Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Since just after the release of Zombieland, we’ve known that a sequel is likely to be made. Director Ruben Fleischer is set to return, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick were put to work on a script for the follow-up. The original cast (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abagail Breslin) are expected to appear, though no deals are inked.
Now we know that the film has been written, and Fleischer is praising the first draft as ‘amazing’ to sites that visited the set of his currently-shooting film 30 Minutes or Less.
Fleischer told CinemaBlend that a draft of the script is done, but the sequel still sounds as if it is in early stages. And Fleischer has a couple of different film options at the moment, so Zombieland 2 may not be the film he makes after 30 Minutes or Less. He’s got a buddy cop movie at Dreamworks and Babe in the Woods, with writer/actor Mike White.
The director’s comments to MTV underline the fact that the sequel is far from ready to go:
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.
A lot of uncertainty in there, unless he was just being particularly coy. Fleischer also told MTV that in-camera 3D is the way to go:
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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.