The second half of season three of "The Walking Dead" returns to television in February, but creator Robert Kirkman has been keeping busy with the show, video game adaptations and the original comic book series continuing to release fresh material. Kirkman spoke to Hollywood Reporter on Jan. 2 about his franchise's popularity.
The big new spin-off for "The Walking Dead" comes in the new iOS app game, an attempt to bring the zombie story to mobile devices instead of just the popular console gaming format. Kirkman feels the final result was pretty good, keeping its foot in the world of the story but making it more strategic and fun.
Kirkman talked about the advancements made in video games, where some games have higher budgets than blockbuster movies. The games are even getting big name actors to voice characters in the games, making it one of the only truly immersive storytelling options.
The upcoming first-person "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct" will star the show's Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus.
He also hinted that he is interested in adapting "Invincible" into a television show or video game. The "Invincible" comic book will reach its 100th issue right before the third season of "The Walking Dead" continues, making this a really interesting time for Kirkman.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.