‘Walking Dead’ Movie Being Considered by AMC?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm,

Walking Dead Movie Rumors Walking Dead Movie Being Considered by AMC?

One of the reasons that Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic book was so ripe for adaptation into a TV series was that Kirkman’s intent with the comic was to tell a “continuing story of horror.” Instead of having protagonists being whittled down to the last corpse standing, Kirkman was interested in exploring what would happen if people actually did keep surviving over time in a hellish environment like the zombie apocalypse.

In that sense, The Walking Dead clearly works better as a TV show than a feature film, as the latter would inevitably have to bend Kirman’s “never ending story” rule in order to fit a theatrical run time. However, with the Walking Dead comic already marking issue #100, and Kirkman slowly moving into other projects, an inevitable end to the comic (and subsequently the show) aren’t unthinkable. And what better way to end things than with a movie?

Bloody Disgusting has shared a rumor from their sources close to The Walking Dead TV show, stating that early – totally unofficial – discussion has begun about a Walking Dead feature film. It’s made clear that this is NOT something that will happen any time soon, but is simply a thought about the future, when the TV series has run its course for a few seasons. The film would presumably provide an end to the series – and of course, would only occur if the Walking Dead still has the ratings to justify it.

The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman Walking Dead Movie Being Considered by AMC?

Ironically enough, The Walking Dead was pitched as a movie before it was developed into a TV show by AMC. Doubly ironic is the fact that Robert Kirkman’s increased success as a result of TWD, and new status as a TV executive working on the show, could actually influence him to wrap the comic (or at least stage a major event) that would serve to make for a an epic and exciting movie. DC and Marvel have learned to think in multimedia terms in the past decade; it’s only natural the independent comic creator would do the same.

Take this all with a grain of salt for now, as there are so many, many, variables in this equation that no one can say if it will ever add up to anything. But we can take a vote (this is America, after all) about whether or not we want see a Walking Dead film at all:

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The Walking Dead season 3 begins this fall on AMC.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. I would love to see a “Prequel” to the Walking Dead in movie format. You know what the character lives were like before the apocalypse. What were the characters lives involved in in, say, the week before “it” happened. I’d like to see Rick and Lori and Carl’s lives preapocalypse; Daryl and Merle, what was happening in their lives before all of this. I just think it would be nice to see their lives before and then seeing how they all end up together during this horrific time!!! Food for thought?!?!?

    • Some of this is talked about during the movie. Even the very first episode? Also, if you want to know about all of this just buy the character biography comic book.

    • Connie i totally agree with u!

    • I love the walking dead and I look forward to every time its on. think the characters are excellent and the story it tells. I don’t want it ever to stop.

    • I think your idea of having a Pre sequel to the walking dead is a great idea would be good to see where they all were before it happened.

    • They could just make a movie version of the Walking Dead video game, it’s a prequel/midquel of the show.
      Here’s the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(video_game)

  2. Yes , I love the serie , do I want to watch it at movie , this would be awesome and better!

  3. I just finished reading an article, where the writer stated that a movie released while the show was on air has never been done. Apparently he has NEVER heard of The X-Files!
    I would love to see TWD film if they release it.

  4. Don’t know why a movie would be the way to end the series…that didnt happen right off with the X Files. A movie would just expand the time and maybe clear up or tie up loose end in the show…maybe show things they cant show on TV…really push the limits….and perhaps breathe life into a whole new scenario. All I know is a movie doesn’t necessarilly end a show. Now it might come about because of the end of a show…like when Firefly ended they gave us SERENITY. You know what needs a movie to give closure…..MY NAME IS EARL!

  5. I want a ‘rise of the governor’ movie!!!