At last night’s red carpet premiere for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Remember Sunday (read our review), Entertainment Tonight asked Zachary Levi about the possibility of a Chuck movie. Zac is enthusiastic about the idea of a crowd-funded movie, a la Veronica Mars, but explains that it’s too soon to launch anything just yet:
ETonline: Zach, a lot of people are now talking about a Chuck movie given the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. Are you looking into that, or is it just something the fans are talking about?
Levi: Honestly, I really believe in the new model of content and development and production and distribution and marketing. I think the power is shifting and artists can control their own destinies now. I think a Chuck movie would be a fun way to go into that since we already have an existing fanbase that loves the show. A lot of them are really into the idea, but I’m not rushing it. There are a few reasons why we can’t rush the movie — for example, internationally, the show hasn’t run its course yet. Japan is only on season three or four right now, so if we were to make a movie and send it out to the world right now, some people would be like, “We haven’t even seen the finale yet!” So I think we should wait until its run its course globally, but of course I think it would be fun. I’d love to do one.
The international viewership is just one piece of a complicated puzzle that needs to be assembled before any sort of campaign can begin. It’s exciting to think about a Chuck movie, but realistically we’re still a while away from having anything concrete to work with.
In the meantime, don’t miss Zac in Remember Sunday airing Sunday, April 21 at 9/8c on ABC!