‘Zombieland 2’ in the works for 10th anniversary release
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone are reportedly set to reprise their Zombieland roles for a long-awaited sequel to mark the film’s 10th anniversary.
The movie’s original screenwriter, Paul Wernick, has revealed he and his production partner Rhett Reese are working on a follow-up to the 2009 cult action comedy, which he claims will feature the same main cast, and hopefully hit theatres in late 2019.
“We’re going on the 10th anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their 10th anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2,” Wernick teased to Vulture.
“The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release,” he continued, adding, “With the original cast, by the way.”
Details about the project have yet to be finalised, but Wernick is confident the planned movie will live up to fans’ dreams.
“We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment,” he said cryptically, “but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”
It’s not clear if Ruben Fleischer, who directed the first film, will also be returning to Zombieland.
The original release helped to put Reese and Wernick on the map in Hollywood, and they have since gone on to score big box office success by teaming up with Ryan Reynolds to pen 2016’s Deadpool and its new sequel, Deadpool 2.
The screenwriting duo is also busy developing scripts for Michael Bay’s upcoming project, 6 Underground, and the big screen adaptation of murder mystery board game Clue, and producing Chris Pratt’s next action adventure, Cowboy Ninja Viking.