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Zombieland Sequel is Moving Forward, Writer and Director Hired

30 minutes ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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. »

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Zombieland 2 is back on track with Ruben Fleischer directing

2 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Zombieland 2 finally happening, Ruben Fleischer returning to direct

6 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The long-lost plan for Zombieland 2 has been rediscovered - and director Ruben Fleischer is back on board...

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.

The original had a cast that featured Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. It's inevitably unclear thus far which of them are going to come back for Zombieland 2.

More news on the project as we hear it. »

- simonbrew

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Zombieland 2 Is Happening – With Director Ruben Fleischer Returning

6 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

Zombieland was released five years ago in 2009, and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as a motley crue of survivors attempting to outlast a zombie outbreak.

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

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Godzilla writer Dave Callaham hired to pen Zombieland sequel

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A second Zombieland film looks set to happen, as Sony Pictures has hired Dave Callaham to pen the project.

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.

The zombie movie's first instalment grossed $100 million worldwide and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Bill Murray.

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. »

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The Zombieland Sequel Is Happening

9 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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 that either way the sequel will do better than the attempted Amazon pilot, which, if you’ll recall, was “hated out of existence.” Ouch. »

- Anna Silman

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Zombieland 2 Is Actually Happening, Here's The Latest

10 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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"Zombieland" Sequel Has Been Resurrected

11 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After seemingly dying on the vine a while back, Sony Pictures is resurrecting the proposed sequel to "Zombieland" and has hired Dave Callaham ("Godzilla," "The Expendables") to write it.

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

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'Zombieland 2' Moves Forward with Director Ruben Fleischer

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of floundering in development, Sony Pictures is moving forward with Zombieland 2, hiring screenwriter Dave Callaham (Godzilla) to write the screenplay.

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.

Dave Callaham received a story credit on this year's blockbuster Godzilla, and his other credits include The Expendables, The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3. »

- MovieWeb

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'Zombieland 2' is Back to Life with Ruben Fleischer Directing Again

12 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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Zombieland 2 Back on Track with Ruben Fleischer Returning

12 hours ago | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

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

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Zombieland 2 Finally Shuffles Forward With A Writer Now On Board

12 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 ExpendablesDave 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

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Zombieland 2 Back from the Dead with New Writer; Ruben Fleischer Intends to Direct

12 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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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After Moving Slow As Corpse, ‘Zombieland 2′ Gets Writer And Urgency

13 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures looks to be getting more serious about mounting another installment of Zombieland. Studio just hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct. Callaham’s script Barrow became The Expendables, and his recent credits include Legendary’s revival of Godzilla, and most recently Jackpot, a Focus Features film based on a story by Swedish crime writer Jo Nesbo that has Will Gluck producing. It was that darkly comic tale that sparked Sony to hire him for the Zombieland sequel. Callaham also did a production rewrite on Marvel’s Ant-Man. Insiders at the studio said no deal with Fleischer, but that of corpse they are getting serious about mounting the sequel of a 2009 cult favorite sleeper film that grossed $100 million worldwide. Not sure if the participants will be back; pretty much all of them have soared since making the original, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Magic in the Moonlight

18 hours ago | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 16, 2014; Digital Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $34.99

Studio: Sony

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emma Stone (Easy A) star in the 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight is the 44th feature film—44th!!!—written and directed by Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine).

Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Firth), has dazzled audiences across Europe with feats of supernatural amazement, but when it comes to explaining the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Stone), psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry?

Also featuring Marcia Gay Harden (A Cat in Paris), Hamish Linklater (Lola Versus), and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom »

- Laurence

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Michael Keaton Goes “Crazy” In New Birdman Spot

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Time for more full disclosure: when I first heard about Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new film Birdman, I thought it sounded pretty cool. Michael Keaton as a slightly unhinged former superhero star trying to make a comeback via the Broadway stage? Yes, please. As buzz has built for the film, it began to look better and better, with critics lauding Keaton’s performance as one of the best he’s done in a very long time. Now more trailers, clips, and TV spots have begun hitting the Internet in advance of Birdman‘s limited release on October 17, and my interest in the film has gone from casual to “dear God, I must see this movie!”

In the most recent clip from Birdman – well, less a clip and more a short trailer – Michael Keaton shows that he can still do crazy with the best of them. As Riggan Thomson, the actor attempting to stage his comeback, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Oscar Season Preview

29 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Now that summer movie season is over, it’s Oscar season. During winter and fall many Oscar-hopeful movies are released. This is our overview of what you can expect leading up to the 2015 Oscars. 

For fans of film, fall and winter are the best times of the year. This is when, typically, some of the most well-received films are released. Unofficially, we call it Oscar Season, and there’s good reason that the year’s best films are saved for last. Any film released before the end of the year is eligible for Oscar nomination. Therefore, if you release your film towards the end of the year, it will be fresher in audience and critic minds when awards time rolls around in early March/late February (February 22nd, 2015 to be exact).

In preparation for the fall and winter movie season, we’ve put together this preview of films that have been getting lots of attention. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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First TV spot for Birdman starring Michael Keaton

29 September 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Fox Searchlight has debuted the first TV spot for acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) latest offering, the eagerly-anticipated Birdman starring Michael Keaton (Batman) as a once-famous actor looking to mount a comeback. Take a look after the official synopsis…

“Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.”

Also featuring in the cast of Birdman are Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Part III), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).

Birdman is set for release in the States on October 17th and on January 2nd 2015 in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman "Let's Make A Comeback" TV Spot

28 September 2014 11:54 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Plot - Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes. Birdman is being directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu ("21 Grams"). He also wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. The cast includes: Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Keaton ("Batman Returns"). »

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Michael Keaton Makes a Comeback in 'Birdman' TV Spot

28 September 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed the first TV spot for Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu's comedy Birdman. The film follows an actor that became famous for portraying a superhero and his attempt to revitalize his career. Watch as he mounts his comeback in this fresh look at the comedy.

Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Birdman comes to theaters October 17th, 2014 and stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Joel Garland. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. »

- MovieWeb

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