We’ve been doing Dread Central for over ten years now, seven of which have been spent talking about a sequel to Zombieland. Could it be that there’s finally some movement to report?
Deadline is reporting that after ending a 25-year run as a Sony Pictures film executive, Doug Belgrad has christened his new production shingle 2.0 Entertainment. He has hired Open Road exec Sophie Cassidy to be SVP of Production, joining him at the end of September. It will take until year’s end for him to tie down his outside financing and a while longer to assert himself as a buyer. But Belgrad will get his venture going by becoming a minority co-financier on Sony projects which include Zombieland 2.
“Zombieland was one that Matt Tolmach supervised, but producer Gavin Polone, Ruben Fleischer, and I have tried to figure out a sequel for the last four years, one that pleases Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin. Wernick & Reese, who did the original before they did Deadpool, came back and polished a script that Dave Callaham wrote and Mike White and Oren Uziel did passes on. It’s very encouraging.”
Belgrad won’t produce the film, just co-finance it. Stay tuned for more, hopefully soon!