We received an email that simply stated that Norman Reedus aka Darryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead got prank’d while in Tokyo by Vine sensation and all around awesome guy Nick Santonastasso. Did we mention Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Greg Nicotero were in on the prank too? Yeah this is pretty awesome. Of course we had to share this with you. Check it out below.
The unsuspecting actor, co-star Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Special Effects Guru/Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero are in Japan promoting the global return of Season 4 on FOX, the show’s international broadcaster.
From The Press Release:
Tokyo, January 17, 2014: FOX, leading international entertainment pay-TV network and broadcaster of “The Walking Dead” in 125 countries outside the USA, launched its social media driven “#getFOXed” campaign in Tokyo today. Designed to identify super fans of its global hit shows by creating unmatched fan experiences, the campaign kicked off with the Ultimate Zombie Prank on Norman Reedus.
“The Walking Dead” fan and Vine “Zombie Prankster” Nick Santonastasso, who has more than 534,000 followers, was flown to Tokyo, Japan where he was transformed into a walker by the show’s Special Effects guru, Greg Nicotero. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Nick’s co-conspirator, manned the control room giving the final go ahead, while hidden cameras captured every angle of Nick’s big scare on Norman Reedus (Daryl). Nick’s prank was a follow up to his existing 2-part viral “Zombie Prank” Vine series:
17-year old Nick, was born with a rare syndrome called Hanhart and has only one arm and no legs. His determination and infectious zest for life have enabled him to overcome countless obstacles and he has now become an inspiration for many kids and adults. Because of his outspoken love for “The Walking Dead,” Nick was the perfect fan to launch the “#getFOXed” campaign.
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