Ruben Fleischer’s “Zombieland” came out in 2009, and in September next year, the film will have its 10th anniversary. According to its writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it’s only apt that we only get a “Zombieland 2”, and that, by some force of nature, is what looks like is going to happen.
In an interview with Vulture, promoting “Deadpool 2”, Wernick excitedly said: “The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release…With the original cast, by the way.”
From this, it’s quite easy to deduce that things are barely concrete. There might be some interest in bringing the zombie horror-com to the big screen, but as things are, it feels like the ship has sailed. Call it “The Walking Dead” fatigue, I guess? I, as a fan of the original, would like the idea of checking back on the characters the first film introduced, though. There’s even the chance that Reese and Wernick will go even more meta on the zombie genre, fresh off the heels of their work on “Deadpool 2”.
To jog your memory, Fleischer’s 2009 horror-comedy tailed a quartet of apocalyptic survivors as they traverse a virus-afflicted world that turns humans into brain-hungry monstrosities. It starred a young, post-“Batman v Superman” Jesse Eisenberg, back when life was much simpler. The film also starred Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.