Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Zombieland 2 Update

Here is a quick update on Zombieland 2 brought to you by the guys at BD. I hope they can sign all of the original cast, it's the only way they will be able to capture the magic of the first installment...."It's time to nut up or shut up!"

Co-writer Rhett Reese is claiming via Twitter that the following is a "product of a game of 'Telephone.' Distorted." Hopefully he'll explain. In Ruben Fleischer's ultra fun Zombieland, the group infamously invade the mansion of comedian Bill Murray, which turns into one of the most legendary scenes ever caught on film. They watch Ghostbusters, run around role playing Ghostbusters, and Murray even takes a jab at Garfield. Bloody Disgusting was tipped off to some inside info on Fleischer's Zombieland 2 that's sure to grab the attention of fans of the first film. Apparently, Columbia Pictures is planning yet another "superstar cameo" searching for someone iconic along the lines of "Harrison Ford" or "Anthony Hopkins". In addition, the script calls for a lead villain with comedic roots, while Tallahassee (played by Woody Harrelson) will find himself going head-to-head with a "hunky rival". Jesse Eisenberg is the only other star officially attached at this point, but expect some casting news soon.


  1. I'm really looking forward to this sequel. I had a blast during the original flick.

  2. No kidding, it will only work IF they all come back.

  3. I REALLY hope the original cast come back, and that it doesn't suck. Because sequels generally suck.

  4. Zombieland has quickly become one of my favorite movies of any genre. I missed it at the theater, but on my first viewing on blu-ray, I immeadiately was enamored of this movie’s comedic heart. I think a sequel, even with the original foursome, will be hard pressed to duplicate the original’s unique blend of horror, humor and character development.

    A quote from director Reuben Fleischer has me a little concerned about the sequel to Zombieland:
    "One of the fun things about 'Zombieland' is it jumps all over the place in terms of the storyline," Fleischer said. "It'll go to before zombies to after zombies and all around those worlds. What's fun about the sequel is we have freedom and flexibility to show different periods. We might have scenes before the zombies, or we might have some months after, or potentially stuff further down the road. Through the voice-over and the way the movie is structured, we can really explore all different sides of it."

    I don’t see how that type of jumping around will make Zombieland 2 better. Yes, the original film did some flashbacks to fill in the back story of characters, but it stayed mostly with the linear progression of the main plot, which was these four characters external and internal journey together.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the success of the original film doesn’t produce a dud sequel.

  5. We really liked the first Zombieland. I'll reserve judgement on a sequel.

  6. Zombieland was such a blast...I really hope the sequel is able to recapture the comedy/horror blend.