Will There Be A Sequel To Zombieland? We Can Only Hope!


It looks like a sequel to Zombieland is definitely a very big possibility. It seems that pretty much everybody involved in the first movie is more than willing to return for a second helping of brains and blood. Before the movie was even released, script co-writer Paul Wernick told MTV News the following in an interview:
"We would love it, and everyone involved creatively wants to do another one. Woody (Harrelson) came up to us after the final cut of the last scene and gave us a hug and said, 'I've never wanted to do a sequel in the previous movies I've done until this one.' It (the Zombieland concept) has lived in our heads for four-and-a-half years. We developed it and wrote it as a spec TV pilot in the summer of 2005. We've got a long brainstorming document that still to this day gets updated on a near-weekly basis with ideas. We've got tons of new ideas swimming in our head. It all obviously depends on what happens on Friday at the box office. "We would love to do several sequels," Wernick said. We would love to also see it on television. It would make a wonderful TV series."
Well, the fact that the movie did in the neighborhood of $25 million on it's first weekend of release and that the word of mouth on the movie is so positive, I don't think they'll have much of a problem keeping the box office momentum going. I think it's safe to say that a sequel at this point is inevitable. Wernick and co-creator Rhett Reese stated that not only Harrelson would return, but Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and first-time director Ruben Fleischer would be on board.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese both said that they have a couple of other projects to finish work on before they'll be able to concentrate on Zombieland. The two just turned in a script for a Venom spin-off, as well as working on a sci-fi film called Earth vs. Moon that they hope they can set up as a tentpole and starring vehicle for Will Smith.

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