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Andrew Lincoln Says The Walking Dead Movie Will Start Filming In Spring 2021

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Andrew Lincoln Says The Walking Dead Movie Will Start Filming In Spring 2021

Featured Image Credit: AMC

Andrew Lincoln has confirmed that a full-length movie version of The Walking Dead is set to start filming in the early part of next year.

In fact, there are going to be three movies based on the hit AMC zombie apocalypse TV show.

It had previously been thought that the movies would be made for TV, but it looks as if these films will be available to watch in cinemas.

Well, they will be if cinemas are even still a thing in 2021, anyway.

Production on the films had been delayed because of the coronavirus - which has basically delayed everything good during this wretched year - but Lincoln told Associated Press that, if everything goes in the right direction, they'll get underway in the spring.

He said: "It does feel like there is a certain sense of positivity and the cavalry's coming with the vaccines.

"And there's a real sort of sense of a renewal, hopefully."

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

Let's hope he's right, eh? It'd be great for everyone - not just fans of The Walking Dead - to have something to look forward to.

Lincoln played Rick Grimes on the show from the very first episode up until he left in 2018, but appeared again in a brief teaser that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con.

Since then, it has been fairly quiet on that front, but we're led to believe that everything is just waiting to kick back into action ahead of making the movies.

The show's boss Scott Gimple spoke in October about the progress that was being made.

He said: "We're following the same general plan but movies take a little longer and we're playing with it in all sorts of directions.

"And then, the pandemic happened, which gave us the opportunity or the necessity to do that.

"We're still doing that. Andy is super involved. [Creator Robert Kirkman] is super involved. It really is proceeding. It's just that current circumstances have given us a little extra time that we seem to need anyways. We really want to do it right.

"We've been working on the script and playing around with different aspects of it, but it's still fairly early in there."

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

It was announced earlier this year that the flagship show would be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that the spin-offs will be stopping too.

In fact, there are even more in the works. We haven't heard the last of The Walking Dead just yet, that's for sure.

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, The Walking Dead

Tom Wood
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