“Zombieland 2” Officially Confirmed with Original Cast

Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone in "Zombieland"

Get ready to see Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock in another adventure, since Zombieland 2 is officially happening. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are set to reprise their original roles when the sequel of 2009’s Zombieland starts production in January 2019. Sony Pictures has set the release date for October 2019, just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original.

Besides the original cast, Zombieland 2 will also see Ruben Fleischer returning as a director while Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will pen the script once again.

The original Zombieland movie revolved around a virus outbreak that turned most of the humans on the planet into bloodthirsty zombies. Four strangers who managed to survive this zombie apocalypse decide to join their forces and try to reach safe heaven together.

The movie ended up receiving positive reviews from the critics and earning $102.4 million compared to its $23.6 million budget. Over time, the film gained cult status.

“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time — and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse and Abigail,” said Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch in a statement.

“These are some of the most in-demand actors, and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”

According to the press release from the studio, Zombieland 2 will “focus on comic mayhem, taking the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors.”

The movie will also see Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock facing the “growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”