Unfortunately, it’s actually non-news on this one. Despite quick word on a Zombieland sequel after the success of the original, there hasn’t been very much movement. Now, director Ruben Fleischer has spoken with Collider about what is going on with the project, and he unfortunately doesn’t have any good news for fans.
First, he said the main reason is:
“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.”
When they asked if the current popularity of stuff like The Walking Dead and zombies in general would help the studio think better of the project, he had the following to say:
“Well I think that the studio would be very excited to make it. It’s not that the studio is not excited, it’s that we took one shot at the script [and] it wasn’t something we all got excited to do. And just on a personal level, I was really excited to, having made one movie, to make different movies, not just go back into that world again. But now that I have some distance and I’ve done some other stuff, I would be more inclined to go back to Zombieland I guess you could say. But at the time when the talk of the sequel was really—when it felt like it was possible—I was really kind of shying away from it just because I’ve only made one movie, I wanna make different movies with different people and learn different things, and so I was a little hesitant to just jump right back into the same thing.”
Which I completely understand, as much as everyone might want to see a sequel, a director doesn’t want to spend what could be most of his career on a single series, especially since we’ve seen how that can end at a certain point (e.g. George Romero).
However, he did give them a taste of what he had in mind for the sequel:
“Needless to say it was a continuation of the original story with the same characters. I guess the only thing I could really say is that the threat to our heroes wasn’t only zombies, like they encounter other people that they’re all jockeying for positions.”
Interesting, and disappointing for fans, but at the same time, I’m with him in that I would like to see what else he has in store for us, from Gangster Squad and beyond.
Source : Collider