One of the most highly anticipated horror films of the year, scratch that, the decade is now filming in Atlanta. After a decade of waiting and begging, fans will finally get to see the sequel to Zombieland. Titled Zombieland: Double Tap, the flick sees director Ruben Fleischer and the four main stars, Woody Harelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin reunite for another round of zombie slaying.
During this week’s SXSW, Harelson and Eisenberg gave some insight into the film, Bloody-Disgusting points out.
What we’ve shot so far, I’m really impressed with,” Harrelson told EW in an interview. “Getting to hang out with these guys — Emma, and Abbie, and Jesse, and Ruben — I feel so lucky, really, really lucky. You know, it’s literally laughing all day long, and that’s your job. Like, my job is, I laugh all day long? It seems unbelievable. So, I feel really lucky right now.”
It’s going really well. Just resting on our laurels and really cocky [laughs]. No, the opposite. We’re working so hard. It’s one of these movies that, people loved it for personal reasons. So it’s not just a big hit movie. People love it for personal reasons so you want to make sure it’s as funny and as personal as the other one.” Eisenberg told Movie Web,
Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, Luke Wilson and Rosario Dawson have joined the cast of Zombieland: Double Tap.
In the sequel, “through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, the zombie slayers must face off against many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
The script was penned by the original film’s writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who will also serve as executive producers. Gavin Polone is also returning to produce the film.
Return to Zombieland on October 11, 2019.