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on: June 02, 2010, 02:32:04 PM

Thought we had a thread for this, but I guess the only mention was about AMC picking up the rights in the Mad Men thread.

Anyway, production has started on AMC's six part Walking Dead series, based on Robert Kirkman's great zombie book by the same name.

io9 has a short behind the scenes production thing and some promotional photos.

http://io9.com/5553571/first-look-at-amcs-walking-dead

Can not wait for this.

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Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:01:35 PM

Even if it's terrible I'll probably still love it.
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Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 10:24:24 AM

It's not a cartoon, though, right?  I love zombie shows and films, but I don't like cartoons.

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Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 01:17:43 PM

Did you click on the link? It shows photos of actors right there. :P

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Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 03:48:40 PM

Just the first one.  The second one didn't load fast enough so I skipped it.

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Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 09:07:27 AM

I'm currently reading the comic and I'm pretty sure I'll love this even if it is terrible!
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Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 11:07:22 AM

Ah, it has that actor what is the son of the Jethro Tull guy, Ian Anderson!  He's much cuter.  Thank God.  He was also in that show "Teachers" which I haven't seen but I'd like to.

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Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 04:05:50 AM

I'm still not sure why you'd do THIS instead of World War Z.

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Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 04:40:40 AM

Brad Pitt's Plan 9 Production company optioned the rights to that a while back, as I recall.

I'm glad is production company got it and not Leonardo DiCaprio's, as they were in a bidding war for it.
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Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 09:03:14 AM

Yeah, they're screwing off with the WW-Z movie. It was supposed to start shooting last year. They had a director and apparently the script (by JMS of B5 fame) was fantastic, everyone was raving about how great it was. Currently the script is in rewrite and they're looking for a new director.

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Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 12:35:16 PM

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio should wrestle for it.  I'd watch THAT!  Yum.

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Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 10:10:55 AM


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Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 06:01:38 PM

Looks much better than the comic, but I'd like to see a weekly WWZ series just as much. There were so many different characters in WWZ I'd be disappointed to see so much cut for a movie.

edit: The Walker Brothers track from the trailer will never be the same for me.
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Reply #13 on: August 23, 2010, 03:25:40 AM

Yeah, they're screwing off with the WW-Z movie. It was supposed to start shooting last year. They had a director and apparently the script (by JMS of B5 fame) was fantastic, everyone was raving about how great it was. Currently the script is in rewrite and they're looking for a new director.

Just read this on a blog
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Lastly, the studio loves Matt Carnahan's World War Z draft, so it looks like Marc Forster could be directing pretty soon. Brad Pitt stars.

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I like Marc Forster and he's Swiss, nothing can go wrong  why so serious?

Also content:

The same blog could go to the shooting of the Pilot of The Walking Dead : http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/21186
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Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 06:35:40 PM

480p version of the Comicon trailer here.

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Reply #15 on: September 26, 2010, 10:51:52 PM

The first I heard of this was this fan made opening credit sequence and now my interest is piqued.

Premiers on October 31st.
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Reply #16 on: October 31, 2010, 10:50:23 AM

Let us know how it goes.  UK chaps have a further wait till Friday.

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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 03:36:32 PM

Already up on torrent sites apparently.
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Reply #18 on: October 31, 2010, 04:04:17 PM

Already up on torrent sites apparently.

Almost watched it last week, but waited due to terrible quality of the rips.
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Reply #19 on: October 31, 2010, 04:49:43 PM

I'd rather not.

I'll wait till it's on in HD on my 50 inch tellybox.  Only a few days away.  Some vague pointers as to if it's worth it would be welcome though.

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Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 05:14:49 PM

Hard to say yet.  The first episode covers about the first issue and a half of the comic, ending more or less with the tank scenes they show in the commercials (so before he gets to the camp), so you don't really get to meet a lot of the cast yet.  You get some extended stuff with Morgan and Duane which I thought was pretty good, a bit of Shane, a little of Lori and Carl, and I think Dale maybe gets 1 or 2 lines, and someone who I assume is either Carol, Amy, or Andrea gets a few lines as well.  Until we get a better look at the rest of the cast, it's hard to get a feel for how this is going to turn out.  I'm not convinced with the casting of Rick or Shane yet.  The opening conversation between them feels a bit wooden and awkward, although I think Rick gets a bit better further into the episode.  The zombie makeup and effects are pretty good, and the stuff at the end when he gets to Atlanta I thought was pretty well done also.
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Reply #21 on: October 31, 2010, 05:20:15 PM

Slow. Like the comic. Did you like the comic? You'll like this. My opinion anyways. Actors do a good job, even if we don't get to see many yet. Visual style and pacing is thus far as expected. Not disappointed.

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Reply #22 on: October 31, 2010, 10:13:47 PM

I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I'm a fan of Darabont, and, to a lesser degree, the comic.  It won't blow you away, but as long as you know how to set your expectations you'll probably not be disappointed.  The effects and lighting were nice.  I'll definitely continue to watch.

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Reply #23 on: October 31, 2010, 10:24:23 PM

Liked it. Will continue to watch. Dug the comic though, so that's not surprising. And well, zombies.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #24 on: October 31, 2010, 10:32:09 PM

Never read the comic. Liked the show. Will watch again.

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Reply #25 on: November 01, 2010, 01:30:46 AM

The lack of logic in this really frustrated me. When they leave the house to kill a zombie they leave the door wide open. Really? And the people on the CB live outdoors in tents? Again really? You could hole up forever in a sturdy building with a few entrances and instead you're living in tents in a trailer park? What exactly prevent zombies from walking in at any time and eating you?

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Reply #26 on: November 01, 2010, 01:45:04 AM

The lack of logic in this really frustrated me. When they leave the house to kill a zombie they leave the door wide open. Really? And the people on the CB live outdoors in tents? Again really? You could hole up forever in a sturdy building with a few entrances and instead you're living in tents in a trailer park? What exactly prevent zombies from walking in at any time and eating you?



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Reply #27 on: November 01, 2010, 02:00:33 AM

Meh. That is going to be pretty much ANY Zombie franchise you could ever possibly think of. The Walking Dead isn't quiet what you're thinking of when you think of a typical zombie story. It focuses alot more on the actual survivors and the torment they go through being the survivors. The zombies are pretty much the slowest of the slow movie zombies. Which has been portrayed thus far pretty well I think. I doubt they will follow the comics religiously, but there were large stretches in those where you didn't see a single zombie for many issues. Basically the zombie apocalypse itself just becomes a backdrop to tell the story of these characters. I get the feeling the show itself is aiming to capture that part of the comics. Actual good drama, rather than the campy stuff you typically get in a Zombie film to fill in time between zombie action scenes.
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Just think of it this way, you can't keep your guard up 100% of the time in a highly stressful emotional situation like that. They know the limits of the 'Walkers' and their behavior patterns. So they are willing to take small risks here and there so as to live some small semblance of an actual life without having to walk on eggshells all the time.

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Reply #28 on: November 01, 2010, 03:30:40 AM

The lack of logic in this really frustrated me. When they leave the house to kill a zombie they leave the door wide open. Really? And the people on the CB live outdoors in tents? Again really? You could hole up forever in a sturdy building with a few entrances and instead you're living in tents in a trailer park? What exactly prevent zombies from walking in at any time and eating you?

If you keep watching, you might just get an answer to some of your questions.
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Reply #29 on: November 01, 2010, 04:42:06 AM

I thought it was great but mood wise, it's as depressing as watching East Enders.
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Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 06:36:41 AM

But with less zombies.

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Reply #31 on: November 01, 2010, 07:22:21 AM


Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #32 on: November 01, 2010, 09:22:28 AM

I loved it... it beat my expectations.  VERY good job with acting, effects, and plot.

I could see where being mobile would be an advantage.  Like they said, Zombies one on one are weaksauce - but when they mass in a group you are pretty fucked.

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Reply #33 on: November 01, 2010, 09:53:14 AM

Enjoyed it, really liked the atmosphere in the whole hospital scene. It really will come down to whether or not I give a crap about the characters in the long run, but I'll give it a chance.

Never read the comic, but I like that its going with zombies that still show some faint hint of memory (trying to go home, picking up a toy, etc). Also, I much prefer the classic slow shambling zombie - leads to more of a building sense of dread as they slowly close in.

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Reply #34 on: November 01, 2010, 11:28:19 AM

I like that its going with zombies that still show some faint hint of memory (trying to go home, picking up a toy, etc).

I think you're right, and that's something that the series seems to be doing that is sorely lacking in a lot of modern zombie fare; that is, the walking dead aren't just monsters, they're actually quite tragic.  I think the principle zombies were depicted with more humanity than I've seen in any film since the original Dawn or Day of the Dead.

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