Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争) : First Look - Zombie of the Week

All-out Yakuza war, with an added element of vampire crime-lord. And a kung-fu fighting, ass-kicking frog mascot with the creepiest pair of mascot eyes we have ever seen. Consider us onboard with cul film-maker Takashi Miike's latest film, Yakuza Apocalypse .
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: First Look - Zombie of the Week

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." Brace yourself, Victorian era, and all Jane Austen fans. The first trailer of the live-adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up of Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is here.
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Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Ahead of the impending All Hallows' Eve, we take a look at French artist Nicolas Delort's renditions on the very icons of Halloween themselves, the Universal's Classic Monsters, courtesy of Dark Hall Mansion.
Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Final Trailer

"It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi. They're real." A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Force Awakens! Bid farewell to your mundane, functional life as Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the third and final trailer of J. J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII during the halftime break of Monday Night Football.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Final Trailer

Suicide Squad: New Images

Say you want some new shots of Jared Leto's upcoming incarnation of The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad? Courtesy of the latest issue of Empire Magazine, you will get that and more. Taskforce X Assemble!
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Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子): First Look - Undead Monday

What started out as an April's Fool joke is now an absurd horror film reality. Move away, Freddy vs. Jason. Brace yourself for Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子) as the two most deadly spirits that redefined J-Horror face off.
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R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

Hot on the heels of Mark Hamill's nefarious and downright realistic take on Donald Trump's tweet, we now have the Presidential Elect's most infamous tweets further glorified to iconic status courtesy of artist R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump.
R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

Star Wars Portrait Series by Mike Mitchell & Mondo

FA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Los Angeles-based artist Mike Mitchell collide with the world's largest franchise at the Mondo Gallery.
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New Image From Tomb Raider Reboot

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Need more proof that we gonna be seeing a roughed up but nonetheless tough-as-nail Lara Croft in the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider?

In the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft will be going through hell, bringing her through the transformation from a young and inexperienced adventurer to the battle-hardened (and a little snarky) Tomb Raider we all known and loved.

We have seen some of the screenshots and game art from the game previously. Now, courtesy of Kotaku, check out this cool shot released by the developer that has been making the rounds on many gaming magazines covers lately.




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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Preview: Theatrical Trailer & Posters

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The first theatrical trailer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon has hit the internet. Check out the adrenaline-overdosed non-stop action, Michael Bay-style!

Scheduled to be released on July 1st, the first theatrical trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the sequel to Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and reportedly, the final installment in Michael Bay's Transformer trilogy, has finally hit the internet.

We have earlier seen the Super Bowl TV spot, and the rather brief teaser trailer. Now braced yourself and hit the jump for some adrenaline-overdosed non-stop action only director Michael Bay can bring.



And here's the official synopsis for the film:

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

A couple more posters from the film have also found their way online recently. Below is a new one-sheet, followed by two more banners featuring fan-favorite character, Bumblebee , and new antagonist Shockwave, in the same banner series as the previously revealed Optimus Prime banner.







Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2: First Trailer

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Watch the first trailer to "the epic conclusion to the worldwide phenomenon."

2011 holds many anticipation for any movie-lovers, and without a doubt, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 holds more weight than any other films in the hearts of billions of fans of the beloved fantasy novel series by J. K. Rowling.

With the film's upcoming release in US this coming July (November everywhere else), the trailer of the film has been finally released, to the joy of fans across the globe. And to drive home the point of the penultimate chapter, this is one suitably epic trailer that no fans will be left disappointed, with scenes from an absolutely awesome-looking "Battle of Hogwarts". Without any further ado, hit the jump to check out the trailer.



Here's the official synopsis of the film:

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The film was directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.” David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, produced the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which marks the last installment in the most successful film franchise of all time.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” will be released worldwide in theatres and IMAX, in 3D and 2D, beginning July 15, 2011.”


In addition to the release of the trailer, Warner Bros. has also released these hi-res stills from the film.





Dead Rising 2: Off The Record - Zombie Of The Week

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Chuck Greene who? Prepare yourself for the coming of Capcom's Dead Rising 2. Again.

Dislike (or even hated) Chuck Greene, the new protagonist introduced in Dead Rising 2, the latest installment of Capcom's mega-popular survival horror franchise, Dead Rising? Well, if you are one of the very few whose detest for the Chuck Greene were so great that they missed out on the sequel, they must be more-than-thrilled to learn that Frank West, the protagonist in the original title, will be back in business in Dead Rising 2. And this time, it ain't no Case West.

In an unprecedented development in gaming history, fans of the wildly popular Zombie Apocalypse title will get to relive the experience of an entire game in a different perspective. A reinterpretation of the events from Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record will feature Frank West as its protagonist, taking the place of Chuck Greene's role in the sequel facing down the undead through the casinos of Fortune City. Due to the character change, a new storyline along with enhanced gameplay elements will be featured, as well as numerous technical updates including load time optimizations, improved network performance, and other system upgrades. While Chuck Greene is a former motocross champion taking part in the reality pay-per-view gameshow "Terror is Reality", West will also be in the show as a wrestler fighting off zombies in the ring.

Set to be released in Fall 2011 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record will also featured heavily on Frank West's photography gameplay, as players earn Prestige Points (PP) for specific photo opportunities that are graded against criteria such as horror, drama, erotica, humor, and brutality.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer for the game.



Maddening Image Of All Mechas Assembled

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Mecha fans alert! Check out this amazing piece of work assembling quite possibly all the mechas you can find!

While there are no artist or origin source for this cool piece of ensemble art found at Felix Ip's blog, it is truly a piece of art no mecha fans can do without.

Featuring everyone from Gundam, Astro Boy, Tetsujin 28, to MazingerZ, hit the jump to check out the maddening image of all your favorite mechas assembled.



Thor: Final Preview

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For the uninformed, the God of Thunder will be among us puny mortal come this April 28th. Will the God of Thunder be denied or will lightning struck at the box office? The Daily Zombies, in our final big blow-out preview of Thor complete with a consolidation of all the posters, trailers, and stills from the film, give our shot at answering that one.

Is the Summer big enough for a more than half a dozen of comic book superhero blockbusters? We will finally witnessed glimpses of the answer to the question that was first raised not more than three years ago. Marvel Studio's Thor will be the first such films to hit the theaters, and will no doubt be the first to test the purported theory of superhero films fatigue.

Making its world-première on April 21st in Australia, Thor is set to be released in the United States on May 6th, while we here in Singapore will get to see the film tonight (April 28th). The live-action adaptation of Marvel's much-beloved take on the Norse god of thunder, which is in turns based on the mythological deity of the same name, Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh, with a diversely stellar ensemble cast featuring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg.

Below is the official synopsis of the film:

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Will the God of Thunder be denied? Being the first superhero to test the audience, Thor is however distinctly different from the usual superhero fare. As mentioned earlier, the eponymous character, co-created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby in 1962, was based on the Thor of Norse mythology. Being a god banished to the mortal world to be taught humility, Thor is remarkably different from the conventional superheroes. And with his unique heritage, the cast of characters eventually featured in the comic books are incredibly diverse, ranging from scientists, aliens, to numerous pantheons of medieval gods. Due to this peculiar nature of the comic, Thor has been notably successful in providing readers an alternate take of superhero genre, spliced with elements of the mythological and medieval.

In Kenneth Branagh's take on the film, we expect a cosmic superhero epic spliced with Shakespearean overtones, adapting the God of Thunder's path from being a lost, banished God, to becoming a key member of the Avenger (set to be depicted in the upcoming Avengers film directed by Joss Whedon). The film also boasts a stellar cast with two notable Academy Award winners (Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman), and an assorted ensemble of actors from Japan's Tadanobu Asano (浅野 忠信), to Australia's Chris Hemsworth as the eponymous character, Thor.

Incidentally, Conan O'Brien decidedly took some digs at Marvel Studio's casting of Thor by relatively unknown Chris Hemsworth last week. While the insinuation that Hemworth's casting are considerably effeminate are in fact rather unjustifiable, it does raise concerns on the actor's creditability. Check out these video clips where Conan hit hard at the project.





While it is true that had it not for the live-action full feature film on Marvel's resident god of thunder, Chris Hemsworth might just be forever remembered as either A) the older brother of Miley Cyrus's main squeeze. Fortunately for him and for us, that is not the case; B) the guy who married Elsa Pataky; or C) the big guy in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, based on what we have seen from the trailers of the film, his performance does seemed adequate to pull the role off.

We here at The Daily Zombies do see a general positive glow over the project that is quite unlike our earlier half-hopeful projection for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. While we don't really expect the film to be as entertaining yet relevant like Jon Favreau's first shot at Iron Man or as awe-inspiring and deeply magnetic as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Thor should be more than adequate to be worthy your Summer box-office popcorn.

Speaking of trailers, let's take a look at the trailers for the film that have been released thus far before moving on to the promotional images and production stills from the film.

First Teaser Trailer


And our rundown of the trailer right here.

Super Bowl Trailer


Second Theatrical Trailer


Thor TV Spot 1


Thor TV Spot 2


In the meantime, Marvel Studio has done some tremendous work with the promotion of the film, in particularly the posters. Here's a massive round-up of all the posters released for the film thus far. The character series, in particular, is awesome, especially when you compared them to the pathetic Photoshop disasters in the making for Fox's X-Men: First Class.



















Courtesy of The Daily Blam, we noticed these these new promotional images presented by Walmart, complete with details on the various Asgardian characters presented in the film, along with some stills.










Here's more stills from the film in high-resolution.



































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