Sony Pictures has tapped Godzilla writer Dave Callaham to pen the long-awaited follow-up to the 2009 comedy, under the supervision of returning director Ruben Fleischer.
Zombieland co-creator Rhett Reese revealed Amazon has passed on a TV series based on the 2009 movie, saying, “I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.”
Amazon Studios’ Zombieland pilot isn’t what fans might have hoped for, adding another name to the long list of failed move-to-television adaptations. Still, from M*A*S*H to Friday Night Lights, there are plenty of shows that outshine the big-screen originals.
Amazon has released the pilot for Zombieland: The Series for viewer consideration (and voting), but the debut doesn’t appear to be going smoothly.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk with Spinoff Online about clearing the decks following The Rise of Cobra, casting Bruce Willis as the original Joe, and their commitment to Fox’s long-brewing Deadpool movie.
Even as Amazon Studios greenlights the Zombieland pilot, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick drop a few hints of what viewers can expect if the project gets a season order.
Kirk Ward will play Tallahassee, portrayed in the 2009 comedy by Woody Harrelson, in Amazon’s new Zombieland series.
Lost alum Josh Holloway signs up for CBS’s Intelligence, The Last Resort‘s Andre Braugher joins Fox’s Andy Samberg cop comedy, and Maiara Walsh lands the role of Wichita on Amazon’s Zombieland.
Tyler Ross (Milkshake) and newcomer Izabela Vidovic have signed on to play two of the lead roles in Amazaon’s half-hour comedy based on the 2009 film Zombieland.
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil director Eli Craig reportedly is in talks to helm the long-teased Zombieland television series, which appears destined for Amazon’s streaming platform.