The walking dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd updates the Untitled Walking Dead Movie and explains that the first feature film in the franchise must meet audience demand for reach worthy of the big screen. It’s been two years since an enigmatic Comic-Con teaser for the film’s spin-off revealed that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is only returning to theaters, where audiences will finally learn what happened after the disappearance. of Rick from the AMC television series in 2018. Hurd, who produced the Undead movie with Lincoln and the creative team of Scott Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman, explains why progress has been slow on Rick’s return to the Walking Dead Universe:
“When the show itself has such a big reach, you have to make sure that the scope of the film matches the demands of a theatrical audience,” said Hurd. Variety at the Locarno Film Festival, where the Terminator and Aliens producer will receive the best producer award. Hurd added the Walking Dead The film must also continue “with the nuanced characters that people expect from the TV series. That’s why.”
Gimple, AMC’s Content Manager Walking Dead Universe, announced a trilogy of made-for-TV movies starring Lincoln in November 2018. Gimple described the movies as “big evolutions from what we’ve done in the series, with the scope and scale of features,” revealing on Talk dead that the trilogy would unroll “an epic story told over the years” on the same channel that broadcasts The walking dead.
In July 2019, AMC Networks and Skybound Entertainment announced a partnership with Universal Pictures distributors putting the Walking Dead movies – and Rick’s comeback – only in theaters. According to an official description, the first film “will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.”
“I wish there were more updates. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes,” Kirkman said in an update from the San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2021 virtual last month. “Everyone is working really hard to make this thing as good as it can be. All I will say is, we don’t want a bad Rick Grimes movie. We want an amazing Rick Grimes movie, so everyone world behind the scenes is making sure that when it comes out it was worth the wait and it’s actually the character-building Rick Grimes special journey that everyone wants him to be. “
Kirkman added, “We’re not going to rush this thing, and we’re going to make sure it’s perfect. So that’s what happens behind the scenes. And when it finally comes out, when we show trailers. and everything, you’ll see. You’ll be like, ‘This is exactly what we wanted. I’m so glad they waited.’ “
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