Stans of the horror-comedy, Zombieland got a treat today with writers announcing a sequel in the works but not definite yet. Next year marks the 10 year anniversary of the film, and the original cast is in talks.
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2,” Wernick told website, Vulture. “The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release… With the original cast, by the way.”
“We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment, but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”
Another installment didn't come until now because of the writers being heavily involved with other projects, but have always wanted the option and never thought of sequels with anything before. A tv series pilot was filmed, but was not ultimately picked up by Amazon. The original movie garnered critical and commercial success, drawing comparisons to Shaun Of The Dead. Instead of Bill Murray, the role of playing himself was offered first to Joe Pesci.