The Walking Dead

Another piece of good news on the zombie front is that Frank Darabont will be making a pilot for a tv series based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series The Walking Dead. I’ve managed to read borrowed copies of volumes 1 and 2 of the trade paperback version of this series which include The Walking Dead comics #1 thru #6, and #7 thru #12 respectively and they were very, very good.

If Darabont does as good a job with this material as he has done with Stephen King’s [Rita Hayworth and] The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and the outstanding The Mist then this play to bring zombies to the small screen should indeed prove to be something special. No idea how long it would be after completion before it reached the screens and/or DVD players over here in the UK but at least by then I should have managed to catch up with the rest of the series.

Executive producer on the pilot will be Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator 1 thru 3, Armageddon, etc).

Cool.

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