Woody Harrelson Uncertain About Zombieland 2
Posted 02.17.11 by Ryan
The 2009 zombie comedy Zombieland scored with audiences, earning $102 million at the box office. No surprise, director Ruben Fleischer confirmed a 3-D sequel a month later.
Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick originally intended for the property to be a TV show, leaving them plenty of material left over for a sequel. Reese revealed last February 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." He also said it "would be nice to have a love interest for Tallahassee," the character played by Woody Harrelson.
Harrelson, however, may not agree, telling Total Film that he wasn't sure about Zombieland 2.
I'm sure it will happen if everyone does it, but I'm not sure it's the right thing to do. It's one thing to do it when it came out real good and it made a lot of people laugh, but then to do a sequel ... 99 out of 100 are worse by a lot. So I don't know.
Confusingly, Harrelson also praised Zombieland, calling it the "the first movie I [might] do a sequel to."
I didn't even want to read the script.... Then as it turns out, I read the script and I thought it was phenomenal, really funny.... Usually, if I theoretically reject it, I'm right, but this one I was dead wrong. And it might be the first movie I do a sequel to.
Harrelson ended by claiming that "I don't feel like a sequels guy," but his comments didn't bother Reese. The screenwriter took to his Twitter account to assure fans that a sequel was in the works.
Don't believe all the articles. We will be returning to Zombieland.
The question is when the sequel is going to be made. Fleischer admitted to seeing an "early draft" of the Zombieland 2 script last September, but with his bank heist comedy 30 Minutes or Less opening in August, it looks like Fleischer's next project could be the crime drama Gangster Squad.
Meanwhile, Reese admitted last November that he and Wernick are still working on the script. Still, Reese's confidence in the sequel should ease fans' concerns.