‘Zombieland 2’ finally moving ahead as Sony hire a new writer


Zombieland quite rightly so became a cult classic, and the horror comedy continues to be a joy to watch. The original film was directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel has been on the cards for a number of years now.

Amazon attempted a TV series last year, which did not exactly please fans, but now Sony appear to be pushing for a feature length sequel to the 2009 hit.

Deadline reports that Sony have hired Dave Callaham to write a new script for the sequel, under the supervision of returning director Fleischer. The script has been a big problem with the sequel, and since its announcement a few years ago, no one has managed to get a good enough script. Two years ago Fleischer himself said there were no immediate plans now for the sequel, but now it looks like it might actually happen.

Per Deadline:

Callaham’s script Barrow became The Expendables, and his recent credits include Legendary’s revival of Godzilla, and most recently Jackpot, a Focus Features film based on a story by Swedish crime writer Jo Nesbo that has Will Gluck producing. It was that darkly comic tale that sparked Sony to hire him for the Zombieland sequel. Callaham also did a production rewrite on Marvel’s Ant-Man.

At this moment in time there has been no word on whether the original cast would return.

More as it develops.

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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