With a Zombieland sequel on the way, uber-busy screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick gave away a few details in a recent interview with MTV. Reese revealed that the sequel is still in the script development stage.
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 [Fleischer, the director] 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.
And what would some of those ideas be? Wernick claims that they would like to "stick with our dysfunctional family, but also introduce new characters."
Such as? "There will be continuing romantic adventures," Reese revealed. "We haven't decided on this, but it would be nice to have a love interest for Tallahassee [Woody Harrelson]." Wernick interjected: "Woody wanted that."
There will likely be other human characters as well. Said Reese:
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 movie.
As for Abigail Breslin, the youngest of survivors, 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."
But the real star of the of movie will be the 3-D, say the writers.
Wernick: We entirely want to write with 3-D in mind. We have the vision, and want to have fun with the technology.
Reese: 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 at such an early stage, Zombieland 2 likely won't hit theaters until 2011 or possibly early 2012.