Are You Ready for Zombies to Take Over Your TV?
I’m a zombie buff, through and through. I have been ever since Thriller and Dawn of the Dead scared me out of my feety pajamas when I was a kid. The Dawn of the Dead original (and remake) will always have a slot in my favorite movies of all time.
This admission has sparked many debates amongst my fellow movie buffs since the “renaissance of zombies” that happened about 5 or 6 years ago, thus saturating the market beyond breaking. Even I got a little tired of seeing them everywhere, and that’s a lot to say. That, coupled with the fact that George Romero seems to be losing the ability write and direct in his older years, has put my zombie-love into remission for a while.
Funny thing is, almost to the WEEK that fellow Mogul ‘Davenpoe’ and I were discussing “Why have they never made a gritty, bloody cable show about ‘life in the zombie apocalypse?” …did AMC announce that they will make the hit comic book THE WALKING DEAD into a series.
This perked my ears up, I loved the comics. Sure, it took heavily from 28 Days Later and the old comic Deadworld, but it was great.
Then it was announced that Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption) would be at the helm! Whoa! We may have something here…
Well folks, turns out, yes.
With the set reports that I’ve been reading, and interviews with Frank Darabont it looks like it actually might be the real deal. They look like they have the look and feel of the comic NAILED. I’m super excited.
Now here’s the rub.
According to Bloody Disgusting.com, MTV has announced that THEY are working on a DAWN OF THE DEAD TV series.
What does this mean? Is there enough room for TWO zombie shows? Will it be awesome? Will it officially make me hate zombies?
What do YOU think, Moguls? Do you loves you some zombie? Would you watch both?
After doing some digging, I found that neither one of these American attempts are the first attempt to try the ZOMBOCAPLYPSE as a TV show. The British station E4 did a show last year called DEAD SET, about a reality show like Big Brother that ends up protecting a few celebutantes from the zombie outbreak around them. It actually looks pretty decent, check out this trailer! (Being British for some reason makes it more legitimate.)
SOUND OFF, MOGULS! What do you think?