Rumors that The Walking Dead might be shambling to the big screen have been nibbling at our brains for a while, and now a recent statement from one of the show’s stars has given some new life to the subject.
The statement comes from Chad Coleman, who plays Tyrese. In an interview with MTV Geek! he said he’d really like to see a The Walking Dead movie, which could be something any fan would say, but then:
“I really think a Walking Dead movie is going to be in the works not too far down the road.”
As MTV is quick to point out, Coleman doesn’t necessarily have insider information about plans the Walking Dead higher-ups might be making… but, then again, it sounds like he might at least know plans are being made.
And that’s all we have at this point. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has previously said that any TWD movie would take a while to put together, plus TV-to-movie adaptations don’t happen all that often (barring adaptations of long-cancelled TV shows, which are a dime a dozen). In the past decade or so there’s been Firefly/Serenity, and The X Files: I Want to Believe, and… surely there’ve been others? Right? I’m blanking. Don’t hold your breath for this any time soon, is what I’m saying.
So, lacking any other information, let’s hypothesize what a TWD movie could be like. Maybe after a few seasons of absence The Governor comes back for a big-screen showdown. “This time it’s (more) personal!” Or someone from one of the character’s pasts returns to wreak some havoc. Maybe Michonne’s dead boyfriend. Ooh, or maybe Carl has a long-lost twin brother! And he can be an evil zombie doppelgänger who infiltrates the group, except he and Beth fall in love, and then…
OK, never mind. That would be a The Walking Dead soap opera. Not that I’d object to one, AMC. Hint hint.
(via: MTV Geek!)