"I don't know, man, I'm not into that," Leary, the show's star, writer and producer, told reporters in Manhattan recently.
"I don't want to see a 'Sopranos' movie," he said. "If we're going to do a 'Rescue Me' movie, and I joked about this a couple of years ago when they brought it up … and I said, 'What if we do a "Rescue Me" movie, so it's the "Rescue Me" cast, but they're not firefighters and it's a zombie movie.' And they were like, 'What?' And I was like: 'How cool would that be? It's the 'Rescue Me' cast, but it's a zombie movie.' And they were like, 'No.' And I was like, 'Well, that's the only way I'm doing it.' Like 'Shaun of the Dead,' like a funny, real scary zombie movie. … They didn't go for it."
Leary went on to say he would love to apply the 3D technology of his latest movie, "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," to "Rescue Me."
"If you're going to do a television show in 3D, I can't think of a better one than a show that involves fire... I mean, come on!" he said. "What better way to get high ratings for Season 6 than to say, 'It's the first television show in 3D?' Now, having said that, and it's the same studio -- because it's FX and Fox -- from what I just said to the actual making it happen is a big leap and I think we start shooting in two months, so they'd have to have some kind of special cameras ready."