Fans of Zombieland rejoice! The trailer for Zombieland 2: Double Tap is finally here! Anybody worried it wouldn’t make the ten year wait (for the movie, not the trailer — that would be insane) worth it can relax. If this clip is anything to go by, we can expect the same gruesome gore, big laughs, and tongue-in-cheek — or should that be through cheek? — tone this time around. Maybe even more.
It’s been ten long years since horror comedy Zombieland landed in theaters and made everybody reassess their feelings on beloved comedian Bill Murray. Now, a decade on, the highly-anticipated sequel is just a few months away. Original cast-members Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are all back alongside returning director Ruben Fleischer. Hilariously, the trailer kicks off with proclamations about the three leads’ Academy Award-worthy statuses (before getting to the good stuff, obvs).
Also back for more are the original film’s writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, both of whom are also serving as executive producers on the project. Original producer Gavin Polone is producing once more alongside them. Joining the cast are Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, and Rosario Dawson. The premise sees Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family created in the first movie.
The upcoming flick’s official Twitter account gave fans a glimpse at the poster art a little while back, which naturally apes the original movie’s now-iconic poster, via the #10YearChallenge. It also, whether inadvertently or otherwise, shared the sequel’s subtitle: Zombieland 2: Double Tap which, er, is a choice for sure.
The lively trailer finds the gang kicking undead ass all the way to the White House, while tussling with humans along the way. Plenty of notable faces pop up during the clip, including a gun-toting Dawson along with Columbus and Tallahassee doppelgängers played by Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch.
In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Eisenberg revealed it took so long for the sequel to roll around because everybody involved was adamant a second movie had to live up to the original. There were ideas, and even full scripts, knocking about for ages but it took until now to find something everybody was happy with, to make a finished product they could all be proud of.
“Finally, we have something I think people are going to love. I hesitate trying to characterize it now, but we are all very happy. We didn’t want to do a typical sequel to try and capitalize on something that was popular. We waited 10 years until we had a great idea,” he explained.
Check out the balls-to-the-wall nutso trailer for yourself below. Zombieland 2: Double Tap is set for an October 11, 2019 release.
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