Rumor: MTV Planning Dawn of the Dead TV Series

Tom Goldman

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Rumor: MTV Planning Dawn of the Dead TV Series



When there's no more room in hell, the dead may walk on MTV.

It's rumored that MTV is in talks to create a television series spin-off of George Romero's classic zombie film 300 [http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Dead-Unrated-Directors-Blu-ray/dp/B001CW7ZW6/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1280868207&sr=1-1].

The development of this series is as rumored as rumors can get, with horror site Walking Dead [http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/] TV series hopefully on its way to AMC in 2010.

The original Dawn of the Dead featured typical slow-moving zombies, while the remake featured fast ones. As of now, MTV's spin-off could include both types. I'm of the belief that if your body is decaying, the joints and muscles probably wouldn't work well enough to run at top speed for too long. For this reason, slow moving zombies are more realistic. Fast moving zombies are more terrifying though, and a mix could work well, just as long as the fast moving zombie isn't used as an end-of-season cliffhanger.

This series could be the first show on MTV worthy of DVR'ing since Paris Hilton's My New BFF. I mean, since Jackass [http://www.amazon.com/My-Super-Sweet-16-Seasons/dp/B000P5FH6M/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1280868327&sr=1-1]? It will nicely complement other MTV shows such as Next and that Tila Tequila show. I would assume that a Dawn of the Dead spin-off series, even on MTV, would be made by someone who knows what they're doing, but for now I'm putting more faith in Walking Dead, which is based on a comic series that every zombie fan needs to read.

(Via: io9 [http://io9.com/5443462/mtv-launches-dawn-of-the-dead-show-with-dual+speed-zombies])

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AvsJoe

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Well, I'll certainly give it a chance, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. On the other hand I am eagerly awaiting the Walking Dead show. That's gonna be BADASS!
 

scnj

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Meh. I'd rather they leave it alone. George Romero is still cranking out movies, and we have the Walking Dead coming out anyway, so I don't really see the necessity of this.
 

AkJay

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Fuck you MTV. Jackass was funny, but it's over now; you can stop trying and fall into your proper place as a low-rate TV station.
 

Tom Goldman

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Oh god. MTV is going to fuck this so hard it will have to lock itself in the bathroom with a tub of soothing gel for weeks.
And since it has the Dawn of the Dead name no doubt that twat Romero will want some say in it.
There is just no chance at all this is going to be good.

Back to praying Walking Dead and World War Z come out awesome.
 

xHipaboo420x

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Yesyesyesyesyesyes!!!

This had better happen.

And then, when it does, it had better come to the UK!
 

Skizle

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Jaredin said:
Aura Guardian said:
Well this is bound to suck.
Yeah, which is a shame really for such an awesome film ><
maybe if it was on a different network it might have a chance. Or maybe they are just covering up that the might do a Zombieland TV series (Zombieland was originally going to be made in to a mini series on NBC I think), but with not the same name.
 

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stop complaining about MTV sucking ass. They are simply showing what the majority wants, and that is real people acting like complete idiots. Jersey Shore is amazing TV, it will dumb you the f**k down if you watch it long enough.The only reason why MTV will even consider airing this show is if it has a "reality" show feel to it, like one of us mentioned. Now that is bound to fail, but if they pull it off right it might be really good, like Dead Set, which was about a zombie breakout while they were filming Big Brother.
 

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Well, this could be interesting, could be done well, or it could be the worst thing EVER I MEAN LIKE WTF it could be shit but we can always pray.
 

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Er...well I guess it COULD be good, but I'm not wetting my pants in anticipation. Personally I think it would be better as a mini-series, like Dead Set (which was fucking awesome) otherwise I think it'll wear out it's welcome like Heroes/Lost did.
 

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The Good: It's Dawn of the Dead.
The Bad: It's MTV.
The Verdict: ????
The Internet: Profit!
 

Jark212

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AkJay said:
Fuck you MTV. Jackass was funny, but it's over now; you can stop trying and fall into your proper place as a low-rate TV station.
What he said...

The only way I'd ever watch this piece of crap, would be if they hired Max Brooks to advise or Direct...
 

CaptainCrunch

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Wow, MTV jumps on the zombie bandwagon about a year too late. This reminds me of Comedy Central's attempt to cash in on the WoW crowd...
<youtube=OwtHymt5l1Q>
 

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I'll judge it when I see it. If its good then I'll watch it. And if it sucks then I won't and I'll go watch Survivorman instead.
 

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CaptainCrunch said:
Wow, MTV jumps on the zombie bandwagon about a year too late. This reminds me of Comedy Central's attempt to cash in on the WoW crowd...
<youtube=OwtHymt5l1Q>
I liked that show
 

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At first I was excited about this, since I think that the idea of a Dawn of the Dead series would be intriguing...then I remembered that MTV is going to be the ones making this.

*sigh*