Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer said that a sequel to his hit zombie comedy probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
While fans of the movie have been hoping that a follow-up to the 2009 box office hit would happen at some point in the future, Fleischer revealed he currently doesn’t have any plans to put together a follow-up. According to Worst Previews, the director dropped the bomb on fans while promoting his latest cinematic effort Gangster Squad.
Fleischer said during an interview that he was hoping to get the project underway in the near future. However, it would seem those plans may never come to fruition.
The filmmaker told Collider:
“There’s no immediate plans to make the movie. There’s no script. So the likelihood of it happening is slim. But I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin. The only thing I could really say is that the threat to our heroes wasn’t only zombies. They encounter other people that [are] all jockeying for positions.”
Fleischer added that the proposed sequel to Zombieland would have dealt with the surviving characters battling threats other than flesh-eating zombies. While that idea sounds pretty intriguing, it would appear that the project isn’t going to happen.
The filmmaker recently explained to Coming Soon that he felt lucky to be able to stretch his legs within the Hollywood system. Instead of being pigeonholed into one particular genre, Fleischer said he’s been able to branch out in different directions.
” Yeah, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to try different things. I’ve done two comedies, so this is a bit more of a dramatic action movie and I probably wasn’t the most obvious choice for the job so I feel really lucky that Warners was willing to take a risk on me and let me direct this film.”
Be sure to check out The Inquisitr’s review of Gangster Squad on your way out. Are you disappointed that a sequel to Zombieland isn’t in the works?