Like many of you, I enjoyed the hell out of AMC's new series "The Walking Dead" last season. I was extremely surprised they managed a gritty, gory tale of the zombie apocalypse that was paired with great acting and characters with personality. Most can agree that this is also a series that isn't just for die hard zombie or horror fans - the true drama is about human survival during the end of the known world, and the stories of the survivors can appeal to almost anyone.
Emile Hirsch prepares to dip his toes into the genre pool as he signs on for "The Darkest Hour". The movie, an all new alien invasion thriller from Chris Gorak, begins filming in Russia this summer.
Dennis Iliadis, director of last year's "Last House on the Left" remake, has decided to undertake the daunting task of directing Keanu Reeves in "Jekyll", a modern retelling of the classic tale.
In Real People News:
A South African policeman faces trial this week for shooting four men in a bar bathroom in 2008. When entering the restroom, shots were fired as the men argued over penis size at the urinals.
A building collapse at Swedens premiere rabbit show causes a host of new species of rabbits. When trapped in the wreckage, acquired the rights to the Toxic Avenger. They have planned a staggering four films, an animated TV series and comic books as well as they prepare to relaunch Toxie as a new 'green' super hero for today's environmentally conscious world.
The big screen adaptation of video game hit Gears of War hits development snags. With the budget cuts and Len Wiseman leaving the team, the writers are now reshaping the film's plot for something more mundane.
AMC's "The Walking Dead" has found its leading man as they have cast Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. Hailing from the UK, you may recognize Lincoln from his roles in "Love Actually" or the series "Strike Back". Or, you may be like me and never heard of him at all! That's not a bad thing though.
If you're shopping for a present for that hard to shop for relative, you might want to contact Ross Talor. He'll be happy to whip you up a cane made out of Bull penis. Warning: If given to a male friend or relative, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.
On this day in history:
1970 - The X-rated movie Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for Best Picture.