Former TWD showrunner gives update on spinoff film

The project is still alive but the script is being "refined" and a director has yet to be found. 

Former The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple has given an update on the status of its upcoming spinoff film. 

The currently untitled project is the first of three planned films which will revolve around Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gimple revealed that the script is still being “refined” and a director has yet to be found. 

"It's coming together amazingly, but we’re trying to make this very special for everybody involved and we’re holding our feet to the flames.”

Shooting locations and a start date for filming also have yet to be finalised. 

When asked about specific plot details, Gimple simply replied “we are going to continue to tell Rick’s story, and we are going to discover so much of the world through that story.”

“Rick will be challenged in different ways that, in some ways, everything that he’s been through has sort of prepared him for.”

He also assured fans that the film “isn’t going to be exactly the same thing we saw on television...the scale is bigger and the budget is bigger.”

“We are going in some wild new directions.”

Gimple served as showrunner on The Walking Dead from seasons four through eight after which he was replaced by Angela Kang. He's now chief content officer for the whole franchise.

His next venture into this universe will be its third live-action TV series titled Walking Dead: A World Beyond which focuses on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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