A lot has happened since Zombieland was released in 2009. Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, and Abigail Breslin have gone on to become big names in Hollywood; and Woody Harrelson has remained as red-hot as ever. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick went on to write the script of the incredibly successful Deadpool for Fox, which further solidified them as writers who could create “R” rated projects which can be lucrative for studios even in an unpredictable market.
Reese and Wernick, recently sat down with ComicBook to explain their progress on Zombieland 2, and to detail a campaign effort to get the film made that’s not unlike what happened during pre-production for Deadpool. Here are some highlights from their discussion: