While I never thought I’d have enough zombie-related news to do one of those ‘This Week In Zombie’ until the great zombie uprising began in earnest, I never let the dream die. Looks like my perseverance payed off, as I have been able to gather a few good zombifyed nuggets to share with y’all.
Let’s start with the obvious (ahem):
28 Weeks Later — Oh yes!
I look forward to making cinematic eye-love to the latest installment in Danny Boyle‘s not-quite-zombies-but-I’ll-take-what-I-can-get scarefest. Yes I do! Even though they’re really not Zombies per se, but rather like Beserkers, good ole Obvious welcomes all flesh-eating, virus-spreading, genocidal maniacs into the fold. With just a few more weeks to go before 28 Weeks Later hits the theaters, the rumblings of a third installment have already begun — tentatively titled 28 Months Later. The possibility of Months will doubtless live or die on the Box Office performance of Weeks, so I got my rotted fingers crossed. Fast-moving, scary-ass zombies … come to Papa!
Primetime Zombies — it’s about fucking time!
CBS TV is shooting a pilot called Babylon Fields, which is going to be a Zombie horror series. The ghouls over at Icons of Fright snagged some exclusive pictures of a gaggle of undead doing the boiler-plate emerging from a cemetery routine. Don’t let me down CBS, or I’ll be sending some real zombies down to show you how it’s really done.
We’re here. We’re dead. Get used to it.
That’s the tagline for indie flick American Zombie. Apparently, it’s a mockumentary chronicling the rise of the ‘non-living’ community in Los Angeles. It’s fairly obvious that American Zombie is intended as a comedy, and under most circumstances, I’m totally okay with that. When done right, Zombie comedy is genre that transcends the cultural divide — Shaun of the Dead, the Spierig brother’s Undead, and the Return of the Living Dead series are great examples of how funny we undead can be — and I’m hoping that American Zombie will be making its way to an Indie theater near me soon so I can see if it makes the cut.
Brisbane 2007 — Zombies take to the streets
Here are some great pictures from the Zombie Walk in Brisbane. It’s nice to see my people getting together and going out for a stroll.