Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Walking Dead are coming

In the field of graphic novels, the most successful and the best ever made about zombies is THE WALKING DEAD. Actually, it’s not just the best zombie graphic novel; it is one of the best graphic novels ever made, period. THE WALKING DEAD is about to walk into a screen adaptation; but it wont be for the silver screen; it would be for the TV screen. This zombie saga will be brought to life by AMC, the TV channel/Cable Company responsible for TV shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Rubicon. AMC is known for putting storyline quality as a priority rather than the commercial weaknesses most production companies have. With a prominent project such as The Walking Dead, AMC may achieve a global reputation. It does make sense that this zombie saga be turned into a TV series rather than a movie, primarily because a film’s running time cannot easily contain all the many subplots, twists, and turns of the story. To reduce this into a mere movie or even several movies, will only cause to tire itself and will only reduce the impact of each and every impact of the story.

Frank Darabont, who directed The Green Mile and The Mist, is the director and the co-writer of the TV series. A trailer has already been released (Check it out). THE WALKING DEAD will premiere on the AMC network on October 31, 2010 with a 90-minute premiere episode, during the network's "Fearfest.". There is no news as of yet if this will be showing in Philippine television, but I’m sure many of you will be torrenting. Let’s just hope HBO or Studio 23 picks it up…

1 comment:

Skron said...

One of my most anticipated TV shows for this fall. As this is my #2 favorite comic book of all times.

Fables, which is my #1 favorite comic book of all times, is also being adapted for TV. But its ABC. So it's probably going to suck.