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#1    Bracket

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:18 AM

Is anyone else excited for this show? It's based on the comic series, which has recently won an Eisner Award, by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. The tv series is being written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist) with zombie special effects by Academy Award winner Greg Nicotero (The Chronicles of Narnia, Day of the Dead, Transformers, The Cell). It is set to premiere this halloween on AMC.



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Edited by Bracket, 27 October 2010 - 08:22 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:26 AM

*raises hand*

I can't wait to watch it. :)


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

View PostAim4TheHead, on 27 October 2010 - 08:26 AM, said:

*raises hand*

I can't wait to watch it. :)

Have you read the comic?

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:34 PM

WOW.  Just now heard of this..


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:27 PM

View PostShrine Builder, on 27 October 2010 - 06:34 PM, said:

WOW.  Just now heard of this..

The comic series is fantastic. It's surprisingly character driven. The series premiere of this recently leaked to the web and people are saying it's award worthy.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:30 PM

Looks pretty good! Can't wait to see it. Unfortunately it may take some time, if ever, to come out in Germany. I hope i can find it somewhere online.


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

View PostBracket, on 27 October 2010 - 06:20 PM, said:

Have you read the comic?

no I didn't know it was a comic.


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:50 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 27 October 2010 - 07:30 PM, said:

Looks pretty good! Can't wait to see it. Unfortunately it may take some time, if ever, to come out in Germany. I hope i can find it somewhere online.

It will premiere internationally on Fox International Channels during the first week of November.

View PostAim4TheHead, on 27 October 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

no I didn't know it was a comic.

Oh, well it's a great series. It's the only one i have from issue one. The pic i added below the trailer is from the comic.

Edited by Bracket, 27 October 2010 - 07:51 PM.

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:55 PM

Zombies' invade NYC during morning rush-hour
Some pedestrians looked startled or amused by the ghost-white actors with bruised-looking eyes. Some people ignored them entirely. Others whipped out their cell phone cameras.
The stunt was part of a campaign in 26 cities worldwide promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead."

- If that was done in Texas, someone wouldve gotten shot..-

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:01 PM

View PostTalion, on 27 October 2010 - 07:55 PM, said:

Zombies' invade NYC during morning rush-hour
Some pedestrians looked startled or amused by the ghost-white actors with bruised-looking eyes. Some people ignored them entirely. Others whipped out their cell phone cameras.
The stunt was part of a campaign in 26 cities worldwide promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead."

- If that was done in Texas, someone wouldve gotten shot..-
Yeah, here's a list of cities it's happening in.  :D

New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA
Boston, USA
Chicago, USA
San Francisco, USA
Los Angeles, USA

Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria
Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia
Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain
Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Edited by Bracket, 27 October 2010 - 08:02 PM.

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:21 PM

Oh sweet santa claus crap I cannot wait for sunday.
They should really use this for the opening credits:



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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:31 PM

View PostPol_Pot_Lives_Again, on 27 October 2010 - 10:21 PM, said:

Oh sweet santa claus crap I cannot wait for sunday.
They should really use this for the opening credits:


It looks pretty legit to me.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:50 PM

From Under the Radar magazine:

"...Kirkman's stature in the comics industry was further validated this year when The Walking Dead won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, but it's been a tough climb for the Richmond, KY native. Before Kirkman created The Walking Dead, there was a time when he was saddled with $40,000 dollars of debt from botched attempts to self-publish his first seven books. He barely scraped by with freelance writing and lettering jobs. "It was an apocalyptic time in my life," he deadpans. Kirkman got back on his feet by successfully pitching Image The Walking Dead and his cerebral superhero series, Invincible.
Now his zombies have attracted the interest of renowned creative talent in Hollywood, including writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator series), and various writers from top-shelf shows such as 24, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and Sons of Anarchy. Despite many offers, Kirkman waited for the right people to develop his material. "I knew it was my first comic to be adapted, so I didn't want to disappoint my readers," he notes. After ridiculous pitches about super-zombies, aliens, and one for an anime show, Kirkman chose Darabont to spearhead the adaption after the acclaimed film director -and fan of the series- sought him out.
"Frank and I would have dinner discussions where he would say, 'Don't worry, I'll be really faithful to the material," Kirkman recounts. "And I would always say to him, 'I'm really excited that you are going to do it because one of the things you're known for is to be able to do really respectful adaptions and at the same time add your own nuance to elevate the material.' I think he's done that with all the Stephen King stuff he's adapted."
Television has a history of watering down horror stories, but The Walking Dead universe will retain its gore and hardcore horror roots. Fans went crazy earlier this year when it was announced that horror and action specialist Greg Nicotero would be working on special effects and makeup (no CGI zombies) and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary would handle the score. Firefly cinematographer David Boyd also said he would drain some of the color out the images to get closer to the black-and-white panels of the books.
The first season will cover roughly the first six issues of the comic, but Kirkman, who penned the fourth episode of the TV series, is leaving some frights up his sleeve. "Don't expect just a moving version of the comic book," he says. Some of Darabont's new ideas include more back-story and screen time with supporting characters. "This way we won't run out when we start killing them off," Kirkman jokes."

Edited by Pol_Pot_Lives_Again, 28 October 2010 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:24 PM

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Have you read the comics?

I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

*Note to self, need more henchman, good ones this time. Also, start auditions for new female lab assistant.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:16 AM

View PostBracket, on 28 October 2010 - 08:24 PM, said:

Have you read the comics?
Yeah, I only have the trade paperback Volume 1 "Days Gone Bye". I got it awhile ago and wanted to get the rest but just never got around to it.





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