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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.21.09] movie news

[Editor's Note: Multiple Personality Disorder Reports are short news blasts meant to let you know about the stuff that didn't make it to the news page but still had us talking behind the scenes]

#1: Online Comic "Wide Awake" in development

Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerway's online graphic novel "Wide Awake" is in development at Do-Over Productions [via: STYD]

#2: World War Z gets new writer

Word War Z is no closer to being realized now that new writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, of STATE OF PLAY and THE KINGDOM fame is taking over. Hopefully it's just minor re-writes 'cause J. Michael Straczynski's screenplay is just fine. [via: fangoria]

#3: Hack/Slash gets a director

Rogue's adaptation of the cult horror comic book, Hack/Slash has found a director in Fredrik Bond [via: THR]

#4: Jackboots and Whitehall starts filming

Word is that alternative history WWII flick Jackboots and Whitehall has begun filming. [via: Filmstalker]

#5: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters coming
Form the dude who wrote Pride and Predjudice and Zombies comes the sequel (of sorts) "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters." [via: STYD]

#6: Seth Gordon to direct King of Dork

Seth Gordon, direct or of King of Kong, will direct King of Dork a high school dramedy is about a teenage misfit who seeks refuge in music, and tries to uncover the truth about his father’s death. [via: /film]

#7: Mighty Boosh star leads zombie record attempt

Comedian Noel Fielding is to take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of zombies. The Mighty Boosh star is to play the role of the Zombie King in the film I Spit On Your Rave, it was announced yesterday. Shooting for a key scene will take place at this year's Big Chill festival at Eastnor Castle deer park in Herefordshire. [via: Gurdian]

#8: Romero's "... of the Dead" gets a full title

And the title is... "Survival of the Dead." Personally, I preferred the film's working title, "Island of the Dead" as it fit into the series better, but meh I'm just glad we're getting another outing form Romero. Keep 'em coming!

#9: Resident Evil Afterlife shooting in...

September! And screen gems has set a release date for September 17, 2010 [via: STYD]

#10: Orphan writer do write "The Colony" next

While Orphan looks like a rip of the Omen and sort of standard, writer David Leslie Johnson is cooking up a bug filled horror flick with The Colony next! [via: Variety]

#11: Willem Dafoe joins Carter on Mars

One of my favorite actors, Willem Dafoe has been cast John Carter from Mars, Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series. [via: THR]

#12: Stuard Gordon's next is "The House on the Borderland"

Nope, Gordon won't be "The Thing on the Doorstep" but still a nifty adaptation of William Hope Hodgson's novel sounds pretty cool. [via: STYD]

#13: Emma Watson to star alongside Marilyn Manson

Harry Potter star Emma Watson will star with the schock rocker in a yet untitled musical [via: The Sun]

#14: Ryuhei Kitamura back to horror with Teratoma

Being billed as "body horror" in the vein of David Cronenberg films like Videodrome, Teratoma sounds like an interesting film for the Midnight Meat Train director to tackle next. [via: STYD]

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