Here we go, folks. It’s been rumoured for nearly a full decade now, but it would appear that Zombieland 2 is not only finally gonna happen, but that it’s gonna happen with its entire original cast in tow. Write that one down in your book of rules.
2009’s surprise break-out hit flick has long been earmarked for some sort of sequel or follow-up; at one point the property attempted a sideways transition into TV via Amazon, falling over at the first hurdle after producing a particularly reviled pilot.
But now things look like they’ve moving forward on a full-blown feature film sequel, with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick hinting as much in a recent interview with Vulture.
The duo, whose original Zombieland script took them from unknowns to one of the more in-demand writing duos in Hollywood, stated that the original film’s 10th anniversary looks like it could be celebrated with a sequel, one that would feature Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin all returning to their roles.
We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. 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.
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.
Hell YES, mates. If that ain’t worth a celebratory drink, I don’t know what is.
The original film raked in a surprising US$102.4million at the box office on the back of a relatively small-ish US$23.6million budget. Though you’d expect the sequel to carry a much larger price tag given that all four main stars carry a fair bit more pulling power these days.
Now if they can find a plausible way to put Bill Murray back into the sequel we’ll really be in business.