A new international trailer has appeared online for the upcoming zombie comedy, Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelsen, Jessie Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Amber Heard. It’s not all that different from the first trailer, but it does give us more of a pointed view of things from one of the main character’s perspective.
Zombieland is a comedic-action take on the zombie horror sub-genre. It follows two men – Columbus (Eisenberg), a “big wuss,” and Tallahassee (Harrelsen), an, “AK-toting bad-ass,” – who have managed to survive in a land overrun by zombies. The pair team up with two other survivors, Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin), and together they help each other survive in “Zombieland.”
It’s a great premise, and generally it takes a great leaf out of the book of brilliant zombie comedy, Shaun of the Dead, in having some fun with a horror monster that has been mostly treated with dead-on (get it?) seriousness. Check out the new international trailer below:
As stated, the main difference between this trailer and the first trailer released for Zombieland is that the international version is narrated by one of the main characters, played by Eisenberg, as opposed to the usually heard “trailer voice.” Although it follows the same formula as the first trailer – explaining what’s going on, adding darkly humorous comments along the way – I think it adds to the tongue-in-cheek nature of the film. The same approach was used (to some extent) in the hilarious Zombieland red band trailer.
Zombieland looks like a helluva lot of fun, mixing what looks like well judged/timed comedy with some quality action/chase sequences, as well as some over-the-top special effects and cameos from a host of familiar (zombiefied) faces. And what a role for Woody Harrelsen! I always knew there was a role perfectly suited to him that he hadn’t quite played yet…
What do you make of the latest (international) trailer for Zombieland? Are you looking forward to this movie?
Zombieland is released on October 9th in the U.S., and on November 27th in the UK, both in 2009.