It's been almost a decade since "Zombieland" hit theaters, and with every passing year, the chance for a sequel seems slimmer and slimmer. But moviegoers know that no idea in Hollywood is ever really dead, and now the writers of the flick are teasing that a follow-up may finally be happening after all.
In an interview with Vulture timed to the impending release of another sequel they penned, "Deadpool 2," writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that they're currently hammering out the details to make "Zombieland 2" a reality -- and it could have a very timely release date.
"'Zombieland' came out October of 2009," Wernick told Vulture. "We don't know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a 'Zombieland 2.'"
The writer added that the hope is to start filming sometime early next year, with an October 2019 release date in mind. And the best part? The original cast -- which included Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin -- should all be back, too.
Both Vulture and the screenwriters made it clear that nothing is official yet (Wernick told the site that he and Reese were currently "sitting on information" that's top secret for now). But the duo seem confident about the project's prospects, and believe that fans hoping for a sequel will get one "very, very soon," Wernick said.
We'll keep our fingers crossed that this actually happens. (And that Bill Murray somehow makes another cameo. Hey, they're not called the undead for nothing.)
After a virus turns most people into zombies, the world's surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors -- Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his cohorts Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) -- abide by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. Read More