Sorry I haven’t had any time to post any Zed news but this is really cool.
In the ensemble of characters at the heart of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” Steven Yeun’s Glenn clearly functions as the nice guy. Yes, he’s been through the apocalypse just like everyone else, but he seems to be weathering the emotional storm a little bit better than his compatriots — perhaps because he’s found love among the ruins of civilization with beautiful Southern belle Maggie (Lauren Cohan).
‘The Walking Dead’ Sarah Wayne Callies Talks Shocker In Season 3′s ‘Killer Within’ – The Huffington Post
“The Walking Dead” isn’t the kind of show that shies away from killing off main characters, but two main character deathsin one episode? A lot of fans were left shocked after this week’s episode, “Killer Within,” and for good reason.
Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you have not seen “The Walking Dead” Season 3, Episode 4, “Killer Within,” proceed with caution. Read the rest of this page »
By Neal Coolong on Nov 3, 6:38a
The Walkers are going to get much more athletic on AMC’s hit TV show, “The Walking Dead.”
Through a former teammate at the University of Georgia – Irone Singleton, formerly Robert Singleton, who plays T-Dog on the show – former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward picked up a zombie role in an upcoming episode. Read the rest of this page »
Before she was zapping zombies and harnessing a pair of armless, jawless slaves on “The Walking Dead,” Danai Gurira was slaying audiences as a playwright and actress.
Gurira, who was born in Grinnell, Iowa, and raised in Zimbabwe, graduated from St. Paul’s Macalester College in 2001, but not before making a name for herself with a collection of monologues and an appearance in a critically acclaimed production of “Colored Girls.” She earned raves for a moving performance in 2007’s “The Visitor,” a film that earned co-star Richard Jenkins an Academy Award nomination.
But Gurira is best known these days as the tough-as-nails zombie killer Michonne, a beloved character in the “Walking Dead” comic books who has finally entered the TV series in its third season. Gurira’s first show drew 14 million viewers, making it the most watched episode of a drama in cable history.
Now that’s scary.
Gurira, 34, took a break from beheading creatures last week to talk about her moment in the spotlight, her memories of Macalester and the soothing nature of Teddy Pendergrass.
So, what’s it like to play TV’s most badass character? I don’t think that’s really the case. I guess she’s a badass woman, but she’s also very complex. She’s not just one thing. Her heart is very pure. She’s not needy. That’s a rare thing for women characters. The fact that she’s as capable as men is right up my alley in my search to play strong black women on screen.
Does Michonne’s sword help you get into character or is it just a prop? The training really did help me. My body has to come alive for me to slip into a character. Even if it’s Shakespeare, the language has to come from the physical side. No one speaks just from their head. I got to a point where I was very comfortable and the sword wasn’t just this heavy thing that hurt me.
Are you able to separate yourself from the character or do you drive home still in kill mode? It’s funny. When the wardrobe guys are prepping me, they have to come at me gingerly. When I feel like I don’t want them to touch me, I know she’s around. But when I step out of her, I can be the goofiest person on set. They call me “The Voice,” because I really can’t sing. Usually it’s ’80s adult soul contemporary, like Teddy Pendergrass.
What’s it like to be surrounded by zombies? I was initially pretty weirded out. When you see them at lunch it’s sometimes not that appetizing.
What about your slaves? What kind of relationship do you have with those actors?We’re cool. The first day I met them, they were in character and someone handed me their chains. We’ve actually become buddies. We had to. I’m yanking on them, and they have to be cool with that. The actors have to wear these colored contacts, so they can’t see that well and they have to rely on me to get around.
I enjoyed chatting with you, but I’m worried I’ll no longer be properly intimidated by your character. She’s a lot different than me. I can barely see myself in her. Hopefully when you watch, you can forget all about me.
Posted by Will Kohler on October 22, 2012
Well last night it became official.
AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead’s “Prison” storyline arc has veered away from the comic’s original story and will not be introducing two gay characters featured in the graphic novel.
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‘Ello, Govna! David Morrissey takes control ofThe Walking Dead‘s third season as The Governor (whose real name has yet to be revealed), one of the franchise’s most iconic villains. “In the comics, he has arrived at his psychological limit, is quite sadistic and is fully formed,” says Morrissey. “In the show, we’re meeting him much earlier in his journey, so there are more colors for me to play with.”
The 48-year-old English actor — who happens to be longtime friends with costar and fellow BritAndrew Lincoln (Rick) — has a large color palate to explore as the tyrannical ruler of the quaint and secured Southern town of Woodbury. “[David]‘s played a wide variety of roles, but what he always brings is dramatic complexity to whatever role he plays,” notes executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. “This is not a show where there are black-and-white characters; they are really varying shades of gray, and his may be the darkest gray.” Read the rest of this page »
Check out this hilarious bit from an episode of Comedy Central’s Key and Peele that airs next Wednesday. I love that they found Kevin Sorbo for a cameo.
Patriot Packs: Armistead Armory Offers Weapons, Ammo, and Accessories Bundled in Convenient Packages
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They don’t want your brains. They want your money.
I was once a wannabe filmmaker. I remember having a long conversation with an architect at a dinner party a few years ago telling him that I wanted to write a screenplay about zombies but I didn’t think anyone would be interested in it. Brooding, sparkling vampires were about to awaken and I figured zombie films were pretty much dead. 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead and the Dawn remake had shown up on everyone’s radar but it wasn’t exactly an uprising. He told me “everything is cyclical” and to run off and write my movie because one day they’d be back. I politely nodded while part of me wondered why I would take film advice from an architect. I knew he had a point though.
I never wrote that zombie film but it seems like everyone and their grandmother went and wrote theirs.
There are currently over 500 zombie related projects on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Projects ranging from feature films to board games are all looking to jump on that zombie bandwagon and they’re looking to you, the zombie lover, to help fund them. Whether you’ll ever see a return on your investment is questionable but who wouldn’t want to donate $100 for a sticker and the opportunity to play zombie #4 in a film that could be the next Blair Witch?
The projects vary in terms of marketability. While I would love to see a movie called Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space, they’ve reached less than one percent of their target goal. Doc of the Dead, a zombie culture documentary seems to be one of the more promising projects featuring interviews from George Romero, and Simon Pegg but with less than a month to go and just under $6,000 pledged, they’re falling way short of their goal of $50,000. We Are Dead is a board game with art from Simpsons illustrator Mike Morris and has surpassed their goal of $25,000.
So dreamers, if you have a zombie-themed project in mind, now seems to be the time to do it. Whatever it is, get crackin’ and keep me posted. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo, there’s really no need to max out your credit cards anymore.