Andrew Lincoln may have departed The Walking Dead, but his journey with AMC’s zombie drama is far from over…
During a virtual Skybound Xpo panel called Skybound: Past, Present, and Future last week, Skybound Entertainment co-founder David Alpert and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said that a planned Rick Grimes spinoff movie starring ex-cast leader Andrew Lincoln will still go ahead when production is allowed to kick off.
“We’re coming along in a big way. We’re just in this particular space where we have [to wait],” Alpert said (via ComicBook.com). “We can’t shoot right now, so that’s just the big thing holding us back.”
“We are desperate to get back into production, and get everything going,” he explained, “but we have something really exciting, really unique, really different, and can’t wait to get it going. We just have to wait for it to be safe.”
Kirkman reassured fans that “There’s tons of stuff going on behind the scenes. I don’t want anyone to think that we’re just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end” and added “I would say that, if anything, the pandemic is going to make a lot of movies better. I think the Rick Grimes movie chief among them, just because we’re getting a lot more time to cook this thing and make sure it’s perfect. But when things do quiet down, you guys are going to hear a ton more about this movie.”
As we hear more about the film, and any other The Walking Dead projects, we’ll be sure to let you know.