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Now that Venom, one of 2018’s biggest box office smashes, has had its time to shine, director Ruben Fleischer has turned his attention to a world he first visited a decade ago, one filled with the undead. The Zombieland sequel, which was officially announced back in July, is a week into filming, and today it was finally announced what said sequel will be called: Zombieland: Double Tap. Additionally, Sony also dropped the first poster for Double Ta, which you can compare to the original Zombieland poster below.
For those of you who haven’t seen Zombieland, the Double Tap refers to the #2 rule when battling zombies: even if you think the zombie is “dead” after shooting it once, shoot it again just to make 100% sure the deed is done. So yes, calling the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap is most fitting. It had previously been reported that the project would be called Zombieland Too, but that was debunked earlier this month.
As you can see from the first Zombieland: Double Tap poster, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin will all be back reprising their respective roles. While Breslin has had quite the growth spurt in the decade since Zombieland came out, the other three look the same for the most part, although one can imagine that their characters have become even more hardened since the last movie given that they still have to gun down zombies on a regular basis.
Along with the title and poster reveal, it was also reported by Deadline that Rosario Dawson has been cast in Zombieland: Double Tap. No details about her role were revealed, but she is the latest new face to board the sequel, following behind Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia In the past several years, Dawson’s credits have included playing Claire Temple on the Marvel Netflix shows, Unforgettable, Sorry to Bother You and Jane the Virgin. She’ll appear this April in the Netflix movie Someone Great and has been tapped to lead the USA Network series Briarpatch.
Along with Ruben Fleischer sitting back in the director’s chair and the core quartet of actors stepping back in front of the camera, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also returned for Zombieland: Double Tap. Their new story sees the starring humans facing off against new kinds of zombies that have sprung up since the events of the first movie, all the while still keeping their unusual family together. It’s also been reported that Bill Murray will be back as well, and he’ll supposedly be accompanied by his Ghostbusters co-star Dan Aykroyd.
Zombieland: Double Tap scares its way into theaters on October 11, so keep backing back with CinemaBlend for more updates on its progress. Don’t forget to look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies open later this year.