If ever there was a horror movie with untapped franchise potential, it’s Zombieland. Released in 2009, the film scored critical and box office success with its mix of comedy, compelling characters, and R-Rated gore and violence. Rumors of a sequel have swirled for years (including a proposed TV series) but nothing has so far come to fruition. Producers at Sony Pictures dropped a logo at last year’s Comic-Con [Featured Image], but we haven’t heard a peep since—until now.
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While promoting their new film, Life (which hits theaters Friday) Zombieland 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick assured fans that the sequel is in the works!
“It is [in active development],” Wernick said. “We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now so, we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid.”
Whether or not original core cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin (Columbus, Wichita, Tallahassee, and Little Rock respectively) are also down for another romp through Zombieland remains to be seen. Stay tuned!
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Check out the trailer and synopsis for Zombieland below.
Official Synopsis: After a virus turns most people into zombies, the world’s surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors — Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his cohorts Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) — abide by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. Zombieland is directed by Ruben Fleischer.