It wasn’t that long ago when the writers of “Zombieland” were rolling around ideas for a sequel, and now it looks like it’s actually happening, and pretty fast, too. In an article about upcoming movies that are trying to take advantage of the popular 3D format, Variety reports that a “Zombieland” sequel will be arriving in decaying malls faster than you think — in 3D.
Apparently Sony has already made a deal with “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer to return for a sequel, and now negotiations are under way to get stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles of badass zombie killer with a heart of gold and awkward skinny kid with made-up zombie survival rules, respectively. No word on the possible return of Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone. But then again, I suppose the real meat of the story is Tallahassee and Columbus, right? It might not work to bog them down with the sisters, better to allow them to spread their wings in the zombie-infested world.
Made for $24 million, “Zombieland” eventually went on to gross $85.2 million worldwide. That’s not exactly blockbuster numbers, but the film hasn’t really opened as wide as it could overseas, and the $75 domestic box office take is probably what has Sony all excited.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the original, will return for the sequel.