Out doing press for “Gangster Squad” this week, director Ruben Fleischer says that plans for a sequel to his hit comedy “Zombieland” look to have essentially collapsed.
Fleischer tells Collider: “I hate to do it, but I can say that there’s no immediate plans to make the movie. There’s no script, really, so the likelihood of it happening is slim. But I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin.”
Fleischer says it’s not the studio’s lack of desire to do the project that’s holding things up, rather it’s his own: “it’s not that the studio is not excited, it’s that we took one shot at the script [and] it wasn’t something we all got excited to do.”
So what did that first take on the sequel involve? “It was a continuation of the original story with the same characters. I guess the only thing I could really say is that the threat to our heroes wasn’t only zombies, like they encounter other people that they’re all jockeying for positions.”