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  1. Norman Reedus Is Totally OK With Playing The Walking Dead‘s Daryl Dixon As Gay, So Let’s Do This!

    Make it so.

    Ah, the ongoing drama of "Is The Walking Dead actually going to make their redneck prince Daryl Dixon LGBTQ?" The latest on that front is Norman Reedus himself chiming in, explaining how ex-showrunner Frank Darabont suggested that Reedus play his character as homosexual. Let's dig in:

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  2. Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel Is Actually a Prequel, Will Focus on the Huntsman and Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen

    Not sure if want.

    We heard last month that Frank Darabont might be directing a Snow White-less follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, and lo and behold, Universal just confirmed it. But what's that? It's a prequel? And there'll be more of Charlize Theron's evil queen who, according to most people who saw Snow White, was its best part? I'm listening.

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  3. Frank Darabont In Talks To Direct Hemsworth-Focused Sequel To Snow White And The Huntsman

    Snow White? More like no white, am I right, guys? Guys?

    Walking Dead's Frank Darabont is reportedly in talks to direct a 2016 sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal Pictures and Roth Films. That title might need some amendments though--the second installment of the franchise is rumored to focus almost exclusively on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: A Gummy Bear’s Skeleton

    Things We Saw Today

    This makes zero sense but I enjoy it anyway. Currently out of stock on ThinkGeek.com. (via Geek Alerts)

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  5. Why Yes, Frank Darabont Is Still Pretty Angry Over The Whole Walking Dead Firing Thing

    This Makes Sense

    The Walking Dead has gone through a few showrunners since Frank Darabont was fired by AMC back in 2011 but it seems time hasn't healed those particular wounds just yet.

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  6. That’s Gonna Be -2 CON Damage: Warner Bros. Just Acquired the Movie Rights to Dungeons & Dragons

    +2 Cha -2 Str

    Buckle up. One of hallowed bastions of nerddom with one of the worst records at making a related movie that is in any way watchable has just been optioned for another adaptation. That's right. Warner Bros. wants to make a Dungeons & Dragons movie.

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  7. Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen Might Co-Star In, Get Stepped On By Godzilla

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Gareth Edwards' Godzilla remake has had a shaky time of things so far. It's had a bazillion or so people working on its script (OK, more like five), which is usually not a good sign. And last month it lost two of its producers. But with original The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont working on what is hopefully the script's last rewrite and the start of production scheduled for March, it's time for Edwards et. al. to move things along a bit. And that means casting.

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  8. AMC’s The Walking Dead Hires Its Third Showrunner, Puts Superglue On All Office Chairs

    Just Go With It

    We were fairly surprised last December when news broke of The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara leaving the show. Not so much for the decision of course but because this was the second showrunner to exit the popular cable series in as many years. Now a third individual has entered the apocalypse fray and we hope they last the night. 

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  9. Development of New Godzilla an Unnecessary Mess of Petty Disputes and Rewrites

    Did you just feel the ground shake violently beneath your feet? Hear that deafening roar from off in the distance? As much as we wish we could say it's Godzilla, those tremors and bellowing are actually coming from an even more monstrous abomination: Legendary Pictures. Production for the highly anticipated return of everyone's favorite king of kaiju hasn't even started and already the studio is being stymied by one self-imposed speed bump after another. From the studio playing a tedious game of musical chairs with film writers to petty internal disputes, we'd be fortunate to even get 5 minutes of leaked grainy Godzilla footage uploaded to YouTube at the rate things are currently going -- which is assuming that everybody at Legendary Pictures can wrap their heads around a grown-up word called compromise.

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  10. AMC’s The Walking Dead Loses Another Showrunner, Gets Renewed For A 4th Season

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    Does The Walking Dead have cooties or something? 

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  11. The Walking Dead Breaks AMC Ratings Records, Plus More on Michonne

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    Sunday night's season finale of The Walking Dead drew a whopping 9 million viewers, a record for AMC. A solid two thirds of that viewership were in the 18-49 age demographic, both numbers proving huge jumps since the second half of the season premiered last month. But also consider this: this happened after a big chunk of the budget was cut and in the first full season without the original showrunner, Frank Darabont. I think it's safe to say that Glen Mazzara has more than fulfilled his duties since taking over. Also inside: More information about the casting of Danai Gurira as Michonne. By the way, I'm going to go ahead and talk about things that happened during the second season, so if you're saving yourself and don't want to read spoilers, read no further.

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Harley Quinn As Superman

    Things We Saw Today

    Well here's something I never thought I'd see. Harley Quinn dressed up as Superman. You can thank Eric Stettmeier of the Toyriffic blog for swapping Harley into all sorts of personas. You'll also see  her as Wonder Woman, a Stormtrooper, Bob Ross and more. Yes, I said Bob Ross. Now check out what else we saw today.

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  13. The Walking Dead If It Was Part of NBC’s Family-Friendly Lineup of the 1990s [Video]

    Bloody Good Fun

    Well, this is heartwarming! The Walking Dead, re-imagined as a golly-gosh family sitcom borrowing the theme song to Growing Pains! I remember watching this with the fam in the mid-'90s, laughing right along with the studio audience when Homeless Zombie showed up. (This was before Kramer, you guys.) Anyway, if this is any indication of what Frank Darabont had planned before he was fired, then I just don't get Hollywood anymore. Not. At. All. (via Blastr) Previously in The Walking Dead

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  14. The Walking Dead Gets a 16-Episode Order For Its Third Season

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    Great news for AMC's The Walking Dead coming out of the Television Critics Association press tour: The third season of the show has just gotten a 16-episode order! After a successful second season, the AMC drama has increased its usual season by three episodes, showing faith in the show as well as its new showrunner, Glen Mazzara. That means even more brains, glazed over zombies eyes ... and hopefully, more action than we saw in the first half of the second season.

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  15. This Is How Frank Darabont Would Have Started Season 2 of The Walking Dead

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    The idea was to do this with a very focused “you are there” documentary feel. Not going all shaky-cam, but still making it a bit rawer and grainier than the rest of the show. We’d start with a squad of maybe seven or eight soldiers being dropped into the city by chopper. They have map coordinates they need to get to; they’ve been told to report to a certain place to provide reinforcement. It’s not a special mission, it’s basically a housekeeping measure putting more boots on the ground to reinforce key intersections and installations throughout the city. And we follow this group from the moment the copter sets them down. All they have to do is travel maybe a dozen blocks, a simple journey, but what starts as a no-brainer scenario goes from “the city is being secured” to “holy shi*t, we’ve lost control, the world is ending.” Our squad gets blocked at every turn and are soon just trying to survive. I wanted to do a really tense, character-driven ensemble story as communications break down, supply lines are lost, escape routes are cut off, morale falls apart, leadership unravels, mutinies heat up, etc. (Yes, this approach owes a spiritual debt to a number of great films, including Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort.) -- Frank Darabont, confirming his plans for the zombie soldier story told by Being Human's Sam Witwer (who played that zombie soldier), but denying that it was for a web series. No, this is how the second season of AMC's The Walking Dead would have started had Darabont not been fired from the show. Want to know more, like how the show's regular characters played into this? Because there were plans for that, too.

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  16. AMC Announces Season 3 Of The Walking Dead

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    Two episodes into the second season of the hit AMC thriller The Walking Dead, the cable network has officially announced that the zombies will be walking for at least one more year.

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  17. George Romero Turned Down Directing Episodes of The Walking Dead

    We Can't Have Nice Things

    While this is not an unexpected turn of events, iconic director and writer of zombie movies George Romero revealed that he was asked to direct a few episodes of AMC's The Walking Dead but turned it down. In fact, while he had other reasons, he turned it down in favor of shooting The Zombie Autopsies. Even though this undead match-up would have been one for the ages, it's understandable why the Godfather of Zombies wouldn't be interested in The Walking Dead -- his zombies are all his own.

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  18. The Walking Dead‘s New Showrunner Assures Us That He Will Handle The Walking Dead Just Fine

    Good News Everyone!

    "There's been all this concern that I'm going to f*ck up this show, and really, we're just trying to get it done." -- Glen Mazzara, the news showrunner of AMC's The Walking Dead, to TV Guide, talking about how well he's handling the duties of running the critically-acclaimed show. He went on to say that breaking the news of the transition to the cast was "rough": "There's an emotional connection to Frank [Darabont] that they're never going to have to another writer/producer." However, Mazzara says that Darabont gave him his blessing when he left, so despite the pressure of living up to someone like Frank Darabont, there was a lot of faith involved here. No pressure, Glen Mazzara! We're pretty sure you'll do a swell job! (via Blastr)

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  19. New Showrunner Glen Mazzara Talks Season 2 of The Walking Dead

    Braaaaiiiinnnnns

    The "'berrrrrr" months are nearly upon us, and that means that the second season of The Walking Dead is as well. This show has been through a lot just this summer, including a changing of the guards after showrunner Frank Darabont was fired. His replacement, Glen Mazzara, has an interview on the AMC web site in which he talks about how the second season will draw greatly from the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman and its storyline concerning the character Herschel. He also discusses how it feels like he's turning Rick into a bad guy and confirms the appearance of the Governor. Seriously, October cannot come soon enough.

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  20. Steven Spielberg and Stephen King Will Collaborate on Under the Dome for Showtime

    Together At Last

    In what might be their first successful collaboration (after The Talisman never got off the ground), Steven Spielberg and Stephen King will be teaming up for a TV adaptation of the author's 2009 book Under the Dome, about a New England town being surrounded by a force field. And unlike King's previous ventures into TV (which are mostly miniseries), this is being developed as an ongoing series for Showtime. So far, King and Spielberg are the only names attached to this, and no dates have been mentioned since Spielberg acquired the rights shortly after the book came out. But now it looks like Showtime wants in on the successful genre scene by creating some competition for HBO's Game of Thrones and AMC's The Walking Dead. Hear that, guys? Showtime just realized how cool geeks are.

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