Zombieland was a movie I went into not expecting a great deal, but I came out incredibly entertained and wanting more. The first film made $100 million worldwide, which is a success given it is an R-rated zombie movie that only cost $20 million.
Columbia Pictures re-hired the original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write a sequel (the duo have also been busy with G.I. Joe 2 and Deadpool), and director Ruben Fleisher recently confirmed that he has read the script, but it still needs work before they can begin shooting.
ShockTillYouDrop landed an interview with the director on the set of his new comedy 30 Minutes of Less:
“Yeah, I read it,” he told a group of journalists on set. “I mean, it’s an early draft and we have plenty more to do to work on it, but I think it’s going to be amazing, I’m really excited about it.”
Even if they get the script finished, Fleischer isn’t sure if it will be his next project after 30 Minutes or Less as his name has been attached to a couple other previously-announced projects: “I got a couple irons in the fire, so we’ll see, but I’d be psyched to do it. I have this buddy cop movie that I sold to DreamWorks that’s pretty cool that these guys Arnold and Poole are writing. There’s a movie that Mike White wrote called ‘Babe in the Woods,’ that’s a really cool script, so those kind of exist and I guess we’ll see what happens.”
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin have all expressed interest in returning and Wernick said he plans to have them all in the script. Nobody is officially signed on yet, but hopefully once the script is ready and Columbia gives the greenlight things can get moving.