Did you think the rumored Zombieland 2 project was dead? We did too. Ever since the first film was released back in 2009, there have been little nuggets of information hinting at a sequel. However, there hasn’t been much news surrounding the project lately.
The last serious report was from Sony back in 2014 when they reportedly hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel with help coming from original director Ruben Fleischer.
And while it looks like that deal probably won’t happen, the writers of the original film Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick want everyone to know the search for the perfect script is still going on.
They stopped by the Q & A podcast recently and revealed they are still attached as exec producers.
“It’s actually still in development over at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and, yeah, I think there’s still very much talk about it, but I think it has to be right, I think all the actors and [original ‘Zombieland’ director] Reuben [Fleischer] all feel like there’s no reason to do it again if we’re not getting it exactly right.”
At least they’re still trying? Or maybe that’s bad news, considering how much some fans hated the TV adaptation produced by Amazon. The series was canceled shortly after the pilot was released in 2013.
But as with any project, it’s all about execution. Sequels are extremely difficult to get right, so Zombieland fans should be encouraged by this news. No one is going to return unless the script makes sense.