[SDCC 2019] The Walking Dead Movie Teaser Is Super Short…

Rumored for a while now, today came confirmation of an impending theatrically released film based on AMC’s The Walking Dead, which will seemingly star Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes. Show spoilers ahead…

From Universal’s Twitter…

We really don’t know too much about the project, but earlier this year Scott Gimple did give us this while talking to Collider;

It is really important for the audience to know that we are going to be continuing to tell the story of Rick Grimes in these AMC Studios original films. We don’t want this thing to be like, “Oh, well, he’ll be back on the show any moment now.” We are telling Rick’s story in another medium, and it’s going to be these AMC Studios original films. They’re going to be on AMC, most probably. They’re centered around Rick Grimes. We’re going to tell the story of what happens after that helicopter flight, and these are going to be big, epic entertainments. Each are quality films. That’s what’s been happening in the industry. We’ve seen Netflix make these, basically, studio films for people to watch in their homes, and we’re going to be doing the same sort of thing here.

We are talking about a trilogy for this Rick Grimes story. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the only Rick Grimes stories we’re ever going to tell, and also they’re probably not going to be the only movies that we tell. The Rick Grimes story, of course, is the biggest thing that we’re doing right off the bat, but we’re going to be doing a number of different Walking Dead things over the next few years. A universe of stuff. We’re not going to release it all at once. We’re going to be putting things out over the years for maximum effect. We don’t want to overwhelm folks with it.

So with the show ditching Rick and Maggie, and Michonne confirming her exit…

…added to the death of Carl Grimes, it really seems that the movie route is (if not a few years too late) the way to go.


Images: AMC, Universal

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