Ruben Fleischer may have directed one of the most successful zombie movies of all time with Zombieland, but he admits he's not much of a zombie fan.
"It's funny because I wasn't a zombie fan at all growing up," the director told an Australian newspaper. "It was really 28 Days Later that was my first zombie movie, so I was definitely a latecomer to the genre. But as soon as I got the job I went back and watched all of the movies because I wanted to be respectful to the films and I know how passionate and loyal zombie fans are to their genre."
Might want to do your homework then, Fleischer, since whether 28 Days Later is a "zombie film" is a constant debate amongst zombie fans. Ultimately, it doesn't matter since Zombieland certainly nailed the "rules" of survivng a zombie apocalypse.
"People make some pretty common mistakes in zombie movies, so we tried to have a little bit of fun with the rules. So it’s always good to limber up first and make sure you have good cardio and the double tap is very important you need to make sure the zombie is dead because you might not have killed them on the first try."
But can zombies really run? Who cares, when audiences can watch Woody Harrelson as the ultimate zombie killer.
"Once Woody decided to sign on he got totally into the role and really went for it to make a super memorable character. And he’s not a Twinkie fan either, as his character is obsessed by the treat. Woody’s actually a hardcore vegan and won’t eat any dairy products or processed sugar. We had to make some special cornmeal Twinkies for him to eat."
Wow. Movies sound FAKE. Next thing, people'll say that zombies are fake too. But we all know THAT isn't true.