Last week Deadpool and Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick explained that a sequel to Zombieland is still very much in the cards.
Now, star Jesse Eisenberg has an update of his own, confirming that Sony is in fact deep into development on the hotly anticipated sequel.
“Yeah, it’d be wonderful to do,” Eisenberg told EW. “I know they’ve been trying to do it for a while, and I know they’re trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it. But it’s a kind of movie that, as soon as it came out, seemed appropriate to generate a sequel. … It takes place in this odd, created world and features an ensemble of interesting characters that it’d be curious to see more of. I would hope that it happens, and I’m sure everybody would be happy to do it if it happens and it’s good. It’s also a strangely beloved movie, so it’s a thing you have to get right. Some sequels you don’t have to get exactly right, but this is the kind of movie you have to get right because people like it for personal reasons, even though it’s a zombie comedy.”
In 2014 it was reported that the studio had hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct.
There’s still no word on if the participants will be back; pretty much all of them have soared since making the original, from Jesse Eisenberg to Emma Stone, “True Detective’s” Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin (who plays the title zombie in Maggie).
Zombieland came out in 2009 and was a box office superstar making over $100 million worldwide. Although, an awful Amazon series followed and was quickly canceled in 2013.
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