By Jay Hunter – Every since smash-hit Zombieland arrived in 2009, fans have been asking for a sequel. The horror/comedy directed by Ruben Fletcher stared Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. Following a shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Last year, original writers Rheet Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that they were currently working on a sequel, and now the pair have confirmed the project is complete. Speaking to Comic Book they said:
“It is [in active development]. We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Ruben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now so, we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid.
We see [Sony Pictures chairman] Tom Rothman pretty frequently now and we’re pestering that dude. He’s like, ‘Please, enough with the Zombieland talk!’ We’re pestering him the way we pestered Fox on Deadpool. We’re not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2.”
Whilst no more details are currently available, it’s great to see that we have concrete proof that a sequel is in the works. Especially since Harrelson has admitted he would be open to filling Tallahassee’s boots once more. However with Stone’s and Eisenberg’s stock rising considerably since the 2009 original, it remains to see whether they would be on board for a sequel.