AMC Picking Up The Walking Dead

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the walking dead AMC Picking Up The Walking Dead

Frank Darabont, the acclaimed director behind The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and more recently, The Mist, is finalizing a hefty contract with AMC to write and direct a series adaptation of the zombie-survival comic, The Walking Dead.

The character-based series follows a Kentucky police officer and his family along with a bunch of other survivors who work together in resistance of the world that’s been overrun with zombies. Although a zombie-themed book, the stories of The Walking Dead are really about the people, their relationships and their development while trying to cope with this impossible situation.


Joel Stillerman, a VP at AMC said that the project will keep true to the source material and maintain the same tone of the books.

“This is not about zombies popping out of closets… This is a story about survival, and the dynamics of what happens when a group is forced to survive under these circumstances. The world (in ‘Walking Dead’) is portrayed in a smart, sophisticated way.”

The successful Image comic series is written by Robert Kirkman and has been released monthly since its debut in 2003. It’s famously known for its visual style of being only black and white. Will the small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead go black and white?

What do you think of The Walking Dead going live-action with a series?

Source: Variety

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  1. Nice, AMC is slowly becoming the one place for great TV.
    Mad Men, Breaking Bad, soon the The Prisoner.
    And they continously play Commando…

    “This Green Beret’s gonna kick your ass.”
    “I eat Green Berets for breakfast.”

  2. I am excited for this! The Walking Dead is one of the better graphic novels out there right now. I have been reading this since it came out and have been waiting to hear something like this. Oddly enough this comes out the day book 10 comes out. All my favs have been brought to the screen now (for good or bad) with Watchmen, V, 30 days of night, and now Walking Dead. Now they need to get moving finally on Preacher!

  3. Ooh, a cop as the main character, and a character driven zombie series? Sounds good, will keep an eye out for this one.

  4. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never seen Mad Men – and I’m pretty sure I’d really like it…

    Vic

  5. I’m really looking forward to this. Being an avid fan of the comic for many years, I knew this would get picked up as a TV series sooner or later.

  6. Check out Brian Bedell's Pitch Piece For The Walking Dead!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_5FV-W20g

  7. Check out Brian Bedell's Pitch Piece For The Walking Dead!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_5FV-W20g

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