What just arrived in my mail? Could it be the latest TPB volume of Robert Kirkman’s ongoing zombie masterpiece “The Walking Dead”? It sure was. Easily one of the best things I have ever read (just behind “Preacher”), it still hasn’t settled in that AMC (the creative geniuses behind “Mad Men”) will be bringing the comic to life as a TV series with Frank Darabont (The Mist) aboard to direct. What’s been going through my horror-juiced brain? Who will strap on the boots of Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, that’s what. While I have my own personal choices, some rumors have trickled on to the internet that I found quite interesting. Read on to see who is “said to be” in talks and then chime in with your own personal thoughts below (you never know who’s reading).While I don’t really like to post rumors from sites I don’t visit on a regular basis (because I’m not sure how credible they are), Big Shiny Robot is claiming to have some very reliable inside sources who know three names being thrown around for the role of Rick in Frank Darabont’s comic book adaptation shooting this May (more here).
I really hope the people at AMC understand how big of a decision this is. We’re not talking about a single feature film, we’re having a conversation about the face of horror, a man who will be crammed down our throats 13 hours a year for (hopefully) the foreseeable future.
So without further adieu, here are the 3 names rumored to be in the ring for Rick. One of which makes me sick to my stomach.
“The most reliable sources point us to JAMIE BAMBER as in the running for Rick,” reports Big Shiny Robot.
“Next on the list is MARK PELLEGRINO, who is on “Dexter” and plays Jacob on “Lost”.” A PERFECT choice if you ask me.
Lastly, the vomit inducing suggestion of STUART TOWNSEND (please, God, NO!).
WHAT SAY YOU?