Amazon Studios’ “Zombieland” pilot has ended its one month trial presentation and, sadly, the show will not continue. Not on Amazon at least, the network has passed on the series. While it’s technically possible the show could be passed on to another network, it’s probably not all that likely.
There were elements of the pilot I liked, but unfortunately the Amazon “voting” system – IMO – left the network completely off the hook in regard to its creative decisions. The pilot certainly wasn’t perfect, but most TV shows don’t find their stride until at least a few episodes in. Oh well.
The show was based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and found our four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot came from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Joe Schmo Show), and producer Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot. READ MORE
DC recently released the list of final issues coming out in August, which included all the titles mentioned in the headline. Both “Demon Knights” and “Dial H” have been sleeper hits, and it’s a sad to see them heading for the can considering they are far better than a lot of other current DC books. As for the other two, I didn’t even know they were in publication, which should tell you something about their popularity. READ MORE
Not only is Max Brooks’ World War Z one of my favorite books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in the last handful of years but it’s also one of the best, and most original takes on the heavily wrung out zombie genre. The film adaptation has been having a little trouble but it would seem there was also a video game concept being thrown around as well. Sadly, the game never got past the concept stages but that doesn’t mean we can’t stare at all the fantastic art work for the game while wondering what could’ve been, right?
Back in January we reported on another cancelled horror title Midway was planning, called Day to Night. That game sounded pretty interesting but a World War Z game sounds infinitely more badass. The idea to make a game based on Brooks’ zombie epic came from Cumron Ashtiani, who now works at Atomhawk, and the incredible art you can gaze upon past the jump is the work of Pete Thompson and Corlen Kruger. READ MORE
It would seem EA had planned to strategically dismember the Wii with a port of Dead Space 2 before realizing that was a terrible idea and cancelling the project. I’m all for giving as many people the chance to play the game as possible but horror games have done poorly on Nintendo’s console in the past regardless of their quality. Extraction was a fantastic game that did well critically but failed miserably when it came to sales. I’m sure Dead Space 2 would’ve fared better, but probably not by too much.
This news comes from EA designer Gerry Sakkas and freelance developer Matt Spriggens’ LinkedIn pages, where it and a sequel to The Simpsons Game were listed on their profiles. I can’t say I’m surprised or terribly saddened to hear we won’t be seeing either of these games, are you? READ MORE