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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zombie drama lurching slowly toward AMC

Since watching copious amounts of TV turns people into zombies anyway, it's been too long that the undead have gone unrepresented on American television.

But that's all about to change, as Variety.com reports. that AMC is considering picking up a show based on the popular graphic novel series, The Walking Dead. First published in 2003, the comic book -- and presumably the show -- is about a band of survivors scraping by in a world overrun by braindead, screeching monsters. (Wait, it's set in a town-hall health care forum? Hi-yooo!)

The braaaaains behind the zombie drama is none other than Frank Darabont, director of a little movie called "The Shawshank Redemption," not to mention the best horror movie of the last five years, "The Mist." There's no studio attached to produce the show yet, but with names like Darabont and AMC (riding a wave of critical acclaim thanks to "Mad Men" -- oh, maybe they could call this "Dead Men"?) behind it, getting this show made should be a no-brainer. (OK, enough with the brain wordplay.)

Anybody else a huge zombie-movie fan like me who's excited for this?

-- Adam Reinhard, areinhard@greenbaypressgazette.com

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1 Comments:

"(Wait, it's set in a town-hall health care forum? Hi-yooo!)"

Nice. I'm really looking forward to this. Me likey some zombies.

By Anonymous Danimal, At August 12, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

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