2009’s horror comedy “Zombieland” proved a break out hit for two of its young stars – Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.
Talk of a sequel to that film was stirring for a few years after its release, but has since quietly died down as both director Ruben Fleischer and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick went on to other projects – the latter pair recently penning the “Deadpool” film.
Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Eisenberg says that he’d be up to do a sequel but isn’t sure when it might happen:
“Yeah, it’d be wonderful to do. I know they’ve been trying to do it for a while, and I know they’re trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it. But it’s a kind of movie that, as soon as it came out, seemed appropriate to generate a sequel. It takes place in this odd, created world and features an ensemble of interesting characters that it’d be curious to see more of.
I would hope that it happens, and I’m sure everybody would be happy to do it if it happens and it’s good. It’s also a strangely beloved movie, so it’s a thing you have to get right. Some sequels you don’t have to get exactly right, but this is the kind of movie you have to get right because people like it for personal reasons, even though it’s a zombie comedy.”
Reese and Wernick revealed last week that the project is still in development and the pair would serve as executive producers.