Variety is reporting that Sony has closed a deal with Zombieland producer Gavin Polone and director Ruben Fleischer to develop a sequel to this fall’s comedy/horror sleeper hit. The trade quotes Polone being enthusiastic about the 3D process, saying “I don’t think you want to see Ordinary People in 3-D. But Zombieland is clearly one movie that will benefit from (the technique).”
Zombieland was a surprise hit, pulling in over $75 million at the US box office, more than three times its budget. Naturally, Sony would want a sequel and hopefully, the filmmakers have some interesting ideas that they want to develop this time around. We never did learn all of Columbus’s (Jesse Eisenberg) rules for surviving in Zombieland. And while I really enjoyed the first film, I hope that the crew can come up with a story that has works on the emotional and character levels that the first story did.