Zombieland team are still trying to make a sequel happen

From Digital Spy

Since a sequel to Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland was confirmed in April last year, little has been announced about the project.

The movie was supposed to be going into production last summer, with the original team of Fleischer, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on board to write the film.

Nevertheless, evident delays in its development mean nothing has been confirmed since that announcement, with filming not getting underway in the summer as promised.

Amid fears the Zombieland sequel may go the way of Ben Affleck's The Batman, Reese and Wernick have assured fans the follow-up is still in "active development".

"It is [in active development]," Wernick told Comicbook.com. "We're trying to get it going.

"All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben is signed on. It's just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number."

During the interview, the duo revealed they are hoping to maintain the original cast, which includes Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin, who are all now big names, suggesting "financial" issues may have caused the delays in production.

"All the cast have become superstars now," Wernick added.

"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're not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2."

The movie will be financed by Sony Pictures, who are set to open CinemaCon next week, so here's hoping there will be more news about the sequel then.

Talking to Digital Spy back in April, Jesse Eisenberg revealed he was keeping "updated" on the movie, so fingers crossed he will be back as the over-cautious Columbus.

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