The hugely popular zombie horror comedy Zombieland is getting ready to make its comeback as a sequel. However, the film starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone was originally intended to be a TV series. Before the days of The Walking Dead, the thought of a zombie TV series did not sell all that well. Times have changed now, and the plans for a sequel to the hit movie would appear to be dead. Instead, ideas are being thrown around to move on with the story and make the TV series that was intended in the first place.
Vulture have said that a half hour TV show is in the works, which will be based on the story, and the original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be returning. It would appear that talks are going ahead with both Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures Television to get the series into development for a 2012-13 release. Naturally, the word is that the movies stars won’t be returning for the TV series, however writer Reese had this to say about the planned series:
“We always thought [it should be a TV series]. If you watch the movie with that in mind, you will see some remnants of the television show. We have the ‘Zombie Kill of the Week,’ which was always intended to happen every week. The movie ends on a cliffhanger; it doesn’t have a real resolution.”
More as it develops.
By Matt Wavish