Ok ok, officially this is not a film, and doesn’t belong on Motion Captured, however we’ve decided to make an exception because the trailer that AMC released today for “The Walking Dead” is just so darn great we wanted you to see it if you haven’t already.
Following, for the most part, the first few issues of the comic, we see Officer Rick Grimes wake up in his hospital bed to find the world overrun by zombies and his family missing. He travels to Atlanta by horseback in search of them.
The comic was conceived as a never-ending version of the Romero movies, and it falls very much on the side of “Team Slow Zombie” drawing scares not from imminent danger of attack, but from the slow, unstoppable and quickly overwhelming power of thousands and thousands of zombies. (Much scarier than running zombies in my book. Look at that tank shot!) The comic is also notoriously “talky,” we will have to wait and see if this trait is passed on to the TV show.
The trailer is amazing, Greg Nicotero’s work on the zombies is incredible, the entire thing is bathed in a slight sepia-tone that enhances the heat and the stink of it all. I find it pitch perfect. Frank Darabont serves as writer, director and executive producer, and as far as I can tell, so far so good.
“The Walking Dead” Will Premiere on Halloween, October 31st, this fall on AMC
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