"The Walking Dead" may receive monster ratings, but “Dawn of the Dead” director George Romero isn't among the viewers.
“I love the books,” Romero told io9, but he admits he hasn’t seen the AMC series. “I've been waiting to see the whole first season, which I missed because I've been traveling.”
As the creator of the zombie genre, Romero was asked to participate on the show, but he opted to pass.
“Producers called and said, ‘do you want to direct some of these,’ and I said no,” Romero reveals. “Because I just didn't think it was me.” He notes, “my zombies are sort of my own.”
He's also a little busy. Romero, 71, is working on a screenplay for “The Zombie Autopsies.”
"The Godfather of all Zombies" is surprised by all the zombie-themed fare these days. “This whole zombie revolution, it's unbelievable,” he says of the current pop culture phenomena. “They're popular enough that I half expect a zombie to show up on 'Sesame Street' and hang out with The Count. Vampires became The Count on 'Sesame Street,' a zombie might be the next guy.” Why not?
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I finally watched the walking dead. IMO, it' s a bit boring. As for the 1st episode, out of all the people in the hospital, how did that one cop be the only guy not killed?
Pretty far fetched to me...
I hear he's the most interesting man in the world.
Although I agree that Romero is the Godfather of Zombies, his perspective on the zombie is outdated. Even the last Zombie movie he did, did not stack up to his legacy....
The W alking Dead is the best show.Anyone can die,so the surprise is always there
sure... I guess we're all sick of vampires... but I just don't get the horror thing. especially slasher movies. just cr@p, really.
the whole "vampire" thing ended with me when Buffy was cancelled. Twilight makes me wanna puke...
I'm glad he didn't sign on with the series. Even though Romero is the Godfather of Zombies, we needed a fresh take on the genre which the show is providing. If you like (or loathe) zombies as much as I do, check out the Top 10 Zombie Movies of all time at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-10-zombie-movies-of-all-time-with.html and let us know which your favorites are!
It is pretty good for a tv show.
WOO I love books and movies about zombies. Plus The Walking Dead is a really good show. I never miss it. To me it is the best show on tv right now. It really is pretty good.
I agree whole-heartedly! Last nights epi was fantastic. :)
YEEEAAH BABEH!! Hands down!
I am like a crack head foaming at the mouth for the next episode!
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