Following Andrew Lincoln’s exit from The Walking Dead last year, it was announced that he would return as Rick Grimes in a series of movies set in the world of the series. At the time it seemed like his adventures would continue on television, but a surprise teaser trailer at the end of The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con revealed that the untitled Walking Dead movie will debut in theaters from Universal Pictures!
In Lincoln’s final appearance on the hit series The Walking Dead, the character of Rick Grimes is mortally wounded and last seen being flown away by helicopter to an unknown destination. The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.
It’s unclear who will write or direct the new movie, or when it will be released, but the plans are already in motion.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.