Of course, nothing zombie stays dead for long. There are now reports that Amazon has stepped in to begin talks with Sony TV to produce a direct-to-series sequel of Zombieland for Amazon Instant
It's all rumours and talk right now, but word is that original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still on board as writers and co-executive producers while director Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) could come on to helm one or more episodes.
This I am actually interested in. Since it's highly unlikely that any of the original cast would return for a series on demand, this could be a chance to bring in some fresh talent. Zombieland's brand of comedy just didn't work for me mainly because I find Jesse Eisenberg almost intolerable in his role, so bringing in a new actor and a tighter "for-TV" pace could really give the franchise a shot in the arm. And Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil was one of my favorite movies of last year. Maybe things are looking up for Zombieland after all.
|Eli Craig (left foreground) directs hapless hillbillies on the set of Tucker and Dale|
I don't necessarily think that would be a bad thing.