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The official trailer for Mark Forster and Brad Pitt’s World War Z is finally out and we finally get a clear look at the film adaptation of the hit book by Max Brooks.

Synopsis: The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.  Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

At the moment, it smells a lot like I Am Legend (which I hated…), but I willing to go on a limb and say that it’s good because I believe in Mark Forster and Brad Pitt. Even though this isn’t the movie that hardcore World War Z fans were hoping for, it still looks like a wild ride full of running zombies and Brad Pitt’s baby blue eyes. It’s perfect for the Summer.

World War Z also stars Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox, Mirielle Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel and David Morse and opens on June 21, 2013.

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warmbodies

Finally! For months now, I have had an itch that I couldn’t scratch. An itch called Warm Bodies. Ever since I saw found out about this film about a zombie that falls in love with a girl, I have been curious as hell about it. Other than a couple images, there has been nothing. At least not until now. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness) and starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class), Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), and John Malkovich (Red), Warm Bodies is a unique and fun look at life after the zombie apocalypse.

WARM BODIES is an upcoming 2013 romantic zombie film based on Isaac Marion’s popular novel of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50), the film stars Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy/Beast in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four). The film focuses on the development of the relationship between Julie (a teenage girl) and R (a zombie), their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
R (Hoult) is a zombie. After a zombie apocalypse, he shambles across an America filled with collapsed buildings, rusted cars, shattered windows, and abandoned high-rises. He can only grunt or moan and craves human brains to get high on their memories. After eating the brains of a suicidal teen, R is overcome with love for the teen’s companion, Julie Grigio (Palmer). R rescues Julie from his zombie pack and takes her back to his lair. She eventually leaves, and R follows her back to Citi Stadium, the largest remaining human refuge.

R (Hoult) is a zombie. After a zombie apocalypse, he shambles across an America filled with collapsed buildings, rusted cars, shattered windows, and abandoned high-rises. He can only grunt or moan and craves human brains to get high on their memories. After eating the brains of a suicidal teen, R is overcome with love for the teen’s companion, Julie Grigio (Palmer). R rescues Julie from his zombie pack and takes her back to his lair. She eventually leaves, and R follows her back to Citi Stadium, the largest remaining human refuge.

As a fan of original stories, it will be a nice change to see a zombie apocalyptic romantic comedy. I don’t think the zombie genre has gotta a real laugh since Shaun of the Dead so I’m hoping this will be something special.

Warm Bodies drops on February 1st, 2013. Hit the jump and check out the first trailer!

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worldwarz

Finally! We finally get the first glimpse the big screen adaptation of Max Brooks‘ epic, World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, the first glimpse comes from Entertainment Tonight who decided to molest the film footage with incredibly bullshit graphics and annoying voice over by Nancy O’Dell (who I forgive because she is incredibly cute).  Directed by Marc Forster and produced and starring Brad Pitt, World War Z has been riddled with endless re-shoots, ballooning production costs, and tragedy on set. At least now, there seems to be a glimpse of the finish line for this cursed film.

Synopsis: The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.  Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

It interesting, considering that as amazing as the book and Brad Pitt is, I can’t help but think this film might be terrible. It is too early to tell and I’m just speaking based on my gut feeling, but the look of the film seems to smell a lot like I Am Legend which I thought was a train wreck. Regardless, what my gut is telling me, with Brad Pitt as the lead, Marc Forster at the helm, and Max Brooks and Damon Lindelof in the writing chair, I hoping that World War Z turns out to be something special.

The first teaser trailer drops on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and World War Z is out in theaters on June 21, 2013.

Hit the jump and check out this (horrible) teaser!

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l4dinteractive

Who loves ‘Left 4 Dead 2′? I do! I do! I love running around with a fully loaded AK-47 mowing down the undead in a carnival. So you can imagine how gitty I got when I found out about this awesome interactive ‘Left 4 Dead’ movie by the creative crew at The Game Station (@tgstation). The idea is simple. Follow Husky, Dodger, Biscuit, Schroeder, and Total Biscuit as they try to survive a zombie infestation (ZOMG! JUST LIKE IN LEFT 4 DEAD!). As you watch the movie, you will come up to a point where you will have to decide the next move for the group. Once you made your choice, click the link and move onto a new video which shows whether your decision was the right one or not. Unfortunately, if you choose wrong, you die. When I came to making my choices, I was helpless. I automatically fell head over heel for Dodger (@HeartToContinue) and started following her around no matter how stupid the decision might be. Also, I tried to stay as far away from the guy with the plastic broom. Seriously… when zombies are knockin’ on your door, you’re going to go for the broom made by Rubbermaid? Geez buddy… I would ditch your ass if this was in real life.

Hit the jump and start your adventure with The Game Stations’ ‘Left 4 Dead’ Interactive movie!

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zombieculture00

Los Angeles based illustrator, Reza Rasoli AKA rezatron (@rezatron) like to doodle zombies in his spare time. Reza takes some of our favorite pop culture iconic characters like Link from ‘Legend of Zelda’ and Marty from ‘Back to the Future’ and puts a nasty zombie spin on each one. While most “zombie” illustrations are gross and hideous, I find Reza’s zombies to be humorous and whimsical. There is something very endearing behind the blood and gore. You can see Reza’s various work on his website.

Hit the jump to check out more of Reza’s zombie illustrations

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deadisland

This is probably the most chilling preview I have ever seen for a video game. We finally get to see the trailer for ‘Dead Island’ which is hyped to become the next zombie-genre heavy hitter in the video game world. Developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver, Dead Island is a mix of first person shooter and role playing game. Described as a “open-ended sand box” game, you are stuck on the island of New Guinea when the zombie apocalypse hits the small island. Drinking margaritas and tanning in the sun turns into smashing heads of the undead. The major difference of Dead Island to games like Valve’s ‘Left 4 Dead 2″ is Dead Island will mainly concentrate on melee weapons unlike L4D2 which was gun-heavy. The trailer is referred to “Rewound” in which the trailer story starts from the ending and goes back to the beginning. The beginning of the trailer starts with a chilling look at a little girl dead on the ground. As the trailer goes on, you find out how she became an undead. I do understand that its only a CGI animated trailer, but some of the visuals featured in the trailer like the girl being thrown through a window by her own father is pretty tough to watch. Its a bit of a tear jerker I suppose. The music that sets the tone in the trailer was beautiful and haunting and from what I understand, the score was created just for this trailer.

Even if you’re not a gamer or a fan of zombies, this trailer is definitely worth watching. It will help you find out if you have a soul or not.

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201005sfzombie00

Street Fighter? Zombies? Can you say, HELL YEAH?! Who doesn’t love a zombie mash-up with characters that they have grown to love over the years. Like a lot of ya, Street Fighter was probably one of my all time favorite games and to see these face-bashing character in a new light (or dark) is brilliant. Illustrated by 27 year old, Manuel Augusto Dischinger Moura of Brazil, Manuel (also goes by ManuHell) created these deliciously foul creations. Everyone from Guile, Blanka, Ryu, Chun-Li, and ultra-violent baddie Akuma gets the zombie makeover. Manuhell’s ability to merge the two different worlds is amazing. These Street Zombie Fighters (sounds like a pretty awesome game) looks like they can whip your ass and eat your brains after wards. So pimp.

Hit the jump to check out Manuhell’s creations!

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