After many years of being just a mockery, the Zombieland of 2009 had helped in reviving the entire zombie genre through a combination of humor and horror. All the rumors about a follow-up movie have been making their rounds for many years due to this movie’s fan base. The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that this project is now moving forward with its original cast- Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson. The movie aims for an October 2019 release, and Ruben Fleischer will be directing the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
According to the outlet, “The new movie will once again put the focus on comic mayhem, taking the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But, most of all, according to the studio, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
Wernick and Reese’s huge and massive success with the Deadpool movies has now opened up a whole lot of opportunities for them to develop this sequel:
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland,” Wernick had said.
“Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.”
“The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release,” Wernick had said, “With the original cast, by the way.”
Due to the movie and the debut of The Walking Dead, all the zombie-related projects have now risen from their graves and are giving the audiences a whole lot of interesting spins.
“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time – and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse, and Abigail,” Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures had said.
“These are some of the most in-demand actors, and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”