Zombieland 2 talks are picking up steam as the sequel is finally becoming a reality after seven long years. The zombie-comedy film was a success after its release in 2009, earning $102.4 million on a budget of $26 million and getting positive reactions from both critics and moviegoers.
Zombieland strays from the bleak, sad, and horrific plot of zombie-themed movies and goes for a hilarious and Twinkie-filled side of the zombie apocalypse plot. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) go on an extended road trip like a dysfunctional family and show the audience that the end of the world can be fun.
Bloody Disgusting revealed that Zombieland 2 is set to film in Atlanta this August, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Many people behind Zombieland, though, hint of a sequel. It was reported that Sony was looking for a new writer for the script and was asking Dave Callaham. Zombieland’s director Ruben Fleischer would oversee the script’s development and set to return to direct. It was also reported that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the original writers, will make a comeback as producers.
Jesse Eisenberg discussed the development of the film in an interview for Batman vs. Superman earlier this year. Eisenberg stated that the creators have been trying to do it for a while, and they are trying to figure out the plot. They need to do it right, and if the film does happen, everybody would be happy.
According to Screen Rant, one major hiccup for a Zombieland 2 is the original cast. They have starred in big-budget movies since the release of Zombieland, and a $26 million budget would not be enough for a sequel. Additionally, with the original cast now big names in Hollywood, most would have packed schedules and be unable to squeeze a Zombieland sequel in their memo.
Whether we see a Zombieland 2 soon is still a possibility. There is no doubt that many are still waiting to know what happened to them after surviving that zombie carnival.