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The Walking Dead Adds Frozen Star Emma Bell to its Cast

The Walking Dead Adds Frozen Star Emma Bell to its CastOne young actress we’ve been anxiously keeping an eye is Emma Bell. She blew us away in Adam Green’s Frozen, and obviously the powers-that-be agreed as she’s just landed a recurring role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

Per Variety Bell will play a college student who seeks safety with the remaining survivors after the zombie invasion. Another new character? We’re cool with it since we can’t wait to see Bell mix it up with some flesh eaters.

“The Walking Dead” is based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. KNB will be handling the effects, and Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, Linds Edwards, and Jim Coleman are all set to star along with Bell.

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    • To whom are you referring to pray tell?
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  1. ANOTHER new character? Seriously? I mean what happened to keeping it around the core characters since their evolution in the series was important? Now they’re just adding as many people as possible and taking focus away from folks like Andrea and Rick and Dale. This is beginning to feel like “Dawn 04″ all of a sudden.

    I really hope this doesn’t turn in to a “Heroes” situation where it’s just a large cast of people who don’t die. I have a suspicion what with this now a proposed ongoing show the whole “No one is safe” guideline will be basically thrown away.

    I wasn’t one of the two people who saw “Frozen” so I won’t comment on this actress yet.

    If anything I’ll just stick to the ongoing comic and let the noobies ooh and aah at the genius of this show if it lasts long.

    Still optimistic… still optimistic… must not let the cynic in me win this time…
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      • “The Mist” and “The Majestic” aren’t exactly A grade material, and I have every right to be cautious since Darabont isn’t directing the whole series, so I’ll continue my caution. I’m not a blind fan boy who dives in to everything and no one is infallible, not even Darabont.
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        • “I’m not a blind fan boy who dives in to everything and no one is infallible, not even Darabont.”

          No, it appears you’re a blind fan boy who starts bitching and doomsaying the second that an adaptation strays from blind faithfulness.

          Sure, Darabont’s not directing them all but Robert Kirkman, the creator of the amazing book, is heavily involved, writing a couple episodes. Does that not inspire ANY faith?

          • G.D. I wrote this as an ender to my first response to this news:

            “Still optimistic… still optimistic… must not let the cynic in me win this time…”

            And I meant it. You’re cherry picking because god forbid I should question Darabont. Blind faithfulness works both ways last I checked.

            I haven’t written the show off at all, but I am being cautious, I’m not saying “Darabont never loses, Darabont always comes through” like everyone else, so spare me.
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          • Who is this Faith woman you refer to, and how did she go blind?
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          • I think Buffy did it. I can’t be sure.
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          • “No, it appears you’re a blind fan boy who starts bitching and doomsaying the second that an adaptation strays from blind faithfulness.”

            I was about to say the EXACT same thing. Thanks for saving me the trouble.

        • For a creature-feature, The Mist was damn near perfect. As for The Majestic, considering it’s been like ten years since I saw it, I don’t really remember much of it. I see you’ve conveniently left out The Shawshank Redemption and the Blob remake.

          It’s ironic that you label others fanboys when you happily praised Romero’s latest crap zombie film. All the while staunchly defending it’s quality when most other sensible people call it out for what it truly is.

          • I don’t consider “The Mist” damn near perfect. It’s a good time killer for sure. But no way do the words “perfect” come to mind when I see it. And of course I left out the films you mentioned because I was making a point about movies Darabont made that WEREN’T good, see that? Ooh.

            And don’t meander from the point here. I do not intend on turning this in to a “Survival” debate right now. I made my post very clear about my optimism and cynicism and I stand by that.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • I wasn’t attempting to lure you into another SOTD debate, I’ve pretty much said all there is to say and I’m sure you have as well. Still, it’s pretty hypocritical to label others fanboys while you yourself are a Romero fanboy.

          • I’m a fanboy for a dozen things, what does that even prove? Now if you’re saying I’m a Romero apologist, then sure, I really am, your point is?

            Lol.
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          • Good lord! Short term memory gone? You said several minutes ago that you aren’t a fanboy! Now you’ve admitted you are what you disdain. That’s all that I wanted to hear!

          • It’s so not worth it LSD. You’re right, of course, but he’s just going to go round and round, trying to have it both ways. That much is obvious to everyone who reads his posts.

            First, he says that he isn’t a fanboy. Then he says that he is. Then he’ll change the subject a few dozen times. Then he’ll try to confuse things even further, so as not to admit that his initial “I’m not a fanboy who…” line was not only disingenuous, but entirely meaningless.

            That’s how it works.

            In case you’re interested, here are a few examples from the boards of Terminal discussing his personal disdain for fanboys.

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            “I just wanted to confirm that I’m no Tarantino fanboy who thinks everything he serves us is fried gold.”

            “He’s just a typical ignorant fanboy.”

            “That’s a dumb fanboy device.”

            “That was a limp fanboy effort to me.”

            “It’s that fanboy idiocy again.”

            “That reply is such a typical fanboy response.”

            “A spade is a spade, and a fanboy is a fanboy.”

            “The only people interested in both movies were fanboys, period.”

            “Wow, what an original rant! I haven’t heard that from about nine hundred other fanboys before.”

            “Fanboys will cum for it.”

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            Do you see a pattern there? I sure do. The funny thing is, when someone calls HIM on being a fanboy, this is how he responds:

            “Calling an opposite opinion fanboy bullcrap is quite indicative of your view.”

            Terminal wants to have it both ways. He wants to be able to insult people with the meaningless term “fanboy” whenever he disagrees with them about something. But then, when someone turns the tables and uses the term against him, he complains that it’s indicative of someone who doesn’t have anything better to say. In this very thread, he’s tried to have it both ways. I don’t think he realizes that it’s as obvious to everyone as it is.

            Now comes the predictable part where he’ll either ignore the whole thing and hope that nobody notices, or he’ll call me pathetic for wasting about two minutes of my time using the search function on the boards to look up his use of the word “fanboy.” Or maybe this time he’ll fall back on the old “I never said I wasn’t a hypocrite” line, in an attempt to minimize his flaws by admitting to them, as though that’s somehow even possible.

            Either way, it’s kinda fun to watch. He’s nothing if not predictable.

          • I am a proud fanboy of a lot of things. That being said, I don’t think every thing associated with what I’m a “fanboy” of is gold. I’m a Whedon fanboy and I found Dollhouse to be quite a chore for most of it’s first season and thought the second season had some good ideas but also felt that Whedon fell victim to repetition. What he once used as a shocking character death and used as growth for a character, turned into almost a predictable gimmick.

            My point is that I’m not one to think things are awesome just because someone I like is involved. But I do have faith that Darabont and Hurd will knock this out of the park.

    • Relax. I actually think this is a good sign. It only takes 10 minutes to read a comic. Even with some roughly 15 minutes or so of padding, that would be 3 issues per hour of a commercial TV show. By adding some new characters to play with and hopefully kill off with horrible zombie attacks, they can be a little more leisurely with how they tackle the actual events and characters from the comic. This way they won’t blow through all the material too quickly and they can stay as close as possible to the main storylines of the comics for a longer amount of time. With short seasons and story padding and longer intervals between seasons, this could potentially allow them to stay much more faithful to the source material for a long, long while, possibly indefinitely. I’d much prefer that than something like Kick-Ass, where the later parts of the adaptation bear no resemblance to the comic its based on.

      • Very interesting points LDP, you make good arguments. I’m one of the few who did not like “Kick Ass.”
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        • Let’s just hope that’s what they do. I heard there’s just going to be 6 episodes initially, so I hope so.

          And I can’t say I disliked Kick-Ass. It was fun, at least. But it definitely missed the point of the comic by a mile. Nowhere near as good as it could’ve been. I like to think of the movie as Dave’s fantasy of what being a hero would be, with the comic being the reality of it.

          • “Kick-Ass” most definitely missed the point of the comics by miles. It just took all the action pieces, and glorified the violence contradicting the message of the series and let these characters off way too easily.

            As for this series, I’m crossing my fingers. I hope it’s good. I REALLY do.
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      • Good points. Makes sense, that’s what I was thinking as all these “new” characters were being added. Those really are the only reasons that make sense, and if those are correct, these guys are doing the right thing.

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