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The Walking Dead celebrates 100 episodes with series of tribute posters

10.20.2017

When The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, it will be celebrating a momentous occasion - its 100th episode. KNB EFX Group co-founder and Walking Dead executive-producer Greg Nicotero directed the premiere episode of the eighth season and had been looking for a way to combine his love of movie posters with his love of The Walking Dead itself. During production, Nicotero told THR that it was star Andrew Lincoln who finally cracked the idea.

I was standing in front of the Sanctuary with Andy, shooting the first episode of [season eight], and we started talking about this idea that I had. And he said to me, 'What if we did The Exorcist, and you use the front of the Sanctuary as the building, and you have a stream of light coming out, with Rick Grimes standing there?' And I looked at him and went, 'That's exactly what I'm talking about.' It was just perfect.

Greg Nicotero then enlisted the help of two of his KNB associates, Michael Broom and John Wheaton, to put a Walking Dead twist on iconic posters for movies like THE THING, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, ALIEN, THE EXORCIST, and more. Check out a few of the posters below!

"We had a really, really good time. I thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate that we've done 100 episodes, by looking at other classic titles and skewing them toward the world of The Walking Dead," Nicotero said of the poster series. "I found an opportunity to celebrate what I love about the show and what I know fans love about the show, too: the community of people who embrace the pop culture aspect of filmmaking and movies. I can't get enough of it. Being a collector of movie posters and props and things like that, it was just another opportunity to live vicariously through these movie posters that I love so much."

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 22nd.

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