We may be about a month away from AMC’s big premiere of The Walking Dead, but that hasn’t stopped one creative animator from getting antsy and making his own opening title sequence. The video comes from director Daniel Kanemoto, who is such a diehard fan, he made this video for the love of the art, not for money.
Here’s what he had to say about the sequence.
Just so there’s no confusion, I’m not affiliated with the production in any way — I’m simply a huge fan of both Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman, and this is my attempt at creating a cinematic introduction to one of the all time great “continuing stories of survival horror.”
It’s refreshing to see a fan who is just a fan and has no alterier motives. It would almost be fitting if AMC decides to buy and distribute this video with the show next month. Producer Gale Anne Hurd even praises praises Kanemoto, saying his opening titles “rock big time”, which almost makes the entire project worthwhile.
The art is taken straight from illustrators Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore, with the song, “Fresh Blood”, performed by eels. Check out the sequence after the jump, and catch The Walking Dead on AMC on October 31st.