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Interview: Bill Jemas & Michael Coast Discuss Double Take’s Night Of The Living Dead: Revival Graphic Novels

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Taking place in the world of George A. Romero's classic 1968 film, Double Take's Night of the Living Dead: Revival comic book universe now features fifty issues across ten interconnected series. With each five-issue story being released as revamped graphic novels and as part of special "binge box" collections today, Daily Dead recently spoke with Double Take's Bill Jemas and Michael Coast about their team's ambitious approach to storytelling, what new treats await readers within the pages of the graphic novels, and much more.

Now that you've reached this milestone of releasing the first fifty issues in this universe, when you look back at where this journey started to where you are now, what are you the most proud of accomplishing so far?

Bill Jemas: I'm really proud of the team. I think pound for pound, Mike has become the best package in the industry of editorial skills and writing chops.
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Interview with Ultimate Night Of The Living Dead Writer Jeff McComsey

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Today, the zombies from George A. Romero's classic 1960s horror film rise once again in ten separate first issues of Double Take's Ultimate Night of the Living Dead comic book series. Daily Dead recently chatted with Jeff McComsey, writer of Z-Men and Rise, who discussed expanding on Romero's living dead world, further exploring the characters of Johnny and Barbara, and much more.

Do you have fond memories of watching Romero's Night of the Living Dead in your formative years?

Jeff McComsey: I saw it at a pretty young age, probably in the mid-’90s. I remember we rented it on VHS and watched it a couple of times. It wasn’t until I was in college and we watched a bunch of old movies when we really got into it. And now since I’ve watched it professionally, I’m still impressed with what Romero did.
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Round-Up: Ultimate Night Of The Living Dead, Annihilation, The Night Gardener

Release details for Double Take's Ultimate Night of the Living Dead comic book series, an update on Alex Garland's Annihilation adaptation, and information on The Night Gardener film are included in our latest round-up.

Press Release -- "On September 16, 2015, Double Take (2T) will release all 10 1st issues of its 1st 10 series of Ultimate Night of the Living Dead. 2T has assembled 10 teams of talented storytellers; each is creating an original series of stories. Each series is interesting, informative and funny in its own way. Together they weave into a common universe. “Originally, we were thinking of trickling out a couple series of every month or so, building up our roster over time,” said 2T Gm Bill Jemas. “Now we’re planning to launch our new universe in one big bang.”

In late March 2015, 2T announced the first three books of the series (Rise, Home and Z-Men) for their September launch.
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Margate divided over its role in Mary Portas reality show | Saturday sktech | Zoe Williams

The Kent seaside resort is not sure whether the Mary Portas pilot for its high street will be good for business

Precisely what's going on with Mary Portas and Margate? It began with £100,000 from Grant Shapps, part of a regeneration pot worth £1.2m, to be shared with 11 other ''Portas pilots'' high streets. It doesn't sound like very much. "I'd call that a lick of paint, more than a regeneration," said Mathew Holter, who works in the Turner gallery.

But parking that for a second ... Portas comes with the money, along with a TV crew, to make a heartwarming rags-to-riches show in which her expertise, combined with the pluck of the townspeople, turn a depressed town back into a vibrant marketplace. So that's problem one: Colin Mitchell, who works at a florist's in the high street, remarks. "They're bound to show all the bad bits and make them look really bad,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 15 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Rabbit Hole’ With Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart

Chicago – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 15 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Rabbit Hole” with Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest.

Rabbit Hole” also features Sandra Oh, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, Stephen Mailer, Mike Doyle, Roberta Wallach, Patricia Kalember, Ali Marsh, Yetta Gottesman and Colin Mitchell from director John Cameron Mitchell and writer David Lindsay-Abaire. The film, which opens in Chicago on Dec. 25, 2010, is produced by OddLot Entertainment and one of the producers is Chicagoan Gigi Pritzker.

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