Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

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Suicide Squad: New Images

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Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子): First Look - Undead Monday

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R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

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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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Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man: An Unofficial Look

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Thanks to artist Samurai Jack, we have a much-needed unofficial look at the incredible live-action test reel of director Edgar Wright's take on Marvel's Ant-Man that astounded fans at the San Diego Comic-Con



While there is undoubtedly numerous items to be excited about at Marvel's show-stealing Iron Man 3 panel at Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con International (with the studio mapping out details of their much-anticipated Phase Two of their mega-successful Marvel Cinematic Universe), the highlights of the event got to be the glamorous entrance of Mr. Tony Stark himself, the flamboyant Robert Downey Jr., and the screening of the live-action test reel put together by Edgar Wright that gave fans a sneak peek at his vision of Ant-Man. As Wright put it, "Ant Man will kick your ass one inch at a time."

However, while there have been official word from the executives at Marvel Studios that plans to roll out the awe-inspiring test reel are in place, we have not seen or heard any developments regarding the film. Now, thanks to artist Samurai Jack, who was at Hall H during the screening of the footage, has conjured an intriguing storyboard recreation of the test reel from his memory. 

From the artist's own words:

I was asked by a good friend; who is a huge Ant-Man fan. If I could draw up some storyboards of what I saw at this years Comic-Con (2012) since I was in Hall H when they showed the test footage. Since his birthday was coming up; I was more than happy to do my best and re-create the footage as close as possible while still leaving a few things to the imagination. So I sketched out some storyboards and he put them together in a slide show for his YouTube channel. What I didn't see coming was that so many people would check it out and have so many nice things to say about it. I am truly gratefull that it was recieved so well. Be sure to give it a look and subscribe to ShartimusPrime's channel.

And without further ado, hit the jump to check out the clip featuring the storyboard recreation.



SourceSamurai Jack via ComicBookMovie

Looper: Final Preview

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Are you ready to face your past/fight your future? We don't know about you but we here at The Daily Zombies are all geared up for one of the most anticipated films of the year with one of our all-time favourite theme: Time-travel. Brace yourself for one hell of an innovative take on the genre with writer-director Rian Johnson's Looper. 


The wait is finally over. Yesterday marks the opening day of American film-maker Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller, Looper. For those who live the rest of their post-Avengers or post-The Dark Knight Rises days listlessly looking for cinematic excitement, look no further than here.

While we here at The Daily Zombies need at least one thought-provoking time-travelling film on a yearly basis (we certainly wouldn't mind more than a few), the fact of the matter is this: time-travel has became a sci-fi cliché by now with every conventional rule written and made familiar through incompetent display. When was the last time we seen a truly significant film with the tried-and-true theme of time-travelling? That honour, in our unhumble and certainly undead opinions, goes to Spanish film-maker Nacho Vigalondo's 2007 film, Los Cronocrimenes and to an even earlier extent, Shane Carruth's 2004 film, Primer. Along came Looper.

Here at The Daily Zombies, we preview films on an almost daily basis and we can assure you when we say this: Looper has the single most interesting synopsis of them all for the year. The concept of pitting Joseph Gordon-Levitt against his future, and inevitably older self played by Bruce Willis is a roar and we definitely expect more at stakes with the intriguing plot.

Gordon-Levitt is a professional killer well-versed in the peculiar work of taking the lives of people who were sent from thirty years in the future by the mob to manipulate the future. This is until his latest target: Himself, thirty years into the future and smartly cast to be played by Willis.

We have earlier had a good First Look at the film and have remained our hopefulness on the film's potential. After all, Twelve Monkey, incidentally also featuring Bruce Willis as its protagonist is unexpectedly one of the most memorable time-travelling film despite its subtlety.


The film has since opened the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival to almost universal acclaim. And we are pretty certain we are in for one hell of a mind-boggling time with this one.

Ever the awesome director that we knew he is, Rian Johnson, in a similar turn when he released an audio commentary track for his 2009 film The Brothers Bloom, has released an audio commentary track for Looper and it is freely available for download just so that fans (strictly on a second trip to the theatre for the film so that they can enjoy the experience better) can have a more intimate experience with the film. Johnson has gone on the record to ensure that the commentary will be totally different from the one he recorded for the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release.

Check out how to download the commentary (which we have embedded here as well) after the following comments from Rian Johnson himself.




Here's the link to download the commentary: Looper Theatrical Commentary Track

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the trailers from the film.




The international trailer



And here's an extremely well-made animated version of the trailer. Do please head to Apple to view in HD to do the awesome clip justice.



And this is the first trailer.



Posters from the film that are released thus far.














Official set stills from the film.






And here’s the official synopsis for the film:

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.


Tony Moore Takes on [REC]3 Génesis - Zombie of the Week

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The co-creator of The Walking Dead takes on the undead yet again in this artistic rendition of [REC]3 Génesis. 



While [REC]3 Génesis, the third instalment of REC film series (the Spanish horror film franchise that have took off with some Hollywood reiterations rolled out too) have been covered by us here at The Daily Zombies some time back late last year with considerable level of anticipation, the film was only released in a handful of selected theaters in US earlier this month and was made available on VOD platform. 

Today we take another look at the film thanks to Tony Moore, the American comic book artist most famously known for co-creating The Walking Dead with writer Robert Kirkman (and infamously for his legal troubles with Kirkman over copyrights and royalties, which incidentally was resolved just recently), as he once again gives us his take on the undead with this cool poster that was released at iTunes.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.



Here's the official synopsis to the film:

Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind…


The Avengers: Concept Art of Thanos Unveiled

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Have a closer look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe rendition of Thanos, the mad Titan who worships Death, with the release of Marvel Studio's The Avengers on Blu-ray and DVD. 


Quite possibly, the honour of the biggest post-credit scene of the year goes to Marvel Studio's The Avengers. And that is thanks to the appearance of the much-rumoured Thanos, the mad Titan who once massacred half the populations across the entire universe just to please his greatest love, the personification of Death herself (it's comic books, folks).

Nevertheless, there is no doubt that Thano's brief appearance are indeed all too brief. Now thanks to the gracious Marvel Studios, we can a better look at the mad Titan both in and out of his trademark helmet. Avengers Initiative: Marvel Second Screen Experience, an app loaded with exclusive contents to The Avengers has been released to coincide with the release of the mega-popular film. And from the numerous items available on the app, fans found these cool concept art of Thanos from the film.

Without further ado, hit the jump to check out these images.




Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z - First Look - TGS 2012

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A new entry in Tecmo Koei's Ninja Gaiden video game franchise with the tables turned on series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa as he becomes the antagonist that you, a cybernetically-enhanced ninja must take out? Plus hordes of zombies to slay? Sold. 



Here at The Daily Zombies, our guilty pleasure for Ninja Gaiden (the all-around Beat'em up action platformer video game franchise from Tecmo Koei), while gradually diminishing, is well-documented. And we are more than thrilled to witness a interesting turn on its usual theme in its latest iteration, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

Unveiled last week at the Tokyo Game Show, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden is currently being developed by notable game designer, Keiji Inafune, the famed co-creator of Mega Man and former Capcom top guy in collaboration with Tecmo Koei's Team Ninja. The general first impressions of the title are generally positive with many touting its use of cel-shaded visuals and fast-paced action as one of its numerous strengths.

But to us, more important than all would be the fact that players would be taking the role of Yaiba, a new character in the series who is set out to seek revenge on the man who murdered him: Ryu Hayabusa, the original protagonist of the series. And to top it all off, there will be hordes and hordes of zombies to slay.

Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the brief trailer and head back to check out the official art from Tecmo Koei.




And here's the official art released by Tecmo Koei.



Meanwhile, at the Wii U corner, the latest trailer of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, the special edition of Ninja Gaiden 3 developed exclusively for Wii U, was also released during the event. For some typical sword-slashing, blood-letting Ninja Gaiden violence with a touch of feminine from Ayane, the new playable character, check out the trailer right after the jump.



Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is set to be released some time in 2013 while Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be released later this year.



The Wolverine: First Look

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Brace yourself, Bub! Feast yourself on the First Look at The Wolverine with Hugh Jackman flexing his adamantium while pumping his veins in a bad-ass shot. 


We were originally all hopeful and pumped up for The Wolverine after hearing news of Darren Aronofsky, the renowned film-maker that brought us Requiem of a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan, joining the production back in October 2010. And we weren't alone in our anticipation. Hugh Jackman himself can't conceal his enthusiasm too, "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope... Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different. This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark... But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.” Yeah, right. Until Aronofsky bails out due to family commitment and effectively sealing the accursed fate of good ol' Logan's silver screen adaptation after Gavin Hood and 20th Century Fox successfully screwed up the franchise for good with the abysmal "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" back in 2009.

Along came James Mangold, a film-maker who is similar with Aronofsky in the fact that both exhibit amazing range in their choice of work though I have to say that the general standards of Mangold's works fluctuate more than a little from one film to the other. The director that brought you the multi-Academy Award-nominated biographical film on Johnny Cash, "Walk the Line", and the outstanding Western, "3:10 to Yuma", is incidentally also the one who unleashed "Day and Knight". With all said and done, we are still quite hopeful with The Wolverine. After all, this might be the last and best shot for the franchise although we can always slot Jackman's Wolverine into the X-Men: Days of Future Past.


And now, without further ado, hit the jump to check out the first official image of Jackman flexing both his adamantium claws and his insanely ripped physique in his fifth outing as Logan, The Wolverine, courtesy of The Wolverine Twitter account.



Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.



The Wolverine is currently scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013.

Stephen King's Doctor Sleep - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, we take a look at Doctor Sleep, the latest novel of horror master Stephen King that is a sequel three and a half decades in the making. A sequel to the epic horror novel that inspired the epic horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, The Shinning.


Stanley Kubrick's 1980 seminal epic psychological horror film, The Shinning, is quite possibly one of his most well-known contribution in cinematic history despite the well-documented row between the legendary director and the equally legendary horror maestro Stephen King, who authored the 1977 novel. The terrifying vision and the slow-burning pace of the film have no doubt inspired many a horror film-maker and fans alike for generations to come. And come this very day next year (September 24, 2013), fans of both the film and the novel are in for one hell of an unbelievable time as King releases Doctor Sleep, the sequel three and a half decades in the making.

Focusing on the tale of a grown-up Danny Torrance, the child protagonist from the original (yes, Jack Nicholson's kid in the film) blessed/cursed with the powers of "The Shinning", "Doctor Sleep" will be "a return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror" according to King.

Here's a footage of King reading a chapter from the title in an awards ceremony.

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And here's the cover of the title that is scheduled to be released on September 24, 2012.

Here's the official synopsis for the novel:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Dredd: Final Preview

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I am the LAW! Dredd might be the law in Mega City ONE but can he rule the box office this week? The Daily Zombies have a final look at the latest cinematic adaptation of British's comic book icon, Judge Dredd. 


Before we move on with anything at all, did anyone noticed the fact that there are 3 Ds in the the title of the film, Dredd? Obnoxious graphical sense aside, there are perhaps nothing much to mock or be cynical about with Hollywood's second attempt at adapting Judge Dredd, possibly the single most iconic UK comic book hero from the pages of British's much-beloved 2000 AD comic strip.

Oh okay, there is of course this gigantic white elephant in the room: 1995's Judge Dredd. Directed by Danny Cannon, the abysmal campy take on the ultimate take-no-prisoner straight-faced (ironically) old-school alpha male hero with the original take-no-prisoner straight-faced old school alpha male Hollywood action movie hero, Sylvester Stallone himself. as the eponymous character. So how how exactly did that went down with such a good fit for that jaw to be fitted into that iconic helmet? It became one of the crappiest comic book-to-live action film adaptation, so bad that it probably soiled any chances for Dredd to have another go at big-time Hollywood stardom. Until now.

Along came British film-maker Pete Travis who brought us the somewhat serviceable action thriller Vantage Point in 2008. And Alex Garland, the writer who frequently collaborate with renowned film-maker Danny Boyle and together brought us cinematic greatness like 28 Days Later and Sunshine. Will this dynamic duo who are both self-confessed fans of the comic book icon save the day for Mega-City One's number one judge, jury, and executioner? Based on what we have seen thus far from the trailer as well as the overall feel and vibes from the film, we opine that Travis and Garland, with their much-publicized "unorthodox collaboration", might have found the method to the madness with an interesting tale told behind a grim and gritty background the likes we are used to in the comic books.

All things considered, Dredd is going to be a hard-sell no matter what critical acclaim it might have gathered from its earlier release in its native UK, perhaps due to the stench of its 1995 farcical iteration being something it is hard-pressed to shake off.

Here at The Daily Zombies, we have been tracking progress of the film closely since the unveiling of Karl Urban as Dredd himself a good two years ago. This is because of the simple fact that we too are fans of the character and were enraged by the 1995 farce which made any non-comic book reader to turn their in ridicule whenever the name of Judge Dredd pop up for nearly two decades.

Head over to iO9 for this telling interview with writer Alex Garland where he discussed in depth on the potential sequel and other interesting facts such as the origins of Ma-Man and the total body-count.

In the meantime, hit the jump to check out the trailers and clips from the film followed by some other promotional items.



The first trailer of the film.



 Clips from the film.   





The motion poster from the film.

 

Posters from the film.


Mondo's collaboration with artist Jock for their iteration of the poster for the Fantastic Festival's première of the film.

Dredd 3D by Jock

24x36”

$45 regular edition


Viral campaign from the film.


And here are some of the eye-catching set stills from the film.

















Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Dredd takes place on a fictional Earth created as a result of the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this period are living in Mega-Cities, which protects its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where the police who are now called judges have the power to use police brutality to some extent to fight extreme murders. One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior law enforcement officer, teams up with a cadet called Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) to track down a terrorist organization lead by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), who is responsible for selling a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo.

And here's an alternate synopsis:

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge -- a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. 

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.


First released in the United Kingdom earlier this month, Dredd 3D is now available at all theaters worldwide.


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