The Undead News Thread (20090812.01)

The Walking Dead

According to JoBlo: "Horror and comic fans will be thrilled to hear that the zombie series THE WALKING DEAD is coming to screens. But while those screens will be small, the talent involved is pretty big. Filmmaker Frank Darabont (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is developing the fan-fave ongoing Image comic as a new series for cable channel AMC, currently on fire thanks to acclaimed shows 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad'."

I recall reading a few notes from fans in the letters section of the graphic novels asking what writer Robert Kirkman thought of having it developed into a movie/mini-series, and while he said there were no current plans for a project, he was definitely up for it. The black and white zombie series began back in 2003 and is still going strong (current issue: #62). I've made it about halfway through the series, which you can find my reviews for the graphics novels under The Library, and I must say, I'm quite excited for this to happen. The comics continue to get stronger and stronger. Though, as with all book-to-movie adaptations, I'm a little worried as to how much may end up lost in the shuffle. Time will tell. Check out the official site for more information on the graphic novels.

"The Walking Dead is centered around Rick, 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."

An interesting little tidbit: "Max Brooks, author of World War Z, told Kirkman that he had read The Walking Dead and liked it, but Kirkman said he could not read World War Z until he finished The Walking Dead which would not be 'any time soon, so I’m never going to read his book.'" So, does anyone else follow this series?

Source: JoBlo

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