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Since it premiered in 2010, The Walking Dead has consistently stood out as one of the most popular shows on television. Even when the ratings have dipped, it has remained one of TV's most prestigious and widely-recognized dramas. That said, some fans continue to wonder if the folks behind the series would ever scale things up to a full-blown feature film, and apparently, that is something that hasn't been entirely ruled out. The Walking Dead head honcho Scott Gimple addressed the possibility of a film in a recent interview, saying:
Hmm, I mean, that kind of variety, that's we're talking about. All the differences of the ways we tell the story, yeah, what we can feature and all that. There's a whole universe of possibilities.
While that's not really confirmation of anything (Scott Gimple has to remain tight-lipped about many of these topics), it is worth noting that he does not explicitly rule out the chance of a movie set in the world of The Walking Dead. With so many different forms of content being created in that world as its popularity persists, it stands out as one of the many "possibilities" that the people working on the series seem willing to explore if it continues to expand and evolve. The series has technically already aired on the big screen before, but this seems like a suggestion that it could go one step further for a full-fledged feature adaptation of the undead universe.
It's also worth mentioning that this does not seem entirely outlandish when we consider how much other content The Walking Dead has produced aside from the TV series. The franchise started in comic book form with the books written by Robert Kirkman, and its popularity has also led to the creation of some incredibly well-received video games and consumer products. The TV avenue of The Walking Dead may remain the cornerstone of the brand, but it's far from the only way to tell a story in this particular world.
That's not to say that television is not already working in its own cinematic way for The Walking Dead. In fact, elsewhere in his interview with Vulture, Scott Gimple addressed the future of The Walking Dead and likened the development of Season 9 to that of "a 33-hour movie." A film is not off of the table, but the conclusion of the "All Out War" arc and the tease of the giant herd seen in the Season 8 finale also show that The Walking Dead can still accomplish quite a bit on the small screen.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the world of The Walking Dead as new details on the TV series (as well as any other medium that the story seeps into) becomes available us. Until then, make sure to keep a close eye on CinemaBlend's full 2018 movie premiere schedule so you can keep yourself up-to-date on all of the big movies headed to the silver screen this year!