“Alone” – The Poster & 1st Trailer are Here!

Here are the poster and first trailer to Alone.  Looks very similar to Alive, the Korean zombie movie coming out soon.

US Release Date: October 16, 2020
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Tyler Posey, Robert Ri’chard
Directed By: Johnny Martin
Synopsis: 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.

“Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula” – A New Clip!

I loved Train to Busan.  The follow-up, set in the same world (and the same director) is called Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula.  Although I’ve heard that Peninsula isn’t as good (TTB is a tough act to follow), I still look forward to seeing it.

Here’s a clip to hold us over.

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Negan Lives! / Z-View

Negan Lives! is a one-shot published by Image Comics.

Writer:  Robert Kirkman
Artist:  Charlie Adlard
Gray Tones:  Cliff Rathburn
Letterer:  Russ Wooton
Cover Artist:  Charlie Adlard

*** Beware – spoilers may be found below ***

Spurned by a slowly rebuilding society, Negan lives a life of desperate isolation… or does he? In the tradition of Here’s Negan, this all-new story in Negan Lives #1 gives readers a glimpse into what has happened to one The Walking Dead’s most popular characters in the time since his last appearance in The Walking Dead #174.

The Walking Dead is one of the few (and easily the longest-running) series that I bought from issue one and went on to buy every single issue published.  I’m a big fan.

When Negan Lives! was announced, I initially thought it was a bad idea.  The tale had been told.  Time to move on.  Then I read that Negan Lives! would be made available to comic shops for free to help store owners recover revenue lost during the Covid pandemic. My opinion changed: it was a cool idea for shops, but not so much for readers.

I was wrong.

Negan Lives! is a fun story that answers some questions from The Walking Dead and actually could pave the way for more Negan stories.

Kirkman creates a situation that is obvious to the reader but in most stories would be oblivious to the main character.  Not so, here.  Negan is right there with us wondering if he is being set up.  I won’t give anything away.  It’s a fun story.

I’ve always enjoyed the team of Adlard and Rathburn and Negan Lives! is a great example of their abilities.  Man, this one-shot reminded me of how much I missed that monthly Kirkman/Adlard/Rathburn fix.

Negan Lives! and we’re better off for it.


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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry / Z-View

Rot & Ruin by Scott Frank

Hardcover: 458 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

First sentence…

Benny Imura couldn’t hold a job, so he took to killing.

The Overview:  Beware of Spoilers…

Rot & Ruin is the first in a five book series geared to teens and young adults.  Set nearly a decade and a half after the zombie apocalypse, humanity is still struggling.  Most of the surviving humans live in small fortified strongholds fenced away from the “rot and ruin” of the zombie wastelands.

Benny Imura was just 18 months old the night the zombies rose.  Both of Benny’s parents were killed. Benny would have been as well if his teenage half-brother, Tom hadn’t saved him. For that Benny has never forgiven Tom.  Benny believes Tom is a coward for running away and not trying to save his parents.

Benny spends his days talking with friends (especially Nix, a girl that has a crush on him) and dreaming about life beyond the fences that protect them.  He looks up to the bounty hunters that venture into the rot and ruin to find food, supplies and lost souls.  Benny thinks that maybe one day he’ll become a bounty hunter.

When it is discovered that a group of bounty hunters have killed two of the townspeople and kidnapped Nix, Tom and Benny head out into the rot and ruin hoping to save her.

Maberry scores again!  I look forward to reading the other books in the series.  (PS – If I was a younger reader I know I would have scored Rot & Ruin even higher.)

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The Trailer for “Train to Busan Presents Peninsula” Has Arrived!

Finally the trailer for Train to Busan Presents Peninsula has arrived.  The action has ramped up but will it have the heart of the original?  I’m excited to find out.

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

“Alive” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Here are the poster and trailer to Alive.

#Alive (#살아있다) is an upcoming Korean action thriller directed by Cho Il-hyung, adapted from #Alone the screenplay of Hollywood screenwriter Matt Naylor. It stars Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye. It will be released in 2020.

Plot
A city was infected by a mysterious virus, which causes the city getting out of control and being closed-off, leaving two survivors completely isolated and struggle to live in the critical situation.

“The Clearing” Poster and Trailer for the Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse!

Did someone say the start of a zombie apocalypse?  Yep and we have the poster and trailer to The Clearing to prove it.

Set at the dawn of a zombie apocalypse, The Clearing unfolds amid tensions between Tom (McIntyre) and his wife (Sydelle Noel) over his parental responsibilities and the time he spends with his young daughter Mira (Smith). Tom takes Mira on a camping trip, only to discover the impending disaster that leaves the pair trapped in a clearing in the woods, fighting to make it out alive.

“Peninsula” the “Train to Busan” Follow-Up Update!

Hey!  We have an update for Peninsula the Train to Busan sequel.

First up, ComingSoon has a Peninsula photo slideshow and update.  This quote from director Yeon Sang-Ho jumped out…

“The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train to Busan, it makes it look like an independent film…”

Next we have an update on JoBlo.  Again a quote from Yeon Sang-Ho…

“It takes place four years after Train To Busan, in the same universe, but it doesn’t continue the story and has different characters. Government authority has been decimated after the zombie outbreak in Korea, and there is nothing left except the geographical traits of the location – which is why the film is called Peninsula.”

Check out both sites for more info!

The Poster for “Peninsula” – “Train to Busan” Sequel is Here!

I cannot wait for this one!  I loved Train to Busan and the sequel, Peninsula, looks to be just as good!

PENINSULA takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in TRAIN TO BUSAN.

The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.

Hoping for a trailer soon!

The “Kingdom” Season 2 Trailer is Here!

Kingdom was a surprise hit.  Here’s the Season 2 Trailer.  I’m looking forward to this!

As winter approaches, the battle between the living and the undead in Joseon is just beginning. The royal court is teeming with snakes, the zombies are coming, and the crown prince has a nation to save. The worst is yet to come, and everyone will need to choose a side without knowing who they can really trust.