Last Friday, fans rejoiced when news broke that a sequel to the beloved 2009 film Zombieland was officially moving forward with the original cast intact! On Wednesday, it was announced that the follow-up film will be released nearly a decade after the original.
The upcoming Zombieland 2 will be hitting theaters on October 11, 2019! The original film premiered in theaters on October 2, 2009.
The original cast including 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!
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.
Zombieland 2 will, once again, follow these characters on their journey as they face newly evolved zombies and other human survivors all the while still learning how to live and deal with one another.
Sony has reportedly scheduled for production to start in early 2019.
What do you think about the upcoming Zombieland sequel? Are you excited to pick up with these characters all these years later? Do you think Bill Murray will make a cameo appearance as an actual zombie? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter