Comics: Night of the Living Dead Holiday Special. Ho ho ho ’tis the season.. for zombies! There will be more than just chestnuts roasting on an open fire as a large family gathers to celebrate the season, a raging snowstorm has buried their remote, mountain farmhouse in virgin snow, with no way in, and no way out. But a dark, despicable family secret that lay buried in the barn will not stay dead, and the resulting orgy of bloodshed, murder and cannibalism will transform this into anything but a silent night! Warn your children: This year, it is NOT Santa Clause coming down the chimney! Mike Wolfer provides the Regular edition cover, Raulo Caceres shares the spirit with the Wraparound cover, and twisted Matt Martin’s Gore cover spreads the Holiday cheer all over the floor. Comicmonsters.com.
Movies: Box Office Guru Wrapup: America Likes The Social Network Meanwhile, nobody Let Me In. Early Oscar contender The Social Network had many likes this weekend as it took first place in the weekend box office race, while the two other newcomers, Let Me In and Case 39 didn’t fare nearly as well. Following weeks of tremendous buzz and critical raves, Sony’s The Social Network led the box office this weekend bringing in an estimated $23M from 2,771 screens for a per screen average of $8,300. The film, which follows the creation of the popular social networking site Facebook through the eyes of those involved, has gotten some of the loudest buzz of any movie of 2010. Rotten Tomatoes.
Star Trek: Shatner answers fans questions. In a series of questions posed by Time Magazine, William Shatner‘s answers were sometimes expected, but other times surprising. TrekToday.com.
Movies: The Hobbit may finally start filming January 1, 2011. After several years of delays that have frustrated eager fans, moviegoers may soon return to Middle-earth. Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line Cinema, and partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer appear to be close to greenlighting the hugely anticipated two-part “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Hobbit,” according to several people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The studios have nearly finalized a deal with director, producer and co-writer Peter Jackson to make the two movies and have resolved most other key issues that have long held up the project, including those related to underlying rights from the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien. LA Times.