‘Zombieland 2’ Officially Confirmed With Original Leads and 10th Anniversary Release Date
We can’t wait.
They’re not the only members of the old gang ready to get back together and bash the undead again. Original cast members Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Emma Stone (Wichita), Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), and Abigail Breslin (Little Rock) are returning as well.
One other vital member of the team behind Zombieland will be back on scene: director Ruben Fleischer.
The next Zombieland will feature four Academy Award nominees and winners—the original cast. All have been nominated or won since the first movie premiered in 2009. You’d think they might be over coming back to follow up, but THR reports that’s not true at all:
“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time — and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse and Abigail,” said Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch in a statement. “These are some of the most in-demand actors, and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”
Also from THR, here’s the basics of the story in Zombieland 2:
The new movie will once again put the focus on comic mayhem, taking the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But, most of all, according to the studio, they have to face the growing pains of their snarky, makeshift family.
But what about Bill Murray? That’s supposedly impossible when you recall his fate in Zombieland. But we can dream.
Zombieland 2 premieres in October 2019.