​Woody Harrelson Confirms 'Zombieland 2' Will 'Probably Happen'

We've been eagerly waiting to see if rumours of a Zombieland sequel were true - purely because the first film became an instant cult classic, with the perfect mixture of gruesomeness and comedy to leave us wanting more ASAP.

But it's been almost 10 years and that 'more' we wanted still hasn't arrived. I mean, I'm happy to be patient, but the closer you inch towards a decade, it just starts to get a bit cruel.

Well, the prospects of a sequel are continuing to improve - with star Woody Harrelson having now said he's up for it - on one condition, though, telling Digital Spy: "I think it'll probably happen. It would have to be the whole gang."

Said 'gang' are Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, who are all now massive stars, which has perhaps been another reason for the sequel's delay into our lives.

Recently, writer Paul Wernick - who became a household name after the first Zombieland was released, going on to write G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Deadpool - also gave us a bit of hope.

He told Vulture: "We're going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don't know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.

"The hope is that we're shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of '19 release."

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He's been keen for a while, too, having given an update about the progress of the film's sequel back in 2017.

He told Comicbook.com: "It is [in active development]. We're trying to get it going.

"All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on. It's just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number.

"All the cast have become superstars now so, we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it's trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to paid."

Wernick added: "We're not letting it go. We really want to see Zombieland 2."

The writers were originally up for turning the movie's plot into a TV show - and Amazon even commissioned a pilot episode in 2013. Tyler Ross played Columbus, Kirk Ward played Tallahassee, Maiara Walsh played Wichita and Izabela Vidovic played Little Rock.

However, sadly the streaming network decided against continuing with the series for a full season.

Fingers crossed this sequel goes ahead smoothly so we can get another comical fix of the walking dead.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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