Since the sequel is still only in its planning stages, there is no official release date yet, however, over at Sony Pictures are certainly getting serious about another installment of this successfully funny zombie-apocalypse comedy.
Ruben Fleischer is officially back on board as the director, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick won’t be back as writers as they have moved on to other, perhaps more tempting projects, such as “Deadpool” and “G.I. Joe Retaliation.”
However, Zombielanders shouldn’t weep just yet since the talented Dave Callaham is about to take their place.
Callaham scripted “The Expendables,” as well as the Legendary’s take on “Godzilla,” but it is his most recent “Jackpot,” a film based on a story by Swedish crime writer Jo Nesbo, that caught Sony’s eye to hire him for the Zombieland sequel.
The Cast & The Success
The first Zombieland movie earned $102 million worldwide, off only a $23.6 million budget that is, and it was, at one point, the most successful zombie film ever released in America.
Sony studio is certainly hoping to at least duplicate the success, but first things first…
We have to admit that the success of the original movie was largely due to movie’s brilliant casting. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin fit so perfectly together, that if Sony doesn’t manage to get them back, Zombieland 2 is a risky path to take.
So, Sony, you know what you have to do.