Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New: Shakespeare Meets the Living Dead

No, really!

Romeo & Juliet vs The Living Dead
(US-[in post-production, 2009], dir. Ryan Denmark)

When Juliet, of noble Capulet birth, falls madly in love with Romeo, a zombie, the streets of fair Verona explode in an ancient feud. As the star crossed lovers struggle to overcome the prejudice toward their unholy union, Juliet’s best friend Mercutio fights to win her heart back from Romeo’s rotting grasp. As this timeless tragedy unfolds into a fresh new comedy, Mercutio finds that he may have to choose between Juliet’s happiness and his own life.
Trailer (Click here to choose high definition option)

  • Source: io9 via Avery

New: Alien Trespass

Making movies in the style of 1950s schlock scifi flicks seems to have become something of a fad! Alien Trespass (US-2009; dir. R.W. Goodwin) is just such a project and the world premiere is taking place at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 10 and 11.

Below is the newly released poster (click to see it larger).

The film stars Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Dan Lauria and Robert Patrick (ex-Terminator and late substitute Fox Mulder).

Set in 1957, a fiery object from space hurtles into a California desert mountaintop. A murderous creature — the Ghota, bent on destroying all life forms on the planet — escapes from the flying saucer. A benevolent alien, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack), a local astronomer, and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind. (Palm Springs Festival website)
Looks like fun (and rather like a humorous, non-Viking version of Outlander)!

Update: Attack of the Giant Leeches

Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has just sent me the following update. Brett Kelly's remake of the 1950s B-flick classic Attack of the Giant Leeches is receiving a DVD release on 7 April from Midnight Releasing, a division of Maxim/Brain Damage Films. It's got groovy new artwork on the cover, too.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New: Land of the Lost

A teaser poster for an upcoming big-screen dino epic has been released. In the current tradition of doing nothing new, this film is based on the old TV series, Land of the Lost. Click on the image below to look right down the inevitable T-Rex's gullet.

Land of the Lost (US-2009; dir. Brad Silberling), starring Will Ferrell as Park Ranger Rick Marshall. There are a couple of kids, lots of dinosaurs and other creatures, and the bad sentient lizard folk, the Sleestaks.
A forest ranger along with his two children inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak.
Here is what the Sleestaks look like in the new film:

It's due to open on 5 June 2009 in the US.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Update: Robot

The Twitch site has reported that Hong Kong director Jeffery Lau's giant robot film, with the working title of Robot, began shooting in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province in mid December. A press conference was held there to introduce the cast, which includes Wu Jing, Hu Jun, Sun Li, Ronald Cheng and Alex Fong.
The film blends slapstick comedy and romance with advanced technology. Budgeted at around ten million US dollars, the film features explosive battles between robots, and between humans and robots, replete with special effects...
Meanwhile, Lau reports that these Transformer-inspired robots will be experts in Chinese kung-fu!

The film is expected to be released in the summer of 2009.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Undead Site

Welcome to the new subsite of Undead Backbrain! It is currently under development but should be born in full-colour gore and decorated by smashed buildings any time soon. You'll be able to come here for all the latest news relating to zombie movies, giant monster flicks and spookshows. The main site will concentrate on longer, more time-consuming articles, and personal writing news.