2D Champions Episode 75: Gantz: 0

Gravity guns, skin-tight battle suits, aliens, and a black sphere that can troll you just as easily as it can resurrect you. This all describes a trip to the local DMV but it also names just a few of the things one encounters when traversing the wacky world of GANTZ.

Based on the immensely popular manga by Hiroya Oku, Gantz: 0 is a full CGI retelling of one of the more popular arcs in Oku’s story. This new film hopes to bring new recruits to the franchise but also tries to please long-time fans as well. Does it succeed? Or are the Champions left to do battle with yet another half-hearted adaptation of a popular seinen manga series? Listen and find out!

You can watch Gantz: 0 on Netflix now!
www.netflix.com/

You can support the original comic series here:
www.darkhorse.com/Books/14-734/Gantz-Volume-1-TPB

Be a Part-Time Zombie!

Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead television adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s survival horror masterpiece is currently filming and they need zombies! The first few episodes of the series are being filmed in Atlanta and they are looking for extra’s who are good at acting dead. Below is the official press release:

‘The final scenes of the pilot episode and scenes for the second episode would be filmed during daylight hours over the course of two (2) weekends. The first weekend would be scheduled for June 11–13; the second weekend is scheduled for July 2–4. […] In the meantime, the production company is still looking for extras to appear as zombies in the series.

But, all extras must attend ZOMBIE SCHOOL! All of the “zombies’ who have been chosen so far have been put through the paces and have already been attending “class” all week, they’ve also been told they can’t discuss anything about the production and may be fired for even the slightest hint about the production on Twitter, FB, etc.

If you think you can handle being a zombie, you can email your information to twdextras@gmail.com, you will need to have a “flexible schedule” from June to September.’

How bad am I going to apply for a part?

Rammbock Trailer

Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year is the German zombie film ‘Rammbock’ (which means ‘Battering Ram’). The trailer looks get and the film seems to be borrowing its feel from other modern zombie films 28 Days Later and Rec.

Here’s the summary of the film:

Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive – and it will take all of their ingenuity to make their way out to try and find Gabi.

From Quiet Earth (http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2010/05/05/Stunning-trailer-for-German-apocalyptic-zombie-film-RAMMBOCK).