Category: TV

MTV On The Set Of The Walking Dead

20 Jul

A quick look behind the scenes of upcoming zombie TV series The Walking Dead from MTV (as if you didn’t know anything about it already).

We get a word from director Frank Darabont and the comic book writer Robert Kirkman as well as a look at all the cool zombies and sets.

First The Walking Dead Cast Shot

16 Jul

The Walking Dead cast pic

This full starting cast line-up photo appeared on some invitations to Comic Con 2010 where The Walking Dead will be hosting a panel.

It pretty much nails the tone of the comics and for those familiar with them all the characters are instantly recognisable.

We’re still not 100% sold on Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes but it looks like it will be a quality adaptation from AMC.

Andrew Lincoln As Rick Grimes In The Walking Dead

15 Jun

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

AMC have released the first production shot of Andrew Lincoln as main character Rick Grimes in the forthcoming series of The Walking Dead.

Creator Robert Kirkman had this to say:

Writing this book for the past seven years I’ve gotten very close to the character of Rick. Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love. After seeing this photo I don’t think that there will be a doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s perfect for the role.

We disagree though; this image does nothing except remind us how much he looks nothing like the Rick from the comics. We just hope the acting makes up for it and a new image of Rick is forged from Lincoln’s performance.

The Walking Dead – Update

14 Jun

The Walking Dead zombie lady production still

Lots of progress on The Walking Dead TV series including that lovely zombie lady you see above, released as the latest production still from the AMC series.

AMC’s official blog has an interview with writer, director and producer – Frank Darabont.

He answers a few important questions, including stating that the zombies will be Romero zombies; slow and only taken out with a headshot, as well as discussing how he got into zombies and The Walking Dead in the first place.

He also gave an insight into the opening scene where Rick Grimes is injured in the shoot out (the one that puts him in hospital so is in a coma when the zombies come, you have read it right, if not, then, eh, spoilers!). As he’s always wanted to direct a big action scene, it’s going to be expanded upon much more than the 6 panels it has in the comic.

Bloody Disgusting have also confirmed that Frank will only be directing the pilot episode. Though will be on hand for all 6 and may even jump behind the camera for some other cinematography.

Plus, showing that being a zombie isn’t as easy as it’s cracked up to be, we get an insight into the zombie school training the extras have to go through before being allowed on screen in this video below.

Confirmed cast members according to IMDb so far are:
Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh
Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale
Linds Edwards as Leon Basset
Laurie Holden as Andrea
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
Addy Miller (she’s a small blonde girl so you can have a guess :D)
Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes
Steven Yeun as Glenn
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

Everything’s shaping up for The Walking Dead to be a fantastic series.

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The Walking Dead – Zombie Decomposition Concept Art

7 Jun

Further proving that the new TV adaptation of The Walking Dead isn’t going to be pulling many punches is this concept art of the various stages of zombie decomposition.

VFX artist John Wheaton has put together the gruesome zombification and has worked on previous horror films Drag Me To Hell, The Unborn, Jennifer’s Body and has some previous zombie experience on Return of the Living Dead… 4.

Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

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