ZOMBIES COME TO TV IN THE WALKING DEAD
Okay, so, this is a movie blog but there is something coming to TV this fall that I couldn’t be more excited about:
Seriously, this might be bigger to me than the first time I saw a booby! Here’s a little back story on this from me…
As I’ve said many times before, my goal in life is to become a screenwriter. Over the years, I have pitched projects that I would adapt or remake to my wife. The idea being that if I ever wrote an original screenplay that was successful, studio execs might ask me if there were any properties out there that I’d be interested in tackling.
Over the past 9 years, I’ve pitched about 15 projects to my wife. About 10 of them have actually made their way to the big screen… and done quite well. I would make quite the Hollywood mogul. A couple years ago I pitched her on the idea of adapting The Walking Dead. Which happens to be the greatest Zombie graphic novel I’ve ever read. Seriously! It is to Zombie comics what Romero is to Zombie films.
The strange thing is I pitched it as a show. Possibly for one of the premium movie channels like HBO or Showtime. I was very bummed to hear a year later that Frank Darabont had beat me to the punch. However, I’ve moved past my grief and into the realm of unbelievable excitement. The show is set to debut this fall on AMC which has made a name for itself by limiting what original programming it puts out… programming that has a track record of being really good.
Now, some stills have been released fron the production. I’ve posted them below. They are, in short, fantastic. The feel is there. The Zombies look terrifying. And it looks very faithful to the books. Now, do me a favor… I wanna watch this show for the next 10 years. I will die if this show is canceled. It debuts in October. So, check out these pics and tune in!
Here are some of the character stills: