The producers of The Walking Dead movie starring Rick Grimes have talked about where he is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Walking Dead feature film, starring Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes, is "going big" despite a long hiatus from production amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to executive producer David Alpert.
First announced by The Walking Dead content director and former series showrunner Scott Gimple immediately after Lincoln's departure from the AMC television series in November 2018, the untitled feature film will be the start of a trilogy. and reveal what happened to Rick Grimes and Anne (See our interview with Pollyanna McIntosh) – formerly Jadis of the Scavengers – after they were flown aboard a Civic Republic military helicopter and taken to a new corner of the zombie apocalypse .
"We are moving forward in a big way. We are in this particular space where we have to wait, ”said the Skybound Entertainment co-founder during the Skybound Xpo Skybound virtual panel: Past, Present and Future. "We can't shoot right now, so that's the most important thing that stops us."
"We are desperate to get back into production and get it all going," added Alpert, "because we have something really exciting, really unique, really different, and we can't wait to get it started. We just have to wait to be sure. ”
Also highly involved with the first film in the franchise is Skybound co-founder and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, who says Rick's return to the big screen will benefit from the industry slowdown caused by COVID-19. .
“There are tons of things going on behind the scenes. I don't want anyone to think that we are waiting for this pandemic to end, ”Kirkman said. “I would say that, in any case, the pandemic will improve many movies. I think movie boss Rick Grimes is among them, just because we're having so much more time to cook this up and make sure it's perfect. ” But when things calm down, they're going to hear a lot more about this movie, "added Kirkman.
A teaser trailer released during the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019 hinted that Rick and Anne were transported to Philadelphia, a hitherto unexplored corner of the Walking Dead universe. In season 10 of the series Michonne (Danai Gurira) left Virginia on a rescue mission after discovering evidence that the missing Rick was still alive.
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