Our old friends over at The Splash Report have uncovered some juicy details about Zombieland Too, otherwise known as Zombieland 2, by way of a very in-depth rundown of the film’s plot. They’ve got a source that’s laid their very thorough eyes on the script for the film, which will serve as a direct sequel to the 2009 original, and presumably bring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg back for more R-rated zombie mayhem.
Here’s an abridged version of what their insider has shared about Zombieland 2:
“Here’s the inside scoop on… ZOMBIELAND, TOO (yes, it’s spelled like that).
ZOMBIELAND TOO opens with a question. What would happen if we ran out of zombies? An interesting concept, one that hasn’t been explored in any film of the genre thus far. ZOMBIELAND, TOO opens with that question, yes. But it doesn’t really ever dwell on it. A strength, I believe, as the film could’ve fallen into a bout of angst if it explored that concept to the nth degree. That is not what ZOMBIELAND is all about. Instead, the primary focus of the narrative is a quest to find a missing member of the party from the first film.
All the main folks from the first film return: Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, Little Rock. And a few new faces also make an appearance: Reno, TB, Cleveland, Madison, and a few others. While these new characters definitely aren’t as exciting or developed as the original four, they are a welcome addition to the roster and allow for some fantastically humorous moments. Reno is the Eve to Tallahassee’s Adam. She is everything he could ever dream of bad**s, skilled, strong. They’re a match made in heaven… if only she would take him. TB is Tallahassee’s spitting image. Essentially the same person. Similarly with Columbus and Cleveland. Madison is a ditzy blonde who Columbus hooks up with after Wichita freaks out from the lack of zombies and leaves (yeah, that happens really early on, it’s not a spoiler). The dynamic these new characters bring to the group make for some of the most entertaining scenes in the entire franchise. However, since they are mainly just extensions of the main four, they are pretty thin as individual personas.
The main plot of ZOMBIELAND TOO follows the gang as they attempt to find Little Rock after she ran away with an individual (unnamed due to spoilers). Columbus, Tallahassee, and Wichita embark on a journey that takes them all the way across the country to hopefully save LR from certain death. You know how earlier I mentioned zombies were now extinct in Zombieland? I lied. You see, while the regular, lumbering creatures from the first film have no interest in humans anymore, rendering them essentially extinct, they have been replaced by SUPER ZOMBIES—giant, muscular, incredibly tough beings that are only able to be killed through a headshot. A horde of these super-zombies has been migrating from city to city, destroying everything in its wake. And it’s up to the gang to finally put an end to this bloodshed, or face extinction themselves.”
The source seems confident that the film will be a win for fans of the first Zombieland and, though they think the script has some issues, it looks like this will be quite a treat when it arrives in theaters in October of next year.
One thing the sequel will definitely have working in its favor is the fact that director Ruben Fleischer will be back at the helm after his stellar work on the first film. He’ll presumably get to work on this once he’s done with post-production on Sony’s Venom.
What do you think of this plot outline for Zombieland 2 / Zombieland Too? Were you a fan of the original? Let us know!
SOURCE: The Splash Report