January 14, 2009

Odds n' Ends

A round up of zombie-related news hitting the web

  • New international one-sheet for Dead Snow surfaces at the Rush Blog
  • For those rainy, zombie-infested days, you'll want an Umbrella Corporation umbrella bearing the logo of that very same calamitous bioengineering pharmaceutical company from the Resident Evil franchise [via ThinkGeek]
  • Frisco the Navajo teaches some long-range zombie hunting techniques on his Youtube channel
  • From Yamato USA! you can get a seven inch vinyl figure of zombie Michael Jackson from Thriller. It'll thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try! Also comes in glow-in-the-dark, werewolf, or (unlike the real Jacko) "normal" version. [via action-figure.com]
  • Henry Selick (the director of the animated Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas) may be producing Paranorman, a film based on a concept by Chris Butler about a 13-year-old boy who becomes his small town’s only hope for surviving a zombie apocalypse. According to Daily Variety, LAIKA Animation has pitched Paranorman as the next film to follow Coraline [via animation magazine]
  • Gamespot is reporting that the Resident Evil 5 demo will be released on the Xbox 360 on January 26, 2008 and on the PS3 one week later.
Finally, some news bits from Dread Central:
  • The first images from La Horde (The Horde) are up on Myspace