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.
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Suicide Squad: New Images

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R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

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Avengers: Age of Ultron - New Images

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Feast yourself on some gorgeous promo images for Avengers: Age of Ultron as Marvel Studios unleashes their marketing campaign for one of the most anticipated films of 2015 


With 2015 on our immediate horizon, it is almost unthinkable that in five months time, we will get to catch Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. As we have said before, 2015 belongs to Disney when you talk about box office sales. Yes, even in the face of the finale of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Disney has the return of Star Wars at the end of the year and of course, Marvel Studios' very own box office juggernaut in the form of the sequel to 2012's Avengers.

We have earlier checked out the first trailer as well as the extended version of the film. Here to drum up the marketing campaign, Marvel has released some cool official promotional art online and we are assemble them right below. 


First up, an ensemble shot featuring the whole gang (with the notable exception of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury for obvious reasons) as they look on to James Spader's Ultron performing his villainous monologue.





And here are the official promo art images. 






Update: Courtesy of Super Hero Hype, here are more unveiled promo images that revealed an astounding lot of the film, including our first good look at The Vision.







And if you are absolutely fine with spoilers, particularly those pertaining to the origins of the MCU versions of both Ultron and The Vision, we have those as well thanks to Reddit.


For your reading conveniences, here goes:

First discovered as a simple computer program hidden among the ruins of the Chitauri invasion of New York, the being known as Ultron soon completed its development into a sophisticated artificial intelligence after some experimentation by Tony Stark. Ultron’s first shocking ultimatum upon gaining consciousness was to declare the human race its enemy. Setting out to exterminate all life on the planet, the unstable and emotional Ultron seeks to upgrade its mechanical body to an ultimate, unstoppable form. With an army of robotic drones and the ability to enter and corrupt any computer network, Ultron will stop at nothing to see humanity wiped out.


Programmed by the combined geniuses of Tony Stark & Bruce Banner and imparted with the ability to fly, project intense energy beams and change the density of his form, the Vision has proved himself a worthy hero, aiding the Avengers in their struggle against the evil A.I. Ultron.

Here's the official synopsis for the film:


Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.


Ant-Man: First Look

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Finally, we can check out how "yellow" the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Yellowjacket is with the release of the first promotional banner of Peyton Reed's Ant-Man. 



We have been tracking the process of what has undisputedly the most tumultuous film in Marvel Studios' considerably storied history: Ant-Man. With Peyton Reed now at helm of the film, we will get to check out the film next July. And now thanks to Comic Book Movie, we get to have our First Look at the film with the first promotional banner that gave us more than a good look at Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, but also Corey Stoll's antagonist role, Yellowjacket. 

Check out the banner right below.



And here's the official synopsis of the film.


The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man is currently scheduled for release on 17th July 2015.



Penny Dreadful Season Two: First Look - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, we have our First Look at the second season of the underrated macabre gem on TV, Showtime's Penny Dreadful. 


Given our regular coverage ahead of its premiere, we naturally expected Showtime's Penny Dreadful to be good with its fine pedigree of creators the likes of John Logan and Sam Mendes himself as the Executive Producer. And yet it still shattered our expectation with one hell of a macabre hour on a consistent frequency throughout its run.

With its critical and ratings success, the “psychosexual" horror series is back with a new season as we indulge further in the Monsters Club. Check out the first two teaser trailers giving us a good glimpse of what is coming up next in the much-anticipated season right below.




Here's the official synopsis for the series:

This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.


Penny Dreadful is set to return some time in 2015. 

One Piece Kabuki Coming Up Next

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Eiichiro Oda's One Piece in the Kabuki stage... Well, that's a new for the manga culture juggernaut. 



Eiichiro Oda's One Piece have been many things at the very top... a top man, anime, and multiple video game series, but they will making an unprecedented leap no other manga series have attempted before.... the prestigious Kabuki stage.

According to The Japan Times, an announcement was made by publisher Shueisha, who will accordingly partner with Japanese film studio Shochiku for the production of the Kabuki adaptation slated to be supervised by Oda himself.

In an interview with the Japanese website, spokesman of Shochiku indicated that “even we staffers cannot imagine how the mash-up, mixing kabuki and the popular manga series, will end up. But we are thrilled to depict the One Piece world on a kabuki stage to make something interesting for all audiences, including overseas visitors.”


The kabuki adaptation is schedueld to be staged in October and November at Tokyo’s Shinbashi Enbujo theater as part of Shochiku’s Super Kabuki II.


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by JC Richard & Skuzzles

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Sergio Leone's virtuoso Western epic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, is immortalised by artist JC Richard and Canada-based graphic gallery Skuzzles



While Canada-based graphic gallery Skuzzles have been in the business for sometime, we find it most unfortunate that we have not covered their works here at The Daily Zombies, being aficionado of both cinema and graphic. Today, we welcome a delightful change in that status quo with JC Richard's astounding rendition of Sergio Leone's seminal Western epic film, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

As always, Blurppy has spoken to JC Richard and the folks from Skuzzles on the piece. Check out excerpts from the interview right after both versions of the piece right below.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly –

36″ X 12″
Regular Edition of 200
10 Colors
$50

Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo
By JC Richard
36″ X 12″
Variant Edition of 90
10 Colors
$60

Check out what the artist has to say about his latest work with an excerpt of the interview right below.

“What to say about this one? Simply one of the best films of all time, and a personal favorite. Soon after I began concept work on this one (and with “Ecstasy of Gold” playing in a loop in my head), I knew I had to head to Sad Hill Cemetery.

Re-visiting the Sad Hill scenes over and over, I was constantly reminded of Leone’s version to conventional framing… I recalled reading how he looked to great masters such as Goya and Degas as visual inspiration, stating he viewed Degas “as if he was a great film director.” Apparently he composed many shots using Degas’ loose layout approach– he avoided centering actors within the frame and often kept a single figure close to the lens, where they would be be visually imposing yet largely cut off and compromised by the frame border. I wanted to emulate that approach for the poster– Blondie set in extreme foreground in well-known gunslinger pose, visually and symbolically splitting/ connecting the other two figures in the arena..

For the variant, the most obvious change is the title language. A nice fade sunset replaces the blue sky, and the poncho switches from dark green to red(dish)–not only to reflect the change in overall lighting but also to mirror the fact that the garment seems to appear different colors depending on which print or promo still you happen to stumble upon…”

From Skuzzles:

We are extremely excited to announce our officially licensed limited edition screen print movie poster for Sergio Leone’s epic western film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo). We are huge fans of western films and always wanted to add one to our roster of limited edition screen print movie posters. We created a small list of westerns that we would love to pay tribute and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly #1 on our list. When we finalized the license for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly it was a no brainer that JC Richard would absolutely knock this title out of the park–no doubt he did. This is our first time working with JC Richard and he has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. We love his artwork for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and hope that you do too!

Both versions of the print have been made available on 23rd December and are sold out.


One Piece 2015 Calendar

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In line with the giving spirit of Christmas, The Daily Zombies unbox scans of the official 2014 calendar of One Piece on this very Boxing Day. 


What a year it has been for 2014. As the year draws to a close in mere days, we continue  our undead tradition here at The Daily Zombies of the sharing of some awe-inspiring calendars that we stumbled upon online, starting on this very Boxing Day. First up, we take on the biggest manga/anime juggernaut in the industry: One Piece!

Click on the respective images to download the higher resolution version of the picture.









This Christmas... READ Neil Gaiman's "I, Cthulhu"

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This Christmas, if you find yourself with nothing better to do, learn the darkly humorous origins of The Great Old One by checking out Neil Gaiman's "I, Cthulhu", a quiet Christmas tradition in the Tor.com offices. 



And why should you explore the dark and deliriously humorous origins of Cthulhu, the iconic evil deity created by the master of horror himself, H. P. Lovecraft back in 1928, on Christmas Day? Perhaps for the same reason why you are here down the undead rabbit hole at The Daily Zombies on this day originally marking the annual Christ's Mass to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ (and look where we are now).

Anyway, we happened to stumbled upon this on this very day via Neil Gaiman himself: "The Tor.com fuzzy Christmas tradition is, I just learned, reading this story..."

Apparently, the reading of Neil Gaiman's original short story, "I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9’ S, Longitude 126° 43’ W)?" is a quiet Christmas tradition for the folks at Tor.com, a site celebrating science fiction and fantasy. For those who have previously missed out this hugely entertaining prose by the acclaimed writer, this is a prefect way to kill your time on Christmas Day. If you have read it, just re-read it again.

Head over to the page to read the short story.




And from us here at The Daily Zombies, we wish you a... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

The Interview: Final Preview

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Call it The Miracle on 34th Street or any Christmas cliches you can think of. Sony has reversed their decision to pull director duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's The Interview from the the theaters with a simultaneous release across multiple platform on Christmas Day. 


Yes, you can credit it to any Christmas miracle of your choice but in an interesting turn of events, Sony Pictures Entertainment has decided to release The Interview across multiple platforms on Christmas Day. 

The official announcement came following criticism from the President of United States himself as well as countless other defenders for freedom of speech (among them, pen.org eloquently articulated the profound importance of denying the perpetrators the satisfaction of success obtained through such underhanded means). For those not following the story, you can check out our coverage last week

Here's the official press release from Sony:


SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASE OF THE INTERVIEW ON CHRISTMAS DAY

[Hollywood - December 23, 2014]  Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Interview will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on Christmas Day.

“We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. “At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.”

“I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month.  While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.”

While the top six theater chains (namely, AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Cineplex, Carmike, and Bow Tie) who have previously pulled the show from their schedules will not be able to reverse their decision as well since tickets for other films scheduled during this period should have been sold, the smaller theaters have been rallying their support with Alamo Drafthouse selling out their tickets within hours. In addition to limited release in theaters, Sony has confirmed that the film will also be available for rent online today at 10am PT/1pm ET on Google Play, YouTube, and Xbox Video though its official website. Strictly available for US citizens (or those carrying a US credit card), you can rent the film for $5.99 or purchase it in HD for ten bucks more at $15.99. Something tells me this is going to be good business given the incredible publicity generated. Indeed, cinematic history has been made by this silly satire movie with an unprecedented high profile VOD release simultaneously with limited theatrical release. 

With the film set to be back on track firing on all cylinders, the marketing campaign (which has been dead in the water since the announced cancellation) was instantly revived, enabling us to check out all the ludicrous trailers that were taken down earlier. So without further ado, this is almost like our usual Final Preview but in the most incredible circumstance. This is truly reflective of the strange time we lived in.

First up, the declaration of Sony's formerly committed and fleshly re-committed defiance to North Korea in this clip aptly entitled, "In Franco & Rogen We Trust".





The balls-out crazy red-band trailer that give you a good taste of what the film is all about.






And the Final Trailer that is in essence a somewhat cleaner version of the red-band one.






Two mock-interview with Orlando Bloom and Zac Efron, respectively.






And here are the character featurettes.




A new poster released for the film (relatively speaking, given the exposure of the film).




Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

Also starring Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park, The Interview will be having a limited release in theaters and is currently available online on Google Play, YouTube, and Xbox Video though its official website



WATCH Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! Xmas Special

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This Christmas, Thanos is here to ruin it for you courtesy of the Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! Xmas Special. Just the way you probably wanted it to anyway. 



Marvel’s long-running stop-motion animation series, Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!, have been covered several times here at The Daily Zombies. With Christmas Day in our undead horizon, we have manage to check out the video series for a particularly gut-busting latest video with Thanos right smack in the middle of the conflict that is, of course, set on Christmas Day.

Check out the clip right below.





His latest schemes against the Inhumans finds Thanos forced to impersonate a beloved and jolly holiday figure! Also featuring Hawkeye, Hulk, Spider-Man, and more! Watch the holiday hijinx ensue in the latest episode of Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!



READ Emily Caroll's All Along the Wall - Undead Monday

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This Undead (ahead of Christmas Day)... Brace yourself for another episode of sequential art horror presentation courtesy of the one and only Emily Carroll. 



It has been a while since we last featured acclaimed comic artist Emily Carroll after our high profile coverage of Caroll's horror webcomic sensation, "His Face All Red" back in 2010 as well as her 2011 piece, "Margot's Room". Just in case you are wondering if our lack of coverage is due to Carroll's productivity, please note that it is entirely our own losing track of the web comic world some time back. And with that, we have not catch up with easily one of the most interesting independent comic writer/artist for some time. 


This holiday season, Carroll has found herself an intriguing new short tale of horror to share. Brace yourself for this Christmas-themed short story entitled "All Along the Wall" at Carroll' page.



Minions: First Look

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Explore the origins of Minions, the mega-popular characters from Universal Pictures' Despicable Me animated film franchise, in the prequel entitled simply as Minions. With the yellow creatures going all Christmas Carol-crazy in a new promo video, we have our First Look at the upcoming animated film featuring the voice of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, and more. 


It has been announced more than a while back that Universal Pictures can't wait to cash in the particularly animated cash cow we have took notice, loathed, and fell in love with: Minions, the unexpectedly influential and infinitely adorable yellow creatures from their animated film franchise, Despicable Me. 

In Minions, the spin-off cum prequel to the series, we will finally see for the first time the Minions without their contemporary master, Gru, as they travel literally from time to time to serve the most despicable one of its time. Indeed, the yellow creatures are well ahead of its time but then again, every evil overlord need their particular underlings. 

Check out the first trailer right below.





The first clip as introduced by Pharrell William himself. 





This being the Christmas season, the Minions are here to help rein in the atmosphere in this clip.




And finally, a new trailer that gives us a new glimpse at the animated film.




Official images from the film.




The one poster released for the film thus far.


Here's the official synopsis for the film:


The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.


Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

A spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me animated films, Minions is directed by 
Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, with the voice of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, and Michael Keaton. The animated film is set to to be released on 10th July, 2015.



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