Zombieland featured the funniest cameo of 2009, so it’s no surprise that reports are coming in that Columbia Pictures want to repeat the trick with Zombieland 2.
Bloody Disgusting report that the studio are seeking out names of the calibre of Harrison Ford and Anthony Hopkins – in other words, big stars with spades of gravitas.
But even as the reports went live, Zombieland writer Rhett Reese hopped onto Twitter to deny them, writing: “The Zombieland 2 rumors reported today are false.” As well as: “The Zombieland 2 rumors feel like they were the product of a game of ‘Telephone’. Distorted.”
A case of double bluffing from the scribe? We hope that the writers have something a little fresher up their sleeves for the undead sequel. Many a sequel has gone the way of the Dodo by lazily repeating beats from their predecessors.
On the plot front, we also hear that Zombieland 2 could feature a new lead villain, while Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg find themselves competing against a "hunky rival".