While a sequel Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 hit horror-comedy Zombieland seemed a surefire thing following the film’s success, hope became all but lost as the years went on. Something began stirring a couple of years back however, and now, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (who more recently penned Deadpool and its sequel) have revealed that they are working towards a 2019 release for Zombieland 2!
In recent years, the major hurdle in getting the sequel moving was surely how huge Zombieland’s main stars – those being Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson, who was of course already huge – have become since starring together. It sure sounds as though that little problem has been sorted though, going by what Reese and Wernick recently told Vulture:
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland,” Wernick told the site. “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… With the original cast, by the way.”
He went on: “We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment, but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”
Around this time last year, Reese and Wernick revealed that original director Fleischer will be returning to the helm, which we can only assume remains the case.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)