May 26, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST
May 26, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST
*sigh* Oh well, I still think it would have been awesome. Stoked as hell for this series!
May 26, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST
Guess we know why he's been a bit behind on the series...busy guy. Can't wait for the show...no minute to minute limit, that's good. F word...that's acceptable, although they can still do the bleeping out a la Breaking Bad if they really wanted. And Quint...get on Invincible. I'm not caught up either, but go for the hardcovers, with plenty of extra artwork.
May 26, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST
Seriously though, how can anyone survive a zombie apocalypse and not say fuck????
May 26, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
instead of keeping it an ongoing series. Preacher, Y: The Last Man, The Boys, and many other series were so great because they had a specific story to tell with an end date.
May 26, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Sounds promising, which means it's going to get my hopes high, disappointment will follow, then I'll come around and watch it, and love it by the end of season 2 and then they'll cancel the damn thing.
May 26, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST
May 26, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST
May 26, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST
You should have asked if a live action Invincible will ever be possible.
May 26, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST
But AMC has proven trustworthy in its selection of shows. I'll be checking this out.
May 26, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST
by Toe Jam
I just reached the end of the ninth collected volume, and if they have the balls to commit to screen the end of that volume -- most of you fans will probably know what I am talking about -- I will be VERY impressed.
May 26, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST
May 26, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST
TV series for me. Wouldn't mind it having a grainy desaturated palette like the ROAD.
May 26, 2010, 11 p.m. CST
Breaking Bad has been the best show on air for years now and a lot of that had to do with how much artistic freedom AMC allows. This will mean great things for Walking Dead. Not to mention that they've said "Fuck" on Breaking Bad at least once. So it's not completely out of the question. Great interview by the way, Quint.
May 26, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST
breaking bad is my new lost(has been for awhile)
May 26, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST
Sorry, wrong show. I have to disagree with you Quint. A handless Rick is cool in the comics, but in real life? They don't have the budget to digitally remove it every episode, so that means he'll run around with a goofy fake stump, which never, ever works. I'll be happy if they just cripple the hand, maybe take some fingers.
May 26, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST
It'll be shown in the UK. It has Egg from "This Life" in it as Rick Grimes. I wonder what his american accent will be like.
May 26, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST
I know the first season of BB on dvd had some nudity and the use of "fuck." Maybe they will do the same with the season release of The Walking Dead, when the time comes.
May 26, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST
Why would you even attempt to do a show like this on fucking network television? No F-bombs means no graphic gore so what's the fucking point? Oh, that's right, Darabount's career is in the shitter. Yeah, I liked The Mist, but he hasn't had a hit films since 1999 with The Green Mile.
May 26, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST
In the Breaking Bad podcast, Vince Gilligan said AMC will allow them one 'fuck' per season (with a *bleep* of course, but you can SEE they are saying the word). Hope that helps out.
May 26, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST
This fucking guy made a brilliant first film and then everything since has sucked all kinds of unique anus. I mean seriously, why isn't he doing magic tricks on wine commercials. If CreepyThinMan and I agree on something you know it is pretty much fact. The show will be gone in 6 and a footnote. Fact.
May 26, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST
Couldn't ask for a much better marriage of producer/director and material than Darabont and The Walking Dead. Plus KNB? Plus Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale? Could very quickly become the greatest horror series ever.
May 26, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST
This isn't network TV. Cable... BIG difference. If you'd watched any Breaking Bad or The Shield, you'd know they can get away with a LOT on AMC. Hardcore nudity? No. Frequent F-bombs? No. But pretty much anything else is fair game.
May 27, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST
I'm getting more and more excited for this every time I read something new. Helps that Kirkman is involved, for sure. I actually read all four of the guys current books. Crazy.
May 27, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST
I'm a ginormous Walking Dead fan, and am totally up for this series. The only thing that sucks is that - like Quint - I bought some original Walking Dead art last year (for me at last years New York Comic Con), and while it was relatively cheap then, I'm guessing I might not quite be able to afford any new stuff this year. BTW - for anyone who thinks that AMC means a neutered series in comparison to an HBO or Showtime series, I would posit that you need to watch yourself some Breaking Bad. Yeah, AMC has SOME restrictions, but they're hardly shackling the artistic vision of their show runners, and The Walking Dead has never been a particulary foul mouthed book anyway. If they can get away with the gore (which Kirkman is saying they can), then I don't see any issues there.
May 27, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST
...series re-watch (yeah, yeah - hate, hate, I suck, yadda, yadda) and I've been pretty amazed by what they were able to get away with on basic cable from 97-03 with that show. It makes a lot of what's on TV now seem rather silly. I'm quite sure that if they get the sets, locations, cast and tone of the story right with The Walking Dead that any gore will just be a visual bonus. If Kirkman thinks it will be enough I'm fine with it, anyway.
May 27, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST
by Olsen Twins_Fan
You made him laugh Quint. It's right there in the transcript.
May 27, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST
TWD proceeds as was foretold. all will be well come october
May 27, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST
It is pretty fucked up that you can show all kinds of messed up violence, yet you are not allowed to say a single word; fuck!
May 27, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST
playing Rick? Wow, where'd that come from??
May 27, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST
The grain will make it feel more real, like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Please shoot it with all the curse words and gore you would if it was moviebound R rated film. You can cut that shit out for the TV version, and put it back in when you sell the dvd set. It would give fans another reason to buy the show. Honestly though i wish you would keep the curse words and just bleep over them. South park does that shit and no one bats an eye, yeah the first few bleeps would seem wierd but after a while. We would adjust.
May 27, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST
I hate that shit so bad! If you want to change the colors do it on set with lights and gels, and yeah I'm saying shit I have no buisness to say, but god damnit. All these clean films super sharp films now and the fucking digital color pallet tricks. Fuck that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 27, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST
I just ordered the first volume. Not huge on zombies though.
May 27, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST
When he started talking about how there would eventually be a "TV Walking Dead" and a "Comic Book Walking Dead" and how they would probably eventually get to the governor, I realized that they may have already decided that killing off the pregnant wife of the hero is going a little too far. Which would be a shame, because that scene and the psychotic break following it is some of the best, most shocking stuff the series has to offer.
May 27, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST
He's so fucking talented, but the youth-obsessed Hollywood won't hire him for better projects 'cause he's over 40! The studios are fucking shit, hiring only under-30 MTV directors!!!!!!!!
May 27, 2010, 5:20 a.m. CST
You don't suck, the first couple seasons of Buffy were awesome. Back when vampires were cool. Seriously, Twilight has ruined everything with it's Eurotrash sparkly princesses. Also, I'm looking forward to this, because Walking Dead is one of the most visceral comics I've ever read. I hope they don't get all wimpy when it comes to the fates of characters. Watering down the story will take away the shock value and what makes it special...
May 27, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
May 27, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST
A big, tentpole movie with a huge ass budget. No 16mm shit either. I want to see Yonkers as clean, clear and horrific as was described in the book.
May 27, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
and how cable does business is far more accurate than Kirkman's impression.<br><br>Breaking Bad tackles what some may considering a touchy subject, but it's not a consistently violent or bloody show, and its use of language conforms to the context of the situation. If anything, they've become a little more conservative this season by airing a disclaimer before the more violent episodes.<br><br>By contrast, FX has always aired a disclaimer for every show, after every break, in keeping with the more liberal standards they have.<br><br>WD will help establish how far AMC is really willing to go.
May 27, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
I hate Zombieland... it's such a fucking piece of fluff.
May 27, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST
WWZ was awfully cheesy at time, and man was it poorly written. Maybe it can be made into a decent movie, but the source material is pretty shoddy. <p> Walking Dead, on the other hand, is one of the finest zombie series out there in any medium. I'm looking forward to this.
May 27, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST
zombieland, this, are there more that have been filmed there?
May 27, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
May 27, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST
Everyone does zombie movies better than Romero now!
May 27, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST
One of my fav comics these days. Only 6 episodes? Hopefully they'll get a 2nd season with 13.
May 27, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST
I'm a brit so have seen him in all sorts. As Rick? You've gotta be kidding me.... He's not the greatest actor in the world (sorry Andrew)..
May 27, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
a black and white version wasn't because it's black and white in the comics. I just thought it's easier to do convincing gore and zombie effects in black and white. <p> But if he's seriously telling us the truth that there is NO LIMIT to the amount of violence they will accept on AMC, then I'm okay with the colour. I'll just have to accept that zombie makeup always looks fucking stupid.
May 27, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST
And really there isn't a good reason not to get an American actor in the role, surely? <p> I can't see why AMC wouldn't run the repeats in black and white. They might double their audience....
May 27, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST
the trades when they come out. <P> It just kicks so much ass. Easily the best take on the genre ever. <P> QWuint take his advice on Invincible also. That book is spectacular. <P> Also, have you ever noticed that Kirkman has no ears? Look at a picture sometime.
May 27, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
Agreed. I check images site every week to see when the ne one hits.
I also collected the whole series issues. From 1 till now. And my #1 and #2 are 9.8 graded
May 27, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST
There's something about black and white that gives a film a sense of atmosphere that you just cannot get in color. I would love for the series to be in black and white, but I know that commercially it's just not feasible.
May 27, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST
"I was surprised to find out that gore-wise we look to be in good shape. We just can’t expect any f-bombs." it's fine and dandy to show all the blood and guts and violence you want, but oh my, don't you dare say THAT WORD! some poor little kiddie might hear! america really needs to fucking relax.
May 27, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST
i just read the title and now i need to clean the splooge up off the floor before i read the interview.
May 27, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
by sean bean
Kirkman has always said that Walking Dead is an ongoing series with no end point. So I guess that means it's going to run until he gets bored of it, is unable to do it or it stops making money. I agree that this is starting to hurt my enjoyment of the series. Take the current arc, where the survivors are holed up in the "too good to be true" village. For me, this is the first time the series has flagged. The set-up inevitably going to fall apart at some point, otherwise there's no series. Then whatever survivors are left will have another perilous trip and find another location to hole-up in. It's starting to get a bit formulaic. The first 60 issues are fantastic, however.
May 27, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST
Thats one element that makes the comics so great,it IS different then anything else.
May 27, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST
Max Brooks used zombies as a metaphor much more adeptly than Kirkman. The comic is worth reading, but it is grossly overrated by it's fans.
May 27, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST
There will be no f-bombs I have forgiven Sons of Anarchy for that so I can forgive you but I demand my violence! I want headshots! I want decapitations and I want spraying arterial blood!
May 27, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
Kirkman is writing 1/3 of the episodes? FUCKING-A RIGHT!
May 27, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
I would imagine that pretty much every TV drama goes through a digital colouring process. I could be wrong but I'd be surprised if it wasn't the case. It was interesting to see the Colourist at work on the recent Doctor Who Confidential.
May 27, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST
WWZ and TWD are completely different. The only thing they have in common are zombies, so don't even make yourself look stupid by trying to compare them. Besides, TWD is better, and if you had actually read it all you would know that.
May 27, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST
WWZ is great because it deals with the macro and the micro of what happens with a full scale zombie invasion. It was well researched and I found it compelling. It seemed very realistic. It would make a great movie or Mini Series. Kind of like the Longest Day or something like that.
May 27, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
by Read and Shut Up
...Kirman's arrogance or your non-stop butt smooching (and desperation - "I was a zombie in a Romero film! Do YOU need a zombie? Do you? Huh?"). <p> <p>However, there's no doubt this series will kick ass, ass and more ass.
May 27, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST
translation: oh, gawd. I'm stuck in a publicity booth with a weirdo.
May 27, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST
I actually prefer that there is no end in sight. Kirkman always said he wanted to know what happened after the zombies attacked. Life goes on, and so does the comic.
May 27, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST
Is kind of weird - some of the most had-hitting stuff in the book has been the emotional impact of the events rather than the actual physical events <br> <br> For example, without givin too much away , there was a recent issue where Rick's kid something pretty shocking, in fact spurred on by something equally shocking by another kid. I'm being coy here but if you read it you'll know what I mean. The shock of those two events was what happened & how these kids had come to this, rather than actually seeing the event <br> yeah you need to see some zombie biting action but you can get away with a lot of stuff - Supernatural's recent zombie ep had loads of headshots and that's on a wee girl's channel. <br> Admittedly they probably had to save up their gore allowance like pennies but still... <br> <br> Or actually the 'famine' episode of Supernatural had an even more brutal opening, lot of people saying they felt sick after that shit but really it was all done with sound and suggestion, you didn't actually SEE anything except a bit of fake blood <br> I'm telling you man, as long as they get the character stuff right, you won't need to see graphic onscreen violence & if you think you will, I'm guessing you'll be disappionted, this isn't going to be the show or book for you.
May 27, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST
For fucking fucks sake I wrote that like one-handed Rick, too many typos, sorry
May 27, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST
just base the story from the dark days comic and you are sure to have a hit on your hands.
May 27, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST
Quint and Kirkman said good bye four times. He wanted you to go, Quint. A quick "Thanks for your time and the best of luck on the show" would have suffice. But that awkwardness was worth all the nugets we about the show. AMC is starting to build a nice block of shows. With Conan going to TBS I wonder how it'll transform basic cable channels.
May 27, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST
I was pretty adamant about it having to be in B&W but after reading Kirkman's explanation I feel more reasonable about the whole thing :)
May 27, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
I'll be happy.
May 27, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST
Sounds like the guy doesn't realize that "Land of the Dead" has already come and gone.
May 27, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST
Rick Grimes has literally been through sheer hell. He has to become very brutal very quickly. In a matter of weeks he sees that to survive he must become very callous. His expression is worn and haggard from the horrors he has been forced to see and commit. Eventually he starts losing his sanity but has to hold himself together to protect what's left of his family. Also, though this is less important, Rick is a Kentuckian, and would talk with the appropriate regional accent. No way some rom-com actor from Love Actually and British TV is going to be able to play Rick, he looks and sounds way too soft. Most English actors are just going to be wrong, not look or sound hard enough. To an American audience, English actors or Englishmen in general are accorded tremendous respect based on the stereotype of British people being perceived as sounding sophisticated, well mannered, cultured, intelligent, and posh, but they are not perceived as macho or tough. They are viewed as effete, not mean or badass. The exceptions are Brits who fit a very "hooligan" mold, like Sean Bean or Jason Statham. Vinnie Jones would obviously be right at home on the Walking Dead, although he would sound nothing like a Kentucky native. An accent coach can teach a Brit to talk in the standard southern redneck stereotype accent, but people from Kentucky don't sound like that. They're more midwest than southern. So this guy would have to do a lot of accent work, from what I've heard of him in interviews on youtube. I'm amazed that Kirkman himself says he was perfect for the role, I'm very dubious about that. Hope I'm wrong though, because I love this comic series.
May 27, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST
While it's a shame it can't be in B&W, that's the nature of the industry. Just because we would understand and appreciate the artistry in that decision, the rest of brain dead America would never give it a chance. It's a shame that filmmakers have to cater to those uneducated twats, but in the end it's a business first and that's where the money is. Our only hope is that it will be in B&W on the Dvd/Bd, but since it's not being composed for it, it may not look that good anyway.
May 27, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST
This is all.
May 27, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST
is the property I'm waiting for....could take or leave TWD. The first 20 or so issues were great, then it spun down into a mediocre series.
May 27, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST
Darabont was supposed to do an adaptation of Robert McCammon's Mine - great book, potentially awesome movie.
May 27, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST
Currently re-reading 'Speaks The Nightbird'. Matthew is just the best character ever; like a backwoods, colonial Sherlock Holmes.
May 27, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST
Thats the whol thing that drew me to this comic. Becuase pretty much every Zombie movie is. Zombies appear. Eat everyone. Ends (with maybe a survivor or 2). Whereas the Walking Dead is all about what happens after that, the stuff we never get to see including (yep even in post zombie world) normal everyday boring mundane stuff. Brilliant
May 27, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST
...in that first graphic. Do it.
May 28, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST
May 28, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Man- most anticipated show of 2010! If this show is done right, it will be HUGE! Nobody has touched a zombie series before... and with the zombie genre being so popular- Walking Dead could be mega! Kinda annoyed it's only a 6-episode order. I would liked to seen 11-13- HBO style. Fuck yes!
May 28, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST
but not as much as Robert Kirkman loves himself.
May 28, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
May 28, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST
I can't be the only one concerned about this.
May 28, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
Almost every cable channel does an immediate replay of their orginal shows. They should do the color version @ 10PM and then follow it with a B&W version @ 11PM. I would imagine that the replay must have a small rating anyways and would give fans a choice as well as a reason to watch both showings. That would be fucking sweet.
May 29, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST
Don't get me wrong. I am a fan of The Walking Dead. And to be fair, I haven't read an issue since about issue 50 (I do plan to catch up someday), but in my experience Kirkman just can't write dialog. He'll go on these over explanatory discussions that come off as totally unnatural. I found the same problem in Invincible. Love the series. I can't wait to see the series. But if TWD has a flaw that is definitely it.
May 29, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
...via Coheed and Cambria (weird and awesome day for me--I guess Moore is drawing for one of singer Claudio Sanchez's comics) and regaled me with some fun stories about how (and i'm clearly paraphrasing) Kirkman effectively took all the money for this and ran. Awesome. Moore was super friendly though, especially surprising as his appearance is reminiscent of the average hipster elitist. You know what I mean--flannel, thick-rimmed glasses, curly/wavy hair, all drenched in apathy.
May 29, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
I know the UK did a miniseries called Dead Set that wasn't half bad... but as far as a full blown TV series, I don't think anything like this has been done.
May 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST
and I never saw no zombie 'pocalypse.
May 30, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST
".. but we won't let them write 'fuck' on the side of their planes because it's obscene." <br> Col. Kurtz
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May 31, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST
I won't be watching this.
May 31, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST
Why is everyone acting like that shit is original, when that's been the meat of every single Romero zombie picture?
May 31, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST
Most ongoing comics (if not all ongoing)suck balls. Most of them lose their luster and and their story goal. This is why many limited series become great. They actually end.
June 1, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST
Although AMC has its various restrictions, if done properly, The Walking Dead has a lot of potential. The producers need to keep a raw sense of horror and use a minimalist approach and perhaps a lot of off-screen brutality to draw the audience into the story. With Mr. Kirkman on board I have complete confidence.
June 1, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST
But WWZ and TWD are two different animals. WWZ is the macros and TWD is the micro. WWZ should play like a World War 2 documentary. The descriptions of the battles in the dark Paris sewers are mind blowing. This is where Max Brooks shows his strenght as a writer. He makes large scenes claustrophobic. Kirkman does the small character studies much better than Brooks. I love the character interaction more than the experiences with the zombies. Both stories are as brutal as you can get in this genre. Kirkman's more so because he makes you love each character.
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June 15, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST
Just wanted to let you know that Kirkman's new Invincible spin-off is The Guardians of the Globe, not THE GAUDIANS OF THE GLOBE.