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AMC Considering 'The Walking Dead' Feature Film to End the Series?

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August 15, 2012
Source: Bloody Disgusting

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Though we don't normally cover TV shows, back when The Walking Dead was kicking off, we were certainly interested enough to cover the zombie drama series on AMC for a little bit before its premiere. Now the series starring Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Norman Reedus is gearing up for its third season, and it's quite the juggernaut on cable. However, the show could very well make the jump to the big screen as Bloody Disgusting has heard from sources working very close with the crew that there has been some rumblings about a feature film to potentially cap off the series whenever it concludes. Read on!

However, Bloody Disgusting is careful to point out that there have only been "non-business conversations," so a feature film adaptation is far from official. Plus, if the film is going to serve as a cap to the series as the report implies, there's no telling how long off it would be with no endgame in sight for the AMC series. TV series like "24" have been waiting in the wings to head to the big screen for awhile, but with no film in theaters yet, so this may not even come to fruition. On the other hand, The X-Files and Sex and the City have had a couple feature films show up on the big screen. Since The Walking Dead is a genre show, it wouldn't be too hard to sell it to audiences who don't watch the series, so a feature film isn't a crazy idea, but it's certainly a good distance in the future. Would you like a Walking Dead movie?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

When you mentioned 24 the movie, i got so angry because i am a huge fan of 24 and i've been waiting forever for the movie and i finally forgot about it until now and now im angry that there isn't one yet! Thanks Ethan for brining back my impatience!

dgeet on Aug 15, 2012

2

You should listen to Mary Lynn Rajskub's podcast episode with Carlos Bernard, they talk about it. http://www.nerdist.com/2012/07/kicking-it-mary-lynn-style-1-carlos-bernard/

Kubaker1 on Aug 15, 2012

3

If they could some how get Frank Darabount to come back and direct the feature film. then yeah, I would be excited. But the chances of that happening now is nil.

DAVIDPD on Aug 15, 2012

4

I definitely think a movie would an interesting way to end the series. The quality of the seasons so far would definitely warrant a film finale. I'd be excited to see it!

Katy Cacolice on Aug 15, 2012

5

Season 2 was garbage, here's hoping season 3 has things that happen and makes at least one female character not absolutely terrible.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 15, 2012

6

The premiere and the finale were good, but the rest was just meh. However we only have 'Mad Men' to blame.

Kubaker1 on Aug 15, 2012

7

You are all high on crack cocaine. Season 2 was awesome. All 13 shows can't be a season finale people....

TheRagingCajun on Aug 15, 2012

8

Nothing happened on Season 2. Walking Dead became a zombie show that absolutely hated being about zombies. It seemed like they were trying to take a cue from Breaking Bad, making it the story of a good man that becomes an anti-hero by necessity, but the characters were so shallow that all the drama came across as endless bitching. Like, they lost their good writers and got their budget slashed so they are confined to this single space, like a sitcom, so they COULD have used the time to really get to know the characters and their motives, but I walked away from the finale neither knowing anything about them, aside from Carl never staying in the fucking house, and truly not giving a shit about what happens, aside from "please someone murder Rick Grimes' shitty miserable wife."

Triangle Dimes on Aug 16, 2012

9

The exciting thing would be they could be more graphic on the bigscreen.

DJSNOLA on Aug 15, 2012

10

I was all about the first season of TWD, especially the episode where they finally make it to the CDC (I think it was) and then it looked like the doors wouldn't open and they'd all die. That was probably one of the most intense moments in the show for me. Not to mention the use of John Murphy's Sunshine soundtrack, which sent me into a violent geek fit when the first notes sounded, lol. In season 2 I kinda started hating everybody, the annoying women in particular, ugh! Seriously, everyone but Rick and Daryl could have died and I wouldn't be bothered at all. I stopped watching after the big (totally not predictable) barn secret was revealed, and my husband and I refer to the show as "The Yawning Dead" ever since. Maaaayyybe I can bring myself to catch up before the 3rd season starts seeing how they promise shit to hit the fan in that one. Maybe not. Eh.

SuicidalOptimist on Aug 15, 2012

11

I'll see it. The show is good and S2 while not perfect was a lot better than some of the programming on TV these days. At least AMC has the balls to allow something like TWD broadcast.

Xerxexx on Aug 15, 2012

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