Zombieland 2 could be released next year thanks to a new update from Zomieland writer Paul Wernick.
The sequel to the hugely popular 2009 comedy-horror was first confirmed in 2016 but no specific details had emerged, until now.
Wernick says the original cast– Academy Award-winner Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Jesse Eisenberg – are on board for the new film. He also added that he’s hoping for a 2019 release, with the film set 10 years after the original Zombieland.
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2,” he told Vulture.
“The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release…with the original cast, by the way,” he added.
Speaking in 2017, Wernick said, “All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer, director] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number.”
“They’ve all become superstars now,” he said. “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’re not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2.”
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