When Zombieland came out nearly seven years ago, its stars Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone were on the cusp of stardom and the movie’s success made them in demand. There were talks of a sequel after the film’s success but Einsenberg and Stone were moving on and up in leading roles (The Social Network and Easy A).
While doing press for Deadpool, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were asked about the status of Zombieland 2.
“It’s actually still in development at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and I think there’s still very much talk about it, but I think it has to be right,” Reese said. “I think all the actors and [original Zombieland director] Ruben [Fleischer], all feel like there’s no reason to do it again if we’re not getting it exactly right.”
So it sounds like we could get a Zombieland 2 after all. Here’s hoping things work out.