Zombieland 2 could still be a long way off


Zombieland was one of the coolest movies of 2009, but a sequel to the stylish chuckler could still be a fair way off.

Director Ruben Fleischer caught up with Coming Soon about the project, and revealed that “the reality of it happening is getting less and less real”.

“I can promise you it's something we all want to do,” he says of Zombieland 2 . “I think the reality of it happening is getting less and less real.

“It's just harder and harder every day, because everybody's gotten really busy and the reality is that we've never had a script that we've all just fallen in love with.

“Until there's a script that we all can say, ‘This is it,’ it's more of an idea than an actual thing that we can work towards prioritising and realising.”

Should the project suddenly lurch back into life, Fleischer isn’t concerned that Abigail Breslin – who was 12 in the first film – will suddenly look a lot older in the sequel.

“That could be cool and that's definitely something we've talked about,” Fleischer said. “It's not like it's going to pick up right where they left off. I think some time passage might be cool.”

Just a few weeks ago, Zombieland star Jesse Eisenberg told Little White Lies : “They're writing the script right now but I haven't seen it and I suspect that the longer we wait, the less relevant it will be.

“I mean, all the actors would love to do it and the director would love to do it but I'm not sure what's happening.”

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.