On a recent episode of Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick dropped some major news regarding the long-awaited sequel to the zom-com.
“That is breaking news, that we’re on Zombieland 2 right now,” revealed the writers. “We’re sitting with Woody [Harrelson] tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited.”
This is great news. A sequel has been teased and hinted at for years. But it has been a series of false starts until now. Finally, it seems like things are moving full speed ahead.
Earlier this year, we reported that the title treatment had been revealed at CinemaCon in Vegas. And that the project was aiming to shoot this summer. And it looks like the production team is trying to make good on that commitment.
As for who will be returning besides Harrelson, we don’t have official word on that, yet but in a recent interview with EW, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed that he and his other costars are more than willing to return for a Zombieland follow up, as long as the script is good.
The film was adapted for an Amazon Prime pilot a few years ago but the content provider declined to take it to series, stating that their demographic wasn’t necessarily the right fit for the Zombieland target audience. Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this project as it is announced.
The first film takes place in a post-apocolyptic reality where almost all residents of the US have been turned into bloodthirsty zombies. A group of four survivors band together in an attempt to take on the undead and live another day. The group is comprised of a young man trying to return to his hometown to reunite with his family, a loner in search of the last Twinkie on earth, and two young ladies on their way to an amusement park.