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Comic-Con 2015: Doctor Who Hall H Panel to Feature Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and More

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We're only six weeks away from the start of the San Diego Comic-Con, so get ready for a flood of announcements and live coverage. Today, we kick things off with the announcement that Peter Capaldi will be making his first appearance at Comic-Con for the Doctor Who panel in Hall H:

Press Release: "BBC America’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for a Hall H panel on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler, who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC America its »

- Jonathan James

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Round-Up: Godzilla (1964) Collectible, Ghostbusters Sdcc 2015 Exclusives, Garbage Pail Kids

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In a new figure, Godzilla is capsulized forever in a moment that fans find hard to forget. This specially colored figurine was created by S.H.MonsterArts and Tamashii MonsterArts. Also in this round-up: exclusive Sdcc Ghostbusters items as well as Garbage Pail Kids collectibles.

Godzilla (1964) Emergence Version: "S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1964) joined the Tamashii MonsterArts legacy back in 2013 and now he is making a comeback with this exceptional Special Color Version. Fans will recall the striking scene of Godzilla emerging from the earth in a cloud of sand and dust. This new edition brings to life the Godzilla from this unforgettable moment with an authentic earthy coloration. Set also includes a Showa-style white breath effect part and effect support."

This figure displays a white Atomic Ray effect, and comes with an Atomic Ray stand. Priced at $63.99, this Godzilla (1964) collectible will be released in November of 2015.

Images courtesy of Figures. »

- Tamika Jones

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Preview Pages from Deadly Magazine #8, Featuring Mad Max: Fury Road, Poltergeist, Batman: Earth One

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There are quite a few Mad Max fans among the Deadly Magazine writing staff and that love extends to this month's issue, where the new incarnation of Max Rockatansky is front and center on our cover. Looking for a preview before picking up the full issue? We have ten pages that tease our special features for Mad Max: Fury Road, Poltergeist, Batman: Earth One, and more!

Issue 8 is loaded with Mad Max features, including George Miller, Tom Hardy, and Charlize Theron talking about the latest movie. Patrick Bromley also takes a look back at the original trilogy that started it all. Other features include a 2015 Stanley Film Festival event report, an interview with the creative duo behind Batman: Earth One, and a Johnny Mnemonic retrospective.

This Deadly Magazine #8 is available at the special price of $2.99 and we're also offering full subscriptions at a discounted rate. Simply use coupon code MAX40 at checkout. »

- Jonathan James

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Fear The Walking Dead Set Photos

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Can't wait for the summer premiere of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead? Helping hold fans over is a recent batch of set photos from The Walking Dead companion series showing the cast and crew filming their new take on Robert Kirkman's living dead world.

Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia."

"A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Wizard World Des Moines Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, Hannibal Season 3 Promo Video

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Phil Hester's unique, imaginative and ultimately fitting take on Carl Grimes' head wound is featured on The Walking Dead #1 variant cover for Wizard World Des Moines. Also in this round-up: a new promo video for Hannibal Season 3, debuting next week.

The Walking Dead #1 Wizard World Des Moines Variant Cover: Press Release -- "Des Moines, Iowa, May 26, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that The Wretch and The Coffin creator and Iowa native Phil Hester has drawn the 11th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will »

- Derek Anderson

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Release Details for Vinyl Soundtracks of Phantasm, Absurd

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Just as unsettling as the Tall Man's sinister stroll in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm is the music that accompanies his steady strides. Tomorrow, Mondo and Death Waltz will release the original soundtracks to both Phantasm and Joe D’Amato's Absurd:

Press Release -- "Tomorrow we have two awesome releases from Mondo & Death Waltz Recording Co: Phantasm Original Motion Picture LP and Absurd (Rosso Sangue) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2Xlp.

Available on Vinyl for the first time in over 35 Years, Mondo is honored to re-issue Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave's iconic soundtrack to Don Coscarelli's horror classic Phantasm. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with new artwork by Phantom City Creative and featuring all new liner notes by the film's Writer / Director.

Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to unleash another cult classic from the video nasty era (and their first in an ongoing series from the legendary Cam Records in Italy »

- Derek Anderson

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First Photo of Danny Trejo in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

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Throughout his career, Danny Trejo's played a wide range of intimidating characters that steal scenes with their powerful presences, and his upcoming role as The Regulator in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series looks to be no exception.

Press Release -- "El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as"The Regulator," a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the "From Dusk Till Dawn" film franchise as "Razor Charlie." Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, »

- Derek Anderson

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Contest: Win The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Features on Blu-ray

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Tomorrow, Scream Factory's unleashing respective double feature Blu-rays of The Food of the Gods and Frogs, and Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each double feature to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: New Trailer for Horror Video Game Until Dawn, Starring Hayden Panettiere

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Co-written by Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick, the mountain cabin-set PS4 slasher game, Unitl Dawn, is teased in a new trailer. Featuring a voice cast including Hayden Panettiere and Peter Stormare, Until Dawn is slated for an August 25th release:

"Only Your Choices Determine Who Survives Until Dawn

Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone. Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece.

Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom? Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.

Choice & Consequence – Make the impossible choices, where every decision in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, »

- Derek Anderson

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Capcom Developing Resident Evil 0 Remaster, Slated for 2016 Release

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Gamers with fond memories of navigating Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen through leeches and the living dead will be pleased to know that Capcom is giving those memories an upgrade with their upcoming remaster of 2002's Resident Evil 0.

The Resident Evil 0 remaster is slated to be released on next-gen consoles and PC early next year:

"Earlier today at an event in Japan, Capcom confirmed Resident Evil 0, a remastered version of the popular prequel to the original title in the Resident Evil series, is currently in development. The game is planned for release on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in early 2016.

Original Resident Evil 0 Director Koji Oda and additional staff are returning for the development of this new remastered version. Capcom will be sharing more information on the title in the coming weeks. »

- Derek Anderson

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Status Update on New Friday The 13th Movie

26 May 2015 8:46 AM, PDT

Screenwriter Nick Antosca's traveling from Hannibal Lecter's dinner table to the blood-splattered shores of Camp Crystal Lake. Currently working on the script for the new Friday the 13th movie, Antosca recently revealed a key detail on the next installment.

While responding to questions on Twitter, Antosca revealed that the new Friday the 13th film will not be a sequel to the 2009 reboot:

@TwistedKhy it's not a sequel to the 2009 version. Different characters, time period, style.

Nick Antosca (@nickantosca) May 21, 2015

Antosca's comment supports the rumors that this new film will take place in the 1980s, bringing it back to the ultimate era of the slasher film. It's not certain what new style Antosca refers to, but don't expect it to be found footage, as Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller mentioned back in February that the new Friday the 13th movie will not be filmed in found footage style. Fuller also »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Alien / Predator Sdcc 2015 Exclusives, Anarchy Parlor, Grimm Fairy Tales Figure

26 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT

Diamond Select Toys and Action Figure Xpress have teamed up on new exclusive items that will be available at San Diego Comic-Con this July. Also in this round-up: details on a new Liesel Van Helsing action figure and a trailer for the gritty film, Anarchy Parlor.

Alien / Predator Sdcc 2015 Exclusives: Press Release -- "In their quest to get new and unique products into the hands of collectors, Diamond Select Toys has frequently teamed up with retailer Action Figure Xpress on exclusive items that expand on Dst’s existing lines in very exciting ways. And at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Afx will offer four new items developed by Dst, each more exciting than the last! With new items from Alien, Predator, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League Unlimited, there’s something for every kind of fan! Pre-order at http://www.actionfigurexpress.com and arrange to pick it up at the con, »

- Tamika Jones

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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Frogs, Let Us Prey, Cannibal Ferox

25 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.

Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too. »

- Heather Wixson

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Director Cary Fukunaga Departs New Line’s Adaptation of Stephen King’s It

25 May 2015 4:12 PM, PDT

Cary Fukunaga was going to film Pennywise the clown's Derry-based reign of terror this summer, but it's now been revealed that Fukunaga has left the director's chair of New Line's adaptation of Stephen King's It, with principal photography delayed as a result.

TheWrap reports the news of Fukunaga's departure from It, revealing that the True Detective director felt creatively compromised as the film approached the start of filming in mid-June. Production on the It movie is now postponed and it's not certain how soon Fukunaga will be replaced or when production on the project will move forward.

Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema (which took on the It film last May) recently requested budget cuts on the adaptation of Stephen King's It (initially approved for a $30 million budget) and are strongly considering trimming the project down to one film, which conflicted with Fukunaga and Chase Palmer's ambitious two-movie screenplay adaptation of the epic 1986 novel. »

- Derek Anderson

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Ex Machina Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

25 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT

Following its successful theatrical run, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that we'll see an Ex Machina Blu-ray / DVD release on July 14th. Here's a look at the cover art and list of special features:

"Santa Monica, CA (May 20, 2015) - The stylish, psychological thriller Ex Machina will leave audiences enthralled when itarrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. After blowing away critics at its U.S.premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, the highly anticipatedsci-fi film was theatrically released by A24 and has been applauded as "sizzlingly smart, gorgeous and astute" (Wall Street Journal), "a triumph" (The Playlist), and "the year's best sci-fi movie" (Esquire). Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, Ex Machina is about a breathtaking android (A.I.) whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated-and more deceptive-than man could have imagined. Making his directorial debut, Ex Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later, »

- Jonathan James

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