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Wiseguy 11/30/2011 3:28:34 PM

lol violator, you are indeed awesome

Wiseguy 11/30/2011 4:21:41 PM

joey, I have to disagree that it would've been much worse or worse for that matter. Obviously Rick never read WWZ where in the female pilot segment it covers things not to do, one if I recall correctly was not to endanger yourself trying to get something you may need later like a gun

DaForce1 11/30/2011 11:33:21 PM

 Again, for people who don't know, Kirkman says that the world of The Walking Dead is one where Romero's zombie movies have never been made, and the concept of zombies has never been invented in pop culture. Kirkman says that's why the word 'zombie' isn't used in the comics or the show, because it hasn't been invented in that world. That's why they use the term 'walker' instead.

JoeArtistWriter 12/1/2011 12:52:55 AM

Hey fellas (and I say fellas, because there doesn't seem to be very many hormones in this room) just wanted to say I've been reading daily and I'm loving the conversations.

Thanks to all who have been contributing, and especially wish for the very kind words.

I was amused at the tiny skirmish between USA and Canada, and glad to see all was settled before an online North American Civil War ensued.

Just met with my friend Sean for lunch who persuaded me to read WWZ, or at least grab the audio book - apparently Alan Alda, Mark Hamill and John Turturo lend their vocal talents to the project. He also dropped a zombie book reference on me that was written in the early 40's from the British perspective.... hope I am remembering his recommendation correctly - anyway, does anyone know the book he's talking about?

Maybe I'll grab the WWZ book, but more likely I'll listen to the audio first - BTW, Sean tells me the scuttlebutt is Brad Pitt has ruined the movie version. Anyone else have any info on the flick?

We've got 3 months to kill untill the next Walking Dead - may as well fill some of these pages with other zombie-related news.

I'll be lurking.

-Joe

scytheofluna 12/1/2011 6:35:11 AM

Kirkman is cool with the changes because he is collecting a paycheck.  He's catering to all of the so called fans who can't be entertained unless everything is a big damned surprise.  Some of us wanted to see the characters we love handled well, since it's supposed to be an adaptation.

 

The creator of Prince of Persia was involved with the crappy movie so creator involvement is not a guarantee against suckiness.

 

Also the Abrams Trek analogy is weak since Trek has seen years of faithful onscreen outings.  The first episode of Walking Dead was right on & it was all downhill from there. 

Bryzarro 12/1/2011 12:16:01 PM

 @Joe  I've heard some tidbits of changes from Book to movie.  Much of that I expected with movie adaptations.

But as for the Book WWZ it is fantastic.  I've heard the audiobook is just as entertaining.  But you will enjoy it.  I've re-read it about 4 times now.

InnerSanctum 12/2/2011 6:28:06 AM

 Joe, the audio book of WWZ was a lot of fun.  It dragged in parts (as does the book) but you can't top Mark Hamill's vocal talents.  I'm actually going to wait and see the trailers for WWZ before I declare "suckiness".  

scytheofluna:  I think you are being a bit harsh on Kirkman because he likes and approves of some of the changes.  He is the creator...it is his right.  Like it or not.  I don't know why you torture yourself.  I'd say you are in the minority when it comes to hating on the series.  Enjoying it doesn't make the rest of us less fans.  Just maybe less fanatical.  I've read the books and probably enjoyed them just as much as you.   And, you are right, it is an "adaptation".  It isn't the holy scripture.  Ride with it, or turn it off.  You will always have your comics.  

I'll say it one last time...epic storylines are going to be tough do to budget cuts.  I'd gues we've seen the end to Atlanta style storylines.  Which is why they HAD to stay on the farm longer.   Now if they would use that time to develop, or devour some underused characters...that would make up for it.  I'm looking at you T-Dog.  

millean 12/2/2011 9:38:58 AM

Been laid up for a few days after my knee surgery.  Gotta stay off the leg for 6 weeks, that sucks.  Anyway, I ordered the Walking Dead  Compendium, so I'll have that to keep me busy for a little while.  Looking forward to reading the books, then I won't have to tread lightly in the comments section.  I'll try not and drop any spoilers.  :)

I am also more awesome than Violator, but just by a nose.  However, I don't expect any of you to agree with me, especially him.  :)

calhob 12/2/2011 1:22:42 PM

 You'll love the books. I don't have the Compendium, but I buy the singles and then buy the hardcover books when they come out becasue reading a huge chunk at once is really the way to read this series. You will finish that beast in 5 days, I say.

GreatOne 12/5/2011 6:16:12 PM

Joe - The WWZ book setting is 10 years after the zombie apocalypse, as the world tries to get back on its feet.  The protagonist is assigned by the U.N. to travel the world to see determine the origins of the outbreak, how it spread, and how the outbreak was dealt with.  Extremely entertaining.  As I understand the movie, the setting is as the outbreak is occurring.  It is thus difficult to conceive how they could tell a lot of the great stories when the focus is on one person, who can obviously only be in one place at at time.  Additionally, from leaked/released production video, the zombies appear to be of the fast kind, as opposed to the "walkers" of Romero/Kirkman fashion, another huge disappointment.  It also appears as though the infection spreads as quickly as the virus in 28 Days Later.

Suffice to say, it's appears to be one of those movies that is using the name of a well-known story, but completely re-working it.  Think "I Am Legend" or "John Carpenter's Vampires" (my personal pet peeve).  This is truly a project meant for an HBO-style mini-series, not a 2 hour movie.

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