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#1 A. Heathen

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:49 AM

Frank Darabont circles zombies

Cabler is close to finalizing one of the richest development deals ever with Darabont to write and direct a series adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel series "The Walking Dead," penned by Robert Kirkman. Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion are also on board to exec produce.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:13 AM


That's promising. Not just because I like Frank Daranbont's character work and his scary work, but I really like the notion that this could start a trend of comic book series being adapted as series rather than as films.

Although there's a lot of potential there for drawn out story telling too. Still this 'un could be good!
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:20 AM

I look forward to the inevitable zombie-porn remake; "The Wanking Dead".
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:59 AM

Who shall be cast? My cast:

Rick: Ben Foster
Lori: Emmanuelle Chriqui
Glenn: Richard Gutierrez
Dale: John Mahoney
Andrea: Carla Gallo
Allen: W. Earl Brown
Donna: Becky Ann Baker
Carol: Deirdre Lovejoy
Tyrese: Chad L. Coleman
Michonne: Sonja Sohn
Herschel: Patrick Bauchau
Maggie: Madeleine Martin
Billy: Alexander Gould
Shane:  Desmond Harrington
The Governor: Michael Wincott
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:59 AM

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During the Do Zombies Read Comics? panel at this year’s Thought Bubble, artist Charlie Adlard was asked about the upcoming AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead – the comic written by Robert Kirkman and drawn by Adlard.

According to Adlard, the production has, so far, stuck very firmly to the Image comic. Adlard went as far as saying that, barring any last minute changes, the AMC series will be “different from any other zombie [production]“ and as it’s on cable TV the series will be just like watching The Walking Dead, with no “…watering down or genericising [of] the original comic”.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:57 PM

"WALKING DEAD" PILOT TO FILM IN MAY
by Kiel Phegley, News Editor

In Hollywood, nothing is official until the audience is sitting in front of the screen, but getting a TV pilot underway is possibly the biggest step towards getting story out there short of official release. And today, word came out that the cameras will roll on AMC's planned adaptation of "The Walking Dead" from Robert Kirkman and Image Comics.

Horror news source Bloody Disgusting is reporting that writer-director Frank Darabont's pilot for a proposed "Walking Dead" TV series will begin filming in May in Atlanta, Georgia. Focusing on the years-long survival story of southern sheriff Rick Grimes in the fact of a devastating zombie plague, the comic book was long-cited by fans as a prime example of a "would work better as a TV show than as a movie" wishlist item.

With only a few short months until filming begins, it only reasons that casting announcements for the potential series will spring up soon, something Kirkman himself professed excitement for in a September interview with CBR, saying, "I'm excited about the casting and I'm excited about being able to watch the show. I'm excited about everything, but it's kind of odd… my dad sent me an e-mail and he goes, "Congratulations about the TV show." I never thought I'd get that e-mail from my dad – it's kind of bizarre. It's kind of a whole surreal thing."

Look for more news on the "Walking Dead" pilot and possible fully-fledged series as it becomes available right here on CBR!



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Great news for all of you jonesing for that ever-elusive zombie epic on t.v., this is the news you've craving.  AMC has given the official greenlight to Frank Darabont's "The Walking Dead". While we knew the show was being developed based on the announcement way back in August, it's a whole new ballgame now that it has gotten the go-ahead. This means we can expect to hear lots of casting/creative news on the show in the coming months.

There is no start or air date set yet, but it's safe to assume that we won't get to see the show until 2011 some time. Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce and Darabont is in line to direct the pilot.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:28 PM

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:48 AM

http://www.circleofconfusion.com/walkingdead.html

The production company, I think. Same company is making POWERS.

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TV: 'The Walking Dead' Pilot to Begin Lensing in May
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Bloody Disgusting has learned that a May 15 start date has been locked for the pilot episode of "The Walking Dead", AMC's live-action comic book adaptation being directed by Frank Darabont. Shooting will commence in Atlanta, GA with hopes of bringing us a new TV series based on one of the greatest comics of all time. Published by Image Comics, Robert Kirkman's tale chronicles the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse. Fighting growing despair — and sometimes each other — the group searches for a secure location which they can finally call home. -Wiki

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:08 PM

OFFICIAL: "WALKING DEAD" PICKED UP BY AMC

Only days after its first bit of pilot casting news hit, and it looks as though AMC's adaptation of Rober Kirkman's Image Comics series "The Walking Dead" will definitely hit the cable channel next fall. The Hollywood Reporter has first word that the network has officially picked up the Frank Darabont-helmed zombie show with a six-episode commitment to air in October as part of AMC's annual Fearfest horror marathon.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:24 AM

Egg from Teachers/This Life cast as Rick...unusual one that.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:07 AM

First Look at AMC's The Walking Dead Zombies as Production Begins

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On Wed., Jun. 2 production began 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) -- follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.

To whet your appetite for this tale of the living and the undead, AMCtv.com is pleased to present this exclusive first sneak peek at the Walkers -- the series' titular flesh-eating creatures.

Behind the scenes video

Production has started on AMC's newest original series, and who better to tell you about it than The Walking Dead writer, director and executive producer Frank Darabont and executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. In this exclusive video, Darabont and Hurd discuss the series; Darabont talks about his inspiration for doing a show about zombies, the nature of the story and his goal to "do for zombies what Mad Men has done for advertising."

Three New Actors Join Cast of AMC's Original Series, The Walking Dead

This past week, details trickled out about the cast of AMC's upcoming series, The Walking Dead.

  • • EW.com reports Sarah Wayne Callies -- best known for Fox's Prison Break -- will play the female lead. The 32-year-old actress has been cast as Lori Grimes, the wife of Rick, a police officer who leads a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.
  • • The Hollywood Reporter says that Laurie Holden -- formerly of The X-Files and lately of The Shield -- is set to play Andrea, a key member of the survivor clan known for her markswomanship.
  • • The Reporter also notes that Steven Yeun has been signed up to play Glenn, a survivor who saves Rick's life (at least in the comic).

These cast members join the previously announced Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Rick, and Jon Bernthal, who'll be playing Rick's partner and best friend. The series -- written, produced, and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) -- is based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead is set to premiere in October 2010, during AMC Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films.


So, the cast so far:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes......................Posted Image
Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes......................Posted Image
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes......................Posted Image
Laurie Holden as Andrea....................Posted Image
Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale......................Posted Image
Jon Bernthal as Shane.....................Posted Image
Steven Yeun as Glenn.....................Posted Image
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:11 AM

Pretty much everything that's come out about this project has been ridiculously encouraging, the Facebook page serves up a nice tasty chunk of awesome every couple of days - I'm pretty sure this is going to be the television programme I've been waiting for!
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

I'm pretty sure that last image is an actual panel from the first trade brought to life!
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:03 AM

Me too. The one Rick shoots out of sympathy.

More cast:

IronE Singleton as T-Dog............................Posted Image
Jim Coleman as Lambert "Lam" Kendel..............................Posted Image
Michael Rooker as Merle......................................Posted Image
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:12 PM

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Oh!My!

Seriously, that's so spot-on it's getting me annoyed over how shit Constantine was again!
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:40 AM

I know this is TMI, but I just came when I saw that picture. Oh my. Darabont is quickly becoming a hero of mine.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:49 AM

MTV News piece on the show.

Again, looks like scenes straight from the first trade.  Obviously a bit early to be saying but if it lives up to all the pre-launch publicity then six episodes of this a year or so would be amazing.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

From SDCC by way of Bleeding Cool, this nifty number :

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:47 AM

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