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Zombieland 2 set for October 2019 release with original cast

'The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release'

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 16 May 2018 08:41 BST

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently lavishing in the success of their latest, Deadpool 2, which has launched into cinemas off the back of a strong critical reception.

Yet, fans can cast their minds back to the project that first put them on the map: Zombieland, the riotous horror comedy that managed to convince the legendary Bill Murray to cameo as a zombified version of himself.

Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson all starred as a ramshackle pack of survivors attempting to cross America in the depths of a zombie apocalypse.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film was something of a surprise hit, earning $102 million worldwide against a budget of $23.6 million.

We're headed straight for the tenth anniversary of the film, with Wernick revealing to Vulture how they intended to celebrate the milestone: "Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2."

However, the project sounds far more guaranteed than Wernick's hint would suggest, since he then added: "The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release. With the original cast, by the way."

“We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment,” he rounded out the tease with. “But we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”

Deadpool 2 is out now.

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