Zombieland Director Discusses Spinoff Possibilities

Zombieland and Zombieland: Double Tap director Ruben Fleischer is still up for a spin-off film headlined by Zoey Deutch’s ditzy Madison.

Ruben Fleischer said he always wanted to do a zombieland spin-off starring Zoey Deutch, who played Madison in Zombieland: double tap.

Fleischer, who directed both zombieland movies, gave an update on his spinoff plans in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “So far, everything is calm on the zombieland front. I’ve just been very busy with Unexploredso I haven’t had a lot of time to think about it,” Fleischer said. “But Madison, to this day, is one of my all-time favorite characters, so I’d love to see what she does. done in the post-apocalypse zombie world.”

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Released in 2009, zombielandThe irreverent take on the zombie movie genre was a critical and commercial success. The comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, who, along with his trusted ally, Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee, struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where most of the American population is now dead. As zombieland unfolds, the pair team up with sisters Wichita and Little Rock (played by Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin respectively) and even have a surprise encounter with comedy legend Bill Murray.

Zombieland: double tap followed in 2019 and added a new batch of survivors into the mix. These newcomers included Rosario Dawson in Nevada, Luke Wilson in Albuquerque, Thomas Middleditch in Flagstaff, Avan Jogia in Berkeley and Zoey Deutch in Madison. While Fleischer is apparently keen to focus on the next zombieland installment around Deutch/Madison, Harrelson revealed last year that he was also pushing for a direct sequel to Tap twice which would reunite him with Eisenberg, Stone and Breslin.


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Fleischer’s Latest Big-Screen Effort Is Adapting Video Games Unexploredwhich was beaten by critics before it arrived in theaters on February 18. The film currently has a 40% review score on Rotten Tomatoes, earning it a “Rotten” rating and a scathing consensus review that reads, “Promisingly cast but deceptively titled, Unexplored leverages its best-selling sources to produce a disappointing echo of top-notch adventure films.”

This unflattering critical reception did not hurt the film’s commercial performance, however. Unexplored posted a $21.5 million opening when it hit several overseas markets in early February and was on course to secure the highest-grossing opening weekend for a video game movie at the domestic box office after its release in the United States last week.


Unexplored is currently in theaters.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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