Zombieland 2 is a movie we have heard a great deal about over the last few years, and once or twice every year, a new update comes which raises hopes about the movie being made someday. The latest revelation has been made by writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese that Zombieland 2 might hit the theaters next year, and it will feature the original cast.
These two writers had written the original Zombieland, and are at present busy promoting Deadpool 2. During an interview recently, they were questioned about the status of this sequel, and although they had no official confirmation to share, Wernick played it smart and said that they might be aiming to film and release it next year to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the original movie. This is what Wernick said:
“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.”
In 2017, the duo had said that they have been pushing Sony to make Zombieland 2. It seems that all their pestering might have yielded some result if the new comments are any indication. While there is no official word from the studio, this update seems to be more assuring that what we heard in the past years. Therefore, without becoming excited, let’s hope that this time it might happen.
One problem has been the cast. Actors like Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Woody Harrelson have a lot on their plate. Especially Eisenberg and Stone have become big talents who are much sought after in the years after the release of the original Zombieland, and it is not going to easy to make them commit to Zombieland’s sequel. However, they might have worked out the schedule somehow. It is not yet clear whether the director of the original movie, Ruben Fleischer, who recently wrapped up filming on Venom with Tom Hardy, would return to direct the sequel.
Zombieland has a quite impressive 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and had earned $102 million when it hit the theaters in 2009. Since the budget was $23 million, Sony apparently made good money from it. There was a time when Amazon tried converting the film into a TV series, but, the idea never progressed beyond the pilot. We have no option, but, to wait and watch if the studio comes up with an official announcement related to Zombieland 2 soon or not, but, we believe that the project is not dead and it might come out sooner than expected. This news was brought to us by Vulture.