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Posting this week’s edition of The Pit a little early because we’ll be taking the weekend off. Come back on Monday for the latest film, TV, comic, and video game news!

  • HBO has renewed True Blood, Entourage, and  Hung for new seasons! I love both True Blood and Entourage and will keep watching for as long as HBO makes them.  True Blood takes the vampire genre much further than I’d ever expect it to go on TV, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Entourage is just pure fun. And while I have not watched Hung yet, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.
  • Miss Amy Poehler on “Weekend Update”? Than you’ll love this news, the SNL Alum and Parks and Recreation star will be returning to the desk for the first two episodes of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday.  It is great that she isn’t straying too far from SNL, and she is the perfect co-anchor for Seth Meyers.
  • Okay, this is my last bit of TV news, I promise.  FX Network has signed Donal Logue for Shawn Ryan (The Shield)’s new series Terriers.  Logue is the perfect fit Hank, an ex-cop with maturity issues who partners with his best friend to open a P.I. business. Together they try to solve crimes while avoiding danger and responsibility.
  • Well, I did not see this coming, but I’m in no way against it! Variety is reporting that Ridley Scott will now be directing Fox’s Alien prequel. Earlier reports stated that Scott wanted Carl Erik Rinsch, a music video director, to helm the project but Fox wanted him to do it. Could it be that Fox finally did something that the fans agree with?
  • Week 4 of Superman from Wednesday Comics has been posted by USA Today.
  • Glenn McQuid’s I Sell the Dead is being adapted into a comic from Image. The first issue hits stands on October 7th. In case you missed the film, you can check out the trailer here. Dead is a period horror flick that revolves around two grave robbers.

Bloody-Disgusting recently got the juice on some interesting trailer news; they received the exclusive trailer for “I Sell the Dead”, a period zombie film starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings).

“I Sell The Dead” is the story of two grave robbers, Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), whose epic story of robbing graves is told by Arthur to a priest (Ron Perlman) as Arthur prepares to face execution.

The film is directed by Glenn McQuaid based on his short film called the “The Resurrection Apprentice” and was funded by Glass Eye Pix (a low budget horror genre label run by horror maestro Larry Fessenden). The film co-stars Larry Fessenden, Ron Perlman, & Angus Scrimm.

What makes this trailer so unique is its style. From the opening clips we are thrown into another world. The costumes look stellar, the cast looks amazing, and the sets are unbelievable, especially since this film had a budget of less then five million dollars. There’s also an arthouse quality about this film that sets it apart from so many indie zombie films being released today. We’re given shots of people doing abnormal things and its general style. All I can say is that I’m looking forward to it whether it’s released straight-to-DVD or theatrically… once it’s out I’ll be the first one there.

No release date has been set. Continue reading to check out the film’s trailer…

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