As a huge Shaun of the Dead fan, I was skeptical when 's Zombieland first hit theaters in 2009. Surely there was only room in movie history for one good zom-rom-com, right? I thought nothing would be able to come close to Shaun of the Dead's hilarious twist on the zombie apocalypse. Well, needless to say it proved me wrong. Zombieland turned out to be stylish, witty, and a brilliantly acted movie with a tone and aesthetic that didn't try to be a US remake of Shaun. Plus it had Bill Murray in it. Nuff' said.
It's with this in mind that I have been getting excited about the rumored sequel. Unfortunately, I may have to dial that excitement down a notch or two. In a recent interview with Collider, Fleischer explained that although Zombieland 2 isn't completely dead, we're not likely to see it anytime soon. The main issue seems to be the lack of an acceptable script. He explained:
"I hate to do it, but I can say that there's no immediate plans to make the movie. There's no script, really, so the likelihood of it happening is slim. But I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin."
However, at least Fleischer revealed there was a central idea to the possible sequel. Check out the video to find out more:
Although all of this is pretty disappointing, maybe it's better this way? I would much rather Fleischer and others didn't try to push through a sequel with only a shoddy script. If the director isn't happy enough with it, then the movie shouldn't happen. Having said that, I wouldn't want Fleischer to abandon the project entirely, I just hope he's willing to go back to the drawing board.
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed to hear this news, or would you prefer the brilliance of Zombieland to stand alone as a single film? Let us know below!