By Chris Post
It’s been nearly 10 years since the release of Zombieland and fans have long been hoping for a sequel. We won’t talk about the Amazon pilot episode for a television adaptation.
It turns out that the people behind the first film are as excited to make a second as fans are to see it. In an interview with Vulture, screenwriter Paul Wernick discussed the future of the project.
Wernick and his writing partner Rhett Reese have been busy working on Deadpool and its sequel, but Wernick told Vulture the zombie sequel was not dead.
“We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment,” Wernick told Vulture, “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.”
While he didn’t give up a specific date, Wernick did reveal that “very, very soon” could be by the end of next year.
“We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. 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,” Wernick, who co-wrote the zombie comedy with Rhett Reese, told Vulture. “The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release. With the original cast, by the way.”
The original cast included Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson. Bill Murray made a cameo, but (spoiler alert) didn’t survive to the end of the film.