Thursday, 3 June 2010

The Walking Dead

Production began today on AMC TV's adaptation on The Walking Dead, and whilst it's not technically a film project, I'm writing about it because it's going to be the best thing ever. The graphic novels written by Robert Kirkman create just about the most epic Zombie story ever and, fingers crossed, should make for a fantastic TV series. AMC have a pretty good track record on original series, with Mad Men and Breaking Bad being recent successes. Filming began in Atlanta today for the first six-part series helmed by Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption), and to celebrate AMC have released these images of the Zombies. They appear to be make-up tests but should give us a fairly good idea of what the final product will be. There's differing levels of the decomposition which may occur as the story progresses in the show, and the labelling suggests that this make-up will be used for the more visible or 'Hero' Zombies and a simplified make-up job will be used for background Zombies, which was to be expected on a large scale production like this. I for one, can't wait.
More after the jump...

And finally here's a nice before and after shot.
Well, technically it's an after and before shot. Don't be so pedantic.
Head over to www.amctv.com for the high-res images.

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