Zombie Current Events 6-22-12June 22nd, 2012 |
In light of the zombie attacks that have been sensationalized recently by the media, and well me, I have found it very humorous, and also slightly ghastly that these videos have been made. Take a look at the “Miami Zombie Attack Prank”, and the Australian counterpart that is simply entitled “The Zombie”
Some people find it hilarious. I know I lolled. Some people find it in really bad taste. I would say to a point you are right there as well. I love a good prank video. But at the same time these guys scared the daylights out of random, unsuspecting people. I bet many of them weren’t even let in on the joke after they got away to “safety.” I’m going to throw out the obligatory statement that I am not in any way encouraging the actions of these pranksters and I ask that none of my readers follow in their footsteps. What they are doing is dangerous, could injure people, and could land them in jail if someone decided to press charges. Now having said that… I can’t wait to pull that one on my sister.
In other zombie news, it seems like zombie proof cars are becoming a big thing. I have read two articles in which depict people making zombie vehicles for the Apocalypse. Although I never have been one to encourage the reliance on a automobile when dealing with zombies, some of these modifications make sense. Plus it’s all in good fun. It’s like Pimp My Ride grew up and got a set of balls. Did I mention one of them has been designed by Robert Kirkman? Oh I’ll be talking about that design in my next blog.
And my last story of the day will be about a subject I don’t like covering in these current event posts. Yes, it’s about a zombie movie. If you have been following the development of Brad Pitt’s take on World War Z, then you probably already know that it seems like more and more every day that this movie is going in the shitter. The recent setbacks in this movie that have pushed the release date to June of 2013 look like they could have been avoided if better planning was involved. It seems like disagreements on who would be working on the project from everyone from makeup artists to directors and their teams. Creative differences also plagued the film on issues like how the zombies would move.
What is really staggering is the budget for this film is already astronomical (around $170 million) and due to last minute changes and problems with the diverse directing team, that price tag will climb even higher. The rewriting of the ending of the script by Damon Lindelof ( ”Prometheus”), and the required reshooting of several scenes that have taken place around the world will play heavy into this as well. At this point I want to see this movie for 2 reasons. 1, I want to see what Pitt is going to pull out of his ass at this point, and 2, I want to know what a train wreck looks like. I’m sure beheading in the United States is still illegal, but if the budget climbs too much higher, I think some heads will roll. At this point, they are almost obligated to throw more money at the problem, because even if the movie flops, they have to cover at least some of these expenses.
That’s all for the zombie news of the week. Don’t forget that if you find a zombie current event you would like to share, email me at email@example.com. You can also follow Dead Future on Facebook and Google +. You can also follow me on Twitter and Google +.
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