Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone, are returning for the second Zombieland installment. Zombieland, which came out in 2009, was directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Sanford Panitch, the president for Columbia Pictures, said that it was one “of those projects that fans” have been eagerly anticipating for a while, and so has the cast.
The president explained that the aforementioned actors are some of the most popular and in-demand performers in the industry right now, so it’s clear they want to be a part of the second installment.
They’re just as excited for Zombieland 2 as fans are. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production will begin in January of next year and is scheduled for an October 2019 release. Deadline reports that the two original writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, will return for the sequel.
After fits and starts, Sony Pictures has reunited the cast of its 2009 surprise hit for 'Zombieland 2' — to be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the original. #Zombieland2#horror https://t.co/UMZy5gSOtT
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Zombieland was part in parcel of the cultural movement back in the late 2000’s when zombies became a huge market once again.
The film to start it all, Night Of The Living Dead, directed by George A Romero, kickstarted North America’s fascination with the undead, and the cultural phenomenon has reared its head several times throughout cultural history, manifesting itself in film, television, video games, and merchandise.
Zombieland came out around the same time as other popular zombie productions, including Call Of Duty, which featured an immensely popular side game, Nazi Zombies, as well as The Walking Dead, among others. Bill Murray, had a cameo role in the original movie, appearing as himself.
It received rave reviews from critics and fans alike and performed well at the box offices, both domestically and internationally.
The film, released on the 25th of September, 2009, grossed more than $60 million in seventeen days and beat 2004’s Dawn Of The Dead, only to be surpassed by Brad Pitt’s World War Z in 2013. On Rotten Tomatoes, Zombieland has a 7.4/10 rating.