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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 31st, 2010 02:47 am (UTC) (Link Me)
YAY! More pre-premiere TWD obsessives! I was a fan of the comics before the Jamie rumors were floated, and I adore Frank Darabont. He's just a gem of a man. I cannot freaking wait for the 4 1/2 minute reel they showed at SDCC to hit the net (at least I hope it does) - I actually got a little teary, it looked so amazing. A few key moments from the comics that made me go all nerdgasmic. :D

It's funny you mentioned the height thing - I think a few people floated that idea when Andy Lincoln got the part, but the thing is... he's really not that much taller than Jamie, either. (5'10") That screen cap I posted is from Strike Back in which he co-stars with Richard Armitage (6'2") who towers over him.
wisteria_ From: wisteria_ Date: July 31st, 2010 03:58 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm a total newbie to comics, so I'm one of the bandwagon jumpers here. (That's what makes me nervous about the fandom -- hardcore comics geeks aren't known for loving the newcomers. ;)

That blurry video on YT really is fabulous. Just wish we could see it better! AMC's show blog has been great so far, but they haven't posted the preview yet. Alas. I do love that everything looks exactly as I pictured it. (Have you read the pilot script? More than anything else -- including the "yay, they're filming here in Atlanta!" -- that script is what got me hooked. Excellent writing by Darabont. If you haven't seen it and want more info, PM me!)

Er, back on topic. To be honest, I haven't seen Andrew Lincoln in enough other things to get a feel for his appearance, but he just seems a bit more physically imposing than Jamie, despite the Apollo muscles. But I'm sure many other factors played into the casting. ;)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 31st, 2010 04:17 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Sorta true re: hardcores, although the way Darabont and Kirkman are collaborating on the arc of the series, the hardcore fans of the comics are in for surprises, too. They'll be pulling a Dexter and starting off w/ a lot from the source material, but then re-shaping it and making it its own beast. Which is good. :) (I actually read far fewer comics than I'd like, mostly because I can't afford to buy them all! Many friends insisted to me that I read TWD because they spoke so highly of it, and they were absolutely right. One of the most intense series I've ever read.)

When I started properly fangirling Andy I actually went back and watched the first two series of Teachers for him (Which is not bad... sometimes incredibly funny, sometimes slapdash. First series bonus: He's naked. A LOT. ) Haven't seen This Life though I know it was hugely beloved in the UK. Strike Back is kinda... eh. Reminds me of Ultimate Force, all military bravado and little substance. (Hey, something else he and Jamie have in common! The budget on Strike Back is a hell of a lot better, though. XD) And that was from just last year so he's got the older, chiseled look which I prefer. UNF.

And now I'm going to go back to where you said "Apollo muscles" and keep praying for an excuse to get DS Devlin's shirt off in the next L&O:UK series. ;)

p.s. I have indeed read the TWD pilot script. Loved it. I'd expect no less from Frank. And Kirkman's going to pen an episode, too. Woot.
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