I firmly believe Zombieland was one of the best films of 2009. It simply came out of nowhere, defied expectations, and even went so far as to inspire some of us. Given the films success it’s no surprise that a sequel would be on the horizon. Now, Variety is able to confirm that a sequel is in development and chances are it will be in 3D:
“Everyone had fun watching (the first) ‘Zombieland’; making it a more visceral experience can only make it better,” said the film’s producer Gavin Polone. “I don’t think you want to see ‘Ordinary People’ in 3-D. But ‘Zombieland’ is clearly one movie that will benefit from (the technique).”
Now, I’ve never been sold on the whole 3D thing. Personally, I think it’s a gimmick and haven’t gone out of my way to see any recent 3D films. Simply put, I have yet to find a compelling reason to see a film in 3D over its standard counterpart.
That being said, Zombieland may just be the film I actively seek out a 3D theater to see it in. It was so brilliantly campy that it begs to bring that pseudo third dimension to the adventures of Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg). It’s perfect, and so would a title of Z3D. Okay, that may work better for a third film, but it’s still cool.
The other great news is that it seems the original creators and hopefully two leads will be back:
“Sony has closed deals with Polone and helmer Ruben Fleischer to return for a sequel to the original, which cost $24 million and has earned $85.2 million worldwide to date (“Zombieland” has only opened in a few territories overseas). The Culver City studio is currently in talks with stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles as a pair of post-apocalyptic survivors. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the sequel’s screenplay.”
Fingers crossed that Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin will return as will as both did stand out jobs. Especially Emma. Ah…Emma. Yeah, um…anyway, no more details at this point but The Flickcast will keep you posted.