In Hollywood, nostalgia is hugely motivating. Nothing propels discussions of forgotten sequels, spinoffs and reboots like an impending anniversary. One such anniversary coming in 2019 is the 10-year commemoration of the release of Zombieland. There have been numerous discussions over the years about a potential sequel, but now the original writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, confirm Zombieland 2 is being targeted for October 2019.
Speaking with Vulture, Reese and Wernick (Deadpool, Deadpool 2) described just what kind of gift would be best to celebrate 10 years since the debut of the horror comedy. “Zombieland came out October of 2009," Wernick said. "We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.”
As guarded as that sounds, he follows up by saying, “The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release. With the original cast, by the way.” That means we can assume Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are at least in the know about those plans. The writers admitted they are "sitting on information" they can't share just yet, but their forthrightness and enthusiasm is encouraging after almost a decade of teasing Zombieland 2.
Now it remains to be seen if Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock ever found their families and whether or not the shelf life of Twinkies has continued to hold up.