Greg Nicotero has made a name for himself in Hollywood with his company KNB EFX. Doing some of the coolest practical effects in movies, Nicotero is no stranger to the zombie folklore. Working with the master of zombie films, George Romero on a couple of his “…of the Dead” movies, his take on zombies is one of a kind. Fearnet got a chance to talk with Nicotero recently; you can read a small snippet of the interview below:
FEARnet: The Walking Dead has been a pet project’s of Darabont’s for quite a few years. When were you first brought on board?
Greg Nicotero: Frank and I have talked about The Walking Dead for years. He introduced me to Robert Kirkman three years ago. He was really dedicated to doing the show and being able to have Frank put his fingerprint on the zombie genre. Frank astounds me, his desire to really tell this story and be faithful to it. It makes me happy that he’s so dedicated to the material. When he went back to Los Angeles after directing the Pilot, he wanted to make sure that the level of quality of the scripts and the directors and everything stayed high.
I had no idea that The Walking Dead had been “in production” for over three years! You can read the rest of the interview over at Fearnet.