One of the surprise hits of 2009 was Zombieland, the post-apocalyptic action-comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as two mismatched survivors of a global zombie outbreak. The flesh-eating comedy’s success caused Sony to commission a sequel screenplay from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and apparently the two have delivered.
“Yeah, I read it,” Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer told Shock Till You Drop about the sequel’s progress. “I mean, it’s an early draft and we have plenty more to do to work on it, but I think it’s going to be amazing, I’m really excited about it.”
Fleischer elaborated on his Zombieland sequel plans while talking with MTV, confirming that he’ll shoot the follow-up with 3-D cameras. “When it comes to 3-D, I feel pretty strongly that you should shoot it in camera,” he said. “I feel like it just looks so much better. If you’re going to make a 3-D movie, go ahead and make a 3-D movie. I would definitely, if we do ‘Zombieland 2,’ make it in 3-D and want to shoot it in 3-D.”
As for the sequel’s story, Fleischer said: “One of the fun things about ‘Zombieland’ is it jumps all over the place in terms of the storyline … it’ll go to before zombies to after zombies and all around those worlds. What’s fun about the sequel is we have freedom and flexibility to show different periods. We might have scenes before the zombies, or we might have some months after, or potentially stuff further down the road. Through the voice-over and the way the movie is structured, we can really explore all different sides of it.”
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