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Zombieland 2

9/30/14 - Sony Pictures hired Dave Callaham to write the Zombieland sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct. The studio said there’s no deal with Fleischer nor for Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Bill Murray.  Source: Deadline.com

3/15/10 – SCIFI Wire reported that director Ruben Fleischer said that he's creating the sequel to his hit horror comedy Zombieland for 3-D as a way to heighten the undead-infested world of the original.  "We're writing it with 3-D in mind," Fleischer said. "I took the writers to the 3-D workshop. We're really going to try and make it something that's intentional, as opposed to some of the movies where it's just another component to market or a way to make more money at the box office. For us, we really want to make it something that just elevates the entertainment value of the film.”  Fleischer has already imagined how he can make the kills more interactive in a 3-D sequel. "When I look at Zombieland and I think about some of the cool shots that I'm proud of in the movie, I think about how much cooler they would have been if they'd been in 3-D," he said. "For example, the woman flying through the windshield is the best example. I can only imagine how cool that would look in 3-D, or some of the splatter gore or whatever. Without being gratuitous, I think it's just a cool way to make it more entertaining."  Zombieland 2 is due out in 2011.

 

12/2/09 – Variety reported that Sony is in the process of inking a deal to bring back the Zombieland team for a second installment, but this time the bloody comedy is poised to unspool in 3D.  "Everyone had fun watching the first Zombieland; making it a more visceral experience can only make it better," said the film's producer Gavin Polone. "I don't think you want to see Ordinary People in 3-D. But Zombieland is clearly one movie that will benefit from the technique."  Sony has closed deals with Polone and helmer Ruben Fleischer to return for a sequel to the original, which cost $24 million and has earned $85.2 million worldwide to date. The Culver City studio is currently in talks with stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles as a pair of post-apocalyptic survivors. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the sequel's screenplay.

 

 

 

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