The Walking Dead Movie Fancast
My fancast on the first Volume of The Walking Dead
First and foremost i just wanna say im a huge fan of the comics and show, but if they did decide to do a movie franchise out of it . I would hope it would be like Harry Potter and Twight where you release one movie a year. I tried to cast the characters as close as much to their comic counterparts. My plan would be a seven to eight movie franchise each film based on either one or two volumes of the series.
David Fincher : Is a great Oscar nominated director who is known for his dark and stylish thrillers. I think he would make a very interesting and intriguing Walking Dead film. His work in Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Fight Club proves he knows great heart stopping drama and he's also amazing bringing great.
John Murphy : Awesome composer who's best known for his calibration's with director Danny Boyle. The only reason why i chose him because of his work in 28 weeks later. The theme song for that film would be perfect for this film.
The story begins before the zombie outbreak has happened where sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes and his partner, Shane, are in a shoot-out with a prisoner who escaped jail in Grant County. Rick is shot in the chest, while trying to flank the prisoner which puts him into a coma. A month later, Rick wakes up in a hospital bed and finds himself in an abandoned hospital. He falls out of his bed and calls for help, but no one comes. After dressing himself, he explores the hospital, finding a corpse which falls backward into the opening elevator; as well as a cafeteria door that is blocked by a piece of wood. Rick removes the piece of wood and opens the door only to find multiple zombies inside the room. One of the zombies lunges at Rick which causes them to fall down a set of stairs where the zombie's head becomes decapitated.
Severely confused, Rick leaves the hospital (after locking the door with his belt to stop the other zombies) and finds a bicycle. As Rick walks toward the bike he sees a zombie that has deteriorated to nothing more than bones. At this sight, Rick temporarily breaks down. Shortly after, Rick returns to his home and finds that his house had been looted and that his family, Lori and Carl are gone. Upon exiting his home, Rick is knocked unconscious by a boy with a shovel. The boy's father quickly tells him that Rick is not a zombie and they bring him inside. Rick wakes up and has dinner with the man who's name is Morgan Jones. The boy that hit Rick in the head with a shovel is Morgan's son, Duane Jones. Morgan explains to Rick the nature of the outbreak, which started just over a month ago. Rick finds out that before the media shut down that the government told everyone to relocate to major cities. Rick decides that Lori would have taken Carl to Atlanta where her parents live. Rick, Morgan, and Duane go to the police station in order to get supplies. Rick gives Morgan and Duane some guns and a police car while changing into a police uniform and filling a bag with guns to take with him. Morgan and Duane decide to stay behind while Rick leaves in search of his family in Atlanta. The goodbye is interrupted when a zombie appears behind a fence and Rick nearly shoots it, though Morgan tells him not to waste the bullet and the two part ways. Later, Rick returns to find the severely decomposed zombie from earlier and puts it out of its misery before continuing on to Atlanta.
On his way to Atlanta, Rick's car runs out of gas and he is forced to scavenge for gasoline at a nearby home. Inside the home Rick finds the remains of a family that committed group suicide. After throwing up from the smell, Rick continues to explore the property where he finds a horse inside of a barn. Rick takes the horse as well as an hatchet as a weapon. Rick talks to the horse and starts thinking about how things were before the outbreak. He also reminisces about the day that his son Carl was born. Rick realizes that thinking about the good old times make the outbreak seem much worse.
Rick arrives in Atlanta and enters the city to find it in ruins and overrun by zombies who swarm him and knock him off his horse. As he sees his horse being eaten by zombies he begins shooting and trying to escape the zombie onslaught. He runs into an alley where he meets a supply runner called Glenn. Glenn tells Rick to stop using his gun and to follow him. Rick and Glenn exit the city safely. Glenn explains to Rick that everyone in the city died in under a week and Rick momentarily breaks down thinking that his family has been killed. Glenn then explains to Rick that there is a camp outside of the city where there are a group of survivors and that his family might be there.
When Rick and Glenn get to the camp, Rick is reunited with his wife, Lori, and his son, Carl. He is also reunited with his partner and best friend, Shane who has been protecting Rick's family since the outbreak. Then Rick is introduced to some other survivors known as Allen, Dale, Jim, Carol, Sophia, Amy, Andrea, Donna, Billy, and Ben. Allen and Donna are husband and wife and Ben and Billy are their twin boys. Carol is the mother of Sophia. Amy and Andrea are sisters. Lori explains to Rick what happened during Rick's coma as well as how they set up camp when they found Atlanta impossible to enter. That night, Rick and Lori talk about everything that has happened and Rick admits to how scared he actually is.
The next day, Dale tells Rick to be careful around Shane because he thinks Shane is in love with Lori and that Shane isn't happy about Rick being back. Rick and Shane go hunting while Lori, Donna and Carol wash the laundry. Rick and Shane study a zombie eating a deer. Meanwhile, as the women go back towards camp after finishing their laundry, they are attacked by a zombie. Dale decapitates the zombie before it bites Donna but they find that the head is still alive. The zombie that Rick and Shane were studying suddenly attacks them. Rick hits the zombie in the head with his axe. The two men hear a gunshot and race back to camp. Lori cries to Rick and relays story concerning the zombie attack. It is revealed that Shane does indeed love Lori when he sees Rick and Lori hugging, now jealous. Later that night Rick and Shane talk about moving the camp to a safer area. Shane argues that they aren't moving the camp because if the government starts cleaning up the outbreak, the government would start with a major city and they would be found sooner. Rick finally agrees not to move the camp, but insists that they need to find more guns to protect themselves.
The following day, Rick asks Glenn if he could come with him to get supplies in Atlanta. One of the purposes it to obtain firearms for the group. Jim, who happens to be the sole survivor from Atlanta, tells them the location of a gun store which is five blocks from where Rick and Glenn first met. Rick has an idea. He takes Glenn to the zombie that he and Shane had studied the day before. Rick's theory is zombies don't attack each other because of the stink of death. His plan is to rub the zombie's body parts on their clothes so that they will smell like the zombies. The plan works and they are able to go deeper into the city to obtain the firearms. While exiting the city, it begins to rain which washes away the zombie stench off. This causes an attack by the zombies. A zombie bites Rick on the shoulder as they make their escape from the city. Safely outside of Atlanta, Rick checks his shoulder only to realize that the zombie hadn't bitten through his jacket. As they head back to camp with the guns, Rick tells Glenn not to tell Lori about the zombie attack. Meanwhile, Shane and Lori talk discussing Rick going into the city. Shane wants to come inside out of the rain and offers to "keep her company". Lori rebukes him and says that he needs to stop this now that Rick is back. Shane asks Lori about the night they spent together on their way to Atlanta (strongly hinting that they had sex). Lori tells Shane that that night was a mistake.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, the group have target practice with the guns that Rick and Glenn brought back from the Atlanta gun store. Andrea quickly proves that she is the best shot in the group. Rick allows Carl to practice which causes a disagreement between him and Lori. Rick, Shane and Dale later discuss Donna, who has been complaining about Andrea and Amy staying in Dale's camper, and the upcoming winter while chopping firewood. Shane yells at Rick to shut up about everything, leaving Rick speechless. While eating dinner that night Rick asks the others what their lives were like before the outbreak. Dale says that he was a retired salesman who was traveling with his wife in their RV when the outbreak came. Dale's wife died in the initial outbreak while they were at a campsite leaving Florida. After burying her, Dale came to Atlanta to find his cousins. He met Amy and Andrea stranded because their car had ran out of gas. Andrea was driving Amy back to college so that they could have some bonding time. Andrea had a job as a clerk at a law firm. Glenn was a pizza delivery boy who was swimming in debt and was nearly forced to ask his estranged parents for money when the dead started rising. Allen was a shoe salesman in a mall who was also struggling to make ends meet. Jim simply says that he was a mechanic. Finally, Carol talks about how her husband, a successful car salesman, committed suicide when he saw his parents being eaten by zombies. She also implies that he was abusive and simply convinced her to stay with him long enough to care for Sophia. Amy goes to the RV to use the bathroom when she sees a zombie which forces her to unknowingly back up into another zombie which bites her in the neck and kills her. The survivors are attacked by a group of zombies which they are able to fight off. Carol and Sophia are saved by Glenn as Andrea grieves over Amy's body, oblivious to everything. Lori is nearly killed by a zombie but is saved by Carl who shoots the zombie. Jim launches into a rage and attacks a zombie while yelling at it saying that it killed his family. When all the zombies are dead Andrea shoots Amy in the head in order to prevent reanimation. It is then revealed that Jim was bitten in the arm when he killed the zombie, though he says it is just a scratch.
The next day a funeral is held for Amy. Shane, Donna, Dale and Rick all take turns eulogizing her and Jim has perhaps his biggest speech, saying that nobody deserves this kind of death, especially a nice girl like Amy. Andrea is in a depression and Jim falls desperately ill. Meanwhile Rick, Shane and Carl go hunting and Carl tells Rick that they don't need as much food because Amy is dead and that Jim is too sick to eat. Shane yells at Rick saying it wasn't his fault. When they return, Donna informs them of Jim's request to leave him outside of Atlanta. Jim hopes that once he turns, he can reunite with the zombified members of his family. The group bring him to the outside of Atlanta to say goodbye. The following day Shane tells Rick to get ready to go hunting. Rick tells Carl to stay behind so that he and Shane can talk. Shane starts yelling at Rick and punches him. Lori then punches Shane which causes Shane to mentally snap and run off. Rick goes to follow Shane and Carl follows his father in turn. When Rick catches up to Shane, Shane starts yelling at Rick about how Shane just lost his respect and how Lori would have changed and loved him if Rick hadn't returned. Shane then points his gun at Rick and is about to shoot him when Carl shoots Shane in the neck. Shane died choking on his own blood. The book ends with Carl saying "It's not the same as killing the dead ones, daddy" and then Rick replies saying that, "It never should be, son, It never should be."
Rick Grimes/Jake Gyllenhaal
Rick Grimes : He is a former police officer of the King County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the line of duty and fell into a coma only to wake up and find himself in the middle of an undead apocalypse. He traveled to Atlanta, Georgia searching for his family, Lori Grimes, his wife, and Carl Grimes, his son, who had traveled to Atlanta with his best friend, Shane Walsh, in search of a safe-haven.
Jake Gyllenhaal : He's probably best known for his work in Source Code, Donnie Darko, and Brokeback Mountain. I almost went with Chris Pine ,but i think he makes a better Rick. He's a great actor with tremendous range who doesn't get enough credit.
Lori Grimes/Anne Hathaway
Lori Grimes : Is the wife of Rick Grimes' and mother of Carl. Believing Rick to be dead, she joined Shane to Atlanta, Georgia, counting on him to keep her and Carl safe.
Anne Hathaway : Is a great actress who recently just starred in The Dark Knight Rises and probably best know for her work in The Devil Wears Prada. I think she would a make a great Lori and her experience with Jake Gyllenhaal on screen should only help.
Carl Grimes/Mason Cook
Carl Grimes : He is the son of Rick and Lori Grimes. Being told that his father was dead, he followed his mother and Shane to Atlanta, Georgia in search of refuge.
Mason Cook : The only reason why i picked him because he looks like if Jake and Anne had a baby it would probably look like this kid.
Morgan Jones/Harold Perrineau
Morgan Jones : Evacuated with his wife, Jenny, and his son, Duane, prior to the outbreak. Their plan was to head for Atlanta in search of Military protection. On route, Jenny was attacked by a walker, forcing the family to seek refuge in Rick Grimes neighbors house.
Harold Perrineau : Good actor best known for his work in Lost and he recently just starred in Sons Of Anarchy as the amazing Damon Pope. I think he would make a amazing Morgan.
Duane Jones/Jaden Smith
Duane Jones : Is a young boy hiding out with his father, Morgan, in Rick Grimes's neighbors house, attempting to ride out the zombie apocalypse.
Smith : Is a great young up in coming actor probably best know for his work in The Karate Kid and being Will Smith's kid.
Shane Walsh/Armie Hammer
Shane Walsh : Is Rick's partner and best friend since high school, he harbors feelings for Lori, Rick's wife. He is one of the main members of the survivors that camped outside of Atlanta.
Hammer : He's a popular name around this site. Best known for his work in Mirror Mirror and The Social Network. I think he's probably a good one or two films from making it big. I think he resembles Shane a great deal his imposing figure would be a terrific contrast to Rick's smarter every man look.
Andrea : Is the sister of Amy and is one of the many survivors to take refugee at the camp outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Together, Andrea and her sister made their home in Dale's RV.
Anna Torv : She's such a beautiful and talented actress best known for her starring role on Fringe. She's plays such good bad ass on the show which is Andrea to a T, but she's also has that perfect down to earth look to her which makes her perfect for Andrea.
Amy : Was the sister of Andrea and was one of the many survivors that took refuge at the the camp outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mia Wasikowska : Great young actress who's best know for her work in Alice Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right. I think she definitely has a bright future ahead of her.
Dale/Robert De Niro
Dale Horvath : Is the oldest member of the Atlanta survivor group. During his time in the group, he was critically concerned over Andrea's well-being, and often found himself at odds with the group's second-in-command, Shane Walsh.
Robert De Niro : Who doesn't like Robert De Niro a legendary actor who has stared in some great classics. I think especially now that he's closing in on his 70's his most recent roles would suggest he be perfect for Dale.
Glenn/Harry Shum Jr.
Glenn : He is commonly the main supply runner for the group. He meets Rick Grimes during one of his frequent forays into Atlanta to scavenge much-needed supplies for sustaining the camp, and brings him back to the group.
Harry Shum Jr. : I've only seen him those Step Up movies and of course Glee. I think he's pretty funny actor who has the right look and frame for Glenn.
Carol : Is Sophia's mother and one of the survivors of the original Atlanta band.
Alice Eve : She's a very beautiful and talented actress who was amazing She's Out of My League. She's also in the new Star Trek film which is garenteed to be a sure hit and make more recognizable with audiences.
Sophia : Is one of the few remaining survivors of the original Atlanta band. Sophia is a young blonde girl who survived with her mother Carol and she is also Carl's best friend.
Morgan Lilly : I haven't really seen her anything besides 2012, but i think she would make a perfect Sophia.
Jim : Was one of the Atlanta survivors. He had a wife and two kids where they lived in Atlanta.
Ray McKinnon : He was amazing on Sons Of Anarchy and i think he would make an amazing and interesting
Allen : Is the husband of Donna and father of twins, Billy and Ben.
Donal Logue : I love this guy he's freaking hilarious and a great actor he's best known for his work in Grounded For Life and the critically acclaimed Terriers.
Donna / Laura Linney
Donna : Is the wife of Allen and the mother of twins, Billy and Ben .
Laura Linney : She's an amazing oscar nominated actress who currently stars on Showtimes The Big C.
Ben and Billy/Brent and Shane Kinsman
Ben and Billy : Are the twin sons of Donna and Allen.
Brent and Shane Kinsman : They were in Cheaper By The Dozen. It's kinda hard to look for twin actors.
COMING SOON : VOLUME TWO
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