*UPDATED* Michael Rooker Joining AMC's The Walking Dead
One genre staple whom we'd love to see obtain some mainstream success is Michael Rooker, and based on the news he recently posted from his Twitter account, it looks like he could be headed in that direction.
According to @Michael_Rooker on Twitter the actor is "on my way to Atlanta soon to work with my new best friend Frank Darabont on 'The Walking Dead'". And the stellar casting choices keep coming!
UPDATE: DC has confirmed Rooker's involvement in the project, and he will be playing a character named Merle. We don't recall anyone named Merle in Kirkman's opus so this may be the first original character to join the fray. Refresh our memories if we're wrong below.
The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director, and exec producer with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. KNB will be handling the effects, and Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, and Andrew Lincoln are all set to star.
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