57

Exclusive: More Night of the Living Dead: Origins Images

More exclusive artwork has come our way for Zebediah de Soto’s upcoming 3D animated feature film Night of the Living Dead: Origins, and like everything else we’ve seen from this project, things are lookin’ pretty damned cool.

I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it’s expressionism,” de Soto said in an earlier interview. “It’s going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the ‘Empire of the Sun’ of zombie films … I lived through the L.A. riots and saw the city on fire; I remember seeing people running, people getting pulled out of cars. And with 9/11, these images have been ingrained on people of my generation. I just thought that is the way it would really be, a lot of chaos.

Director de Soto, who also pulls co-writing duties on the project, describes NOTLD: Origins, which will be in 3D, as “a living painting” and promises “no one has ever seen anything like this on the big screen.”

Lending their likenesses and voices to the project, which showcases a zombie apocalypse in New York City, are Tony Todd as Ben, Danielle Harris as Barbra, Joe Pilato as Harry Cooper, Alona Tal (Jo on “Supernatural”) as Helen Cooper, Bill Moseley as Johnny (reprising his portrayal of the same character in Tom Savini’s 1990 NOTLD remake), Erin Braswell as Judy, Mike Diskint as Tom, Jesse Corti (“Heroes”) as a news reporter, and Cornell Womack (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) as a no-nonsense New York cop.

Check out the exclusive artwork below. Strap in, kids. We have a strong feeling this is going to be something really fuckin’ good!

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Uncle Creepy

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Tell us of your origins in the Dread Central forums!

Image Type 1:

Friday The 13th March Box of Dread

Box of Dread
*US Residents only

Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • Uncle Creepy

    Jesus, guys! What the fuck?!? Enough with the name calling and insults. All of you. Comments stream locked.

  • Verdugo

    *Reads through pages of comments*

    Huh, could have sworn this was about a zombie movie…

  • r2d2

    Personally, I think it’s awesome that of all people Zeb is re-imagining NOTLD. Every piece of work that Zebediah puts out is nothing but brilliant and perfection. I have complete faith that EVERY horror fan with be completely satisfied with this. Zeb is not the typical Hollywood schmoozy director who knows nothing about the horror genre. He is not the type of man who will just make a movie to make a quick buck. He has the utmost respect for Romero. He eats, sleeps, breaths horror,comics, and Star Wars and the last thing he will do is take such a iconic movie and destroy it.
    Rock on my sexy baby and do what your here to do in this life. I believe in you. The movie WILL be award winning, like your big fat ginormous…..

    brain… YOU WATCH.

    Lu De Soto

  • FireRam

    I have read every post from start to finish and at this point have so much input/comments spinning in my head i’m just going to let it go and simply state: This is truly the most comical shit I have ever read on DC. Love it. I am thoroughly amused!

    • zebediahdesoto

      Zombies…Go figure!

  • Floydian Trip

    I just hope this is mind-blowingly brilliant after all the shit talking going on here.

    • Terminal

      I was thinking the same thing Floydian. After all the pushing and boosting going on from DC and Zeb, I’d better have a hard on while watching.
      ———-
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Floydian Trip

        And maybe he should be there to service you too.

        • zebediahdesoto

          Its only gay if your eyes are open

          • FireRam

            You keep telling yourself that.
            LOL

          • zebediahdesoto

            I mean its only gay if the lights are off.

            My bad…my bad.

      • zebediahdesoto

        I will tickle your balls silly…and turn your brown eye blue.

        And the movie will rock.

    • zebediahdesoto

      I didn’t come to make a:

      “They came to talk and feel their feelings while talking about their feelings movie”

      I came to make NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD using the population density of New York city.

  • The Buz

    Okay guys, knock this shit off.

    Last thing we need here is directors arguing with DC members. I’m talking to all of you.

    • Uncle Creepy

      Yeah what he said! LOL

      The one thing we all have got to keep in mind though is that all of this discussion including “the heat” is generated only because of how passionate all parties concerned are for the subject matter.

      We all love zombies. And we love the chaos that they can cause even more! Being familiar with Zeb’s work I can totally attest to his passion as well as what he’ll bring to the table for us. Believe me, this is gonna be fucking insane.

      • Terminal

        I’m sure it will be, but does the fact that he’s an immature sophomoric prick have any reflection on the insanity of his upcoming film? Just curious.

        Looking forward to your fan fiction Zeb! I’m a huge fan of Night of the Living Dead.

        Later gators.
        ———-
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • zebediahdesoto

    THE VERDICT IS IN

    In regards to childish responses:

    Criticism of films to me are very much like people on trial in a sense.

    We watch
    We listen
    THEN we judge

    If an individual is to pass judgment on another person/film before one has even met the person/film.

    There is something inherently off about that individuals judgement/perception.

    No amount of positive or constructive conversation will change the fact that the Verdict was in before the Trial began.

    So the logical conclusion is if one cannot reason with an individual, alternative methods of communication must be taken.

    In the case of the Terminal Firefly VS NOTLDO

    Terminal decided the movie was crap before he saw the movie. Plain and simple.

    His line of questioning being destructive in terms of its execution as opposed to being constructive in its discovery of the true nature of what this film actually IS.

    EXAMPLE:

    How long has it been since anyone has seen a Horror film get nominated for an Academy award?

    How many extraordinarily talented WRITERS, ACTORS, and DIRECTORS (ROMERO’s 1965 NIGHT) have been passed over and thrown by the wayside due to the fact that

    SOMEONE decided to pass JUDGEMENT

    on their FILM just because it happened to be HORROR.

    Attitudes being “FUCK the content” its a horror film.
    I don’t need to see the movie to know that it is not ACADEMY material.

    All of the people that WE have respected and adored for decades being treated like nothing due to the fact that their talent found its light and adoration in this GENRE.

    No amount of positive or constructive conversation will change the fact that the Verdict was in before the Trial began.

    Now obviously the same thing happens within our own ranks. Everyone trying to draw a line so that they can say “This is us and that is them. AND THAT IS THAT. Because I know!”

    I simply say watch the film and find out if it adds to the Genre or takes away from it.

    Buy a ticket. Rent it. Shoplift it. Torrent it. Whatever…

    Just make sure you know what your talking about before you decide you hate it.

    • Vanvance1

      This idiot had gotten way too much attention already.

      He’s not the first vulture to pick the bones of the NOTLD title, he won’t be the last.

      The best thing we can do as horror fans is ignore him.

      When the film comes out we can watch and post.

      • zebediahdesoto

        IGNORE HORROR FILMS THAT I DONT APPROVE OF!

        “The best thing we can do as horror fans is ignore him.”

        First you play with Logic?

        Then you fondle the nut sack of Immaturity?

        Then you concede.

        Did you ever have anything REAL to say?

        • Verdugo

          Dude, you’re really going to have to realize that not everybody will be looking forward to your movie.

          • zebediahdesoto

            True that.

            But if someone is going to comment about the quality of my film.
            I will comment back.

            This a forum.

            And I dig the fact that we can all talk shit to each other here. Even if we don’t agree with each other.

            I always hated the fact that directors never had anything to say to people who would comment on their movies.

            You get some guy on an online interview and they answer pre selected questions. And thats all you get.

            Screw that.

            Direct questions will get direct answers. Any question muddied with sarcasm
            will provoke an equally shit talking answer.

  • Gus Bjork

    A little disappointed by the images. I’m on board for the story and like the idea of a really really huge scope. But based on the first teaser images that came out before these I was expecting something moodier.

    Still, I have to say I’m looking forward to it.

    • zebediahdesoto

      I will not disappoint my friend.

      I am mentally masturbating to the “Walking dead”

      • Gus Bjork

        Well, then I hope for the best. What is the anticipated release date anyways?

  • Vanvance1

    I think a certain someone who’s left 50 comment on this story must be related to the production.

    Personally I love zombie flicks, but this really doesn’t look promising. Try doing your own thing instead of trying to piggy back Romero’s.

    Just because it’s computer animated doesn’t mean it’s different. I sense a generic story here. I hope I’m wrong but the material so far really does scream it.

    • zebediahdesoto

      Look at the big brain on Vanvance1!

      That is truly some Sherlock Holmes type shit.

      My call name is zebediahdesoto.

      The Direktors name is Zebediah De Soto.

      Fuckin weird? Fuckin coincidence?

      I think not! LOL

      I think the words “NO SHIT SHERLOCK” are in order.

      Do you even know where the modern day zombie comes from?
      Why people such as ourselves even make zombie movies the way we do?

      Zombies were originally a bunch of voodoo enslaved assholes being led around by some witch doctor.

      Romero RE-MADE Zombies.

      Updated them.

      And every other Zombie film maker since then has followed his rules and expanded on his story.

      The first Horror film I ever was allowed to watch was Romero’s.

      Much bigger stories were being told by the main characters through a lot of exposition

      exposition |ˌekspəˈzi sh ən|
      noun
      1 a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory : an exposition and defense of Marx’s writings.
      • Music the part of a movement, esp. in sonata form, in which the principal themes are first presented.
      • the part of a play or work of fiction in which the background to the main conflict is introduced.

      I have wanted to see that part of the story in every Romero film since the original Night.

      I am doing everything every Zombie fan has ever wanted to do since Romero created this sub genre.

      I want to see it all.

      I don’t want actors telling me about it via dialogue.
      This is a visual medium.

      There is a whole generation of people who recognize “Night of the Living Dead” as being associated with zombies.

      But that generation has no memory of Night being the first.

      The foundation has to be reset.

      This is my homage to ROMERO.

      we need more Zombie films being made and led by fanboys (and Grrls) who get it.

      • Terminal

        Blah blah, regardless in the end the premise doesn’t make sense. If it started out in the country how the fuck are we going to see it in the city? And how in the hell is Ben going to fight zombies in the city if his story started in the cafe and ended at the damn farm house?

        I feel like Kathy Bates in Misery.

        He didn’t get out of the cockadoody car!!!

        And I never knew directors talked like AICN fanboys with the whole “I’m mentally masturbating to The Walking Dead” and “Making zombie movies is like marrying your stepsister” or whatever the fuck you went on about. I know in your mind it probably sounds like some clever crap Jim Morrison would spout, but give me a break, your film looks more like a video game and less like The Walking Dead.

        Justify it all you want, if this movie is stupidity incarnate, I intend to call it such.

        And on the flipside if this movie is great, I’ll gladly say it is so.

        But the spin doctoring isn’t working on this here movie geek. The stills have yet to convince me this movie is worth investing time in and your sheer lack of maturity and professionalism has helped to convince me that this is merely a cheap fanboy flick for a cash grab and nothing more.

        Prove me wrong. I challenge you.

        What is it with directors? Why can’t you just say that you’re going to try and bring us the best interpretation of “Night” as you can, why do you have to go on about how you’re re-inventing the wheel and redefining the zombie sub-genre? I mean cut the crap for a second.

        And please, I beg you: Spare me the garbage about how you’re restarting the genre or expanded the mythos, blah blah. Your movie is glorified fan fiction. Just make the movie and sell it as it should be sold.
        ———-
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • zebediahdesoto

          Quit man-struating.

          Watch the movie and then judge.

          You walked into this with the notion of what it would be as opposed what it could be.

          I am at the advantage because I already know what “IT” is.

          And in regards to “the premise doesn’t make sense. If it started out in the country how the fuck are we going to see it in the city?”

          Your lack of imagination makes my eyes rain.

          Awesome Misery reference though!

          You dirty birdy!

          • Terminal

            “Manstruating”? That was a good one even if it derailed a proper response from you. But you see you’re still just throwing zing words at me and not properly addressing the issues with this project, nor are you really coming off as someone with a firm hold on this movie.

            Trust me, I’ll see it and judge.

            I know what I it is and I know what it could be. I hope it’s not what it is and I hope it ends up being what it could be.

            “I am at the advantage because I already know what “IT” is.”

            I beg to differ. You say “re-inventing the wheel,” I say “glorified fan fiction.” What “It” is is subjective.

            “Your lack of imagination makes my eyes rain.”

            Am I in a fucking Tarantino movie or something? Dude, seriously stow the jive talk and address the actual arguments. I expressed a plethora of concerns and you did very little to appease my worries.

            Believe me, I am open to having my mind changed and blown, you’ve yet to accomplish either, I’m afraid. Here’s hoping your movie speaks for itself and not some screen captures on a new website insisting it’s going to rock while the director comes aboard and say “Yes, it’s true! It will rock!” *Sigh*
            ———-
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • zebediahdesoto

            JIVE Talk?

            You sir are a Racist!

            Its too close to thanksgiving to be talkin no jive turkey.

            YEEEEAH!

            So you would say you have a

            pleth-o-ra

            of concerns?

            To address your Pleth-o-ra of concerns:

            I changed the shooting locations of the original “Night” to bigger locations so we could have more Zombies.

            in regards to:

            “Your lack of imagination makes my eyes rain.”
            Am I in a fucking Tarantino movie or something?

            No. your in Ben Stiller movie and you Mah-Mah-Make me happy!

            In regards to:

            My “sheer lack of maturity and professionalism”

            What am I your fucking Doctor? Turn your head to the left and cough.

            If you had read at least one interview you would see that I

            1)just wanted to show the parts of the original movie that were described.

            2) Put the movie in a place where I could logically have a shit ton more of Zombies.

            And your still a poo-poo brain

          • Verdugo

            Here’s a thought: maybe try responding to people’s worries in a logical, sophisticated manner. Instead, all you’re doing is coming off as a completely immature jackass, and I’d REALLY hate to be near you if this movie gets negative reviews.

            Also, if I have to read “I am mentally masturbating to The Walking Dead” again, which is the most fucking retarded thing I’ve ever heard, I’m gonna scream and jam a pencil into my eye.

            That being said, the visual style for this does look kinda interesting, and I’ll withhold judgment when/if I see it.

          • zebediahdesoto

            Well put!

          • Terminal

            Oh man, I look forward to your movie, because your clear utter lack of knowledge in dealing with concerned movie fans is mind-blowing. You sound like a person whose had wind blown up his ass too many times. You could work for Platinum Dunes.

            Thanks for avoiding everything I explained in my arguments in exchange for more self-aware monologues and deflecting. Worthless.
            ———-
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • zebediahdesoto

            I am not your therapist. I am not your mommy. I am not your doctor. I am not here console you

            I am your entertainer who you decided your mad at because Im adding onto NIGHT…?

            What question did I miss?
            Because Im pretty sure I even answered your sarcastic ones.

      • Vanvance1

        You know what? I’m a hard core horror fan who has seen just about every zombie movie ever made. I also understand Roemro’s place in the pantheon as the Godfather of the genre.

        What you are is a pretentious shit-for-brains poseur who thinks copying someone else with computer graphics somehow makes you an auteur.

        I’d tell you to find your own voice, but judging from your message content it would be the voice of a retarded child who thinks he’s hot shit.

        Also, newsflash; the zombie film has long been resurrected, reinterpreted and advanced. You’re late to the party, pal. Very, very late. If you had ideas of your own you wouldn’t be stealing the title of a classic.

        • Terminal

          Fucking A, Vavance1.

          Slapping a new coat of paint on a house doesn’t mean you built it. Quit waving your dick around and just sit behind the camera and rehash Romero’s stomping grounds like a good little boy.

          When you come up with something original, I’ll check it out with an open mind.
          ———-
          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • zebediahdesoto

            Im am not waving my Dick around

            IM SWINGING IT!

            Decide that you don’t like the movie without even seeing it.

            Put your hand above your head.

            Slowly goose step away from the theatre.

          • Terminal

            I’m confused. You’re calling me a nazi for not being impressed by stills from a movie that’s just a glorified fan film being looked at as the second coming of the horror genre for no reason whatsoever?

            Man, you’re definitely a director.
            ———-
            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • zebediahdesoto

          Pretentious?

          Shit for brains?

          Retarded child?

          Computer Graphics?

          I think your a KA-KA head

  • zebediahdesoto

    Decent people shouldn’t live here….They’d be happier someplace else.

  • zebediahdesoto

    I am mentally masturbating to the “Walking dead” as my office sways.
    The earth quaked like a chicken fucker in a hen house. Everyone there could feel it. I just took my hot wife to the door way and walked away. My hot wife asked me where are you going.
    I said to finish my comment on dreadcentral and to grab my booze and cigarettes.

    Business is business.

    Good…Bad… Im the guy with the booze and stogies.

  • The Buz

    Color me stoked. It looks like it will be like the the first cut scene from Left 4 Dead.

  • Floydian Trip

    I’ll give anything zombie related a chance as long as it’s not helmed by Romero.

    • zebediahdesoto

      I am mentally masturbating to the “Walking dead”

      Making a Zombie film is like someone getting married to their step sister.

      Its just really fuckin awkward.

  • LifeMi

    Looks like a video game to me.

    • jesstro

      uh… I was gonna say the same thing. Looks WAY TOO cartoony. Im not feelin’ it. I’d rather pop in Resident Evil’s anime, now that one looked A LOT more sharper and cleaner.

      • zebediahdesoto

        Cartoony I think would be more half-life/ scanner darkly.

        If one was to look at the footage one would probably say:

        “Oh, its a painting that moves. Awesome”.

        One would also probably say:

        “Thats too much blood…too much killing……why’d they have to put it in a city when they could have scaled it down to a small house. If Romero had had the opportunity to film the original in New York city he would have flat out turned it down. Stupid big zombie films”

    • zebediahdesoto

      Well I think its very nice!

    • zebediahdesoto

      I think it looks more like the “Havoc and Wolverine Meltdown” novels. Or Simon Bisley’s “Lobo”. But thats just me…

  • Terminal

    I’m not impressed so far. I thought this all started in the country where Ben’s story began, and then worked its way in to the city?
    ———-
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • zebediahdesoto

      Stupid zombie film trying to be in a CITY rather than the COUNTRYSIDE. No one would ever want see that crap. I hate when diehard zombie fans go and make Zombie films that try and raise the bar for next guy who tries to make a zombie film.

      Im so mad Im gonna go punch my wife because she’s in striking distance.

      • RingoJ

        I keep waiting for you to start making sense.

        • zebediahdesoto

          Me or firefly?

          I am mentally masturbating to the “Walking dead”

      • Terminal

        What in the fuck are you even talking about?
        ———-
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • zebediahdesoto

          Zombies and their relation to Zombie movies and their makers

          I am mentally masturbating to the “Walking dead”

  • erichgamache

    tony todd also played ben in the savini remake

    • zebediahdesoto

      Tony Fuckin Rocks!