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TV: "24" Axed, "Doctor Who" Clips, New Casting

26 March 2010 10:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

24

It's official. In a press release issued today, Fox has confirmed that the current eighth season of the hit action series will be its last.

The press release full of the usual pleasantries can be found at My foxal, an announcement which calls the cancellation a "joint decision" on behalf of everyone involved. No mention is made anywhere in the release about a potential movie follow-up as has been rumoured.

The two-hour season/series finale will go to air on Monday, May 24th.

Doctor Who

Recently we've been spoiled for trailers for the new 'Who'. First came a 30-second UK commercial (watch here) which was a cut down version of the 60-second trailer screened at a press premiere screening the week before.

Soon after came the 60-second BBC America trailer (watch here) and a cut down 30-second version (watch here) of that.

Today the best one yet, that original minute-long UK version, »

- Garth Franklin

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"Smallville" Creators Adapts "Existence 2.0"

16 March 2010 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Smallville" creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are attached to pen an adaptation of Nick Spencer's comic book series "Existence 2.0" for Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes says Reuters.

The story follows an amoral and selfish physicist who awakens to find his mind now residing in the body of an assassin that just killed him.

After indulging in the killer's lifestyle for a while, things turn serious when his daughter is kidnapped by the men who ordered his death.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form, David Alpert and Brad Fuller are producing. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Walking Dead Script Review Shambles Online

26 January 2010 1:18 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We here at Dread Central aren't looking forward to any single project out there as much as we are Frank Darabont's upcoming adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie saga The Walking Dead. Not since the early work of Romero has a Dead universe been so rich with detail and so brutal on its protagonists. Will all that horror and drama make it into the AMC series? Signs right now are pointing to yes.

Corona Coming Attractions just posted a script review of how it all goes down, and though a finished project rarely reflects its original source script, you still cannot help but get excited.

The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic book. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director, and exec producer with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing.

Click on the image below for their review. »

- Uncle Creepy

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AMC says yes to Walking Dead TV pilot

21 January 2010 7:56 AM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

American Movie Classics is getting into the zombie apocalypse business.

The cable channel has given a greenlight to a pilot based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead, based on the black-and-white comic book series of the same name. Set shortly after the downfall of civilization due to the z's, Kirkman's book centers on a small town sheriff and his young son as they seek safety among a small group of human survivors. Launched in 2003, the comic deals with how people cope with trying to find food, water, shelter, security and deal with trust issues when at any moment the undead can attack them. When developing his comic book Kirkman drew inspiration from the Living Dead movies of George Romero.

The pilot will be directed by Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption) from a script that he adapted from the first collection of Walking Dead stories. Gale Anne Hurd »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Zombie Series "Walking Dead" Greenlit

20 January 2010 10:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Mad Men" cable channel AMC has given the green light to "The Walking Dead" reports Variety.

Based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series set after a zombie apocalypse. The story revolves around a group of survivors, led by a police officer, who travel the country in search of a safe home.

Frank Darabont penned the adaptation and will direct. Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Darabont will executive produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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AMC Orders Zombie and 'Killing' Pilots

20 January 2010 3:41 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

AMC is looking to extend it's list of fantastic, original series this year picking up two new pilots that would up it's current original programming from 3 series to 5 series.  The fact that one of the series is about zombies and the other is about the death of a young girl may sound strange out of context, but with their already successful Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Rubicon, it all sounds like genius programming to me.

First up is Walking Dead, a series that will chronicle the months and years following a zombie apocalypse.  Is this the first ever zombie apocalypse television series? I sure can't think of another one.  Walking Dead is based on the popular comic book by Robert Kirkman, and Frank Darabont will be doing the writing, directing, and executive producing, with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also executive producing.

Then we have The Killing which is written »

- Bryan Jones

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'The Walking Dead' on their way to Cable

20 January 2010 3:33 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Robert Kirkman fans ought to pull out a celebratory snack from their beards, and rejoice as AMC has given the go to a pilot for the long running comic series The Walking Dead. Kirkman's series, a "what happens after the zombie movie is over", will be brought to the cable network from an adaptation from scribe Frank Darabont, and will be produced by Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Fans should feel safe in Darabont's pen, as it's adapted (and directed) some major works in the past, including Stephen King's The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, as well as The Blob and The Fly II.

“Working with people like Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd is the right way in for us to deliver a project of distinction in this genre," AMC's Charlie Collier said.

No dates have been given yet for filming, so start gathering »

- Marc Alan Fishman

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AMC Officially Greenlights The Walking Dead

20 January 2010 2:59 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In early August we announced that AMC was very close to finalizing the deal to bring a live action version of Robert Kirkman's legendary zombie tale The Walking Dead to their network with director Frank Darabont at the helm. Good news, dead heads! The deal is Done!

According to The Hollywood Reporter AMC has officially made the pick-up. The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic book. It chronicles the month and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director and exec producer, with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing.

Look for more very soon and if you haven't begun reading this tale just yet click below, order, and get started like yesterday. You'll be thanking us later.

- Uncle Creepy

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- Uncle Creepy

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Pilot season: 'Walking Dead' lives at AMC; networks get busy

20 January 2010 2:42 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Pilot season kicked into high gear this week, with all of the big four broadcast networks green-lighting projects and AMC ordering two of its own, including an adaptation of the comic book "The Walking Dead."

Oscar nominee Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") will write and direct the "Walking Dead" pilot, based on Robert Kirkman's comic about the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The lead character is a police officer named Rick Grimes, who leads a group of people in search of a safe home. Darabont and Kirkman will executive produce with Gale Ann Hurd ("The Terminator") and David Alpert.

AMC has also ordered "The Killing," a drama based on a Danish series called "Forbrydelsen." Set in Seattle, it centers on the murder of a young girl and tells the intertwining stories of the victim's family, the detectives working the case and local politicians.

"Cold Case" writer Veena Sud is »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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AMC Gives Pilot Orders to "The Walking Dead" and "The Killing"

20 January 2010 1:36 PM, PST | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

AMC today announced that it has given pilot orders to two projects in development. Both zombie drama The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, and crime drama The Killing, a Us adaptation of Danish television series Forbrydelsen have received pilot orders and will begin production in the second quarter of 2010. "The Walking Dead and The Killing are alone in their class in terms of the quality of the storytelling," said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, in a statement. "Both have remarkable talent behind them, and present that rare opportunity to raise the bar significantly within a genre. It is a very exciting next step in our continuing commitment to presenting smart, sophisticated storytelling with broad appeal." Robert Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on The Walking Dead and while Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) will write, »

- Jace

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