Everyone's favorite zombie blood-fest, The Walking Dead, may be hitting the big screen sometime. According to the horror movie news site, Bloody Disgusting, there have been several "non-official" talks regarding its adaptation into a feature film. A writer who calls himself only "Mr. Disgusting" writes, though, that said non-official talks are so non-official that they're really just "rumblings in passing during non-business talk." Ugh. What a buzzkill, that Mr. Disgusting. But the potential is there, isn't it?
The show is about to start its third wildly popular season, and has gotten record breaking ratings despite being on a cable TV network. Interestingly enough, the series, which has been adapted from Robert Kirkman's graphic novels, was originally shopped around as a feature film before it was picked up by network television. Mr. Disgusting points out that, if there were to be a movie, it'd likely be a series-ending feature. Still, he mentions that other popular shows like 24, Lost, and The Sopranos were also rumored to be in movie talks, but those never panned out, either. However, we know as moviegoers that both The X-Files and Sex and the City both had successful movies come out after the series' ended.
He writes that absolutely "nothing is even close to official, and don't expect there to be any real talks for another few years." It's a disappointing conclusion, especially considering he was the one breaking the news. He reported that he has friends who work with The Walking Dead and AMC crews who confirmed the "rumblings," but then does nothing but deny the likelihood of it ever happening.
Unfortunately, we can't help but wonder if this news of "movie talk" is nothing more than promotion for the show's upcoming season, which starts in October. After all, AMC has already launched a Walking Dead Facebook game as well as posted a deleted scene from the show's second season.
Would you go see a Walking Dead movie?
Posted by Jena
8/15/2012 1:08 PM