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?