Zombieland Returns To The Screen, But A Different One This Time

Zombieland is my favorite zombie flick. Sorry to say it, Shaun of the Dead, but your luck runs just a little bit short when it comes to entertaining me with bloody violence, gore, and romantic endeavors. But while I’ve been counting on a sequel to the 2009 zombie film, my hopes were dashed earlier this year when Jesse Eisenberg said the film “isn’t relevant anymore.” That was a dagger not only to my heart, but also the heart of every fan of zombies, great one-liners, and, of course, Bill Murray. But now it’s looking like the sequel is turning into its own TV show, and I couldn’t be more excited.

So far, the cast consists of Tyler Ross as Columbus, Maiara Walsh as Wichita, and Izabela Vidovic as Little Rock. Tallahasee hasn’t be cast yet. In addition, two new cast members – who had an encounter with Tallahassee in the past – will be included in the show: Fred and Ainsley. While I’m not too familiar with this new, fresh cast, the screenwriters for the film (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) are returning to run the show. The duo did an incredible job of scripting Zombieland, and I feel like they should have no problem creating a likable TV show. It seems as if the show is taking off where the movie ended, with Columbus and Wichita venturing into romance and Tallahassee just being a bad-ass whenever he wants to. Even though Ruben Fleischer’s name won’t be anywhere near it, I still have high hopes for this series. Fleischer’s better off making cheap gangster flicks anyway.

It saddens me that we won’t get to see another full movie starring Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, but rumors are spreading that the four original movie cast members may be making cameos sometime during the first season. Gosh, and if there wasn’t anything else to get me pumped for this show. This is just awesome. And while the new cast may not be as notable as the movie’s amazing four-piece, I’m sure the great writing and character development should help give the new cast room to flourish and firmly establish their acting careers. That is, if their careers weren’t established already (I never watched Cory In The House or Switched At Birth).

Since we currently have The Walking Dead and now we will have a Zombieland TV series, my thirst for zombie-themed entertainment may finally be complete. That is, as long as Reese and Wernick don’t screw this up. And I have faith that they won’t.


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Author: Tim Dodderidge View all posts by
I'm a student at the University of Kansas hoping to major in journalism. I love Christopher Nolan films, eating at Taco Bell, and playing indoor soccer. I also like to watch How I Met Your Mother and enjoy writing poetry.

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