We might eventually find out if Sarah remembers Chuck and her entire life a super-badass spy! It’s been five years since the series came to an end, but Zachary Levi is still working on getting a Chuck movie made.
Created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, Chuck follows computer geek Chuck Bartowski, who is hunted by criminals, terrorists, and assassins when he accidentally downloads government secrets into his brain. CIA Agent Sarah Walker and NSA Major John Casey are sent by the government to protect Chuck. The spy-comedy series ran for five seasons on NBC, and although the finale delivered a fitting conclusion, the door was left open for the possibility of more missions.
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Levi for the shows tenth anniversary, and the actor revealed that he’s still trying to get a Chuck movie made.
“I’d love to do it. As far as I know, I’m the only person who’s affiliated with the show that’s been trying to make it happen on some level. I’ve had meetings with various people. There’s just so many moving parts. The answer is I’d love to still make it happen, even if it’s 10 years down the line. Because of the world, it could still be plausible. It’s just difficult. Warner Bros. has the rights to it, I don’t have a script. And in order to get the rights, I need to probably get a script, but in order to get the script, I need to pay a writer, but if I’ve got to find the money then in order to get the money, I need to make sure I have the rights. It’s like a Catch-44. [Laughs] I went to the whole cast years ago and said, “If I ever get a movie together, would you do it?” And everyone was like, “We’re totally in.” A lot of people have asked if we could do another season and there’s no way we could do another season. But I think that Chuck as a premise totally works to go do movies here and there. It’s a goofy American Bond. We had our baddies of the week, we can have baddies of the movie. You add a little bit more money, a little bit more time, maybe go shoot in some actual international destinations, you make a fun 90-minute movie, and release it online. I think we can do that, but there’s a lot of moving parts, and I’m the only one who’s trying to get all the moving parts together. So, we’ll see.”
Of course, just because Zachary Levi is trying to get the project developed doesn’t mean that it will happen. Not many shows are given the opportunity to jump over to the big screen, but over five seasons Chuck proved to have a loyal fanbase that will definitely follow the show to the cinema.