Zombieland 2 moving forward with original cast and director

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After years of long waiting, a sequel to the 2009 hit, Zombieland, is finally moving forward. And the original cast is returning, too.

According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has pushed Zombieland 2 into development. The sequel will also feature the original cast which includes Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin. They’re also reuniting with Ruben Fleischer who’s stepping back into director’s chair. He just completed work on Venom and will move on to Zombieland 2 next.

The initial report from THR also provided projection dates which indicate filming begins in January with a premiere in October. As long as no delays hold up the project, the premiere of Zombieland 2 will coincide with the 10th-anniversary of the 2009 breakout hit. Keep in mind that the sequel has been riped with delays since the first rumors began to circulate.

The good news is that Sony Pictures doesn’t usually back out when they push a new film into development and we should expect the same in this case.

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Whatever Sony decides to do, the studio would be smart to fast-track Zombieland 2. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the sequel for 10 years and it’s about time the studio give them what they want. Plus, it’s not like Sony is going to pass up on the opportunity to rake in the big bills.

In addition to production details, the initial report from THR also provided a slight tease of the sequel’s plot. It wasn’t much but we did learn that some new faces would be joining Tallahassee, Wichita, Little Rock, and Columbus. No word on who but they’re said to be trouble for the main group.

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The main group of survivors is also journeying to Washington D.C. where some evolutionary-advanced zombies await. There were no specifics on what kind of zombies would appear, though we shouldn’t be surprised to see genetically-engineered ones.

Zombieland 2 is expected to premiere in October 2019.