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Frank Darabont’s AMC Zombie

I am – Hercules!! Jason writes:
I shot these photos from my bedroom window. My building overlooks the set for The Walking Dead. A friend suggested I send these on to you guys. Hopefully you guys can use these. Let me know what you think and I will send along some more.
Someone else writes:
the cops chased me off before i got some good flics, hopefully these are awesome enough. i found myself a copy of the production schedule, hope to get a few more. I would like to remain anon.
AMC today released this first photo of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes:
The six-episode first season launches on AMC in October.
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  • June 15, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    by Sedani

    looks great

  • June 15, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by Daremo

    Those are some HUGE photos. haha. Very cool though.

  • June 15, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    by Sedani

    looks great

  • June 15, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by tbdeinc


  • June 15, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Holy fuck.

    by vanchimera

    I've got a massive monitor and those pictures raped it. Awesome, though.

  • June 15, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Ginormous Pix! Ginormous Fun!

    by vic twenty

    I can't wait for the Zombie Apocalypse!

  • June 15, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    can see everything on my commondore 64...

    by tbdeinc

    can someone thumbnail theez?

  • June 15, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Commodore 64 - I miss that guy.

    by vic twenty

  • June 15, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    I have read Walking Dead vol 1.

    by vic twenty

    Right where they happen upon the prison. I love it so far. I know there is so much more to read but these are pricey. Do the continued adventures of our ever changing group hold up?

  • June 15, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Are they shuffling or running in that first photo?

    by Royston Lodge

    Me, I prefer runners. I know purists will disagree.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Loving the shot of Rick Grimes

    by TomHooligan

    But missing the sideburns. Gotta love the sideburns.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it

    by aversiontherapy2

    Lincoln looks the part.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Vic Twenty

    by TomHooligan

    The prison is just the start man. The shit really hits the fan after that. The later comics are worth every penny.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    BTW Jason - Awesome Pix. Thanks and

    by vic twenty

    Keep them coming if possible.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the recommendation Tom.

    by vic twenty

    Looks like I'm spending some dough. At least I won't have to worry about spoilers anymore!

  • June 15, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Vic Twenty

    by mtoast

    I strongly agree with TomHooligan. The series just keeps rolling and taking you places that you cannot believe. The changes that the characters undergo are heartbreaking but also make for incredible drama. It's Lord of the Flies meets George Romero and it never lets up. I'd suggest purchasing the massive collections via Amazon. An amazing deal for the amount of story you get -- in a great format. A little unwieldy for reading on the bus, but mighty handsome volumes.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Gary Whitta

    by zom_b_arthur

    That's Gary Whitta (the writer of Book of Eli) in the robe on the right side in the middle of the pic with his arms out.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    close to tears...

    by satansteve

    I love it.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by Katet19

    Darabont nails my FAVORITE comic book. Never had a doubt.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    My God AMC adapt Stray Bullets next!!!!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • June 15, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    AMC + Frank Darabont

    by Gene_Parmesan

    Done! Not missing this.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I hope they're not running...

    by V'Shael

    But the fx look amazing

  • June 15, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Zombies are delicious...for my eyes

    by harmless

    fast zombies are less tasty though

  • June 15, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    Nice pics. My inner gorehound is howling.

  • June 15, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Why can't there be pics from a porn set from someone's window?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 15, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Hard to tell if they are running or shuffling.

    by buffywrestling

    Shambling? A fast bumble?

  • June 15, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by barryallen77

    that im not somehow working on the set

  • June 15, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    They're not running

    by Alientoast

    While I perfer running zombies (because lets be serious, if there ever was a zombie apocalypse, an undead creature sprinting towards you would be 10000x more unnerving then a shambling one. Why? Because you have no time to think, just react. And when you can't think, your chances of survival drop because you lose the only edge you had on the zombies). Anyways, if you look closely, you can see that alot of their postures aren't really running postures...that dude in the front right is arched backwards, kind of a "my spine sucks". The dude in the red (or bloody)jacket/shirt has a straight leg extended, which suggests just a really long stride and not an actual run. The only guy who has a posture that looks like a quasi-jog is the 2nd from the right, slightly offset from the front row. But given the context of everyone else, it's probably just an illusion created by the still photograph. Ditto for the woman who's long hair is up in the air, although given it's appearance of motion in the photo, I have a feeling it's just due to her jerking her head suddenly or doing a drop-type lurch forward like the red shirt/jacket guy next to her.

  • June 15, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    That "bedroom window"

    by -Halfscan-

    has one hell of a view... multiple streets, street level & upstairs... even out in the country. <p> amazing.

  • June 15, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by -Halfscan-

    missed the text breaks between the pics ;P

  • June 15, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I cannot fucking wait!!!!!

    by MAD_MIKE

  • June 15, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I won't dare spoil anything, but

    by Yeah I Wrote That

    this series is darker than a black hole when the shit hits the fan. It's a must-read. You will gasp at full-page panels. Supposedly the show will differ enough from the comics to keep fans surprised. So excited for this!

  • June 15, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Good eye, alientoast

    by Eyegore

    I'll take your word for it. I can't wait to see this show.

  • June 15, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Tom Waits becomes a zombie?

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Seriously, the guy in the checkered polo shirt looks like Tom Waits. Sorta figures, he already sounds like a zombie.

  • June 15, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    My bedroom window only has a view of azalea bushes...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...grass, and weeds. Fuckin' suburbs...

  • June 15, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Why does everyone talk about the massive

    by gotilk

    size of the pics in these stories yet they always look tiny on my monitor and they are never "embiggenable" when I click on them. Is that a first hour only feature now or something? Or do all of you use netbooks at 640x480 and they just seem giant to you?

  • June 15, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    And thanks.

    by gotilk

    These pics are great.

  • June 15, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Looking fucking good!!!

    by SkunkApe007

    Damn them Zombies be lookin' all zombie like!!! Can't wait to see this!!! I love zombies but the only "really" good zombie movie which included...good acting, real suspense, good fx, non-cheesy B-movie nonsense was the Dawn of the Dead remake. Romero's movies for their time were great but they haven't aged well and the acting is fucking anyone enjoyed Day of the Dead is beyond was laughable. Zombieland and Shawn of the Dead were cool but they were fucking comedies and there was no sense of dread...but the actors could act. Here's hoping this show will capture a realistic rendition(I know "realistic" is a strange word to use when talking about zombies) of a mother fucking zombie apocalypse. What I'm excited about is that this is A&E and they will give us some characters to care about and actors that can act. Fuck cheesy zombie movies bring it on Walking Dead.

  • June 15, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    You know when they´re on to something

    by detonator

    when you read a whole thread and there´s not one single fanboy bitching about something here. First, we get a GoT teaser, then these awesome Walking Dead pics. This week just keeps geting better :)

  • June 15, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    If those pics are from this past weekend... damn.

    by seagrass

    The heat was fucking oppressive here in Atlanta this weekend... the humidity just made it worse. I bet that was not a fun time. I'm still hoping to get picked up as a zombie extra, though! If I die during filming, I'll be prepared!

  • June 15, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I Hope The Horse Survives...


    ... I hate it when animals bite it in these types of movies... I cried like a bitch when the (SPOILER) dog died in "I Am Legend".

  • June 15, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Where's Woody Harrelson?

    by RPLocke

  • June 15, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    At your mom's house.

    by TedKordLives

  • June 15, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    The horse survives about three panels

    by Eyegore

    In the comic before the zombies tear it apart.

  • June 15, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    The Tank pic

    by Alientoast

    That dude should be hiding inside the damn tank. Granted you would be fucked once it ran out of fuel, but at least you could off yourself on your own terms and not be devoured alive by zombies.

  • June 15, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Ach, ZOMBIES...!

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • June 15, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    As an Englander...

    by Mr.Stabs

    Well fucking done Andrew Lincoln.

  • June 15, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    @Eyegore... Awww Shit!!! I'm Still Watching It!!!


  • June 15, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST looks like the zombies are running.


    Goddamnit. Whatever, looks fantastic all the same.

  • June 15, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    That'll Do Pig

    by Broseph

  • June 15, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST



    Does anyone know if they're still making a World War Z movie?

  • June 15, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Pictures of zombies is always cool, but this isn't something

    by Degaussed

    I haven't seen before. I've seen a thousands of photos of zombies. How's the writing of this series, has any seen the pilot?? Nothing to see here, move on

  • June 15, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I love Franks shirts.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I wonder if he makes them himself?

  • June 15, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    There's no way this can be as boring as the book

    by Kidshazam

    Let's hope.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST


    by Wookie_1995

    Walking Dead...boring? you reading the right comic? granted there are the sitting down and talking bits(which grew on me) I find it hard to recall any moment where I was bored by this fantastic comic. BTW great pics I just came multiple times

  • June 16, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking great

    by Pitofbenders

    Love the comic, Frank is amazing and AMC has a great record with quality shows right now. Fingers crossed that this will be bad ass.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    I 2nd that: looks fucking great!

    by Zardoz

    I can't wait!

  • June 16, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    those are NOT zombie pics, you tards

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Those are PS3 owners leaving the Sony presentation at E3.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by Canidate_Micheal

  • June 16, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    i just know Lincoln is not right for this part

    by mynamesdan

    i like him in teachers, but he's really not right for this in the slightest. I can hear his plummy, over-expressed 'american' accent already.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    When was there a cop in a tank in the 1st book?

    by D.Vader

  • June 16, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't like seeing that from my window

    by David Cloverfield

    Those Zombies look pretty scary. This is gonna be sooo good.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Looking good, Lewis...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...Feeling good, Todd. This looks like pure, unadulaterated, unalloyed fucking wonderfulness.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST


    by Semen Stains

  • June 16, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    So good

    by parissun

    I don't think I've anticipated a tv series like this in a while. WD is what got me back into going to my comic shop each month. I was late to the part and purchased all of the graphic novels to catch up. Now I'm getting it monthly. Definitely something to get into if you haven't already. Probably one of the most brutal post apocalyptic series you'll find anywhere.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I love it when someone tells a pig that'll do.

    by Eyegore

    Even when there are no pigs around, it's still, well, it'll do.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Why is everypicture of this thing in low res?

    by Argentino

    From the first official picture to this spy pics, they all have been quite small. You can't even see Rick's face in the last one! Anyway, it's looking great so far. I have big hopes for this one.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I hope this does amazingly well

    by Eyegore

    So well that whoever is tasked with making the World War Z movie gets an angry phone call from his boss asking WTF are you waiting for, asshole? Make the movie already and stop wanking off.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by stevepants

    Also, it's already been stated that this story will deviate from the it really doesn't matter if a cop was in the tank..

  • June 16, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Please do not be in color

    by Ian0920

    I do hope they actually show this in black and white like the comic is done. I think color will detract from the appeal of it.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    It'll be in color

    by Eyegore

    Of course it'll be in color! Here's something that might blow your mind. The comic is great in black & white, and it'd be great+1 if it, too, was in color. It's greatness has nothing to do with it's lack of color. It's great despite that, like Night of the Living Dead. Nobody says that Dawn of the Dead sucked because Romero filmed it in color. He only used B&W initially because it was cheap.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    The Walking Dead

    by buggerbugger

    Not as much of an immediate threat as the Lightly-Jogging Dead.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Can. Not. Wait.

    by SithMenace

    I haven't seen or heard one thing from this that I don't like.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Imagine waking up and seeing that

    by SGodfrey

    from your bedroom window. TV shoot or not, fuck THAT noise. Between this and GL shooting in New Orleans, it's a great time to be a Southern nerd.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Vic Twenty: Discounted Comics

    by macwagen

    I've been reading the comic since issue one. A friend of mine lends me the single issues, and as the hardcovers are released I pick them up so I can re-read or lend to others. I buy the hardcovers from as they're very cheap and if you buy in bulk, shipping is free for orders of fifty bucks or more.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    macwagen - thanks for the tip.

    by vic twenty

    I priced these online a bit yesterday and was just checking back to read the talkbacks, so thanks. I'll check that out and get up to speed.

  • June 16, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    If you haven't seen Dead Set yet...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...then what the hell are you waiting for?!<p> At the risk of sounding repetitive (sounding repetitive), I saw Dead Set this week for the first time and I was completely blown away by the awesome.<p> Don't waste another moment of your life not watching Dead Set. Get your hands on it any way you can!<p> I'm serious about this, folks...

  • June 16, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    "Imagine waking up and seeing that"

    by Alientoast

    Haha no kidding. Be pretty easy for your heart to skip a few beats if you were unprepared for that.

  • June 16, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna say it...

    by kbass

    Darabont ruined "The Mist." I hated the ending. Hated it. The climax made no sense. I hope he doesn't ruin this as well.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Katet19

    The Mist was a spot on, thrilling,old school monster movie. Just like the source material that inspired the short story. I'm a monstrous King fan (see name) and loved it. I agree with King who has said Darabont came up with a better ending than the actual short story. It was cruel and nasty and heart wrenching. You get that "save a bullet" threat a lot in films and then there's no pay off the day is saved etc. I love that he did what he thought was right and they were just minutes from salvation. It rammed home the idea that in those situation a regular guy doing his best isn't always good enough. He wasnt fucking John McClane.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna say it...

    by TomHooligan

    The ending for the Mist was the most fantastic, Twighlight Zone-esque ending you could wish for, and totally in keeping with the style of the book. Amazing ending.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    The Mist was pretty good

    by SithMenace

    There was some acting and/or dialogue that made me cringe a bit, but for the most part it was a pretty entertaining old school monster movie with a great Serling-esque ending. <p>And if you haven't already, check out the b&w version of the film, very creepy and atmospheric.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Mist B&W

    by Katet19

    Mist B&W takes it to a whole other level and makes me hope they do B&W conversions of The Walking Dead Eps on Blu Ray. It's also be a cool thing to run mini marathons on say Fear Friday's converted to B&W, since they aren't going to broadcast them that way initially.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I agree Ketet19

    by SithMenace

    I love b&w horror on a late Friday night, especially around Halloween. Hopefully they <i>will</i> do that with The Walking Dead, then maybe follow suit and do the same for Mad Men.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Wanna' see "The Walking Dead" tv series in b&w???

    by WillTheThrill

    Just turn down the "color" setting on your tv/computer to zero. Dumbasses.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    WillTheThrill - that really doesn't work

    by seagrass

    Turning the color down is not the same thing as color correcting a color film to a b&w film - there's contrast issues to deal with, among other factors. It also doesn't look as good as shooting on b&w stock (well, usually).

  • June 16, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Watch the theatrical version of The Mist with the color turned down, then watch the b&w version. Huge difference. But thanks anyway for the useless advice. Dumbass. Lol.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I want to be a Zombie in this!!!!!!!!

    by DangerDave

    I even wrote the casting company but never heard back from them (sad face).

  • June 16, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Run it through iMovie with the B&W filter?

    by Royston Lodge

    Everybody's got a Mac these days, right?

  • June 16, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Not me, I'm a PC

    by SithMenace

  • June 16, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Don't have AMC?

    by WarrenSmooth

    Whatever you do don't learn how to download torrents... it's illegal and you could be sued.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen the B&W Mist

    by Eyegore

    But from what I understand, they actually put a lot of effort into making the colors look right, not just turning the color knob down to zero.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by Kidshazam

    The advertising of that book saying "it's like dawn of the dead never ended" is exactly right....but it's like that long boring middle part of Dawn of the Dead where they're just milling around the Mall for 3 hours never ended

  • June 16, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Real zombies don't run.

    by Uncle Stan

    I'm just saying.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The comic book has some of the worst dialogue

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    If the show doesn't have that problem I'd watch it.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Skipping Zombies

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Get rid of walking and running ones. Wouldn't it just be freaky to see a flesh eating zombie skipping towards you looking at you as their next meal.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by 1st and only

    if zombies eat people who then turn into zombies how come they're nearly always completely whole?!! zombies cannot work because by definition we would all be eaten to a point that we cant function on any level,even if we did come back. Its fucking stupid. No movie apart from the great 'return of the living dead'(brains!) ever addressed this major fucking hole!

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  • June 17, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    fuck spammers

    by detonator

  • June 17, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by Broseph

  • June 17, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Shit fuck and more

    by badmojojojo

    This comic book series ROCKS my cojones!!! I CANNOT wait for the TV show and by these pics this show is going to blow chunks! Just picked up volume 5 of Walking Dead and am voraciously devouring every page. Cant wait to attend the Walking Dead panel at Comic Con next month, hopefully they'll show teasers for the TV show.

  • June 17, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I have read through Book 4 Hardcover....

    by NoCalFlicks

    Book 5 Hardcover is out now, but I am kind of strapped for cash since being laid off from my last job. It is on my wish list and will probably be the first "goodie" I buy once I find a new job! I love the comics, and am happy to see it looks like AMC is taking this series seriously and not just mailing it in and doing a paint by numbers zombie show.

  • June 17, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Will AMC do for zombies what it's done for meth?

    by Yeti

    Here's hoping! BRAAAAAAAAAINS!!!

  • June 18, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    @1st and only : Dude, it's like you never saw a Zombie movie.

    by V'Shael

    The victims who are ripped apart and consumed, do not come back as zombies. (Usually).<br /><br />It's the lone idiot in the pack of survivors who gets bitten, then decides to hide it from everyone, who turns.<br /><br />It's the kid who got bit, but who's parent cannot bear to put a bullet in her brain, that turns.<br /><br />There's plenty of reasons why there's plenty of intact zombies.

  • June 18, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Prison location in ATL

    by deelzbub

    You know, there are two abandoned prisons in the Atlanta area where they could film the prison sequence. I'm kinda digging the photos, I recognize the locations! Fired up for this!

  • June 19, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

    I have actually gotten to the point where I'm scared to watch The Mist anymore, in color OR b&w, for fear of burning myself out on it. I must watch it sparingly. And at least for that one I prefer the b&w, but am very open to the idea of Walking Dead in color.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by TheComedian77

    Looks like someone beat AICN to the punch with the old set visit situation; Comic Con eh? Wish I could go!