Talk about a follow up to Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland has been brewing ever since the original was released in 2009, and now, thanks to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – plus the small matter of Deadpool’s enormous success, which the pair also wrote – the script is finished.
Speaking to ComicBook about Zombieland 2, the pair said: “It is [in active development]. We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Ruben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now so, we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it’s trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid.
“We see [Sony Pictures chairman] Tom Rothman pretty frequently now and we’re pestering that dude. He’s like, ‘Please, enough with the Zombieland talk!’ We’re pestering him the way we pestered Fox on Deadpool. We’re not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2.”
As encouraging signs go, with the cast happy with the complete script, this is great news for fans of the exploits of Tallahassee, Columbus, and Wichita.