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The Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont To Rewrite Godzilla

Frank Darabont, the filmmaker best known for bringing us The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and the first season of The Walking Dead, is turning his attention to giant skyscraper-sized Japanese monsters. As casting rumors have begun to fly, it's been revealed that Darabont has been hired by Legendary Pictures to do a final rewrite of the upcoming Godzilla reboot.

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Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir Drama Gets A Series Order At TNT

Since his unexpected exit from The Walking Dead last year, Frank Darabont has been developing a pilot for TNT tentatively titled L.A. Noir. Among the stars of the project, TWD's Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn. Word has finally come in on the fate of the pilot and it's good news! TNT announced today that they've picked it up to series.

Thomas Jane In Talks To Play Bugsy Siegel In Frank Darabont's LA Noir

Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir hasn't officially been picked up by TNT but, with the prestige behind the project, not to mention the newest casting reports, the police pilot's chances certainly look promising. The one-time showrunner for The Walking Dead quickly assembled a dynamite cast for his new potential series and today, they may have added another star to the already stellar ensemble. Thomas Jane is in talks to join L.A. Noir as Bugsy Siegel in his first post-Hung part.

The Walking Dead's Jeffrey DeMunn And Andrew Rothenberg Join Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir

If you haven't gotten caught up on the second season of The Walking Dead, read no further! What is The Walking Dead's loss may be L.A. Noir's gain. The TNT drama pilot appears to be picking up the AMC dramas leavings, and it may be all the better for it, given the talent falling away from that show.

Simon Pegg Might Play A Secret Role In Frank Darabont's LA Noir Pilot

Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir adaptation just keeps getting better and better. Based on John Butnin’s true crime novel L.A. Noir: The Struggle For the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City the writer-director has assembled quite the project at TNT with Milo Ventimiglia, Jon Bernthal (rumored) and Neal McDonough set to star in the tale of Los Angeles' hard boiled history. In an attempt to add to the pilot's prestige, Darabont and the network are trying to land Shaun of the Dead Simon Pegg for a secret guest spot.

The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal May Star In Frank Darabont's TNT Pilot L.A. Noir

Where Frank Darabont goes, Jon Bernthal may follow. Word is, the actor, who currently plays a pretty big role in AMC’s The Walking Dead may be looking to star in L.A. Noir, Darabont’s upcoming drama pilot for TNT. So, what does this mean for Shane on The Walking Dead?

Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir Gets Picked Up By TNT

TNT has ordered a pilot for the drama, which focuses on the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department and a criminal ring in the forties and fifties. At the head of the LAPD is Police Chief William Parker. His intimate rival is boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen. The program will be based on L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City, a nonfiction title by John Buntin.

Bloody Teaser For AMC's The Walking Dead, Everybody Takes A Weapon

Everything that has happened since the finale of the first season of The Walking Dead has reinvigorated excitement for the show. Many critics felt a significant drop in quality after the phenomenal pilot but everything else we've seen for the second season so far has been spectacular, including this new promo. From the earliest leaked zombie photos to this teaser, AMC knows how to ramp up excitement and one can only expect huge numbers for the premiere.

AMC's The Walking Dead Coughs Up Four New Season 2 Teasers

AMC's The Walking Dead has to be the undeniable breakout hit of last season. I'm not talking about just in terms of its own network but that the horror series became a sort of cultural phenomenon and provided AMC with its biggest ratings numbers yet. All this attention and acclaim in only a six-episode first season, but the second season is on its way and AMC is beginning to tease its return.

Sons Of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter Sounds Off On AMC's 'Bad Business'

What’s the old saying about opinions being like a-holes? Everyone’s got one, right? The same can almost be said for Twitter accounts these days and if ever there’s a guy who knows how to “manipulate 140 characters,” it’s Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. This isn’t the first time he’s dropped some honesty onto his Twitter feed, and I doubt it’ll be the last. Last night, he targeted AMC for their budget issues and took some shots at Mad Men in the process…

The Real Reason Frank Darabont Was Fired From The Walking Dead

The network is constantly trying to cut costs, which in Mad Men's case involved demanding more advertising time and a smaller budget. For The Walking Dead, they were asking Darabont to increase the number of episodes-- from the six-episode first season to thirteen in the second season-- while also slashing his budget.

Frank Darabont Stepping Down As The Walking Dead Showrunner

In a surprising bit of news, Frank Darabont has apparently stepped down as showrunner for AMC’s horror/drama series The Walking Dead. Details on his departure from the series are scarce, and it’s unknown whether or not he’ll remain attached to the show in some capacity.

Walking Dead Season 1 Gets A Special Edition With Extra Bonus Features

And now from the "Most Likely to Piss Off Loyal Fans" department: today Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced a new special edition of The Walking Dead: Season 1, which will include tons of new bonus features, including audio commentaries on all six episodes. Sounds great, right? Well, not if you're one of the folks (hi!) who already paid to buy the season one set last March, which includes a fraction of these features.

Walking Dead Season 2 Comic-Con Poster Strands Cast Atop An RV

There's a lot of excitement about the upcoming second season of AMC's The Walking Dead here around Cinema Blend. In fact, if there's one major complaint, it's that the October season premiere is approaching slower than your average shambling brain-eater. In the mean time, we have to take solace in whatever tidbits we can get.

AMC's The Walking Dead Goes Behind The Scenes With Makeup Artist Greg Nicotero

Everyone is pretty excited for the return of AMC's The Walking Dead. It's one of the few new series last season that really captured audiences and instantly converted them into mindless, uh, zombies, obediently tuning in each week to see what blood, guts, and gore-thirsty creatures Sheriff Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors had to deal with, or decapitate and disembowel, this time.

AMC's The Walking Dead Casts More Zombie Fodder

The first season of The Walking Dead was very well received, but the problem with these kinds of shows -- ones that regularly kill off their characters -- is that they need constant and continual casting. And trust me, a lot of characters in this series don't last very long. No spoilers, but I will say this: no one is safe.

Behind The Scenes On The First Day Of The Walking Dead Season Two

Don't worry. Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead will be back looking for your brains before you know it. That's right, AMC's horror hit from last year has begun filming its follow-up season, and this time they've got a full 13-episode order to fill with your favorite flesh-eaters. Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew.

First Look At The Undead From AMC's The Walking Dead Season Two

The promotional effort has already been resurrected for the critically acclaimed series about the undead with this first look photo from Season Two of The Walking Dead. The series, adapted from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel of the same same and written (primarily) and directed by Frank 'Shawshank Redemption' Darabont, was such an initial success that the order for another round came very quickly...

Behind The Scenes Of The Apocalypse With Walking Dead DVD Features Clips

We're only four weeks away from the zombie apocalypse...and it will be televised. Well, technically it's just the Blu-ray and DVD release of AMC's awesome zombie drama The Walking Dead. And technically it was already televised, but...whatever. Let's just put a round in the head of this metaphor and be done with it.

The Walking Dead Watch: Episode 3, Tell It To The Frogs

If there's any one thing generally associated with Frank Darabont, it's deliberate storytelling, generally on the slow burner side. It's hard to tell how well this will pay off in zombie television. While character development is certainly beyond important

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