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Just like the macabre monsters they showcase, living dead films don’t die easily in film purgatory. In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ recent reanimation, the long-dormant sequel to Zombieland has awakened, risen, and is now lumbering through the early stages of development, as Sony Pictures has hired a writer to pen the sequel, and a familiar face is set to return to the director’s chair.
Currently referred to as Zombieland 2, the follow-up to 2009’s endearing zom-com is reported by Deadline to be heating up after a long stint on the back burner. Sony recently brought in Dave Callaham to pen the picture and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to oversee the script’s creation and return at the helm, though an official deal for the director’s chair has yet to be made. Callaham received a story credit for this year’s Godzilla »
- Derek Anderson
I don't rank my favorite movies very often, but if I were to do so, Zombieland would find a place on the list as one of my go-to comedies. I first saw the movie back in 2011, and I loved every minute of it. Perhaps that was due to my nonexistent expectations -- combined with the fact I purchased it blind from Best Buy during a $5 sale because I had just gone through a breakup and was in the mood for some laughs and, well, sitting on the shelf was a movie about zombies, and with Emma Stone on the cover I saw no reason not to grab it. What ensued was one hell of a riotous Friday night in with my brother. Suffice to say, there's been a spot in my heart for Zombieland ever since. Well, five years after the film hit theaters -- almost to the date actually »
- Jordan Benesh
Would you look at that! Sony Pictures is finally ready to move forward with Zombieland 2, and they've hired Dave Callaham to write the script. He is the writer who worked on screenplays for The Expendables films and also has a story credit on the most recent Godzilla movie. He will work alongside director Ruben Fleischer, who is expected to return to helm the sequel.
Back in 2013 there was an attempt made to adapt the original film into a series on Amazon, but it completely failed and never got past the pilot episode. It's one of those things that just didn't hit with audiences, and it wasn't vey good. I really enjoyed the first movie, and I think there's a lot of potential for a great sequel. Hopefully they can come up with another fun story to tell.
- Joey Paur
Following the surprise smash success of "Zombieland," the wheels were turning hard for a sequel, or anything really that the folks behind the movie could spinoff. Indeed, you may have forgotten about the failed Amazon pilot for a TV series based on the show. Meanwhile, the past few years have seen a small amount of chatter about a sequel, though with hesitation and caveats from folks like Jesse Eisenberg and director Ruben Fleischer. But it looks like a second kick at the can is happening. Deadline reports that Sony has just hired Dave Callaham ("Godzilla") to write the script for "Zombieland 2," with Fleischer overseeing everything. Why? Because Fleischer will be back to direct, and the timing couldn't be better. Ever since "Zombieland," Fleischer has whiffed with his big-screen efforts, the lackluster "30 Minutes Or Less" and star-studded misfire "Gangster Squad." That said, shooting on this is probably a long way off, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've been hearing plans of a "Zombieland" sequel ever since the original film hit theaters in 2009 and grossed $102 million worldwide on a budget of $23 million. Now comes word that Sony Pictures is pushing forward with "Zombieland 2" by hiring Dave Callaham (Godzilla, The Expendables, Doom) to write the script. Apparently his pitch for the sequel was strong enough to get the studio interested in revisiting the franchise. "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer will return to helm the sequel. No word if Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone or Abigail Bresling will return. »
After Amazon's unsuccessful attempt to turn it into a TV show and director Ruben Fleischer's disappointing follow-ups, 30 Minutes Or Less and Gangster Squad, it makes sense that Sony are nutting up once more. That's right, hold on to all your remaining Twinkies, because Zombieland 2 is a-coming.With Fleischer definitely back on board, you'd hope the writers of the 2009 zom-comedy would be too, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have moved on to other things, such as Deadpool, the Watch Dogs game adaptation and, um, G.I. Joe Retaliation. Taking their place for the zee-quel is David Callaham, hot off doing a rewrite for Ant-Man, as well as penning Godzilla.Zombieland's worldwide gross came in at $102 million (off a $23.6 million budget), and until World War Z was the highest grossing zombie flim ever released in America. Sony and Fleischer will be hoping for something similar, though much of that »
Zombieland fans rejoice, because Sony Pictures is looking to put the ill-fated and terrible Amazon sequel series behind them and finally move forward with an actual sequel to the hit 2009 film. Not only that, but they’ve brought back original film director Ruben Fleischer to helm the new installment, and have brought on Godzilla and The Expendables writer Dave Callaham to write the script.
According to Deadline, it’s unclear if any of the original stars will return, as they’ve all become extremely big stars in the last five years. Jesse Eisenberg is of course working on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as Lex Luthor, Woody Harrelson is hot on the heels of an Emmy nomination for True Detective and has projects like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Now You See Me 2 (which Eisenberg will also be in) on his slate. Emma Stone may have »
- James Garcia
Zombieland 2 has been motionless for some time now, but the corpse appears to be stirring with the appointment of a brand new writer to the project. Deadline reports that Sony has hired Dave Callaham to write a script for the sequel, having previously worked on the likes of Doom and The Expendables. Better still is the news that Ruben Fleischer is in place to return to the director’s chair, although the report does make it clear that no deal has been officially struck at this stage. Plot-wise, there are no official details...
- George Wales
Well, this has come out of the blue. For a long time, the planned sequel to Zombieland was missing, presumed dead. An Amazon TV pilot never took off, and there have been no murmurings about Zombieland 2 for a long time now.
However, it's suddenly a live project again.
Deadline has reported that Sony is re-recruiting helmer Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the original Zombieland, to direct. As for screenwriters, there appears to be no sign of original scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, with The Expendables' Dave Callaham hired to write the screenplay instead.
More news on the project as we hear it. »
There has been talks of a sequel to the superb zombie comedy Zombieland for many years now; almost since the original bound its way into cinemas and achieved instant cult status. Well, now it looks like plans for the film are coming along quite nicely, and the original movie’s helmer Ruben Fleischer, also looks like he might return to the director’s chair.
Sony Pictures has also hired Dave Callahamto (The Expendables) to come on board to write the piece, according to Deadline.
The news comes following a failed pilot for a potential TV Series which was set to run as an Amazon Original Series. Amazon released the pilot on their network back in 2013 amongst many other potential series starters, »
- Paul Heath
According to Deadline, the Godzilla writer will take on the script for the sequel to the 2009 movie.
Ruben Fleischer is also expected to serve as director once again.
A television series based on the film was almost developed by Amazon but its pilot failed to gain enough interest.
Speaking in 2011, Fleischer doubted a Zombieland sequel would happen, while Eisenberg said he would be interested in reprising his role as Columbus. »
Sony has been trying to mount a Zombieland sequel since the first movie came out in 2009, and now it looks like one might finally be on the way. Deadline reports that Sony has hired Expendables writer Dave Callaham to pen the script, with Ruben Fleischer returning to direct. No word on whether stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg — whose careers all skyrocketed since the first movie came out — are planning to return. Still, we're sure the sequel will do better than the attempted Amazon pilot, which, if you’ll recall, was “hated out of existence.” Ouch. »
- Anna Silman
It.s been close to five years since Zombieland saw Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.s zombie-hunters prowl across the Southern states trying to find a new home. Most people assumed that a long-touted sequel would never materialize, but now Sony Pictures have surprisingly announced several details that suggest they.re taking a potential follow-up very seriously. According to Deadline, Dave Callaham has now been hired to script the follow-up, and he will be advised and supervised by Ruben Fleischer - the first Zombieland's director, who is hoping to return to that seat. Callaham has had a topsy-turvy couple of years. His script for Barrow turned into The Expendables, but only after he sued Sylvester Stallone for credit, and while he wrote the first draft for the Godzilla reboot, it eventually was extensively re-written by Max Borenstein. Zombieland 2 will hopefully give him a chance to »
The Zombieland sequel now has a writer. Sony has hired Dave Callaham for its follow-up to the hit 2009 horror-comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Insiders say Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will oversee the script with the intention for him to helm, but there is no deal. Deadline first reported the hiring of Callaham. Callaham's writing credits include this summer's Godzilla reboot, which grossed $524.9 million worldwide, and the 2010 Sylvester Stallone actioner The Expendables. Read more 'Zombieland's' Ruben Fleischer Inks Universal TV Deal, Launches Production Company Zombieland was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and collected
- Ryan Gajewski
Ruben Fleischer is expected to return to direct the film and will supervise the writing. Callaham's script for the upcoming darkly comic adaptation of Jo Nesbo's novel "Jackpot" brought the writer to the attention of Sony and got him involved in "Zombieland 2".
It's unknown at present which actors from the first film will be back, especially considering all their careers have taken off considerably in subsequent years including Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Ruben Fleischer, who directed the 2009 original hit Zombieland, is supervising the writing process and he will return to direct, although his deal isn't finalized at this time. No story details have been given, and it isn't immediately clear if the original Zombieland cast, which includes Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, will reprise their roles.
Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed in February 2010 that the sequel will be in 3D, but it isn't known if Sony is still planning on going down that route. The writers finished their script in September 2010, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then.
It's been nearly four years since we heard anything solid about Zombieland 2, and the project was once thought to be in the immediate future of director Ruben Fleischer, but there hasn't been any real progress. The project was assumed dead, but Deadline reports the sequel is now back to life, and Fleischer is returning to direct. As for the script, Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Doom) is tackling the project, coming off a story credit on this summer's successful return of Godzilla at Legendary Pictures. However, it should be noted that Fleischer doesn't have a deal to direct yet, though it doesn't sound like a problem. As for the original cast, it's not clear who will return for the sequel. Emma Stone has blown up since starring in the 2009 film, and Woody Harrelson has been busy with The Hunger Games franchise and "True Detective" has made him more popular than ever. »
- Ethan Anderton
Plans for Zombieland 2 appear to be back on track today with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures has brought aboard The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham to provide the screenplay. He'll work closely with Ruben Fleischer, who will be returning as director.
Set in a zombie post-apocalypse and filtered through a darkly comic lens, the original Zombieland hit theaters in 2009 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors attempting to outlast the living dead.
The post Zombieland 2 Back on Track with Ruben Fleischer Returning appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Sony Pictures are keen to follow-up their 2009 zombie horror hit with a sequel. Some five years after the fact, Zombieland 2 has now bagged a writer to pen the next stage of Ruben Fleischer’s zombie apocalypse story.
The Expendables’ Dave Callaham has been tapped by Sony to script the flick. His previous jaunts in the genre are limited. He scripted the Doom adaptation and the original Expendables flick. Most recently he received a story credit on this year’s Godzilla reboot. Fear not, because he’ll be writing under the careful eye of Fleischer who will apparently return to direct.
The news arrives courtesy of Deadline, who also gave word on whether or not the original helmer had officially secured a deal to return to the director’s chair:
Insiders at the studio said no deal with Fleischer, but that of course they are getting serious about mounting the sequel »
- Gem Seddon
Could it be that Zombieland 2 might actually happen after all? The 2009 comedy was a big hit with both audiences and critics, putting a smart spin on the zombie genre with an excellent ensemble and one of the best-used cameos in recent memory. Sony Pictures was keen on making a sequel, as was some of the cast (most notably Woody Harrelson), but they were never able to come up with a script that everyone was happy with. Last we heard—which was nearly two years ago—director Ruben Fleischer said there were no immediate plans for Zombieland 2, and Amazon even attempted a Zombieland TV series that was met with a resounding "no thank you." But now it appears that there’s life in the follow-up yet, as Sony has hired a new screenwriter to pen a script under the supervision of Fleischer, who intends to return as director. More after the jump. »
- Adam Chitwood
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