‘Zombieland 2′ Finally Moving Forward with New Writer
It's been quite some time since we've heard anything new about 'Zombieland 2,' the sequel to 2009's hit horror comedy 'Zombieland,' starring Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson. But it seems like the sequel is finally ready to shamble its way into development, as it's officially hired writer Dave Callaham to pen the script, with original director Ruben Fleischer on board to return.
Deadline reports that Callaham, who has written the 'Expendables' films (eh), 'Doom' (ehhh), and has a story credit on 'Godzilla' (that's better), has been hired to write 'Zombieland 2,' with Fleischer set to get back in the director's chair. Since then, Fleischer has directed the films '30 Minutes or Less' and 'Gangster Squad,' as well as episodes of 'Escape My Life' and 'Funny or Die Presents.'
No word yet on who, if anyone, from the cast will reprise their roles for a sequel. Seems likely that a new installment might follow a different group of survivors as Eisenberg, Stone, and Harrelson have all been rather busy on other projects and have become a bit more in-demand since then. The only question mark might be Abigail Breslin, who has taken a liking to horror in recent years and could be game for another go-round.
There's also the question of whether or not the sequel will follow in the first film's footsteps of including another awesome cameo on par with that of Bill Murray's -- who would you guys like to see make a cameo in a 'Zombieland' sequel? Maybe they can get Rick Moranis out of retirement.