AMC announced that David Morrissey will be playing the sadistic villain, The Governor in The Waking Dead! (Like Andrew Lincoln–Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead–Morrissey is an English actor.) By all accounts, he will not surface until Season 3, so we all have a while before seeing him in action. Regardless, Walking Dead fans around the world have something to be excited about. Morrissey has some serious acting chops.
BUT I do have one beef – not with Morrissey but the press. I’ve been shocked to see that in all the name dropping (he was in the Meadowlands, State of Play, The Deal, The Other Boleyn Girl and is a BAFTA nominee) the press has by-in-large failed to mention his greatest role as “The Doctor” in Doctor Who…well as Jackson Lake thinking he’s The Doctor (episode: “The Next Doctor“), but that’s not important! He made that episode with his huge range, brilliant timing, and winning smile!
My only concern with Morrissey taking on this role is his “too perfect” teeth. I always imagined The Governor with bad teeth and terrible breath, but I digress. Congrats, David Morrissey! I look forward to seeing you become a total a-hole!
*Not playing The Governor in Season 3 of "The Walking Dead"
Check out Morrissey and his perfect teeth on IMDb.
Posted in From the Bunker, Television, Zombie News
Tagged AMC, bunker life, casting, David Morrissey, Doctor Who, Osiris, television, the walking dead, zombie
Deadline is reporting that David Morse has joined the cast of Paramount’s zombie-apocalypse film, World War Z. Morse currently stars in HBO’s Treme and will play a prisoner in WWZ. WWZ stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world trying to find a way to stop the undead pandemic from destroying humanity. Marc Forster is directing World War Z, and the film is scheduled for a December 21, 2012 release.
Milla Jovovich, star of the Resident Evil film franchise, announced on her Twitter feed today that Johann Urb will play Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil: Retribution. Kennedy is a fan favorite from the Resident Evil video game series, but the character has yet to appear in any of the Resident Evil films (although a promo newspaper released by Sony Pictures for Resident Evil: Apocalypse did state that Kennedy had died). Paul W.S. Anderson is writing and directing Resident Evil: Retribution. The film is slated for a fall 2012 release.
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Tagged casting, Johann Urb, Leon S. Kennedy, milla jovovich, movies, Paul W.S. Anderson, resident evil, Resident Evil: Retribution, video game, zombie, zombie movie
According to Deadline, Johann Urb (2012) and Kevin Durand (Real Steel) have joined the cast of Resident Evil: Retribution–the fifth film in the franchise based on the popular video game series. Urb and Durand join a large list of returning cast members who have appeared in previous installments of the Resident Evil movies, including Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera, Boris Kodjoe as Luther West, Colin Salmon as James “One” Shade, and Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker. Milla Jovovich returns as the heroine, Alice, and her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, is back as writer/director. Resident Evil: Retribution is slated for a fall 2012 release.
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Tagged Albert Wesker, Alice, Carlos Olivera, casting, Jill Valentine, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand, Luther West, milla jovovich, movies, Paul W.S. Anderson, Rain Ocampo, resident evil, Resident Evil: Retribution, Shawn Roberts, zombie, zombie movie
Elyes Gabel will play a character named Fassbach in Paramount’s zombie apocalypse film, World War Z, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gabel most recently appeared in HBO’s Game of Thrones. World War Z is based on Max Brooks’s novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and stars Brad Pitt. Marc Forster is directing the film.
TV Guide reports that two new cast members have joined the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Scott Wilson will play Hershel Greene, and Lauren Cohan will play his daughter, Maggie. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. In the comic, Hershel Greene runs a farm at which the zombie plague survivors take shelter after roaming the countryside. Maggie is one of Hershel’s few surviving children and eventually becomes a love interest for the character Glenn. Glenn is played by Steven Yeun in the AMC series. Season two of The Walking Dead will debut this fall.
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Tagged AMC, books, casting, comics, Hershel & Maggie Greene, kirkman, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, season 2, Steven Yeun, television, the walking dead, zombie
AMC announced today that Pruitt Taylor Vince has been cast in the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Vince will play the character, Otis. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. In the comic, Otis is one of a few survivors living on a farm run by a man named Hershel Greene. Hershel’s farm has already been confirmed as a location in the second season of the television show. The Walking Dead returns to TV this fall.
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Tagged AMC, books, casting, comics, kirkman, Otis, Pruitt Taylor Vince, season 2, television, the walking dead, zombie