Leaving the theater after watching Zombieland last year, many had the same thought: I would love to see these characters again. All tremendously well-crafted and living in a world full of potential plot-lines, it just made sense that the story would continue. Fortunately for us, a sequel is indeed in the works, and, courtesy of star Jesse Eisenberg and director Ruben Fleischer, we now know exactly where it stands.
While I was visiting the set of their next collaboration, 30 Minutes or Less, which will be due out next August, Eisenberg and Fleischer both said that first draft of the film has been completed. While Eisenberg has not yet read the script, written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Fleischer has and believes that "it’s going to be amazing." As for whether or not it will be next for him is up in the air, however, the director saying that he has "a couple irons in the fire," including a buddy cop movie that he sold to Dreamworks that Mike Arnold and Chris Poole are currently writing, and Babe in The Woods with Mike White.
With any luck, Eisenberg will become a massive star after The Social Network and the studio will force Fleischer to make Zombieland 2 his priority. We all need some more Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, Little Rock and zombie killing in our lives.
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