Plans for Zombieland 2 appear to be back on track today with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures has brought aboard The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham to provide the screenplay. He’ll work closely with Ruben Fleischer, who will be returning as director.
Set in a zombie post-apocalypse and filtered through a darkly comic lens, the original Zombieland hit theaters in 2009 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors attempting to outlast the living dead.
An attempt was made to bring the franchise to the small screen as “Zombieland: The Series” in 2013. Planned to become an Amazon Original Series, “Zombieland” failed to develop beyond a pilot episode.
There’s no word on who — if anyone — from the original cast will return for the sequel, but check back for details as soon as they become available.