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We weren’t the only folks thrilled back when we first heard of the forthcoming Marc Forster-directed adaptation of World War Z, Max Brooks’ novel about the zombie apocalypse. Alas, the dead walk on and on; after a delayed release date (pushed from December 2012 to June 2013), now we’re hearing reports that a whopping seven weeks of re-shoots in Budapest has been tacked onto the schedule. Well, we’ll just have to wait that much longer for Brad Pitt and co. to bring the walking dead to the big screen
Kicking off the weekend news cycle, the Green Lantern (aka Alan Scott) was officially outed by DC Comics. The character’s been re-imagined for the current story cycle, which takes place on “Earth 2,” a sort of parallel universe to the one that the traditional Alan Scott has occupied since 1940. It’s a subject of hot debate among comics fans, but it’s also touched a nerve among those engaged in the current culture war over civil rights for gay Americans — as one might expect, the comments section of that article is a very depressing read.
In the interest of paying equal interest to villains, GQ has lavished attention on seven different TV and film characters, from “Game of Thrones” to “A Clockwork Orange,” who fill us with uncomfy questions about right and wrong, attraction and repulsion. The interviews are great, but don’t miss the creepy video bits!
It may feel like we’re running out of good vampire stories, but according to The New York Times, we’ve been on a roll since Dracula, only occasionally stopping to catch our collective breaths and take an iron supplement. Did you know that Seth Grahame-Smith, the screenwriter for “Dark Shadows” also wrote the script for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”? He sure has an interesting … BODY of work, har har. (Okay, I’ll go away now.)