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Old 01-22-13, 11:15 PM
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Sounds interesting. Is this Amazon's first original series?

Zombieland TV Series Heading to Amazon

Zombieland is being developed as an original series by Amazon.com, according to Broadcast Now.

Originally rumoured to be heading to FOX, the series will apparently eschew the traditional broadcast model altogether by streaming on Amazon's instant video service. io9.com recently obtained some casting sheets from the show, which called for the return of the movie's four major characters - Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock - plus two newcomers, Fred and Ainsely. The latter pair are described as 'two office workers at the start of the zombie apocalypse, obliviously complaining about problems with their iPhones and getting the wrong order at Starbucks.'

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/...ding-to-amazon
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Here's some details with possible spoilers:

First Hints About How Zombieland Will Become a Weekly TV Show

Zombieland was one of the freshest horror comedies of the past decade — and there were reports in late 2011 that it was going to become a TV show for CBS. Now, it looks like the Zombieland TV show is actually a real thing, because casting calls just went out yesterday for the show's main characters.

We got hold of some script pages that are being used for casting purposes — which may or may not be indicative of what the actual pilot will end up being like, since a lot will change between now and then. But they definitely give us a sense of how the TV show will reinvent the main characters and their backstory a bit. There are casting calls for the four major characters from the film (Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock) plus a couple minor characters.

Here's how the characters would be portrayed somewhat differently on TV:

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Tallahassee is still kind of a snarky weirdo, but he seems to have a much less spiky relationship with Columbus. He and Columbus have a pretty amusing thing where they riff on the fact that Steven Seagal movies always have three-word titles like "Marked for Justice" or "May Cause Diarrhea." But Tallahassee also dispenses homespun wisdom about how to feel happy with your life. He also tells a weird story about being in a trailer park with a perpetually nude Matthew McConaughey. He also has a somewhat heartwarming scene where he tells Columbus that he's been wandering aimlessly for a long time, but maybe he's been put here for a reason — to help Columbus and the others.

Columbus is much the same, except that he tracks down his grandma and grandpa (Bubbie and Peepaw) only to find them recently zombiefied. Also, Columbus is trying to deal with his newfound relationship with Wichita, after their first kiss. He has started calling her "Krista," her real name — but there are some problems, especially after she finds him reading a book about fatherhood. He tries to organize a romantic scavenger hunt for her in the IKEA they're camping out in, but it goes kind of horribly.

Wichita is still trying to look after Little Rock, trying to teach her math with problems about someone stealing from a liquor store and jumping on a train going 42 miles per hour, with a cop chasing in a car going 88 miles per hour. We also learn a lot more about Wichita's backstory, including how she ran away from her father after he had her stealing people's Christmas presents — and later, she found out she had a sister who was also being a grifter with her dad.

Little Rock seems actually kind of excited about meeting Columbus' grandparents, before they turn out to be zombies. And she shares some of her own backstory, about how her dad parked her at a school while he went off grifting on his own — and then yanked her out of school right before a dance that she was looking forward to.

Fred and Ainsley are two office workers at the start of the zombie apocalypse, obliviously complaining about problems with their iPhones and getting the wrong order at Starbucks, which they admit are "first world problems" with a hashtag — while people are being disembowled just outside the window they're not facing. Tallahassee shows up to bring them their lunch orders, wearing a green polo shirt.


All in all, it's very much in keeping with the style of humor of the film — and more importantly, the characters feel much the same. And at the same time, it sounds as though moving the romance between Columbus and Wichita forward will be a major focus of the TV show, and the relationships among the four main characters will probably become a bit sweeter and more like a family as the show goes on. But as a half-hour comedy about zombies, it looks quite promising.

http://io9.com/5976583/the-zombielan...nto-production
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Old 01-23-13, 06:21 PM
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Sets an interesting precedent. I'll keep an eye on this.
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I'm all in.
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Not a surprise as the movie was originally written as a television pilot.

I personally would've liked a sequel.
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I hope this retains the gore from the film as well.
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Amazon’s ‘Zombieland’ Pilot Casts 2 Leads

Sundance breakout Tyler Ross, star of indie Milkshake, and up-and-comer Izabela Vidovic have been cast as two of the four leads in Zombieland, Amazon Studios’ comedy pilot based on the hit 2009 movie.

The project, produced by Sony TV, is a continuation of the adventures of Tallahassee, Columbus (Ross), Wichita, and her younger sister Little Rock (Vidovic) — four humans who band together to survive the zombie apocalypse. In the movie, the “nerdy handsome” Columbus, who also narrates the story, was played by Jesse Eisenberg; Little Rock, a worldly girl hardened by adversity, was portrayed by Abigail Breslin. Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone.

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From left to right: Izabela Vidovic as Little Rock, Kirk Ward as Tallahassee, Maiara Walsh as Wichita and Tyler Ross as Columbus
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From left to right: Izabela Vidovic as Little Rock, Kirk Ward as Tallahassee, Maiara Walsh as Wichita and Tyler Ross as Columbus
That hair on Ward has to go. Looks like a Yuppy Lawyer........
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Ugh. Pass. That cast is the definition of nobodies and never-will-bes.
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That poster is terrifyingly awful.... but I'll give it a whirl when it lands.
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Yeah I get the feeling this will be bad. The original film is great and a sequel to it would possibly be cool to see but I don't think it really needed to be a series. The cast just doesn't look right from the pictures posted.
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/\ It was originally conceived as a series, and I think the premise could support it.

That being said, the cast does look awful. I would much prefer if they were playing different characters.
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*Looks at cast photo*








Nope.
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According to Bloody Disgusting, the pilot will be available on Prime streaming tomorrow, 4/18. Definitely will check it with an open mind, at least the original writers are on board. Might be fun if you can get past the replacement cast.
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The one thing I don't like is that they're running with the same characters. The movie worked fine as a standalone, I would have no qualms following a new group of people.
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Well that was fast. It seems like they've been working on Arrested Development forever.
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Well that was fast. It seems like they've been working on Arrested Development forever.
I think Zombieland is just the pilot, then if it gets picked up they'll produce the remaining seasons episodes. AD got the whole season already, so that might explain why its taking longer.
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Looks like Amazon is going to ask the audience to look at 14 pilot episodes and then decide whether or not to produce any of them.
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Fucking terrible
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Looks like what one would expect from a Web series.

Amazon, Netflix you are not.
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Oh good grief that looks awful.....
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I'm still gonna check it out...
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The comedy tone in that clip feels way off from the movie... much too 'early 90s Fox sitcom'. For whatever reason it reminds me of one of those bad US adaptations of a good UK sitcom. But I'll still try the pilot. It's only 29 minutes.
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Its now listed but doesn't play. I'll try again tonight.
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