Ruben Fleischer Talks Zombieland 2
We all loved the original Zombieland, so we’re massively excited at the prospect of a sequel (about the only time that’s going to happen any time soon, let me assure you). Ruben Fleischer, the director of the first movie has been speaking on the set of 30 Minutes Or Less about the film and has confirmed that it will be shot in 3D.
Responding to James Cameron’s claim that 3D “cheapens the medium“, Fleischer said, “I even love the schlockier movies that are in 3-D. I think it’s cool to see stuff fly at your face. The idea of zombies splattering into the lens is exciting for me. I understand Mr Cameron’s point as far as not overdoing it and not making it gimmicky, but I still go for that stuff. That’s the part I’m excited about!”
He also revealed a few teaser details about where the plot might be heading and it appears there’s still room for a bit of movement. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick has apparently both played with the idea of a sequel which takes place directly after the first and with one that take place several years in the future. There’s also talk of some prequel elements…geez make up your mind fellas.
Fleischer said, “One of the fun things about Zombieland is it jumps all over the place in terms of the storyline. What’s fun about the sequel is we have freedom and flexibility to show different periods. We might have scenes before the zombies, or we might have some months after. Through the voice-over and the way the movie is structured, we can really explore all different sides of it.”
It might be a while coming though as Fleischer has a number of projects he needs to finish before cracking on with this one including an untitled cop drama for Dreamworks and Babe In The Woods, not to mention whether Jesse Eisenberg will be available in the wake of Facebook film, The Social Network. Either way, it’s something for you splatter fans to get excited about. Watch this space.