Zombieland 2 has been a major talking point on horror social media forums now for quite some time, but there has not been a whole of news released about it. But all of that has changed now that the writers have weighed in on the progress of the script.
“Vintage Splatterpunk fiction!”
With the overwhelming success of Zombieland back in 2009, the sequel to the much-loved horror-zombie-comedy film was all but guaranteed after its initial theatrical run. But here we are, eight years later and still nothing has come out.
In 2009 Zombieland grossed over $102 million worldwide and was produced on a mild $23.6 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo. With nearly $80 million in profit, horror fans have been scratching their heads as to why Zombieland 2 still hasn’t come out. By all accounts and theories, based on Hollywood’s propensity to milk a franchise for all it’s worth, Zombieland 2 should have been released in 2011 at the latest. But it wasn’t and there still hasn’t been a sequel for many profitable years that have been wasted.
Coming up at 11.30pm, four travellers battle their way across an undead-infested USA in gory comedy Zombieland. pic.twitter.com/jIkp1hhiZL
— Film4 (@Film4) February 18, 2017
But all that is about to change with news coming from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick when they told Comic Book that Zombieland 2 is still in development with a few contract details to iron out.
“It is [in active development]. We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on,” Paul Wernick said. “It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now, so we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid.”
“Atmospheric and Creepy”
Although this is great news for Zombieland 2, it still does not give us all the important details that we want to know, such as when production will start and when the film will finally a get a release date.
Check out the clips below from Zombieland to help get you back in that “double tap” mood.
[Featured Image by Sony]