AMC has officially released its 4-minute trailer for Frank Darabont’s zombie drama The Walking Dead, as seen at Comic-Con last month. It’s chilling and intense, and you should watch it now:
Comic-Con trailer: Smallville’s final season
Here’s a really good grab of the trailer for Smallville‘s 10th and final season, as shown on Sunday at Comic-Con 2010. Looks like a lot of familiar faces are returning for the last hurrah, and you’ll also catch a glimpse of some things you thought you’d never see on Smallville: the red & blue suit, and a character referring to Clark as “Superman.” This is truly the end…
The zombies are coming in October
As we all take a collective breath and step back to absorb all of the goodness that Comic-Con 2010 bestowed upon fans of television, here’s the 4-minute trailer that was shown at SDCC for AMC‘s The Walking Dead series by Frank Darabont. It’s a bootleg recording of the trailer shown on the show floor, but it’s the best quality version I’ve found (until AMC releases the high-def themselves).
The Walking Dead follows the of survivors of a zombie apocalypse and their efforts to find their loved ones and a safe place to live. The buzz on this one is off the charts, and judging by this trailer, it’s going to be intense. Note that the trailer contains some language that’s mildly NSFW.
Cable networks look to Comic-Con for PR
It’s not exactly news that San Diego Comic-Con International is a big deal for Hollywood. Genre movies and TV shows can be made or buried by fan reactions to what they see at the Con.
Several networks have, in recent years, used Comic-Con as a launching pad to build buzz for their newest and hottest shows with panels and show-floor booths with swag giveaways. This year two of the most buzzed-about shows are releasing tie-in comic books as enticements for hungry fans.
USA orders Burn Notice prequel for Bruce Campbell
News straight from Comic-Con: USA network chief Jeff Wachtel announced in front of a packed room of fans that a prequel film is in the works for Burn Notice. Said telefilm would star the show’s resident ex-Navy SEAL, Sam Axe, played by Comic-Con favorite Bruce Campbell.
According to Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, the two-hour movie will not substitute for two episodes of the show, but will instead be a full movie focused solely on Sam. The movie is set in South America during Sam’s days as a SEAL, and will tell the story of how he ended up retired in Miami.
No air date has been set, as production has not yet begun.