It looks like the zombie apocalypse that struck the planet ten years ago is still raging, as the 2009 comedy-horror hit Zombieland may be getting a sequel in 2019.
The film has had a sequel in the works ever since it became a surprise blockbuster a decade ago, but it’s never really come close to becoming a reality. However, that may finally be changing. Zombieland‘s writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, recently revealed in an interview that a long-awaited Zombieland 2 is on track to arrive in theaters next October. “We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland,” Wernick told Vulture. “Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2 … The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release — with the original cast, by the way.”
This is all huge news, especially getting the original cast back together. With the exception of Woody Harrelson, the main cast of Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg were relatively unknowns ten years ago, but are all big stars now. And before you think this is all some pipe dream, that it’s too good to be true, remember that it was just a couple of months ago when Bill & Ted screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson hinted at Bill & Ted 3 with the original cast — and now that movie is confirmed to be happening. Oh, and there’s also this cryptic hint that Wernick left Vulture with that makes it sound like an official announcement is imminent: “We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment, but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”
That sure sounds like Zombieland 2 happening, so hopefully the writers can find away to reanimate Bill Murray’s corpse for the sequel.