Zombieland: Double Tap is slated to arrive in US theaters on October 18th, 2019–almost a decade to the day since the first Zombieland dropped in 2009. Still, franchise star Emma Stone is already looking forward to a third chapter–kind of. She thinks it would be apropos to release Zombieland 3 in 2029!
She recently sat down with the folks at Entertainment Weekly to discuss the upcoming flick and the series’ future. First, she explained why it took an entire decade to make a sequel:
“I think we all wanted to stretch our legs a little bit and try different things. I think we were all excited to do other stuff. But, the other thing is, we just couldn’t figure out the right story to tell. It took a minute to get a story that we all felt was worthy, to come back to Zombieland for. We all have so much love for the original. So, we held ourselves to a really high standard as far as making sure that, if we were going to make a sequel, that it be at least as good, if not better, than the original. And that ultimately all comes down to the script. So, we were all demanding and discerning to make sure the story was one that was worth getting the gang back together. Sometimes it does take time to get that right.”
As for Zombieland 3, director Ruben Fleischer told the site:
“I think we all had so much fun making this one, we’d be really lucky to get to return to Zombieland. Although, I will say, Emma Stone said she thought it would be fun if we did one of these every 10 years. Knowing that Woody Harrelson’s just the healthiest guy there is, he’s going to outlive all of us, and so we can just keep doing them every 10 years, ‘til the end of time. … I can’t imagine a better way to look forward to my future than knowing that every 10 years I get to hang out with those guys and make a movie with them again.”
Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
In addition to Stone, Zombieland: Double Tap reunites original cast members Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg. The film also reunites original Zombieland director and scribe, Fleischer and Rhett Reese respectively.
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