So, the premiere of AMC's television adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Image Comics series The Walking Dead was last night, and while I might not be the most unbiased reviewer you could encounter, I have to say: It was pretty damn good. Frank Darabont wrote a fantastic pilot, Andrew Lincoln is the perfect Rick Grimes and the cinematography and special effects were nothing short of outstanding.
I've worked with Robert for close to a decade now, but it seems like only yesterday that he first pitched this comic book about he described as "a zombie movie that never ends" to us. Not particularly giving a shit about zombie movies, I wasn't exactly blown away, nor was then-Image Publisher Jim Valentino, but Robert's enthusiasm for his subject won us over, and here we are in October 2010 watching this thing in one of the best movie theater in all the world. I couldn't be prouder of Robert, his collaborators Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn and Rus Wooton, and I honestly couldn't be more amazed by how successful this book has been since its initial release in 2003.
Again, I'm a bit biased, but this is seriously good stuff.
Find out for yourself when The Walking Dead debuts this Sunday at 10 pm.