Confirmation of Zombieland sequel progress from Jesse Eisenberg
It came to light last week from Deadpool and Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, that a sequel to 2009’s Zombieland is still on the cards.
Now Jesse Eisenberg, who played Columbus, has told EW that the sequel is already being planned out.
“Yeah, it’d be wonderful to do,” Eisenberg told EW. “I know they’ve been trying to do it for a while, and I know they’re trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it. But it’s a kind of movie that, as soon as it came out, seemed appropriate to generate a sequel. … It takes place in this odd, created world and features an ensemble of interesting characters that it’d be curious to see more of. I would hope that it happens, and I’m sure everybody would be happy to do it if it happens and it’s good. It’s also a strangely beloved movie, so it’s a thing you have to get right. Some sequels you don’t have to get exactly right, but this is the kind of movie you have to get right because people like it for personal reasons, even though it’s a zombie comedy.”
In 2014, it was reported that the studio had hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct.