It’s no secret that the Zombieland sequel is still on the cards… eventually (here)… but now we have an update that it’s still definitely part of the plan.
Now writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are promoting their new movie, Life, have been talking about the sequel and the chances of it happening and it looks promising.
“It is [in active development],” Wernick said.
“We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now so, 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.”
However, the duo are determined to make it happen and are using the Deadpool strategy as a template for making it happen: “We see Tom Rothman [Sony Pictures Chairman] pretty frequently now and we’re pestering that dude,” Reese said.
“He’s like, ‘Please, enough with the Zombieland talk!’ We’re pestering him the way we pestered Fox on Deadpool. We’re not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2.”
It’s good to know that someone is pushing for this to happen because the fans definitely want to see the return of this franchise to the big screen – we don’t ever talk about the series – because, to many of us at FTN, it was as close as we got to Ghostbusters in the last few years for that mix of scares, laughs and great characters.
Let us know if you’re excited for a sequel.