Director Frank Darabont is bringing Robert Kirkman‘s comic book series The Walking Dead to American Movie Classics (AMC) Television. This is fantastic news. Frank Darabont is a great director. I became a fan of his after The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. The Mist (such an unrated horror film, except on this site) solidifies that he can direct horror and I am really looking forward to what he does with The Walking Dead.
Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic The Walking Dead. The six-episode first season — written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk) — follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.