In an interview with Fandango to talk about his upcoming movie Venom, director Rueben Fleischer revealed the plans behind the long-awaited sequel to 2009’s horror/comedy Zombieland.
“I’m thrilled,” said Fleischer about the upcoming Zombieland 2. “We’re already actually starting Zombieland. I’ve been scouting and storyboarding and getting it going, and to get to work with that cast again is just an absolute dream come true. It’s been really exciting starting to think about that movie, and to get to work with Emma, Jesse, Woody and Abigail once again is truly a dream come true. Yeah, we’re just at the very early stages, but we have an amazing script, and we’re going to start shooting in Georgia in January.“
While the movie will start filming early next year, Fleischer’s answer also confirms the report that the film’s four stars will all be reprising their roles. When asked if there would be more zombies, Fleischer implied it’s certainly a possibility, adding that “It’s been 10 years, so who knows what the world will look like at this point?“
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. The movie earned $102.4 million worldwide off a $23.6 million budget.
Since the original Zombieland hit theaters nearly 10 years ago, Reese and Wernick have been busy penning 2016’s Deadpool alongside co-writer and star Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2, Life, G.I Joe: Retaliation, the upcoming board-game adaptation of Clue as well as Michael Bay’s Six Underground. The two are also producers on Cowboy Ninja Viking, the graphic novel adaptation starring Chris Pratt and releasing in 2019.