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Film Casting: Angry Birds, Zombieland 2, Ron Perlman in The Jesuit

4 October 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Angry Birds, Zombieland 2, The Jesuit, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Miss You Already Tyson Ritter is cozying up [...]

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Week in Review: What do Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies mean for Hollywood?

4 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Does Netflix have Eric Cartman’s Awesome-o working in their studios? You remember; he was the lovable robot who could invent Adam Sandler movies out of thin air, like “Adam Sandler falls in love with a Golden Retriever” or “Adam Sandler is stranded on an island and falls in love with a coconut.” If so, that robot has led them to sign a deal with Sandler’s Happy Madison productions to produce and distribute four films, all of which Sandler will star in and produce. Additionally, Netflix will bankroll each of the films, the budget of which on previous Sandler films have averaged roughly $80 million (though where that money goes in the budget is anyone’s guess). This comes days after news that Netflix’s first feature would be the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel.

Sandler commented typically tastefully in a statement via THR, saying, “When these fine people came »

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Zombieland 2 Get’s The Greenlight By Sony

1 October 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Zombieland came out and was met with better than expected reactions. The film exploded, and like most great movies, people wanted more. Well Sony has finally given in and is “urgently” making Zombieland 2! Check out the details after the jump.

Sony has already hired a writer, brought back the director, and has a producer for Zombieland 2. The writer is Dave Callaham, the writer behind Expendables and the recent Godzilla reboot. His recent film is titled Jackpot and it’s dark nature is what interested Sony in hiring him for Zombieland 2. As if Godzilla being a hit wasn’t big enough!

Returning to direct is Ruben Fleischer which will be in close contact with Callaham writing the movie. Producing the film will be Gavin Polone.

As for the cast? Well that hasn’t been secured just yet, and this is what is worrying. The entire crew behind Zombieland »

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'Godzilla' writer to reanimate 'Zombieland 2' for director Ruben Fleischer

1 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) After lying dead for years, the planned sequel to the 2009 comedy "Zombieland" is suddenly showing signs of life. Deadline reports Sony Pictures has hired "Godzilla" screenwriter Dave Callaham to tackle the script under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’s expected to return to direct (although studio insiders contend no deal is in place). Penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the original film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse on a cross-country road trip to the purported safety of the Los Angeles amusement park Pacific Playland. It grossed more than $102 million worldwide. While Fleischer admitted in January that the odds of a "Zombieland 2" were “slim,” he said, “I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin.” The director revealed the sequel would, of course, center on the same characters, but would up the stakes a bit. »

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Writer Selected for Zombieland 2, Ruben Fleischer to Direct

1 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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 »

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Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer

1 October 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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: they're making 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 it was the highest grossing zombie flim ever released in America. Sony and Fleischer will be hoping for something similarly successful second time around, »

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Zombieland 2 finally happening, Ruben Fleischer returning to direct

30 September 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | 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. »

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'Zombieland 2' Moves Forward with Director Ruben Fleischer

30 September 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | 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. »

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‘Zombieland 2′ Back on Fast Track With New Writer

30 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Much like the characters implied by the title, Zombieland 2 keeps coming back to life. The original writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been thinking about a sequel for years and eventually spun some of those ideas into a Amazon TV pilot. The show was not picked up, and most thought that was the end. Like a […]

The post ‘Zombieland 2′ Back on Fast Track With New Writer appeared first on /Film. »

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