Director Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 horror comedy, Zombieland, brilliantly blended genres and ended up becoming an unexpected hit both critically and commercially, so a sequel seemed like a no-brainer (no pun intended) at the time.
Even so, it wasn’t until over five years later that a follow-up movie was reported as being fast-tracked at Sony, with Dave Callaham on board as writer and Fleischer back in the director’s chair. And then…. everything went quiet.
Recently, however, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (who wrote the first film) were doing the press rounds for Deadpool when The Playlist took the opportunity to quiz them about the sequel, and according to them, it is still in the works:
It’s actually still in development at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and I think there’s still very much talk about it, but I think it has to be right. I think all the actors and [original ‘Zombieland’ director] Ruben [Fleischer], all feel like there’s no reason to do it again if we’re not getting it exactly right.
That’s definitely an encouraging update – and it’s great to hear that the original cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin would most likely return if the script was up to par.
Tell us, would you guys be interested in Zombieland 2, or do you feel too much time has passed and it’s best to leave the film as a one-off? Let us know by dropping a comment below.
Source: The Playlist