Do We Really Want Another ‘Zombieland,’ Anyways?

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I’m a huge fan of Ruben Fleischer‘s 2009 surprise hit Zombieland, yet, after a few years to dwell on it, I don’t think I really care if they make a sequel anymore.

In an interview with Collider to talk Gangster Squad, now in theaters, Fleischer had this moderately shocking update: “I hate to do it, but I can say that there’s no immediate plans to make the movie. There’s no script, really, so the likelihood of it happening is slim. But I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin.

After years of updates, and even casting news, it’s sort of a mind-boggling revelation that there’s no script. And at this point, I’m not even sure there’s a franchise to build on. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be the first in line to see a sequel, I just don’t really care if one ever gets made…

In addition, he goes on to explain that they took a single pass at the script and it didn’t excite the studio nor the filmmaker, yet he doesn’t close the door on directing once again. At least he did offer a taste of the plot: “It was a continuation of the original story with the same characters. I guess the only thing I could really say is that the threat to our heroes wasn’t only zombies, like they encounter other people that they’re all jockeying for positions.

  • HorrorManiac666

    Its not the worst thing in the world if they don’t but if they did I’ll be seeing opening day.

  • Kainrich

    Just leave it be. I enjoyed the original first time watching it, maybe even the second, but I wouldn’t want to sit through it again. For me, the only thing this movie had going for it was the Murray/Harrelson onscreen reunion.

    • dr.lamb

      Same with me. Film works best in the first time.

  • Zombie-Killa

    No, dear God NO.

    Zombieland was an entertaining surprise, and it’s one of the best horror comedies I’ve seen over the past ten years. With that said, a sequel is just unnecessary. Leave it alone, because Zombieland 2 will be a giant shit-fest, I’m sure of it. It’ll be another Hollywood money-grabbing sequel, with a shitty storyline, and we’ll all have that “we loved Zombieland, but the sequel…..” feeling.

    Just leave it alone, PLEASE.

  • Mr.Mirage

    I have no issue with a sequel, but… nah, screw it. Why muddle around with something pretty damn near perfect… unless…

    Opening shot of a massive ball of human flesh, gigantic, with Woody’s face in the middle. “I don’t feel well.” Pull back, reveal the last remaining Twinkie warehouse.

  • DeadManZombieFan

    I see it going a lot like the movie the hangover when it pushed out a sequel. successful movie, funny, how can another one go wrong right? people demand for it. the movie follows the exact same formula as the first and ends up sucking. zombieland 2 would probably be the same jokes recycled only in the sequel it would come off bland and we will ask ourselves why did we want them to make another one in the first place. oh but this time we will put a dan akroid zombie in it, the audience a like that. lol. I just thought the first movie was okay tho so I don’t really care.