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Alkaline 08-12-2009 09:42 AM

The Walking Dead (Live-Action Series)

Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) is reportedly close to finalizing a development deal with AMC to write and direct a live-action series based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead.

The story follows Officer Rick Grimes' never-ending struggle to survive in a world plagued by the undead.

Though no details have been given, AMC's Joel Stillerman promises the series will stay faithful to the tone of the original novels.

If somebody was going to do it, I'm glad that it's Darabont. Still, I really don't want to see this go down the toilet.

Jack the Pin 08-12-2009 09:49 AM

This is a zombie fans wet dream.

I had heard that J. J. Abrams was considering doing it, but having Darabont at the helm is even better.

Yoxodo 08-12-2009 09:49 AM

Yes!!! This is my favorite comic, and to hear that a genius such as Darabont is attached gives me renewed faith in the glorious zombie sub-genre. Can't wait.

AbsorbantJellyfish 08-12-2009 09:51 AM

nice, darabont's proven he can adapt written stories to film well, definitely looking forward to this.

Slashtastic 08-12-2009 09:54 AM

I've never read the original source material of the comics, as I'm not much of a comic book reader. But the concept for the TV series, and the talent behind it, is what has me completely and utterly hook line and sinker. :)

ZOMBIE COMMANDO 08-12-2009 01:31 PM

It'll be cool as long as they make it differ from the comic; I want to be surprised when I watch TV. I don't want a panel for panel translation.

horror_movie_girl 08-12-2009 01:37 PM

I will give it a watch since I love zombies. Plus this comic has been on my to read list.

CJ_01976 08-12-2009 01:50 PM

I have never heard of this comic, and AMC is a shitty network so color me unimpressed.

Sea Hag 08-12-2009 04:10 PM

This is indeed awesome news. But I would be even more excited if it was going to air on HBO. From a gore standpoint I imagine it'll be somewhat neutered on AMC.

The_Shape7 08-12-2009 04:19 PM

The Walking Dead(Live-Action Series)
I'm not to sure if i'm to crazy about the idea of amc doing a minie series of The Walking Dead and i'm sure i won't be happy with the cast either. I've just about read all the graphic novels and it is probably one of the best stories I've ever read in my life and i'm not sure if amc can really capture the essence of the grapic novel. I know if i was at the helm of this movie it would not be on amc it would either be a theatrical release or i would see if I could make a deal with HBO. I also think either James Marden or Nathan Fillion should play officer rick grimes I would love to see either of them as rick grimes.

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