Yep. "Fear the Walking Dead."
Starring the excellent Cliff Curtis, it will take place in the Los Angeles area during the early days of the zombie outbreak, thus allowing for the use of relatively undoctored locations that are cheap and convenient to the studios.
I wouldn't normally be excited about this, but Cliff Curtis as the star of anything is a concept I like very much. You?
Sorry, but Schwarzenegger as a serious dramatic actor is still a concept that cracks me up. He sure is trying in this trailer, though, as he cares for a rapidly zombiefying daughter that the government somehow allows him to take home, because even in fiction nobody ever tells Arnold he can't do something.
But that review quote in the trailer says "Schwarzenegger is superb." It wouldn't lie, right?More >>
As George Romero again shakes his fist at the skies that he didn't get the copyright notice on the right frame of his classic film and it ended up in the public domain, a new comic book company offers a novel take on the Romero-verse - keeping it in the '60s, where it began.
These three new titles will be available in June. First there's Rise, which follows the first film's siblings Barbara and Johnny, who presumably meet different fates this time out as there's not much you can do with a dead guy and a girl in shock...More >>
N.B. This recap is being done by someone who has not seen a single episode of Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead, including the very episode he is going to recap. As such, he is going to make everything up. The author feels his version of the show can only be better than the one we're getting. So he assumes.
CONtv, a network name that inspires no faith whatsoever (especially once you learn that the Wizard World people are behind it), is an online subscription service designed to provide original entertainment for the kind of fan that attends conventions (the kind ready to sleep in line overnight and part with money at a second's notice?).
Following a Bruce Campbell game show, they have now revealed a trailer for Fight of the Living Dead, which will debut this coming Sunday. Shot in a women's prison, it features competitors facing off against parkour experts and extras dressed like zombies, not unlike the Walking Dead Escape obstacle course from Comic-Cons past. It sounds like a recipe for somebody to get seriously hurt by accident, and I suspect the viewership for this show may not be dissimilar to those who watch NASCAR for the crashes.More >>
For the benefit of non-regular readers, "nipples" are what Todd McFarlane calls the studs on the Lego-like playsets his company makes. Sorry if you were misled by that.
(I'm really not sorry).
Point being, he has recorded a video of him narrating a diorama made up of said toys, and it is, as the kids say, totes adorbs. Instead of trying to be Mr. Know-It-All, he's totally regressing to a little kid playing with toys. And for a guy known for making toys that weren't meant to be played with for so long, he's pretty fun to listen to in child-mode.More >>
Sorry, but it's hard not to be cynical, knowing full well that if the new all-female Ghostbusters takes off there will be merchandise galore, probably including a board game. And with that in mind, it's equally hard to ignore the fact that none of the proposed figurines for Cryptozoic's Kickstartering board game is a female character - no Dana, Janine, or Gozer in "prehistoric bitch" mode.
That said, it looks like it could be pretty fun - the crowdfunding aspect is apparently so that the game can come loaded with extras that a more corporate-mandated product would have to cut back on. It will apparently feature characters from the comics, movies and cartoons, and the designs are comic-based caricatures to avoid likeness issues.
For extra-realistic fun, declare the Spengler figure unplayable, hide the Venkman somewhere nobody can find him, and let whoever's playing Stantz hog the dice for about 20 years as he tells everyone else his various plans for winning, then fails to execute any of them.
It's hideous in a good way, though.
Also value-added - unlike most oversized characters in Diamond Select's Marvel line, he'll come with a base, shaped like a crashed Goblin Glider. To the Victor the spoils, after all, leaving his jealous foes to go Howlett the moon.
Okay, okay, just one more...This zombie will sabre the taste of every brain, and that's the tooth.