There are no words to depict the awesomeness of this trailer. AMC channel has released a four and a half minute trailer for the new zombie series “The Walking dead” and it is available over on Bloody-Disgusting.com. Apparently the series is set to premiere on Halloween on AMC. What are you doing on Halloween? Watching AMC mofos! Catch the trailer here and head on over to BD for more set previews and sneak peaks on the series.
If it’s true, and MTV is really producing a Dawn of the Dead TV series (loosely based on the Romero classic), then I will be happier than a Zombie in a Brain store. Apparently it will feature both fast and slow moving zombies. The deader you get the slower you go, IE rotting corpses move slower than freshly minted Zombies.
I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a rumor. I suppose as long as AMC goes through with “The Walking Dead” I can survive.
Sad news in Zombieland today. Writer director Dan O’Bannon has passed away at the age of 63 from Crohns disease. Although Dans work included such masterpieces as Alien, Heavy Metal (The segment titled Soft Landing), and Lifeforce (an excellent zombie like movie in its own right), he will be most remembered by the Zombie guy for his work on Return of the Living Dead. That movie twisted my fragile young mind into the zombie loving shape it is now.
It’s a sad day when the world loses such a fantastic writer. He will be missed.
Ok corpses listen up. This is the most exciting movie news I’ve heard in HOURS! IF you venture on over to bloody-disgusting.com you can read up on an interview with the upcoming “Night of the Living Dead: Origins” director Zeb de Soto.
NOTLD: Origins revolves around the back stories of the original characters from George A. Romeros original Night of the Living Dead such as Cooper and Barbara. Each of the characters had a story to tell of the Zombie uprising, and Origins intends to delve into those stories and put them up on the big screen. As well, the movie will be entirely in 3D digital animation style described by de Soto as a “Living painting”. See the screenshot for his meaning.
After reading this interview, I am VERY excited to see how this movie pans out. I’m a big fan of the NOTLD original, but I’ve always wanted more back story on the origin of the outbreak itself. That and the character backgrounds puts this movie at the top of my list for upcoming Zombie flicks that I have to see before I die.
In this interview (watch below), Romero reveals that NOTLD was in fact not a zombie movie. In fact, he never referred to his living dead as “zombies” in the movie. It was only after the fact when people reviewed and talked about the movie did the word zombie get lobbied about. It wasn’t until his second movie that Romero started using the word Zombie to identify the living impaired.
It’s a well known fact that Romero and his movies are a reflection of society with a deep political meaning behind them, and in this interview he explains the varying political views from his old movies to his latest “Survival of the dead”. Watch the interview below and bask in the greatness that is George A. Romero.
We’re not worthy.
The comic book ”The Walking Dead” may soon be a TV series. The comic book has been around since 2003 and is published by image comics. The comic book is published in black and white and has a gritty drama feel to it. The issues I’ve read have been pretty interesting and mainly outline the drama of those who have survived (or I should say are still surviving) the Zombie Apocalypse.
It appears that AMC may be taking on the project. To quote John Stillerman of AMC ”This is not about zombies popping out of closets,” Stillerman said. “This is a story about survival, and the dynamics of what happens when a group is forced to survive under these circumstances. The world (in ‘Walking Dead’) is portrayed in a smart, sophisticated way.”
As much as I like closet popping zombies, the direction the show may take for a TV series sounds interesting. But really, who cares? It’s a TV show featuring those loveable flesh eating monsters we’ve come to love and adore. That’s all I need to start watching.