Frank Darabont Rips ‘Sociopaths’ Who Fired Him From ‘Walking Dead’
Frank Darabont is revved up about finally tackling the noir genre with his TNT series “Mob City,” but that doesn’t mean his wounds from “The Walking Dead” experience have healed.
Darabont began developing “Mob City” with his longtime friend Michael De Luca not long after he went through the excruciating experience of being fired from “The Walking Dead,” the cable smash that he launched on AMC in 2010. When asked if he still watches the zombie-apocalypse drama, Darabont lets loose.
“Oh god no, why would I,” he says. “If the woman you loved with all your heart left you for the Pilates instructor and just sent you an invitation to the wedding, would you go?”
He continues, “There’s a deep commitment and emotional investment that happens when you create something that is very near and dear to you, and when that is torn asunder by sociopaths who don’t give a shit about your feelings or the feelings of your cast and crew because they have their own reasons to screw everybody, that doesn’t feel good.”
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Ordered to Series by FX
FX has handed a 13-episode order to Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain,” the net announced today. Series will bow on the cabler in July 2014.
“The Strain” is based on a vampire novel trilogy of the same name penned by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot for the TV project, with del Toro also helming.
Carlton Cuse is serving as showrunner and scribe on the series, which is being produced by FX Prods.
“‘The Strain’ books are near and dear to my heart and now, Chuck and I have the blessing of a partnership with Carlton and FX that holds great promise,” said del Toro. “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.” More…
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