Released in 2009, Zombieland was a surprise hit, earning $102.4 million on just a $23.6 million budget. But aside from its box office success, the post-apocalyptic zombie action-comedy flick – which was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – was a hit with moviegoers as well. Over the years there have been calls – from both fans and cast members – for a sequel. While we’ve heard talk in the past, it looks like it’s finally happening.
Speaking to Vulture, the screenwriting duo, who have since worked on the Deadpool franchise among a number of other upcoming films, have revealed that they hope to give fans a full-fledged Zombieland sequel for the 10th anniversary.
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland,” Wernick told Vulture. “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.”
“The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release,” Wernick said, adding: “With the original cast, by the way.”
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement for the sequel, but it sounds as if it’s almost certainly guaranteed. “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,” Wernick concluded.
Zombieland starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Aibgail Breslin as four survivors who come together during in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with zombies. The original synopsis reads: “A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.”