Since the debut of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, zombies have totally been the it thing. However, before the premiere of that show, a little movie called ‘Zombieland’ starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin was ahead of the curve by a few years and became pretty successful. After grossing over $100 million, talks of a sequel started but never followed through. Now, while promoting his new film ‘Gangster Squad’, director Ruben Fleischer offered up an update on the sequel. Be warned: It’s not exactly the best news.
In an interview with Collider, Fleischer had this to say about a follow-up to the 2009 comedy:
“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.”
That’s not to say that he wouldn’t do it. He goes on to say that since there’s been some time since the first one and since he’s gone on to make other movies, he’d be willing to return to the world of ‘Zombieland’ if a script did come together and those involved all got excited to make it. The director even shared a tease of what the plot was to entail when they talked of a sequel previously:
“Needless to say 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.”
For the whole interview, check out the video below:
It’s unfortunate that there are no immediate plans for another ‘Zombieland’ film, but at one point there was talks of bringing the story to the small screen for a half hour comedy. The original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were on board for it, but no news has surfaced about whether or not it would actually be happening for quite some time. It’s likely stuck in developmental limbo at the moment.
Are you bummed that there’s no new ‘Zombieland’ coming our way soon? Are you content with just having the one we have already? Share your thoughts in the comments below!