Movie directors speaking passionately about their TV project gets me every time. See: Martin Scorsese waxing on about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and now Frank Darabont discussing AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman. MTV News visited the Atlanta set last month, and Darabont said he was sticking closely to Kirkman’s tome, about a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse, but has given himself permission to find the “interesting detours.” ”I’d like to do 20 years of zombie TV,” he said. “Every day I’m at the monitors and I’m going ‘This is really, really cool.’” Watching the video from the set visit below, we’d have to agree. Kirkman also describes his happiness with their collaboration, makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero details the tall, gaunt look he’s going for, and a woman in a purple blazer performs a classic zombie walk (at 1:54). See the video embedded below! READ FULL STORY »
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the revered comic books — is finally in production, and it looks like the make-up department spared no expense. At least Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies are playing non-zombie humans. You can see more photos on AMC’s site, and you can watch the full trailer below: READ FULL STORY »Oooh, The Walking Dead — the zombie series based on
Vanity Fair has up a great Q&A with horror movie master George A. Romero on the occasion of Survival of the Dead, his fifth sequel to his 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. First off, Romero dispels the notion that zombies eat brains. While his many cinematic undead have feasted on flesh, he insists they’ve never sampled gray matter. Romero also makes the interesting point that movie zombies have gotten fleeter of foot — like in 28 Days Later and Zombieland — since the days of his lumbering, staggering monsters: He blames videogames for the new need for speed. Also? He’s really pissed that John Landis got to direct Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video instead of him. Zombies are back in vogue these days, but for me, Romero’s Dead is still the gold standard. Do you agree? Will you be catching Survival of the Dead?
Zombies, to quote Joy Division, will tear us apart. Sometimes literally (the better to feast on our warm human flesh), and sometimes more figuratively, as in the trailer for horror master George A. Romero’s latest flick, Survival of the Dead. The film appears to take place on a beautiful island “off the coast of Delaware,” where the residents all speak with campy Irish accents, for some reason. These residents all belong to two families that have undergone an epic schism due to their differing takes on the undead menace: One side wants to re-kill ‘em all, the other one seems to be keeping afflicted nephews and nieces in some sort of zombie nursery in hopes of an eventual cure. Sounds like a situation that will end well for all involved.
Watch the Survival of the Dead trailer after the jump, then let us know if it’s whet your appetite. READ FULL STORY »
Every year, a few days before Christmas, I plop myself down on my couch to watch Love Actually. And every year, I always wonder why Andrew Lincoln, the actor who plays Keira Knightley’s love interest in the movie, has yet to really hit it big here in the States. I mean, audiences for the beloved holiday romantic comedy are actually cheering for him to stalk Keira Knightley’s married character by constantly filming her — something that would be somewhat creepy in real life, but in rom-com world, is oh-my-gosh-so-romantic-squee!
So I’m thrilled to see that (according to The Hollywood Reporter) he’s nabbed the starring role, small-town cop Rick Grimes, in AMC’s zombie thriller, The Walking Dead, which is based on a comic book series. I’ll admit that I’ve never seen Lincoln in anything other than Love Actually, but to me, he is perfect for this role, . And I will support this casting choice until I look like, well, a dead ol’ zombie. I say this after seeing comments from Robert Kirkman — the author of the comic books — about Lincoln: “Andrew Lincoln, wow — what an amazing find this guy is…. Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being, and yet here he is.”
Who else is happy for Lincoln?
The first trailer for the new Resident Evil movie — Resident Evil: Afterlife, which stars Milla Jovovich (pictured), Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller — has turned up online. The clip’s arrival follows its premiere at Wondercon yesterday where director Paul W.S. Anderson recalled how he decided to make the fourth film in 3D after James Cameron showed him footage from Avatar a year ago. Indeed, the Afterlife clip itself boasts that the film was, “Filmed with the James Cameron/Vincent Pace Fusion Camera System.” Snappy! READ FULL STORY »
Thanks to Rob Zombie‘s mom for putting CSI: Miami on her son’s radar. The horror wizard directs tonight’s new episode (CBS, 10 p.m. ET), just as the TV-viewing audience emerges from a 17-day hibernation period in which our loofahs remind us of Olympic curling brooms. Expect blood, guts, and William Forsythe. “I was amazed at some of the things we did get away with,” the horror wizard told Show Patrol. Watch CBS’ preview for the episode, below.
I’m liking the way Michael Madsen‘s CSI version of jazz hands (when his name appears on-screen) mimic Malcolm McDowell‘s finger-wag as he sings about libel. We can only guess McDowell’s next musical number will be “Singin’ in the Rain”….
Will Zombie’s guest direction lure you in to CSI: Miami, or do you watch it anyway?
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