While the sequel to ‘Zombieland‘ looked as it if stalled with most of the cast not set to return and the Amazon ‘Zombieland’ pilot having failed to be picked up, there is good news as ‘Zombieland 2‘ still sounds to be in development over at Sony Pictures. Not only that, but it even looks like writers “Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who collaborated on the first installment, as well as on the recent smash hit ‘Deadpool,’ are still on board as executive producers to oversee the film.
I suspect if they weren’t knee deep in the ‘Deadpool 2’ script that Sony might be begging them to work on this if the studio truly has it as a priority.
Reese was on a recent Q&A podcast and let us know that there has yet to be a headshot to stop the 2009 surprise blockbuster sequel from being developed. According to Reese:
“It’s actually still in development over at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and, yeah, I think there’s still very much talk about it, but I think it has to be right, I think all the actors and [original ‘Zombieland’ director] Reuben [Fleischer] all feel like there’s no reason to do it again if we’re not getting it exactly right.”
What is interesting here is that he mentions all of the actors in the same breath as a potential sequel. Initially, it sounded as if they wouldn’t be returning so it sounds as if some or all of them might be considering it if the right script shows up on their doorstep. While the very premise of ‘Zombieland’ leaves the story open to stories of multiple characters being told, I’m sure every fan will agree that bringing back Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock would be the way to go. Recasting doesn’t feel like it would be an option so hopefully they’ll get everyone on board.
Are you looking forward to ‘Zombieland 2’? Would you be okay if characters are recast or new ones are introduced or would you only watch it if the initial four return for the follow-up? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant