The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has plenty to show off at Comic-Con 2015 between either of AMC’s two zombie dramas, but what of Cinemax’s forthcoming exorcism thriller Outcast, based on his Image comic with artist Paul Azaceta? The first poster for the new series has arrived, along with a new comic cover that reveals Gone Girl star Patrick Fugit in the central role.
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The latter half of The Walking Dead’s most recent season followed its comic Alexandria arc nearly to the letter, but will Season 6 start diverging, or continue along Robert Kirkman’s work? A new interview with showrunner Scott Gimple previews that not only will Season 6 bring some heavily comic-adapted material, but also fill in backstory the books never addressed.
Image Comics held its now traditional pre-San Diego one-day show on Thursday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and unveiled an impressive roster of new titles for the coming year that includes new work by familiar names such as Warren Ellis, Jason Aaron and Gail Simone; plus an encouraging number of relative newcomers and unknowns. Check out our rundown of all the news and announcements.
AMC will make its largest showing yet of Fear The Walking Dead at Comic-Con 2015, in the meantime releasing even more photos and clips, along with a moody new poster. There’s finally a zombie to be found, but do the latest looks at The Walking Dead companion series inspire any actual fear?
It’s always a toss-up who rules the realm of TV Comic-Con panels, between The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, though the shuffling zombies might outnumber White Walkers this year. Not only has AMC set panel plans for The Walking Dead Season 6, but so too will fans get a first look at Fear The Walking Dead with its own panel.
A couple of months ago, we learned that Paramount, along with producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, hired Akiva Goldsman to head up a new Transformers brain trust, giving Goldsman creative control over the future of the franchise. Goldsman has just put together the writers' room for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs, and it’s…interesting.
According to Deadline, Goldsman has wrangled The Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman, Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 writer Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner, who’s written for Lost and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That’s a bit of a mixed bag, but each writer has one thing in common (aside from being your average white dude): they’re all versed in large scale sci-fi.
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead companion series will restart the zombie apocalypse in a few months’ time, but may not resemble the blood-spurting thriller we’re used to. New comments from its showrunner Dave Erickson and creator Robert Kirkman suggest that Fear the Walking Dead will traffic much more in family drama, scaling back the walkers to look more freshly human as well.
Image has confirmed today that it will be returning for another Image Expo this July, which will take place one week before San Diego Comic-Con. Typically the home for a deluge of announcements from a wealth of both billed and surprise guests from the world of comics, the Expos have become a widely anticipated part of the comics calendar --- not least because publisher Eric Stephenson usually offers a keynote speech in which he criticizes everybody else in comics. It's ace.
Apart from its status as a prequel “companion series,” AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead spinoff has proven pretty tight-lipped for a series whose characters will have faces torn apart before long. Now, AMC has lifted back the veil just a bit, showing off the start of production in a new behind-the-scenes video to make us Fear the Walking Dead once again.
If you thought it was impossible for The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman to achieve any further Hollywood success, you'd be wrong.
His Image Comics publishing imprint, Skybound Entertainment, has signed a two-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That means Universal has first dibs on adapting any Skybound project for film, including Kirkman's own work on titles such as Invincible and The Astounding Wolf-Man, and the work of other creators, such as Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera's Dead Body Road and Joshua Williamson and Davide Gianfelice's Ghosted.