Zombieland Writers Talk 3D Sequel & New Characters

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It was at first rumored and soon thereafter confirmed late last year that a sequel to the hit horror/comedy, Zombieland, is on the way. And not just a sequel but one done in 3D, meaning we’re surely in store for all manner of blood and brains seemingly landing in our laps in the theater.

We knew at the time that the studio was in talks with Woody Harrelson and Jessie Eisenberg to reprise their respective roles (no word on the return of the two female leads quite yet, although I’d say it’s very likely), and also that the director Ruben Fleischer, producer Gavin Palone and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (who are working on both Deadpool and G.I. Joe 2) will all be back for Zombieland 2. As far as we know that is still the case.

MTV recently sat down with writers Reese and Wernick, who gave some details on what we can expect from the sequel. They talked about the intention to write for and shoot in 3D (attempting to make the best use of it possible), how they’re aiming to bring new characters into the mix and possibly finding a love interest for Harrelson’s bad-ass Tallahassee.

We thought of transcribing what they said – but why do that when you can just watch for yourself? Here’s the relatively short video interview from MTV:

Normally I’m against the idea of 3D movies, simply because history has taught us that it’s usually nothing more than a gimmick. But with a sequel to Zombieland I think that there’s potential for all sorts of bloody fun mayhem. As Reese said in the video – “We want you to be looking down at your popcorn to make sure there isn’t blood on it.” As long as the 3D isn’t what the whole point of the movie is, then in this specific case I don’t have a problem with it.

As far as what the story for Zombieland 2 could be, I think you could have multiple movies set during the zombie outbreak, with our characters traveling from place to place meeting new people (dead and undead!). As long as they keep the fun factor high, I don’t mind what kind of specific storyline they fashion.

Do you like the idea of another Zombieland movie this time in 3D? Do you like the line of thinking the writers have for the sequel?

Source: MTV

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  1. Cant wait!!! i loved Zombieland. I think ive seen Zombieland 9 times so far.

  2. bring it…..

  3. aw, I definitely want another zombieland! it's actually one of the sequels I'm impatiently looking forward to (:

  4. 3-D for Zombieland would be perfect old school fun, short of throwing mannequin parts in the air at the theater. I agree with the possibility of multiple films, the Zombieland story is pretty much an infinite road picture. As long as Woody is onboard. “Enjoy the little things”

  5. I am in complete agreement with those last two lines.

  6. Pffft some one just make Left 4 Dead the movie already

  7. Awesomeness. If there's one movie franchise that should have 3D, it's Zombieland, I want to be ducking from the blood and gore spattering off the screen! I'd love to see some more characters introduced as well, this is all good news.

  8. I love Zombieland! Can't wait for the sequel!

  9. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are about to be very popular soon with titles like G.I. Joe 2, Deadpool, AND of course Zombieland and its upcoming sequel. I need to see Zombieland I guess, but from what I know this is the kind of movie where cheesy 3D is ok like you said. I think they can pull it off.

  10. I really enjoyed Zombieland,but can they please give this 3D gimmick a rest?!

  11. Unfortunately, Avatar producer Jon Landau had this to say about 3-D in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, “I'm going back to the black-and-white-to-color analogy. You had color films in the 1930s; it took until the late 1960s/early '70s for color to become ubiquitous, but it did. I think there's no reason that an intimate drama won't be in 3-D in the future.”
    Hollywood loves to beat the horse until it's dead and then give it a few hundred more whacks just to be sure.

  12. Unfortunately, Avatar producer Jon Landau had this to say about 3-D in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, “I'm going back to the black-and-white-to-color analogy. You had color films in the 1930s; it took until the late 1960s/early '70s for color to become ubiquitous, but it did. I think there's no reason that an intimate drama won't be in 3-D in the future.”
    Hollywood loves to beat the horse until it's dead and then give it a few hundred more whacks just to be sure.

  13. NOOOOO it can be :S I want Emma Stone a Abigail Breslin :'(

  14. NOOOOO it can be :S I want Emma Stone a Abigail Breslin :'(

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