Is a ‘Zombieland’ Sequel Already in the Works?

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zombieland header Is a Zombieland Sequel Already in the Works?

After bringing in an impressive $25 million in its first weekend, the splatterfest zombie comedy Zombieland already has fans clamoring for a sequel. Luckily for them, it looks like everyone involved with Zombieland is just as excited to come back for another round of Zombie slaying action.

In an interview with MTV, Paul Wernick, one of the writers of the critically acclaimed comedy, spoke about the cast and crew’s enthusiasm for the sequel.


“We would love it, and everyone involved creatively wants to do another one. Woody [Harrelson] came up to us after the final cut of the last scene and gave us a hug and said, ‘I’ve never wanted to do a sequel in the previous movies I’ve done until this one.’ “

Given everyone’s “gung-ho” attitude for a follow-up, and Zombieland‘s impressive financial success, a sequel the the film is probably inevitable. Does that mean a script is already in the works? Not yet, but according to Wernick, that might not be a huge problem, since he and co-writer Rhett Reese originally conceived Zombieland as a TV series.

“It has lived in our heads for four-and-a-half years. We developed it and wrote it as a spec TV pilot in the summer of 2005. We’ve got a long brainstorming document that still to this day gets updated on a near-weekly basis with ideas. We’ve got tons of new ideas swimming in our head.”

Of course, before Wernick and Reese can sit down and hammer out a script, they have to finish the multitude of projects that are already on their plate. Currently, the pair are working on a draft of a Venom movie for Sony Pictures, as well as the science-fiction film Earth vs. Moon, which they hope will star Will Smith.

Are you looking forward to a Zombieland sequel? How much fun would a Zombieland TV series have been?

Source: MTV

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  1. Man, I hope so, can’t wait to see what those jokers are up to next!

  2. wow that would be a awsome tv show maybe on like hbo or showtime so it could be more graphic.

  3. Bring it! I really enjoyed the movie, so I wouldn’t mind some more of “the little things”. Woody’s character has to cut back on those Twinkies or rule number 3 (?) will get broken: Cardio. :-)

  4. Oh drat! Sorry, I should have put **** SPOILER ***** before my last post.

  5. I… I loved the movie, really did, but I really can’t wait for the next great movie that doesn’t spawn a franchise. It seems if anything is in any way decent and brings in the money, it must automatically get a sequel, even if the original film didn’t cry out for one. I loved Zombieland, but I think it works really really well as a stand alone movie. The Matrix also worked really well as a stand alone movie and look at what happened there.

    That and Zombieland wasn’t based off of anything else (except for the genre and considering Vampires are the big thing right now, I think it was great that a Zombie film can do so well), it was an original script and it did well. Doesn’t that mean that if you simply get good scripts and sell them well, you might just end up with successes without needing to base your movies on existing properties?

  6. I thought Cardio was rule #1??

  7. The Rule scene is on Youtube somewhere, but yeah, Cardio was number 1

  8. I would have LOVED a TV series!! It seems everything is going that way now anyways. Personally lately there has been more good TV shows than movies. The next episode of TV shows are usually really good and thought provoking. Sequels of movies on the other hand rarely live up to their predecessors.

  9. Make it a Serial then! MORE ZOMBIE KILLING!!! (At lest every 10 min!)

  10. id love another.

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