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill star, Michael Madsen has signed on to star along side Tom DeNucci.

According to Variety:

“Infected” centers on a father and son who have to fight to survive against a deadly, rapidly spreading blood virus.

Sounds like it could be zombies to us, but more information as we find out. Also check out Michael Madsen’s list of post-production and pre-production films; contender for hardest working man in Hollywood?