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‘Zombieland’ Sequel Moving Forward with Original Cast!

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Break out the twinkies and get ready to double tap! After nearly 10 long years of waiting, the cult hit film Zombieland is officially coming back for round 2!

Sony Pictures announced on Friday that the long-awaited sequel to the film is, in fact, moving forward but that’s not the only good news that came along with this announcement. The original cast will also be returning for the Zombieland sequel! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original film stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin are all onboard for the newly announced sequel.

In addition to the original cast, the original film’s director Ruben Fleischer will also be dusting off his director chair for the sequel film. Original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have already written the script for the new film and Gavin Palone is also returning as producer. The Zombieland gang is all back together!

Now, this isn’t the first time that the idea of a Zombieland sequel has been kicked around, though it does seem like this time, it’s for real. Sony has set the film to begin production in January of 2019 with an anticipated release date for October 2019. As THR points out, the release of the sequel would be just in time for the original film’s 10th anniversary. The original film premiered in theaters on October 2, 2009.

The original Zombieland film followed a ragtag group of survivors after the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse. Jesse Eisenberg played Columbus, a nerdy lone survivor. Harrelson played the slightly unhinged Tallahassee, and Stone and Breslin played sisters in the film named Wichita and Little Rock.

According to THR, the sequel will once again follow these characters on their journey as they face newly evolved zombies as well as human survivors all the while still learning how to live and deal with one another.

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch said in a statement:

“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time – and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse, and Abigail. These are some of the most in-demand actors and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”

What do you think about the upcoming Zombieland sequel? Are you excited to pick up with these characters all these years later? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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