Posts with the tag "Frank Darabont"


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Stephen King’s The Stand heads to the cinema

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen King’s The Stand is finally getting the big-screen treatment. A film adaption of the widely popular, post-apocalyptic novel has been in various stages of development for years, and the book has already been adapted as a miniseries [featured video] and a Marvel comic book.

The miniseries featured a decent cast: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Jamey Sheridan, and with a 6-hour running time it stayed fairly faithful, albeit toned-down for TV, to the sprawling, epic source material. A film adaptation will have to unfold across multiple films or be highly condensed. The project will take a strong cast, a top-notch scriptwriter, and a masterful director at the helm — maybe seasoned Stephen-King-adapter Frank Darabont will throw his hat into the ring.

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“I think the fans will be absolutely thrilled with what they’re getting” — The new The Walking Dead video

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AMC keeps churning out promotional videos for The Walking Dead. But, hey, who’s complaining?

This latest promo tells how the show jumped from the pages of the graphic novel to television. Robert Kirkman,the genius behind the graphic novel, tells us how comic books are similar to television (oh, really?).

Meanwhile, we find out that producer Frank Darabont first picked up the graphic novel at random from the House of Secrets in Burbank. The next day, he was on the phone trying to buy the rights.

Now, this would normally be a boring video — if these guys were talking about anything other than THE WALKING DEAD.

(Video after after the jump — and apologies for the advertisement at the start. Damn you, Carmindy! Stay away from our zombies.)

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The Walking Dead — Trailers, pre-screenings, and more

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Heads up New York Comic Con. AMC will preview the first full scenes of their highly anticipated new television series, The Walking Dead, on Sunday, October 10 at 2:15 PM in the IGN Theater. The event includes a panel discussion with producers and actors about the shooting process, followed by a Q&A session.

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The Walking Dead trailer released

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The trailer for AMC’s The Walking Dead is online and it looks very promising. It’s the same trailer that leaked earlier this month, but instead of the shaky handheld video from the crowd at Comic-Con, you can finally see the trailer in all its beautiful, zombiefied glory.

If the production values in the trailer are truly indicative of the show, it might just be another hit for AMC. The show has a powerful pedigree: Based off Robert Kirkman’s hugely-popular The Walking Dead comic series, the show has a stunning list of producers and writers. From the AMC website:

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