One of the best zombie-comedy movies ever made, 'Zombieland' is getting a much deserved sequel after 10 whole years!
It is FINALLY happening! Fans of Zombieland have been waiting for a sequel for TEN YEARS now and do their joy, the highly anticipated sequel is all set to release this year! Not only that, the movie sequel will have all the original actors returning to play their respective roles and we couldn't be any more thrilled. Most sequels these days consist of an all-new cast and we are glad that Zombieland 2 isn't following that trend. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson once again, now witness the horrors of Zombieland - Double Tap, this Halloween!
According to Bloody Disgusting, the sequel will have our heroes slashing throats of all new, modified zombies which evolved in this span of ten years, meaning the movie will be a fast forward of 10 years in future. There are new humans to save, new zombies to slay and all new iconic landmarks to protect, including the White House. While there's no word if Bill Murray will be making a cameo in this one as well, we are seriously rooting for it.
The 2009 movie was a massive hit worldwide and 'slashed' the Box Office records with a whopping earning of more than $102.5 million and gained itself a huge fan following. Revolving around a zombie outbreak due to the spread of 'mad cow' disease which affected almost everyone except a handful of people, namely, Tallahassee, Columbus, Witchita, and Little Rock because they followed the 'surviving rules' and well, turns out, they are still alive after all this while and are returning to the big screen!
Zombieland: Double Tap, a sequel to the first post-apocalyptic-zombie outbreak movie, directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and David Callaham is all set to release later this year around Halloween. The movie initially set to release on 11th of October has suffered a date change and moved for a release after a week on 18th. While the reason is unknown, had the movie released on 11th, it would have had a head-on with The Addams Family animated.
In addition to Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch of Vampire Academy, Avan Jogia of Victorious, Rosario Dawson of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley, and Luke Wilson of Enlightened will be a part of the star cast of the movie and fans of all things horror cannot wait for the release. Also, while we're at it, where is the trailer? It is about time!
After all these years, the first movie still remains a popular one and a horror favorite. "Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead," reads a review of the movie by Rotten Tomatoes. Zombieland received major critical acclaim worldwide for its puns, special effects, 'rules', storyline and last but not the least, Bill Murray's hilarious cameo!
"We had written an alternate scene with no celebrity, where they just fought a bunch of zombies in this mansion. Paul, to his great credit, doesn't like to take no for an answer, walked up to Woody Harrelson on the set and said Woody, anyone else, do you have any other ideas? He said two guys. He said Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray, and we were like yes, and yes. But Dustin Hoffman couldn't do it, but Bill Murray said send me the script...it was Woody Harrelson that called him, his buddy," Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed how they got Bill Murray to agree for the cameo. Let's hope they get him on board once again. Will you be watching Zombieland Double Tap?