Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer) has signed on to star in The Belko Experiment, a new horror film written by James Gunn (Slither), reports Variety).
We’ve done three movies, two reality shows, a video game and a web series together, been on a bromantic trip to Paris with just the two of us, and spent many nights as the last two maniacs at a party, so did you ever think there was any possibility that my pal Michael Rooker would not be cast in our horror/action/thriller ‘The Belko Experiment,’ especially when it’s been comprised of such overwhelming talent? Of course not.
Rooker plays Bud Melks, the head of maintenance in the Belko building. He’s not a racist thug like Merle in The Walking Dead, and he doesn’t have a flying arrow like Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy – in fact, he’s a pretty nice guy – so he’s ill-equipped to deal with the mysterious forces who start making all of the employees in Belko start killing each other unless they want to be killed themselves.
Rooker joins John Gallagher, Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz, and John C. McGinley. Gunn has written the script and Greg McLean (Rogue, Wolf Creek) will be directing. It will be produced by Gunn and Peter Safran.
Shooting begins this June in Bogota, Colombia.