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.
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.