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More info on upcoming HBO series The Last of Us

We have learnt some new information about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us.

Ok superfans…brace yourself because we are about to enter a world of change.

Here’s what Druckmann said in an interview with IGN about what we should expect from the first season of the new HBO series

“the philosophical underpinnings of the story will be similar to what Joel and Ellie go through in the 2013 game. But as far as the superficial things, like should a character wear the same plaid shirt or the same red shirt? They might or might not appear in it, that’s way less important to us than getting the core of who these people are and the core of their journey.

In the game, you have to train the player about mechanics. You have to have more violence and more spectacle to some degree than you would need on a TV show because you don’t need to train people on how to use a gun. So that’s something that’s been really different, and HBO’s been great in pushing us to move away from hardcore action and focus more on the drama of the character. Some of my favourite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story, and I can’t wait for people to see them.”

 IGN

I am sure whatever direction they’re going to go is going to be amazing. You only have to look at who’s involved in the series to know that. I could’ve done without hearing they’re steering away from the action though.

The game itself isn’t really that action-packed anyway. Yes, it certainly has its moments but it is way more stealthy. Most of the action comes from the different characters we meet along the way. I am sure that just like in the game when action is required, we will not be disappointed.

When Pedro Pascal was cast as Joel it was met with some mixed feelings. I even saw a hashtag from people that really made me chuckle: #NotMyJoel. HA, really?. Was I expecting Pascal to get cast?. No. Did I cry like a big baby? Also no!. Yeah, to me and millions of others, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau seemed like a perfect fitting for the role of Joel but I can’t wait to see what Pascal brings to the table. The man is a terrific actor, highly sought after and has been killing it lately.

What it all boils down to was that people were (are) getting pissed off at the casting of a CGI character. The man doesn’t even exist, he is a computer-generated image lol but still…#NotMyJoel. Humans baffle me sometimes.

Stay tuned for more information on the HBO The Last of Us series on Moviehooker. We will be with the series every step of the way. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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After Army Of The Dead get ready for loads more Zombie action from Netflix

It’s getting closer, the wait is almost over – Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is almost here, but that ain’t all we’re getting!

It looks like Netflix have high hopes for Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie film Army of The Dead. It has been announced that a feature-length prequel to Army of the Dead is on the way also. And not only that, we will be treated to a wonderful 4-part animated series that takes us back to the origin of infection.

As I have said before, Army of the Dead has been around a long time. In fact, it was written just 4-years after the release of Snyder’s DOTD remake. It has been on a shelf since 2008. So, just my personal opinion, I think when Snyder wrote Army of the Dead then it was at least set in the same universe as DOTD. Now those rumours are said not to be true. But, if it was a sequel, prequel or set in the same universe as Dawn of the Dead, then that would destroy or mess up the plans for more movies. And we know what more movies means?…more cash and BOOM – a franchise! Army of the Dead is now a standalone film with no ties to an already owned franchise.

Very little information is available but I can tell you that they are happening: A feature-length movie and an animated series, both prequels to Snyder’s upcoming zombie film Army of the Dead.

More Zombie Action Coming From Netflix in 2021

We should also see the return of the fantastic zombie series Black Summer as it returns for a second season.

If you haven’t checked out Black Summer then please do. I really enjoyed it despite reading some really bad reviews for it. A great approach to the zombie apocalypse that focuses way more than the action than the soap opera-style drama. Stephen King also gave it a special mention on Twitter recently.

No details regarding the release for the new season but it is said to be dropping sometime this year.

More from the great Kingdom

South Korean zombie series, Kingdom will also be returning with a special feature-length episode called Kingdom: Ashin of the North ahead of the third season. The special one-off episode will be an origin story of the resurrection flower.

In the meantime, Army of the Dead will release on Netflix on May 21st. The teaser trailer drops this Thursday!

Survivors Take All

As always, thanks for reading

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Resident Evil Reboot: Everything We Know So Far

I am sure you are all aware by now that Resident Evil is getting a reboot. Here is everything we know so far about the upcoming zombie horror

Resident Evil has been going for years. I remember hitting the cinema in 2002 to watch the first part. Sadly though, apart from some decent moments in the first one and in the countless sequels it got, they just weren’t up to much but this is just my personal opinion. I enjoyed the animated movies more so than the live-action ones. So, if anything could be doing a fresh makeover/reboot, I think that Resident Evil is the perfect material.

Recently we got treated to the first set pics from the new film and they look great. The plot is still being kept hush but I am sure some details will be released soon.

You can check out the set pics below and get your first glimpse of what Raccoon City is going to look like in the upcoming movie.

The new Resident Evil will be written and directed by 47 Meters Down, Storage 24 writer/director, Johannes Roberts. I wasn’t a massive fan of 47 Metres Down but as shark movies go, it is far from the worst there is out there. Same goes for English creature-feature, Storage 24 (which you can check out on Netflix)

The cast is as follows

Hannah John-Kamen – Jill Valentine
Kaya Scodelario – Claire Redfield
Robbie Amell – Chris Redfield
Tom Hopper – Albert Wesker
Avan Jogia – Leon S Kennedy
Neal McDonough – William Birkin

As well as the new Resident Evil movie, we will also get treated to a brand new animated Netflix series. The Netflix mini-series is called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. There is not a lot of information on the new series but as soon as anything is released, you guys and gals will be the first to know.

That’s it for now, folks. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Kingdom: Ashin Of The North takes us to the origin of infection

Kingdom: Ashin of the North coming in 2021

Kingdom was one of the first Netflix Original‘s to get a season 2 confirmed even before the first episode of season one aired. Netflix knew they had a winner on their hands, and hey, who doesn’t like a good, refreshing zombie series?

In Kingdom, the series dealt with a king that was kept behind closed doors. Rumours spread fast that their king was sick, suffering from a degenerative disease. The truth was, he was a victim to a new plague-like virus caused by a rare flower.

This virus turns anyone it comes in contact with to a zombie…actually, the great thing about Kingdom is that they ain’t really zombies. They carry many of the same traits, decomposition, the craving and need to feed on human flesh. But they also hate sunlight and stay hidden away during daylight hours and come out to feed at night. So, to me, they’re called ZomPires.

It makes perfect sense for Netflix to release more. Kingdom: Ashin Of The North is more of an origin story and goes back to when this venomous and evil flower was first discovered. The only downside to Kingdom: Ashin Of The North is that its a one-off episode. I am not sure of the run-time as of yet but I can bet it’s going to be feature-length, and hey! I am more than ok with that. Also, it is going to be good to give us something while we wait for the third season.

Here is the short teaser trailer. I hope you enjoy it.

For those of you that are unaware, Kingdom is based off a webcomic called The Kingdom Of The Gods. The new episode is based on a short story set in the same universe called, Burning Hell.

More to follow as new is announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Day of the Dead Series Ordered With The Void Director Steven Kostanski

Deadline has just reported that a Day Of The Dead series is on the way from SyFy

It has also been confirmed that Steven Kostanski (The Void, Psycho Goreman) will executive produce. Kostanski will also direct the first 4-episodes of the new 10-part series.

The new series will supposedly take place 24-hours after the zombie apocalypse begins

Nothing to go on regarding plot details but the original told the story of a group of survivors who take refuge in a nuclear bunker as the world is ravaged by the undead.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with. With Day of the Dead being Romero’s third zombie film, the dead have already taken over the world. It dealt with the survivors trying to humanize them, teach them not to attack the living. It even had a crazy doctor nicknamed “Dr Frankenstein” who was conducting crazy experiments. And, of course, we had, Bub, the most lovable zombie to ever hit our screens.

These were all elements I loved about Day of the Dead. If this is to take place just 24-hours after the zombie outbreak, I can’t help but think they will be missing key elements of the story. But hey, this will be a series and the story has to be adapted so maybe it will just take a while to get there.

George A Romero’s Dead Trilogy was Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978) & Day of the Dead (1985)

Personally, Day of the Dead was my favourite film in the trilogy. I have been wanting a remake for a very long time. Not the piece of shit we got in 2017. I wanted something on the level of Zach Snyder’s fantastic reimagining of Dawn of the Dead. Maybe SyFy will be the ones to deliver a decent retelling of Romero’s classic.

The new series is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas.

Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Daniel Doheny (Alex Strangelove), Natalie Malaika (Fractured), Morgan Holmstrom and Kristy Dinsmore (Vikings) will star.

More information to follow as news is announced

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Alone Trailer

When an outbreak hits, Aidan barricades himself inside his apartment and starts rationing food. His complex is overrun by infected Screamers, and with the world falling apart into chaos, he is left completely alone fighting for his life.

Starring:
The amazing Donald Sutherland,

Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Truth or Dare, Scary Movie V),

Robert Ri’chard (House of Wax),

Summer Spiro (Westworld).

Directed by:
Johnny Martin (Vengeance: A Love Story, Hangman, Delirium)

Release Date:
October 16, 2020 (VOD)
October 20, 2020 (DVD)

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New To Netflix: Reality Z – Way More Than Just A Remake Of Dead Set

New zombie series Reality Z has just hit Netflix and well, people are either loving it or hating it. I just wish those negative reviews got past the halfway mark of the series. They obviously didn’t.

The thing is, every negative review I have read says stuff like “shot-for-shot remake of Dead Set, don’t waste your time”. It is clearly evident that the people who gave this show the negative reviews never got through the whole series. Yes, it does start off “almost” like a shot-for-shot remake of Dead Set but even that would make me want to go to rush to see it. Dead Set was fucking amazing…and guess what? Reality Z is every bit as good…if not better!

We have the Big Bother setting just like we did in Brooker’s 2008 original Dead Set which starred Jaime Winstone.

They have swapped things up a bit though. Instead of having just your normal media-hungry-whores as we do with Big Brother, they have changed it for the contestants to all play a Greek god. They are all in cosplay…but that really doesn’t matter. Just like Dead Set and Big Brother, they are still very much media-hungry-whores.

Media Hungry Whores

This is not a remake of Dead Set or a rip-off. It is very much a reimagining and one that is done right. When we hit the halfway mark, the series goes in a completely different direction – and shit only gets crazier. Just a shame, the folk who gave Reality Z a negative review didn’t make it past that part.

I don’t wanna give too much away. If you are willing to watch a remake of Dead Set (and why wouldn’t you?) and you wanna see how Brazil does some zombie action then Reality Z is a must-watch. Just know, that halfway through it goes in a completely different direction and stands proudly on its own.

It really ticks all the boxes for a zombie fan. It is rated 15c but trust me, it is way more gruesome than Dead Set and a hell of a lot of other zombie flicks out there. The zombies are Romero zombies and make-up and special fx are just fantastic.

Maybe it was just me but I am pretty sure I picked up so many small references to some of the zombie greats. It made me smile because whoever wrote this knows a hell of a lot about zombie films

References I noticed (see if you can spot them too)

  • The Night Of The Living Dead
  • Day Of The Dead
  • Dawn Of The Dead
  • Return Of The Living Dead Part 2

Reality Z consists of 10-episodes and is now available to stream on Netflix (Everywhere). As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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ALIVE: Need Another South Korean Zombie Movie Before Peninsula Releases?

Alive (살아있다) is a new South Korean zombie flick that (hopefully) will be releasing soon.

What I got from the trailer for Alive was a similar vibe to French zombie film The Night Eats The World. Starring Yoo Ah-in who starred alongside Steven Yeun in the critically acclaimed thriller Burning, Alive looks pretty damn impressive…if you’re into films with a minimal cast.

Two Neighbors who live in separate apartment complexes must join forces to battle an infection that has turned everyone in the city into the undead. The trailer looks like a lot of fun.

Alive has a release date for June. It was supposedly dropping into cinemas on June 24th. I don’t have to go into detail here, as we all know that all upcoming cinema releases are uncertain due to the COVID outbreak. So, here’s hoping we get to see Alive sooner rather than later.

The script is based off a script called Alone by Matt Naylor. The screenplay was then adapted by both Naylor and director, Cho Il-hyung to suit the Korean audience. This looks to be Matt Naylor’s feature-film writing debut. His other work has been in short films and documentaries.

South Korea is known for taking a simple zombie premise and transforming it into something epic. Movies like Train To Busan, Seoul Station and The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale are great examples of this.

We now also know that James Wan is going to produce the American remake of Train To Busan. Way too early to be passing any sort of judgement. I think Wan has some great movies. I just ain’t a fan of them all. I personally think he will get the right people on board to do the original justice.

As always, thanks for reading.

Enjoy The Trailer For ALIVE

Alive Trailer from EonTalk
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder.Owner.BigCheese @ MovieHooker

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Updated: Official Trailer For Army Of The Dead

Army Of The Dead is a new American zombie film directed by Zack Synder. The film will premiere on Netflix.

UPDATED ARTICLE: AT LAST WE HAVE THE TRAILER FOR ZACK SNYDER’S ARMY OF THE DEAD. ENJOY

Army of the Dead Trailer!

Remember back in 2004 when Snyder released his directorial debut?. It was a remake of George A Romero’s zombie classic, Dawn Of The Dead. All of the haters (of fast zombies) soon shut their mouths, because, let’s face it, not only was Snyder’s Dawn Of The Dead an epic remake done right! it was also one of the strongest zombies films in history and remains so to this day.

Since 2004’s Dawn Of The Dead, Snyder’s career skyrocketed. Sadly, this was his only horror film. Synder pursued a more mainstream career directing movies like 300, Man Of Steel Suckerpunch and Justice League.

Army Of The Dead is set in present-day. A zombie apocalypse has ravaged the world as we know it. Just like the zombies, there is one thing that will never die…greed!

And greed will no doubt be the start of the downfall for our group of protagonists. A band of mercenaries are brought together and thrown into the chaotic feeding ground of the undead. Their purpose: To pull off the biggest heist in history.

Is Army Of The Dead a Sequel To Snyder’s 2004 Dawn Of The Dead?

Right now, I am going to say “No“. However, I do think that Army Of The Dead was initially intended to be set in the same zombie apocalypse as Dawn Of The Dead.

Zack Snyder on set of Army Of The Dead
Zack Snyder on the set of Army Of The Dead


Not a lot of people know, but Army Of The Dead has been around and sitting on a dusty shelf (or hard-drive) since 2007. I may be wrong but being written only 3 years after DOTD, I see no reason that these two weren’t connected at some stage. If The Walking Dead has taught us anything, it’s that you can drag the ass out of characters and storylines.

Shooting began in mid-2019. I am uncertain if Army Of The Dead was able to wrap filming before the Covid-19 Pandemic locked the world down. I sure hope so though, this means Snyder and co can work from the comforts of their home to get the movie finished.

Netflix has given Snyder a budget of over $90 million which probably makes this one of the most expensive horror films around. Not only have they given Snyder a shitload of cash, but they have also given him total creative control to bring us the craziest zombie film a fan can hope for.

Army Of The Dead
Army Of The Dead Poster

Here is a list of the cast from Wiki

Dave Bautista as Scott Ward

Ella Purnell as Kate Ward

Ana de la Reguera as Cruz

Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters

Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman

Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe

Chris D’Elia as Martin

Nora Arnezeder as Lily (The Coyote)

Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter

Samantha Win as Chambers

Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings

Huma Qureshi as Geeta

Hiroyuki Sanada as Hunter Bly

Rich Cetrone

Michael Cassidy

Chelsea Edmundson as Misty Hillman

Steve Corona as Mr. Hillman

John Flanagan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_the_Dead

I will be sure to update this article when more news is announced. As always, thanks for reading.

UPDATE: ZACK SNYDER’S ARMY OF THE DEAD WILL ARRIVE ON NETFLIX ON MAY 21ST 2021.

Words by Gary Gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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INFECTION: Trailer For New Venezuelan Zombie Film

How come every article I have written recently always starts off with mentioning this damn Covid 19 Virus? Infection may be the horror movie we need right now.

Just judging from the trailer, Infection looks to be a straight-forward zombie film set in a stunning part of the world…Venezuela. But, some scenes in the trailer are frighteningly like the events that unfolded across the world. Only instead of dying from this new flu-like virus, the Infection (a form of Rabies) turns them into ravenous flesh-eaters. I for one am okay with that, and if you’re a fan of zombie movies (like me) then I am sure this will tick all your boxes too.

Infection marks the directorial & writing debut from filmmaker  Flavio Pedota. I am sure there isn’t a more suited time to release his debut than now

Here Is The Official Plot For Infection

After an outbreak of a new strand of the rabies virus turns the population into crazed, bloodthirsty cannibals, a young doctor finds himself separated from his son, with the rapidly decaying city and sprawling countryside standing between them. Navigating his way through the plague-infested streets and marauder-filled backwoods roads, he must use every resource at his disposal to find his way back to his only child and hopefully unlock the secret to a cure for the deadly disease. 

Like the fantastic virus movie, Contagion, Infection deals with the survivors of the new rabies virus and also the World Health Organisation employees. So, for those of you that ain’t a fan of subbed movies, you will be happy to know that a lot of this movie seems to be also in English.

Infection was released on digital and DVD on April 10th via Dark Sky Films…go get yourself some rabies!

You can watch the trailer below. I hope you enjoy.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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