Yes, this is actually happening. After 10 years of the release, Zombie Land is getting a sequel by Sony Pictures.
Released in 2009, Zombieland was a comedy-zombie movie which is a very specific genre but still exists. The movie was about four people thrown together during a zombie apocalypse. It was a surprise hit and the fans are expecting a sequel since long back. Seems like Sony Pictures is moving ahead with Zombieland 2.
Now that it has been officially announced, the excitement of the audience is at par. We have got some recent updates regarding the sequel from sources to feed your curiosity. Read further and find out.
Development: Zombieland 2 is in making with the same creative team. Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland and recently released Venom will be directing Zombieland 2 as well. The script has been written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (best known for Deadpool movies). The production is set to start very soon under Sony pictures.
Release Date: The script of Zombieland 2 has already been completed. The movie will be rolling from January next year under a tight schedule. It is aimed to be released on the 10th anniversary of the original movie (October 11, 2019). But this is a tentative date and it has not been confirmed yet. What confirmed is that the movie to be released at the end of the next year for sure.
What to expect: The movie writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, after the success of Zombieland, are very excited about the sequel with some innovative ideas. The sequel will be having its original star cast. There are some assumptions that Bill Murray is still alive and the four main leads Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock will be finding their way out from the apocalypse. Also, as per some sources the movie might be released in 3D.
Star-cast: In the sequel, we will get to see the same lead characters. As per the Hollywood reporters, original star-cast of the movie Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin have been signed in for the sequel as well.
Zombieland was a low budget movie which was proved to a surprise hit. But this time the budget is going to rise for sure. The sequel demands great visual effects.
It was ten years ago when the movie came. Now the original star-cast is all grown up. Ema Stones recently got Oscar award for her movie, La La Land. Harrelson has recently starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Venom. Eisenberg has appeared in the big movies like Now You See Me 2 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Breslin’s recent credit include the Freak Show. Now that all these stars had reached a new level of fame because of which the makers are considering to increase the budget.
It was a great movie whose sequel should have come long before. But now also there is a good probability for it to be a big success.