Various casting sites are reporting that Zombieland 2 is targeting to begin filming in Atlanta this coming August.
This by no means confirms production will commence, but it’s another sign (the first being the logo on display at this month’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas) that the studio is moving forward with the long-gestured sequel.
Back in September of 2014 word came via Deadline that Sony Pictures was getting more serious about mounting another installment of Zombieland.
At the time the studio had hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct.
Callaham had been scripting The Expendables films, and he had story credit on Legendary’s revival of Godzilla.
They are not sure if the participants will be back; pretty much all of them have soared since making the original, from Jesse Eisenberg (who confirmed this in March) 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.
Eisenberg starred as a shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, with a gun-toting tough guy (Harrelson) trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters (Stone, Breslin) trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
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