This could actually work. Tom Savini, who by all accounts is a horror movie legend, wants the role of The Governor in season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Read on to see what he says about the role and a little bit on who might be chosen by show producers.
If you are not familiar with The Walking Dead comic series, The Governor is the leader of another group of survivors that try to over run and murder Rick’s group while they are hold up in an abandoned prison.
Inside sources for the show say that the third season is heading in the direction of the Prison arc, just like the comic.
This could be an awesome role for Savini. He is already a bad ass and totally has the look for the character down.
In speaking to Movieweb, Savini said:
Listen, I have been campaigning to be the governor on that damn thing with Greg Nicotero for over a year. Everytime I see the graphic novel, and I see a picture of the governor, who looks just like me, I send Greg a picture. I just won’t give up. Last time I talked to him about it, when I was in Los Angeles, he said they were going after a name for that part. I said, “Who?” He said John Hawkes. Well, I never heard of John Hawkes. But then he reminds me that we were in From Dusk Till Dawn together. He is the guy at the beginning in the store that fires on them. Apparently he was up for an Academy Award. He was up for something called Winter’s Bone. That’s whom they are going after for The Governor. But everyone I talk to, the people that read the graphic novels…They’ve all said that I would be the perfect governor. Because he is tough and brutal. And…I look just like the graphic depiction of him!
Who do you think is best for the part, Hawkes or Savini?
Talk amongst yourselves, but just remember that Season 2 of The Walking Dead starts on February 12th on AMC.
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