The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes movie still planned for theatrical release

The Walking Dead feature film still plans to hit theaters despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Announced by writer / producer Scott Gimple in the wake of Lincoln's departure from the television series in November 2018, AMC and Skybound Entertainment's as-yet untitled The Walking Dead film added Universal Pictures as a distribution partner in July 2019. Gimple first described The Walking Dead project as a television movie with the "scope and scale" of a feature film before the project, once expected to premiere on AMC, was elevated to a premiere. in theaters.

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"I mean, the plan is for it to be in theaters," Gimple told Decider when asked about Rick's movie, adding that "we live in totally crazy times."

“Everything looks great. We're following the plan to get it in theaters, ”said Gimple, who also serves as content director for all things The Walking Dead. “We are making a movie for theaters. But with the way things are going, there could be an alien invasion tomorrow. I, for my part, welcome our Martian lords. Who knows? There is a lot of madness in the world right now. But we are following the plan, and we are doing what Robert (Kirkman) said: we are using the time to perfect things.

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In July, series creator Robert Kirkman said the feature film would creatively benefit from shutdowns that would affect the entertainment industry. And Lincoln, who is equally secretive about the movie, only said in an update last week that "we're working on it."

During this summer's virtual Skybound Xpo, where Skybound co-founder and The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert named COVID-19 the biggest obstacle to production, Kirkman noted that there is still “tons of stuff behind the scenes. ”Despite the lack of official announcements.

"I don't want anyone to think that we are waiting for this pandemic to end," Kirkman said. “I would say that, if anything, the pandemic will make many films better. I think the director of the Rick Grimes movie among them, just because we have a lot more time to cook this up and make sure it's perfect. But when things settle down, you will hear a lot more about this movie. "

Joining Lincoln is his The Walking Dead co-star Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays Anne, the survivor of the zombie apocalypse formerly known as Jadis of the Scavengers. Lincoln and McIntosh's last episode in the series saw their characters transported aboard a helicopter belonging to the Civic Republic Military, an organization that plays a key role in Gimple's co-created television spin-off, The Walking Dead: World. Beyond, a series that opens in Spain on October 5. | Cinema, comics and series

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