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The Walking Dead – Laurie Holden joins the cast

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010

The cast of Frank Darabont’s adaption of the Rober Kirkman apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead has got more brains.

Laurie Holden (The Mist, The Majestic, The Shield, Silent Hill) will be joining the AMC production in the role of Andrea who is good with a sniper rifle and hooks up with Dale in the comics..

Newcomer Steven Yeun has been added to the cast as Glenn. He and Holden join Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal on the show.

Do you think Holden is the right choice for Andrea?

Come on now. Show us the zombies.

Source: THR

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Survival of the Dead – Cool poster by The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard

Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010

A very nice piece of artwork by Mr Adlard.

Immediately following the events of “Diary of the Dead,” “Survival of the Dead,” is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where Humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.

Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.

The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.

As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.

Source: MTV

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The Walking Dead – Rick Grimes wife has been cast

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2010

Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) has got the female lead role of Lori Grimes in AMC’s adaption of Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic, The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont is directing the series.

Lori Grimes is the wife of the show’s hero, Rick (Andrew Lincoln).

It is getting closer and closer to seeing a photo from the shoot.

Source: EW

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The Walking Dead – Frank Darabont talks about the zombie series

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

Really looking forward to the Frank Darabont’s (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption) adaption of Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic. Like many of you I am wondering how close they’ll stick to the comic. Speaking to FearNET Darabont eased some of my concerns. Sounds like they are well into setting it all up and it will be on film not digital.

Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, the graphic novel series, is very much a template for us, and it’s a tremendous opportunity to take the subject as serious as possible, and really as a long-term exploration of characters, which is what television does best when television is really working. That’s our goal, so gosh, I really don’t think that Zombieland is any competition for us nor are we for them.

It’s really going to be I think two different animals. We’re much more beholden to Kirkman, which is a comfortable place to be because he has blazed a fantastic trail for us to follow. We will take detours along that path – we will take steps off the trail – but always wind up veering back onto the trail that Robert provides for us, because it’s fantastic stuff.

Does that source material provide you with a pretty complete template for the rules of that world? Because notwithstanding Zombieland last year, of course there’s a great legacy of zombie films.

Okay, that’s the intimidating part (laughs). Because that actually proves to be actually a deep pool of very, very good stuff. Boy, there’s a lot of good stuff that’s been done. You see all of these home runs along the way and you go, how will I do? I don’t want to posit ourselves as being competition for any of those films, but I hope that we’ll be considered at least in the category of that good stuff as we go along – that it was worthy stuff to do. And I think Robert has given us a tremendous leg up, a head start in that sense.

I think there’s going to be obviously an ongoing dialogue with standards and practices, but I think we have a friendly venue in AMC, if you see the kind of edgy stuff that Breaking Bad is doing, which I adore, by the way. I don’t think we’re going to be lacking for adult content or the ability to depict the world that we’re depicting. I don’t think we’re going to have that many constraints, and if there are they’ll be in minor increments that will not affect the storytelling that we’re doing. It will just give us an opportunity to maybe do an enhanced cut on DVD or something, but I really don’t think we’ll be constrained too far. I’m certainly not getting the sense that AMC is there to interfere; they are a fantastic group of folks, and they’re very excited about this. They really want to enable rather than hinder this process.

I just got off the plane from Atlanta where we’re scouting. We’re in prep right now, we’re casting, and we’re shooting the first of six episodes in June, the top of June. So we’re what, seven weeks out now?

We are right now looking to cast the two female roles in the ensemble. We’ve also just gotten Jeff DeMunn; I’ve always said Jeff DeMunn is my good luck charm, and I can’t make a film without him. We’ve just gotten him on board as one of the ensemble members, which is a great joy for me. One of the great pleasures of doing anything is to be able to reconvene with those colleagues who have the talent and provide you with the comfort zone of great collaborative, positive energy. Not to sound like Andy Hardy here, but if you’re going to go do a show in a barn, do it with people who have really got the talent and are great to work with, and so far that’s all coming together. Not just in the cast end, but on the crew end. I’m working with people I really value and really treasure. And it may not mean anything to the general public, but to have my first A.D. K.C. Colwell on this means the world to me. To have my production designer Greg Melton on this means the world to me. I’m going to get to work with David Tattersall again, and he’s going to shoot the pilot for me. I haven’t had the chance to work with him since The Majestic, so it’s been about ten years, and he is one of the great gentlemen in his line of work, and one of the great talents. All of these people are. So I’m very lucky that way, and these are people that will have your back. They will go the extra mile.

We’re not going to shoot it digitally. We’re going to go old-school – we’re going to go film. I tested all of the different camera systems that are available at the moment because I was very keen actually on trying out the digital approach, and then I realized that I was really going to shoot myself in the foot because I did, simply because the nature of this particular show [made me consider] you want what you’re shooting on to help the make-up instead of hurt the make-up – let’s start there. Hi-def is a little merciless when it comes to these things, so we’re shooting on film. This is going to be a show where people are hiding places and looking out windows and doors and stuff; well, if what’s outside that door is completely blown-out, nuclear white because digital doesn’t have the latitude that film does, you’d better shoot on film because you want whatever is outside to look like outside. You want to see walls and trees, and even if it’s overexposed, there’s a sense of reality to it. if you’re shooting digitally and you point at the door and all there is is white, you might as well shoot on a sound stage and hang a white silk out there. By necessity, you pick the thing that you think will help the show the best, and yeah – we’re going to be shooting old school.

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The Walking Dead – Rick Grimes is cast. It is the Love Actually stalker guy

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

That’s right. The Frank Darabont directed TV show for AMC based on Robert Kirkman’s excellent zombie comic, The Walking Dead, has got its lead man. That was a really long sentence. I apologize.

Rick Grimes has been cast and it isn’t Johnny Lee Miller or any of the other rumoured actors. Instead they went for another UK actor in the shape of Andrew Lincoln. He was the guy in Love Actually who was in love with Kiera Knightley’s character and did the Bob Dylan thing with the writing on cards. He was also in a TV show called Teachers which was occasionally good.

I hadn’t even considered him for the role of Rick, but he must have got something for them to cast him. I just hope his stuttery jumpy performance from Love Actually isn’t how he portrays Rick.

“Andrew Lincoln, wow–what an amazing find this guy is,” said Robert Kirkman, who wrote the comic book series upon which the series is based. “Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being and yet here he is. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this show is coming together.”

It starts shooting in June in Atlanta, with Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption) as writer, director and executive producer.

Do you think Lincoln is the right choice for Rick?

Source: THR

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UPDATED: The Walking Dead – Will Rick Grimes be Sick Boy? 6 episodes ordered

Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010

The other day news was out that Jon Bernthal (Night at the Museum 2, The Ghost) was to play Shane in Frank Darabont’s small screen adaptation of the Robert Kirkman zombie comic, The Walking Dead.

Now Bloody Disgusting have news on a possible actor to play the main character Rick Grimes. That man is Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Hackers, Dracula 2000, Eli Stone). Let me get this clear. He hasn’t been cast yet, but is the current favourite. Not sure about the choice, but I think it could work.

The Walking Dead is going to be on AMC who also show Mad Men and Breaking Bad so that should be a good indication that this is going to be a quality show.

Do you think Miller is the right fit for Grimes?

UPDATE: This from THR

“The Walking Dead” will become AMC’s fourth original series with a six-episode order.

“Dead,” based on Robert Kirkman’s popular graphic novels, has been on the fact track ever since AMC acquired the rights to the books in August after a bidding war.

The project, written and directed by Frank Darabont, was ordered to pilot in January, followed by the early series pickup with the pilot still in the casting stages.

“Dead” will begin production in June in Atlanta. The series is set to premiere in October 2010 during AMC’s Fearfest, the network’s annual marathon of thriller and horror films.

Kirkman serves as an executive producer alongside Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert.

Joining the show as exec producer is Charles “Chic” Eglee (“Dexter”).

“AMC strives to make original shows that play like movies and ‘The Walking Dead’ is a perfect complement to the network’s celebrated movie franchise, Fearfest, which has always been an important destination for our audience,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “With its depth of story and the remarkable talent attached, The Walking Dead gives us an opportunity to raise the bar significantly within this popular genre, and continue our commitment to being the home of premium programming on basic cable.”

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The Walking Dead – Casting Begins

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

Well it is about time. We now have some casting news for Frank Darabont’s small screen adaptation of the amazing Robert Kirkman zombie comic, The Walking Dead

The first to be cast isn’t main character Rick Grimes. Instead it is Rick’s cop partner and best friend Shane. He looks after Rick’s wife and son while Rick catches up with thm.

So who will be playing Shane? “The Ghost Writer” co-star Jon Bernthal that’s who according the THR. He was also Al Capone in Night at the Museum 2 and is Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez in The Pacific.

The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic book. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director, and exec producer with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing.

I imagine we’ll be hearing more casting news over the next few days.

Can’t wait. Like Fearless Leader Phil I’ve been a fan of the comic for a while so I can’t wait to see who else will star in this show.

If you haven’t read any of them yet you can pick up the first volume of the collected comic book below. Well worth it.

The Walking Dead Book 1: Bk. 1 –
The Walking Dead, Book 1 (Bk. 1) –

Call me Ish

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The Walking Dead – Fan film

Posted by LiveFor on February 23, 2010

While we wait for Frank Darabont’s TV adaption of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead zombie comic here is a little glimpse of what we could be in for.

It is a scene from issue #51 of the comic so obviously lots of spoilers ahead if you’ve never read the comic. Directed and starring Brian Bedell as Rick Grimes it gives us a glimpse of the heartbreak and loss inherent in the series.

Nice work Brian.

Source: MTV

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The Walking Dead – Casting for the Zombie TV series may have Apollo, Lucifer or Dorian Gray

Posted by LiveFor on February 16, 2010

Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead is the ultimate zombie story. A great comic that has the simple idea of following survivors or a zombie apocalypse after the film has finished. I’ve been following the transition of the comic book to the small screen quite closely. Frank Darabont is at the helm of the TV show so all well and good.

Until now there have been no word on who would be starring in the show, in particular the main character Rick Grimes.

Now Big Shiny Robot have word on three possibles.

The first is Jamie Bamber – He was Apollo in Battlestar Galactica and is currently on TV over here in England in the UK version of Law and Order. He’s a Brit in case you didn’t know. I was surprised when I found out a couple of years ago. I really like him and think he would be good in the part, although it isn’t the definite “Hell yes” reaction I was hoping to have.

Next up is Mark Pellegrino who has been in Dexter, he is Jacob in Lost and is currently playing Lucifer’s host in Supernatural. I haven’t seen him in action so can’t really comment although I have heard good things from people in the know.

The last of the casting trio is another Brit, Stuart Townsend. He was going to be Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, but got recast. He was going to be one of the Warriors Three in the Thor movie, but was recast. He was in the Nightstalker TV show reboot that got cancelled and he played Dorian Gray in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I think that is all the needs be said about Mr Townsend.

Out of those three I’d have to stick with Bamber (but that could change after seeing some of Pellegrino’s work). Which of the three do you like the most? If not them who else could play Rick?

Other people who could fit are Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and possibly Nathan Fillion.

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The Walking Dead is good to go. Bring on the Zombies

Posted by LiveFor on January 20, 2010

Not really sure if this is new news, but then I am not to up on how the whole pilot shows in US TV work. We already knew that AMC was developing a TV show based on Robert Kirkman’s excellent zombie comic, The Walking Dead. We also knew that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) was involved to direct it.

Now news at THR is that AMC is looking to extend its perfect development record with the pickup of two new drama pilots, the aforementioned “Walking Dead” and “The Killing.”

The Walking Dead chronicles the month and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director and exec producer, with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. It is a superb comic book and Jinja was kind enough to let me read his complete run of the collected comics.

“The Killing,” from Fox TV studios, is based on the hit Danish series called “Forbrydelsen,” written by Veena Sud, and is set in Seattle. The project ties together three stories stemming from the murder of a young girl.

Both pilots will start shooting in spring. I’ll keep you posted and if anyone involved in the production wants to get in touch for a chat then give me a shout.

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