Todd Phillips‘s origin movie about Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime now has an official title: Joker. Looks like the film took Sean Parker’s advice and dropped the “the.” (It’s cleaner.) They’re moving quickly on this one, because Joker, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, is coming to theaters next year.
Meanwhile, the wait to see Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie just got a couple of weeks shorter. Sony Pictures has shifted some release dates around on its calendar, and the result is a new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood release date, the long-delayed adaptation of The Crow biting the dust for seemingly the hundredth time, and some other additions that fans of Little Women and the Valiant comic Bloodshot might be interested to learn about. Read More »
No need to double tap anymore: Zombieland 2 is alive. The long-awaited sequel to the 2009 film is moving forward at Sony nearly 10 years after the original opened, with the original cast all set to return. Hopefully they’ve stocked up on Twinkies since then.
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Recently we learned that the long-rumored Zombleland sequel might finally be happening, arriving in 2019 for the film’s 10th anniversary. Now, potential new Zombieland 2 plot details have surfaced to give us an idea of what this horror-comedy is all about.
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Remember Zombieland? The 2009 horror-comedy featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and a pretty funny cameo from Bill Murray? A long-rumored sequel may finally be on the way. According to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Zombieland 2 is set for a 2019 release, and the original cast will be returning.
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It’s time for the yearly checkup on Zombieland 2‘s pulse. The sequel to Ruben Fleischer‘s (30 Minutes or Less) kindhearted post-apocalyptic zombie comedy has been talked about and sometimes doubted for the last eight years now. During that time, the stock of film’s stars has risen. Emma Stone recently won an Oscar after the world went nuts for La La Land, while Woody Harrelson starred in The Hunger Games franchise and has a role in the new Han Solo film.
They’re more sought after and naturally more expensive to hire. According to the screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick behind the 2009 film and Deadpool, paying them what they’re deserved while staying reasonable is a part of the next steps on the sequel, which makes it sound a little more likely than it has before.
Below, get the latest Zombieland 2 update.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- The director of The Blair Witch Project praises Blair Witch.
- John Boyega teases Pacific Rim 2.
- Stephen Lang promises that the Avatar sequels are still coming.
- Duncan Jones would still be down for a Warcraft 2.
- Zombieland 2 is being written. Again.
- Mary Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt has earned an important seal of approval.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back reveals a new poster.
- Michael Bay shows off a big stunt on Transformers: The Last Knight.
- Super Troopers 2 will wrap filming in September.
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Almost a year and a half ago it was reported Zombieland 2 was on the fast track at Sony. A writer on the first two Expendables movies, Dave Callaham, was tapped to write the sequel for director Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less). We haven’t heard a lot about it since then, but according to the screenwriters of the first film, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Zombieland 2 is still very much alive.
Find out what they had to say about the sequel below.
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Much like the characters implied by the title, Zombieland 2 keeps coming back to life. The original writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been thinking about a sequel for years and eventually spun some of those ideas into a Amazon TV pilot. The show was not picked up, and most thought that was the end. Like a good zombie, however, the feature version of Zombieland 2 is now rising from the grave.
A new report says Sony Pictures has hired Dave Callaham, writer of the first two Expendables movies, to pen a sequel with Ruben Fleischer expected to return and direct. Read More »
Zombieland started as a TV pitch, became a movie, went back to a TV format and is now dead. The TV pilot, which premiered on Amazon last month, has been officially axed by the streaming service, ending a rollercoaster ride for the creators and fans of the franchise who’d been clamoring for a follow-up. Franchise creators Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote and directed the pilot which featured the same humor, violence and characters and as the movie, but with less recognizable actors.
Reese took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the show’s dismissal, suggesting Zombieland fans “hated it out of existence.” Read more below. Read More »
It’s a busy time for Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. They were just announced as the screenwriters for the Micronauts film that Hasbro is developing with J.J. Abrams, and now the two are officially in the Zombieland fold once more. But this isn’t for that Zombieland sequel that most of the principals have been talking about ever since the first film turned into a surprise hit. There’s been a lot of doubt that a theatrical sequel would ever come together, thanks to difficulties with scheduling and the higher salary quotes for several of the actors.
Instead this is about a development that could put Zombieland where it will really be able to have fun: on television. (Which, if you’ve paid close attention to related interviews over the years, you might recall being the original home for the project before it ever turned into a theatrical feature.) Read More »