The First Zombieland: Double Tap Trailer Brings Zombies To The White House

Emma Stone in Zombieland Double Tap

The original Zombieland was that perfect blend of action and comedy with a stellar cast that made everything work just right. Fans have wanted to see a sequel for years. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick always promised one would happen, and now, we finally have our first look at it.

Zombieland: Double Tap just dropped its first trailer and our favorite characters are all back, blowing up zombies and, apparently, making themselves a new home on Pennsylvania Avenue. Check it out, though be aware there is a bit of NSFW language included.

First off, the tone of Zombieland: Double Tap is set perfectly in the opening seconds of this trailer, as we see the names of our main cast, all listed as being Academy Award nominees or winners. It's the sort of thing you'd expect from a trailer right now, as many movies being advertised are looking for awards recognition. Of course, all that goes to hell the second this Oscar caliber cast starts blowing away zombies with massive guns.

Things get even more interesting when we see that they're doing it on what's left of the White House lawn. The crew apparently decides to move in and stay, at least for a while. That is until Abigail Breslin's character, Little Rock, decides to take off, leading the rest of her team to go after her. While back on the road they fight more zombies and also meet more survivors, including a team, led by Luke Wilson, who looks like a bizarro world version of the main cast.

In addition to seeing our old friends again, we get some new characters as well. Zoey Deutch plays Madison, who seems to be creating a bit of a love triangle between Jesse Eisenberg's Columbus and Emma Stone's Wichita. Avan Jogia, plays Berkeley, the guy who takes off with Little Rock. We also see Thomas Middleditch alongside Luke Wilson playing our opposites to Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. Rosario Dawson is also on board the new film, though she's apparently being kept secret for now.

Based on the trailer it appears that most of the early reports of what the Zombieland sequel would be about were pretty accurate. Based on those reports, it appears that Wilson's character is named TB (possibly short for Tampa Bay) and Middleditch is named Cleveland. The official plot synopsis also confirms something that had been rumored, but that is not made clear in the trailer, that the zombies have evolved since the first film, and so our heroes will be running up against all new types of the walking dead.

Overall, Zombieland: Double Tap looks to be everything fans have been waiting for. It's looks to be funny with some solid action. The movie will be here on October 18 for the fans to judge.

Dirk Libbey
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