March 8, 2009

Odds N' Ends

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A round up of zombie-related news hitting the web

  • Bruce McDonald's Canadian zombie flick Pontypool opened March 6th in Toronto, Ontario and is currently playing at the Varsity Cinemas (55 Bloor Street West). Pontypool will be opening soon in selected cities across Canada and next month internationally
  • The official trailer for Zone of the Dead is now online. Zone of the Dead is an independent zombie film made in Serbia (but in English?) by directors Milan Konjevic and Milan Todorovic. Zone of the Dead stars Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) as an Interpol agent supervising a prisoner's transport to Belgrade when they cross through an ecological disaster that has turned people into zombies.

  • According to Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster, his adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z is still in development at the script level and may not be his next movie [via Dread Central]
  • Larry Carroll at MTV Movie Blogs has posted some quotes from Tony Gardner, the special effects "wizard" working on the upcoming zombie comedy Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. Gardner talks about balancing horror with humour and drops some hints of what we'll may see in the movie, such as " 160 zombies, in prosthetics, on set in an amusement park” [via MTV Movie Blogs]