Zombieland Writers to Have Fun with 3-D in Sequel
Posted 02.10.10 by Ryan
Since Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer announced that Zombieland 2 will be shot in 3-D, few details of the sequel have surfaced. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are busy with both a G.I. Joe sequel and the Deadpool spin-off, but are still working on Zombieland 2. The writers told MTV that they are still figuring out what "ideas" will make it into the anticipated sequel.
There absolutely will be a sequel, and it will absolutely be in 3-D. Now, it's just a question of what that sequel will be. It's not a question of having enough ideas, it's a question of almost having too many ideas. We have a lot of ideas, and right now we're sitting down with the studio and with Ruben and we're trying to winnow out the ideas that don't make sense and focus in on the ones that do and come up with a really fun story.
Reese says that the sequel will "continue to be about growing up in Zombieland [and] growing up in a world that's not necessarily geared towards growing up; it's a world that forces you to grow up much quicker than you would have otherwise." In terms of characters, Wernick claims that Zombieland 2 will "stick with our dysfunctional family, but also introduce new characters." Reese says these new characters will provide some new territory in the sequel.
I think that we like to think about the Zombieland characters in terms of how they survived, what qualities do they have that led them to survive? As long as they have some quality for survival, then they make sense for the
There will be continuing romantic adventures. We haven't decided on this, but it would be nice to have a love interest for Tallahassee [Woody Harrelson].
The writers will also continue to mess with the zombie traditions as well.
We don't discriminate when it comes to zombies. We like to think that a zombie's character isn't just about their profession, or what their personality was, but what were they doing at that moment they became a zombie.
The introduction of 3-D, however, will provide the most excitement for the writers. "We entirely want to write with 3-D in mind," said Wernick. "We have the vision, and want to have fun with the technology." Reese agreed: "We want you to be looking down at your popcorn to make sure there isn't blood on it. There will be a lot of fluids flying!"
With the script for Zombieland 2 still unwritten, the sequel won't hit theaters until 2011 or possibly early 2012.