10 years after the original Zombieland hit theaters, fans have finally been treated to the first trailer for Zombieland: Double Tap. Many thought that Sony pictures would be releasing the first footage from their much awaited, post-apocalyptic sequel online during San Diego Comic-Con. Sony instead, waited a week to release the footage, and now we have it! We finally have hard evidence that the movie is finally coming our way. And it will be here in just a few short months.
The sequel has taken longer than many would have liked, but better late than never right? but there is a plus side to it, The ten year long sequel will give us a chance to see what the world will look like after a decade into the zombie apocalypse. The movie doesn't seem to pick up right where it left off in the first film when Colombus and the gang left Pacific Playland. A lot had happened in the years that followed and a lot has changed. Yet, humankind hasn't been able to eradicate the zombie problem.
The entire cast will be returning for the Sequel. This includes Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Woody Harrellson as Tallahassee, Emma Stone as Wichita, and Abigail Breslin as Little Rock (for those who haven't seen the first film, the characters go by the names of their hometowns). New cast members are also joining the gang, Luke Wilson (Old School), Zoey Dutch (Set It Up), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil). Bill Murray and fellow Ghostbuster star Dan Akroyd are supposedly also in the film somewhere. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen.
One of the reasons for the long delay had to do with getting all of the old cast members back together. In the last decade, they've all become big stars who are very busy with their own projects. which became an added challenge to bring them all back on the same movie set. Ruben Fleischer, will return to the helm once again to direct Zombieland: Double Tap. Fleischer recently directed Venom, which went on to become a much bigger hit than expected, bringing in $856 million worldwide.Rhet Reese and Paul Wernick will also return to pen the screenplay.Since the first movie, they've gone on to become two of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood, largely because of their work on Deadpool movies.
Released in 2009, Zombieland established itself as a horror/comedy classic. The movie currently holds a 90 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also met it's share of success in the box office, bringing in $109 million worldwide. Will the sequel be able to meet the expectation of Zombieland fans? We'll find out when Zombieland 2: Double Tap arrives in theaters on October 18. Don't forget to check out the trailer for yourselves.