Back before The Walking Dead made zombies a mainstay of television, you only really encountered them in the occasional movie and one of the best of the 00s was Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.
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The movie was a zombie comedy that took place long after the outbreak of the virus with society completely and utterly broken down. Survivors roam the country, scavenging food and trying to survive by killing zombies, which is how the cast meet up with one another and then get involved with a bunch of hilarious hijinks. If you haven’t seen it, you can catch the trailer lower down the page.
Anyway, the great news is that co-writer Paul Wernick has confirmed that the original cast is reuniting for a sequel that should be coming out next year on the movie’s tenth anniversary. Here’s what he had to say:
We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.
The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release…with the original cast, by the way.
They’ve all become superstars now. We made Zombieland with $20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid.
We’re not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2.
No shit, that would definitely be something that I would excited to see. And probably the rest of the world too. Hope they can make it happen – but it seems like everyone’s pretty up for it. See you in October 2018.
Until then, get your zombie fix by checking out the trailer for the best zombie movie of last year.