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post #3391 of 6194
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The saddest part of this is....... Robert Englund frown.gif

But great for Jenna.

DJoel
post #3392 of 6194
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Looked like it was supposed to be a comedy, or a zombie chick-flick. We need more crossover zombie movies -- Zombie Westerns (based on Cherie Priest's books, maybe - Civil War steampunk with zombies); Zombie Police Procedurals; Zombie lawyer movies (is sentencing a zombie to death the same as setting it free? are zombies still citizens? who would si on a jury of an accused zombie's peers?); Zombie medical dramas... the mind reels.
Is there a zombies vs vampires movie in the works? Must be.

This may be the first ever "zombie chick-flick" but we've already had a zombie comedy with the excellent "Shaun of the Dead". And a zombie-roadtrip film in "Zombieland".

A possible "film-noir" zombie movie:

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/gallery/bestzombiemovies?pg=15

Several Nazi-zombie films:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_zombies

Oh and someone has already done a Zombie Western: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8tfA2wMjvc

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1565441/ (3.5 on imdb, yikes).
post #3393 of 6194
Back at the beginning of the Anita Blake book series by Laurell K. Hamilton, there were zombies, but very different ones. The lead character was a necromancer for hire who was often contracted to wake a person from the dead to resolve will disputes. She'd ask them questions and put them back in the ground -- no scary zombie behavior.

(I recommend and really enjoyed the first few books in that series, but it went totally off the rails at some point.)
post #3394 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

They've explained that everyone is a carrier of this so called disease, but why does a bite change a person already infected?

Forget zombies for a moment.

If *I* bite you and you don't treat the wound, it will probably get infected. Now imagine instead of living reasonably hygienic me, imagine a living-dead-riddled-with-all-sorts-of-bacteria-and-other-nastiness person bites you.

That's going to get infected in a hurry... and in a world without a lot of people having proper stuff to treat that infection... you're going to get sick.
post #3395 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588173/ I saw this a couple weeks ago during the last epi of TWD but paid no attention to it pretty much forgot about it during all that action. I'm thinking it was a bad idea to promote any flick during an intense show like this smile.gif
DJoel

Zom-Com?
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Forget zombies for a moment.

That's like forgetting Santa at Christmas. Dude, the Apocalypse is only six days away! eek.gif
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

That's like forgetting Santa at Christmas. Dude, the Apocalypse is only six days away! eek.gif
Thankfully, a good week before my credit card bills come due... wink.gif
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Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara departs after "difference of opinion"

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_22239678/walking-dead-showrunner-glen-mazzara-departs-after-difference
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So the conflict was between him and AMC? Or him and Kirkman?
post #3400 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Plasmacat View Post

Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara departs after "difference of opinion"
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_22239678/walking-dead-showrunner-glen-mazzara-departs-after-difference

I hope this isn't bad news for the fans. Kirkman is still on board, so that's a good thing, but Mazzara was doing a fine job, so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit worried. I guess we'll find out.
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Gee... Wonder what the "difference of opinion" was about... ?
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Great opporrtunity to bring back Frank Darabont....
post #3403 of 6194
Officially re-newed for a 4th season..why anyone would walk away from this show is beyond me. As long as Kirkman is still here the show will be fine...
post #3404 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

Gee... Wonder what the "difference of opinion" was about... ?

I know you were being sarcastic, but I actually don't know what it was about. Can you share? Sorry...
post #3405 of 6194
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Originally Posted by Se7enPtOne View Post

Officially re-newed for a 4th season..why anyone would walk away from this show is beyond me. As long as Kirkman is still here the show will be fine...

My same sentiments..Kirkman on board I'm good.

Djoel
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It doesn't sound as if he just "walked away" to me, it appears that AMC, as they seem to be doing quite often of late, is exerting pressure on the showrunner to influence the artistic content of the show. Being forced to do what you don't want to do and deciding to leave instead is hardly "walking away".
post #3407 of 6194
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

It doesn't sound as if he just "walked away" to me, it appears that AMC, as they seem to be doing quite often of late, is exerting pressure on the showrunner to influence the artistic content of the show. Being forced to do what you don't want to do and deciding to leave instead is hardly "walking away".

I don't doubt what you say about AMC, but if so that network has a terminal case of hubris...why would they want to change anything about the most successful show in basic cable history? You'd think they would be scared to do anything when WD has clearly struck a chord with the american public. Being a good boss is knowing when to keep your hands off.
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AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' for Fourth Season; Showrunner Glen Mazzara Departing
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Dec. 21, 2012

AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fourth season -- without showrunner Glen Mazzara, who has parted ways with cable's top series.

"Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward and conclude that it is best to part ways," AMC said in a statement. "This decision is amicable, and Glen will remain on for postproduction on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer. (Filming on season three already has concluded, with the second half of episodes set to return to AMC in February.)

A replacement has yet to be announced, but sources tell The Holywood Reporter that the series might elevate a current member of the show's writing staff.

Mazzara's contributions to the zombie drama have been widely hailed by critics, with the series landing on several best of 2012 lists (including that of THR's Tim Goodman) and being praised for its turnaround in pacing -- THR deemed the series a 2012 Rule Breaker for its willingness to take big swings including killing off major characters midseason.

Mazzara, who as a freelancer penned a season-one episode, was brought in as an exec producer under Frank Darabont ahead of season two. He ultimately was tapped to replace Darabont, who helped shepherd the series to the screen and was fired after refuting budget cuts to the drama.

"My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season three, it’s time to move on," Mazzara said in a statement. "I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey."

Mazzara becomes the latest in a line of showrunner issues at AMC, which most recently renewed period drama Hell on Wheels for a third season after creators/showrunners Joe and Tony Gayton departed the Western and John Shiban was poised to return. However, he recently exited the series with John Wirth tapped as its third showrunner in as many seasons. In addition, Rubicon creator-showrunner Jason Horwitch exited the series in 2010. The cable network also went through protracted contract negotiations with Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner, which are also said to have turned contentious after rumored budget cuts.

Walking Dead, based on the comics created by Robert Kirkman, opened its third season in October right where it left off: shattering its own basic-cable ratings records. The series, starring Andrew Lincoln as the leader of a band of survivors navigating the postapocalyptic world with threats in the form of the living and the dead, now boasts the biggest telecast for any drama series in basic-cable history with 10.9 million total viewers tuning in to the Oct. 14 season premiere. It ranks as the No. 1 show of the fall in the demo, beating everything on broadcast. The season three opener continued the series' trend of besting its own records, with its season 2 premiere, midseason premiere and finale all setting bests in the key demographics.

In the demos, the opener scored 7.3 million in 18-49 and 6.1 million in 25-54, all series bests. Factoring in repeats, the series collected a whopping 15.2 million total viewers during the course of the night. Its second episode slid to 9.5 million total viewers and 6.5 million in 18-49, topping all nonsports programming for the night in the demo, rebounding in week three to 10.5 million total viewers and a 5.4 in the demo. In its first half, which wrapped in November, the series is averaging 10.1 million total viewers per week.

"I am in full support of both AMC and Glen Mazzara in the decision they have come to and believe the parties came to this decision in the best interest of the future of the show," Kirkman said in a statement. "I thank Glen for his hard work and appreciate his many contributions to The Walking Dead and look forward to working with him as we complete postproduction on season three. I am also excited to begin work on another spectacular season of this show that I know means so much to so many people. This show has always been the result of a wide range of extremely talented men and women working tirelessly to produce their best work collectively. I believe the future is bright for The Walking Dead. Thank you to the fans for your continued support."

Added EP Gale Anne Hurd: “I am appreciative and grateful to Glen for his hard work on The Walking Dead. I am supportive of AMC and Glen's decision and know that the series is in great hands with one of the most talented and dedicated casts and crews in the business. I look forward to the show's continued success."

Season three also marks Walking Dead's largest with 16 episodes, up from six and 13 in seasons one and two, respectively. The season again was split in two, with eight episodes having aired in 2012 and the show set to return from its midseason hiatus Feb. 10.

The renewal was more of a when and not if as AMC opened a contest in late September offering blood donors a chance to win a trip to the set of The Walking Dead season four -- ahead of its October return.

Meanwhile, AMC is expanding its commitment to talk show The Talking Dead, with the Chris Hardwicke-hosted talker expanding to an hour for the second half of its third season and moving up an hour to immediately follow the zombie drama at 10 p.m.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/walking-dead-renewed-fourth-season-glen-mazzara-381614
post #3409 of 6194
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

I don't doubt what you say about AMC, but if so that network has a terminal case of hubris...why would they want to change anything about the most successful show in basic cable history? You'd think they would be scared to do anything when WD has clearly struck a chord with the american public. Being a good boss is knowing when to keep your hands off.

Because that's what AMC does, interfere with successful shows. Happened with Mad Men too, but for some unfathomable reason has not happened (but should have) with The Killing. Maybe that's because it hasn't been too successful.
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Amcs track record of screwing with shows is very poor. They've done it on almos every show they have. Makes you wonder if show creators and producers will avoid them with future projects

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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

I know you were being sarcastic, but I actually don't know what it was about. Can you share? Sorry...

He wasn't being sarcastic. "Difference of opinion" are the exact words from the article. It's how they explained his departure. Basically, there's IS no explanation.
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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

Amcs track record of screwing with shows is very poor. They've done it on almos every show they have. Makes you wonder if show creators and producers will avoid them with future projects
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That's a very strong possibility, could you see someone like Kurt Sutter(Sons of Anarchy) having a show on AMC? Probably would have been one(season) and done.
post #3413 of 6194
I just want to see the show continue like it was last year. More gore, more zombie killings, more action, not spending all the time in the damn woods or on the damn farm. It was much more exciting to watch last year than previous years.
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

I just want to see the show continue like it was last year. More gore, more zombie killings, more action, not spending all the time in the damn woods or on the damn farm. It was much more exciting to watch last year than previous years.

Last year would have been the first part of Season 2, which was on the farm. Is that what you meant?
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If you believe Kurt Sutter and Shawn Ryan, it's not as an amicable, two-way decision as AMC would have you believe:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/walking-dead-glen-mazzara-kurt-sutter-shawn-ryan-406222
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

Last year would have been the first part of Season 2, which was on the farm. Is that what you meant?

I meant the last bunch of shows that were new, the most recent ones, whatever you want to call it. I guess its THIS seaon. Gets so confusing with these large breaks in the middle of the years.
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

He wasn't being sarcastic. "Difference of opinion" are the exact words from the article. It's how they explained his departure. Basically, there's IS no explanation.

Yeah, more interested. No other real explanation.
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Scott Gimple Promoted To Showrunner Of ‘The Walking Dead’, Replaces Glen Mazzara
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Jan. 14, 2013

For a second consecutive time, The Walking Dead is reaching within to replace a showrunner. The series’ supervising producer Scott M. Gimple is finalizing a deal to become executive producer and new showrunner of the hit zombie drama series. Gimple is expected to convene his writing team to begin work on Season 4 in the next two weeks. He replaces Glen Mazzara, who exited when Walking Dead was renewed for a fourth season last month. Mazzara in turn succeeded The Walking Dead creator/director/original showrunner Frank Darabont several episodes into production on Season 2. Both Darabont and Mazzara were removed from the series. Mazzara’s departure is said to have been done under pressure from Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman, on whose comic the TV show is based.

While controversial, the transition from Darabont to Mazzara proved seamless, with the series continuing to break ratings records, including in the blockbuster recent fall portion of Season 3 whose premiere stands as the top-rated fall telecast on broadcast or cable. Gimple has been with The Walking Dead since the beginning of Season 2 when the show established a writing staff. He currently serves as supervising producer. This season, Gimple wrote the Nov. 18 episode Hounded and the penultimate Season 2 hour, which airs on March 24. The Walking Dead returns with originals Feb. 10. Gimple, repped by UTA, Thruline and Ziffren, also has worked on series Chase, FlashForward, Life and wrote a script for the upcoming Starz drama Da Vinci’s Demons. On the feature side, he co-wrote Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/walking-dead-showrunner-scott-gimple-replaces-glen-mazzara/
post #3419 of 6194
Hmmm. So Kirkman wanted him replaced? I hadn't heard that, wonder if more will come out. I thought the show actually improved after Darabont was gone. A lot more action and horror without sacrificing any of the character development that is the show's biggest strength. Heck, its been nearly perfect this season imo. Hopefully it continues at the same level.
post #3420 of 6194
I watched seasons 1 and 2 with my son from Netflix and I was pretty impressed at the character development over the 3 seasons. A bit different watching them in order without weekly breaks or commercial interruption.
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