Having just seen and enjoyed Zombieland, review to come, I'm rather surprised that they are considering a sequel, after all I thought we'd seen everything there was to see about Zombieland without just recovering ground.
However the people behind the film are already talking about the possibility and throwing in the age-old hook to get you to go to the cinema for the first one, it's all about the returns.
Speaking to IGN he said:
”We've got a long brainstorming document that still to this day gets updated on a near-weekly basis with ideas. We've got tons of new ideas swimming in our head...
...We would love to do several sequels...We would love to also see it on television. It would make a wonderful TV series.”
Now that's positive marketing, they really are trying to sell the idea aren't they? They're up for creating sequels and television shows, and whatever you can think of as long as they are working. There's nothing wrong with that, but this is someone marketing the idea, it's not that there are projects on the go.
It's not just the writer that's interested apparently, everyone else is too, including Woody Harrelson.
”Woody came up to us after the final cut of the last scene and gave us a hug and said, 'I've never wanted to do a sequel in the previous movies I've done until this one.'”
Now that is promising. There are two warning signs with a sequel, first is that the original stars don't return and the second is if there's really a story there. So it's great that the biggest lead is keen to reprise the role, but what is there left to say on the film?
I mean we've seen the rules acted out, the realisation of all the loners that there's something better in being together, and the fact that the entire land is zombie-fied.
Are we just going to see more and more zombies being killed with the same rules? Some new strangers appearing and the group turning into a traveling commune, or perhaps settling down to make a new life for themselves?
Really I don't see where it's got to go, it's not as though the film was exceptionally deep to begin with.