February 15, 2009

Odds n' Ends

DMX TO MASSACRE ZOMBIES

Hip hop artist and actor DMX will play himself in the upcoming Zombie Massacre game for the Wii. Ben Krotin, of 1988 Games, stated in an e-mail that players will be able to control DMX to help their team fight zombies and deliver a bomb. I guess, in a zombie apocalypse, the the police will overlook all those theft, drug-possession and animal-cruelty convictions.

No word on whether DMX’s “penis be out” when he fights zombies too. [via NetworkWorld]


THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS DOOMED


Robert Brusca may be chief economist at Fact and Opinion Economics, but he has his facts wrong about zombies.

While everyone is afraid that the recession will produce zombie economies, some American economists appear to know nothing about how to stop zombies . After stocks slipped Friday morning following a presentation by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Brusca likened the stock market’s response to a "horror film with a zombie with a stake in its heart." Dude, stakes are for vampires. Four-year-olds know that shit.

We’re all fucked! [via Money.CNN]


NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOLLS

At the New York Comic-Con this weekend, EMCE Toys highlighted their new 8” MEGO-style action figures based on George A. Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead. Figures included representations of Bill Hinzman as the Graveyard Zombie and a spot-on version of Duane Jones as Ben. [via Figures.com]


WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU. . . . AGAIN: ZOMBI 2 REUNION?


Fearnet.com is reporting news from Paura Productions that indicates the cast of Lucio Fulci's Zombi (aka Zombie 2) will be appearing at the Chiller Theatre Expo from April 17th through 19th in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Sounds like Ian McCulloch, the male lead of Zombi, will be there but who else from the cast? [via Fearnet]

DIABLO CODY TO PRODUCE BREATHERS


Diablo Cody, screenwriter of Juno, may be producing a film adaptation of the unreleased novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne. In Breathers, a man name Andy dies in a car crash but returns as a zombie only to be ostracized by society for his hunger for flesh. He turns to an Undead Anonymous group and, presumably, finds love.

Geoff LaTulippe is writing a script for Breathers. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S. G. Browne ships to bookstores on March 3rd. [Source: Production Weekly via Shock Till You Drop]