After the thoroughly entertaining post-apocalyptic road trip that Zombieland took us on in 2009, fans couldn’t help but ask for more. The horror-comedy smash hit inspired tons of rumors about a sequel in the works. The much-awaited follow-up was finally announced last year and is set to make its way to cinemas ten years after the original with the title Zombieland 2: Double Tap.
The sequel seems to be in good hands with original director Ruben Fleischer and writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese returning to the crew. We will also see Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) come together for another Zombieland escapade. What’s more? With the return of the likable lead cast, we are also expecting the return of Bill Murray’s cameo as himself along with another Ghostbusters member Dan Aykroyd joining in. The trailer for Zombieland 2: Double Tap reveals that the gang will bump into even more survivors and also face off against an evolved form of zombies.
The description states, “Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.” So we can expect a lot more gory carnage and self-aware dark humor.
We see Avan Jogia join the cast as a bad boy hippie from Berkeley and Zoey Deutch as a cheery blonde named Madison. New members of the cast also include Rosario Dawson, Thomas Middleditch, and Luke Wilson.
Speaking of why we had to wait so long to see the return of the ragtag group of survivors, Jesse Eisenberg said, “We didn’t want to do a typical sequel to try and capitalize on something that was popular. We waited 10 years until we had a great idea.” The sequel is expected to follow the gang as they face off against a new kind of evolved zombies as well as more human survivors. “We would never have made another one if we didn’t think it was going to be great. They wrote a ton of scripts for this movie and we went through a lot of different ideas,” he added.
Zombieland 2: Double Tap is set to release on the 18th of October this year, which lands close to the 10-year anniversary of the first film. As you wait for our favorite zombie slayers to return, stay tuned and click ‘Interested’ for the latest updates on the film.