It's been 44 years since Jaws hit the big screens, but Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster film hasn't lost an ounce of popularity in the industry.
Well, fans of the Spielberg classic film and AMC's The Walking Dead series will briefly get to see the best of both worlds. This is according to the show's executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nicotero revealed that there will be a Jaws Easter egg for the season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead - which will air this Sunday.
"There’s a lot of cool stuff that’s in there...but I’m always putting a few Easter eggs here or there just to remind people how much I love certain things," Nicotero said. "So there could be a shark tooth on the beach that might’ve been from a shark from my favorite movie. You never know. A few things like that."
Nicotero understandably wouldn't reveal anything more to that. Fans will just have to wait and see how he pays tribute to the greatest shark movie in history. Even those who don't following The Walking Dead should watch and try to find the hidden Easter egg.
Jaws has been parodied aplenty in films and television. One of the most memorable knock-offs took place in the 1980 Caddyshack comedy film. In a swimming pool scene, the iconic Jaws theme begins to play as everybody screams and jumps out of the water when they see nothing more than a chocolate bar floating around the pool.
And of course, Spielberg parodied Jaws in his 1979 comedy action film, 1941. He brought back Susan Backlinie (who portrayed the first victim in Jaws) to parody her character in the film's opening - which was a clear mockery of the introduction in Jaws.
Many suggest that the human fear of sharks stems from Jaws, which made us think twice about going in the water. But no matter how much that impacted your fear or lack thereof from entering the ocean, you can't take away the wonderful work put together by Spielberg and Universal Pictures.
44 years after the release of Jaws, and we still have producers and directors paying homage to the franchise in films and television. We'll see how Nicotero does so in The Walking Dead this Sunday.