Amph Kirkman's Walking Dead on AMC.

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  1. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    From Superherohype.com:

    Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC's adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic "The Walking Dead." The six-episode first season--written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk)--follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.

    More, including photos and an interview with Darabont here.

    Those zombies look awesome. It looks like AMC will have yet another hit on their hands, if the source material and their current track record is anything to go by. I'm pretty excited.
  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Oooooh, zombies!!! :D :D

    Had to lol at one of the comments on the zombie pics. I thought it was Kevin Bacon too.
  3. solojones Chosen One

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    I've been keeping tabs on this. And these pictures are crazy cool. Anything from AMC is worth the time for me.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  4. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    This show is almost too good to be true. I've said for years an ongoing live action anthology about the survivors of a zombie apocalypse would be just what the genre needs. IMO the situation is a little less powerful when you know by movie's end that the characters will survive and everything will be alright. That's why I love the movies where everyone is screwed. However, a continuing series about the same characters helps eliminate some of that optimism that things will turn out, since technically there isn't an eventual endpoint to it. Its especially effective if they follow Kirkman's rules, chiefly that no one is safe, not even the main character. And if you read the comic, you find that indeed no one is safe.

    Add in Kirkman's story (LOVE IT!) and Darabont as a producer/director (who did a very zombie-esque tale with the Mist) and you've got an incredible formula that I can't wait for. So far the pictures of zombies and makeup tests have been awesome. And on top of all that its being produced by a channel that allows mature themes, violence and gore, things that previous eliminated zombies from being done on Television without being really watered down.

    I can't wait. :D
  5. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Third pic from bottom looks like Zombie Jim Carey.
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Darrabont=bad
    Hurd=good

    It's a toss-up.
  7. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Why is Darrabont bad?
  8. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    You mad??? Shawshank Redemption? The Mist? The Green Mile? Darabont is an awesome director. The only dark spot I can think of is The Majestic and I personally happen to like that movie.

    Anyway: a first look at AMC's Zombie School!

    I could not be more excited about this show. Be prepared to hear me shouting from the rooftops to get word out about it come October.
  9. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Yeah I would rate Darabont's body of work very highly, and as I mentioned The Mist has many familiar elements demonstrating the knows how to handle similar material (the interactions of people & how they slowly destroy each other as the world goes to hell).
  10. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    The Mist is very underrated.
    I always try to suggest ppl watch it.
  11. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    The Mist is a guilty pleasure of mine. One of my favorite endings ever.
  12. DarthLassic007 Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL. That's what I thought too.
  13. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Agreed. Although I wouldn't feel guilty about liking such a good movie. The first time I saw it about a year and a half ago I immediately thought of Walking Dead and wanted Tom Jane to play Rick in a Walking Dead movie. Having Darabont create the TV show is the next best thing, if not better IMO.
  14. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Why should The Mist be considered a guilty pleasure? Its a legitimately great movie.


    Then again, I don't personally believe in the concept of guilty pleasures.
  15. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Not because it's bad, because it's Stephen King.
  16. EmpireForever Chosen One

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  17. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    ^^^ Was just about to post this. Looks good!
  18. LandoSystem1138 Jedi Master

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    Let's just hope broadcasting standards won't neuter the show. The comic is great in that they're free to depict the absolute brutality of people who are forced to survive in a zombie infested world without flinching, but trying to bring that sort of graphic content to a wider medium is trickier. It's why things like the Punisher or Wanted can never be successful movie adaptations.
  19. hudzu Force Ghost

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    and ollie is maybe the most badass dude ever.
  20. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    The imagery so far has seemed pretty gruesome with the make up. They have Greg Nicotero working on it, whose famous for the more recent Romero Zombie make-up jobs all of which are full of gore.

    And its on AMC which isn't held to the same rules as network television. That's freed them up to be a little more adult about the material. Look at shows like True Blood or Dexter on similar channels that are allowed to do what they want, to an extent. The material of those shows would certainly be a hard R.
  21. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    A month or two ago Breaking Bad (also on AMC) had a dude get shot and his head just exploded. I wouldn't worry too much about what they can and cannot show.

    I still kinda wish this was in Black & White but there's no way any network would air a non-color show at this point. Maybe it could be an option for the eventual DVD release?
  22. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    You can always take the color out of the tv set yourself.


    As for censoring, I imagine the only thing they'll be toning down is the language, but that's obviously not a huge deal, as they can seemingly change only a few letters of a word and get away with swearing their heads off these days(BSG).
  23. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    As much as it pains me to link to AICN, they have more pics. I especially love the one of Rick on horseback fleeing the zombies.
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  25. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, that looks so good! :D :D

    I adore the use of The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore. <3