My Monstrous Militia,
Dead, nearly dead, and undead alike rejoice, ’cause it’s that time of the month again. Time take a look the latest group o’ gangrenous guts being gouged from the gullet and strewn about for all to see.
Zombie movies are the new black
Later is Now, Baybah!
In case you had forgotten, 28 Weeks Later opens today and ObZomb (that’s me) says ‘Yes, yehaw, and yahoo!’ I cannot wait to feast my rotting ocular nerves upon what’s sure to be an awesomely good rip ’em up. I’m hoping we’ll get to see glimmers of Robert Carlyle‘s genius turn (IMHO) as Colqhoun in Ravenous show through a bit in 28 Weeks… man, that movie creeped me out!
Move Over Bicentennial Man
It’s the 1950s and the great Zombie war has been waged — and won. Apparently some asteroid passed the earth, raised the dead, and broke loose some hell. With the zombies effectively beaten, a meglo-corporation figures out how to tame them, and begins marketing them as domestic servants. This is the premise of Fido, starring Billy Connolly as the eponymous zombie, and Carrie-Anne Moss as the seemingly generic ’50s housewife. Lions Gate Pictures, after watching the trailer, I could kiss you! Like ObZomb (me again) said in the previous Zombie Round-Up, Zombie comedy, or “ZombCom” (a term I am coining and copyrighting RIGHT the F NOW!) is a genre that transcends the cultural divide, and this one looks hella funny!
Un-Dead at 30,000 Feet
Ok, now if you thought snakes on planes were bad enough, then check this shit out. New Line Cinema is set to distribute a movie that revolves around an in-flight zombie attack. The film from director Scott Thomas was internationally released with the title Plane Dead, but New Line has taken it upon themselves to re-title it Flight of the Living Dead. The way I see it you’re either someone who wants to see a movie about zombies on a plane or you don’t, so at this point I think the title is pretty irrelevant. I think the tagline speaks for itself: Un-Dead at 30,000 Feet.
Non-Zombie, but Relevant
The Hollywood Reporter is, um, reporting that ZombCom masters, brothers Peter and Michael Spierig, are working on a futuristic vampire flick with Weta Workshop handling the monster and effects duty, and Ethan Hawk in the star chair. As long as the brothers can keep each other from losing their unique sense of style, unlike some other brother/director team *cough* Matrix *hacks*, this should be an interesting movie. The feature is tentatively titled Daybreakers.
And lastly, some funny… or DIE!
La presenta: Zombie-American
Thanks to Dr. Geek for bringing this gem to good ol’ ObZomb’s attention!
This week in zombie comic news.
Raise the Dead #2 — Arthur Suydam‘s cover is reason enough to pick up this one. It’s like Norman Rockwell on crack. It’ll be for sale as a poster in July, but you can order it now here.
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days — With Robert Kirkman pen and Sean Phillips ink, this one-shot prequel to the best-selling Marvel Zombies series can’t help but be a grizzly, tasty morsel….mmmm, brains. And again, Arthur Suydam’s cover alone, a homage to X-Men #1, Vol. 2, makes this a worthwhile book to snag.
Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life hits the shelves. The TPB collects issues #31-36 of the Kirkman zombie saga, and totals out to 136 pages of gray, gory, goodness.
Black Panther #27-29 — Marvel Zombies will be making some waves in the Wakandian king’s pool. Check out the current Black Panther arc (#27-29) to see the newly juxtaposed Fantastic Four tangle with some Galactus fueled super-zombies.