While the last few zombie movies haven't brought in big business, with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Maggie both faltering at the box office, it's a completely different story on TV. AMC's The Walking Dead, which just wrapped up the first half of Season 6, is going stronger than ever, and pulls in bigger ratings than some network programing. And Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which premiered this past October and is at the halfway mark of Season 1, has proven to be a giant hit with fans and critics alike. Considering that...What would it look like if both shows collided?
Ash Vs. Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell has 'supposedly' leaked the script for a crossover with The Walking Dead. And while that show is confirmed to run well into the next decade, with story lines mapped out through Season 12 and counting, this script is short. And sweet. In fact, the whole plot doesn't stretch beyond a page. Considering that one page of script usually translates to one minute of screen time, we're looking at a crossover episode that would last roughly :30 seconds.
Coming from Bruce Campbell, of course his Ashley Williams is the star of this crossover. He's also the glorified hero. Along for the ride is Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes. The setting brings us back to the first episode of The Walking Dead, which aired way back in 2009. Rick is just waking up from his coma.
Dressed in his hospital gown, Rick finds himself disoriented and not sure what has happened. He exits the hospital, and stares on in disbelief. The parking lot is strewn with decaying, decapitated corpses for as far as the eye can see. In the original pilot episode, most of the Walkers still had their heads intact. So, what the heck is going on here?
As Rick stumbles through the bloody, stink-filled parking lot, he happens upon a car that will be instantly recognizable to any fan of director Sam Raimi. The classic 1973 Oldsmobile Delta Royale. Ash's car. It is parked in a spiral of crimson coated bodies. There, sitting on the hood is Ashley Williams himself. He is covered in blood. A stunned and panicked Rick asks, 'What the hell is going on?' Ash explains.
"Zombie apocalypse. You might as well go back to sleep, I took car of it."
End scene. Roll credits. The perfect crossover, don't you think? Or course, you have to know that this is a joke. But it sure would be fun to see Ash dropped directly into Alexandria, especially with everything that's gong on there now. It's doubtful Rick would ever become friends with Ash. And vice versa. But it's fun to imagine the possibilities, isn't it? Take a look at the official Tweet from Bruce Campbell himself.
Oops. This script "leaked." pic.twitter.com/k4Vn9r7WxV— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) December 1, 2015