Movieweb caught up with Jesse Eisenberg at SXSW where he was promoting The Art of Self Defense. During the interview, Eisenberg had this to say about the upcoming Zombieland 2: Double Tap:
“It’s going really well. Just resting on our laurels and really cocky [laughs]. No, the opposite. We’re working so hard. It’s one of these movies that, people loved it for personal reasons. So it’s not just a big hit movie. People love it for personal reasons so you want to make sure it’s as funny and as personal as the other one.”
The original Zombieland was released in 2009 and grossed $102 million worldwide.
Eisenberg (Columbus) will be rejoined in the sequel by original cast members Emma Stone (Wichita), Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee) and Abigail Breslin (Little Rock). The characters used place names instead of their real names.
Also returning are Director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool).
In Zombieland 2, the action takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 10 years after the original and the cast will face off against new, evolved zombies. They will be joined by other human survivors.
Luke Wilson, Zoey Deutch, Thomas Middleditch, and Rosario Dawson have been confirmed as new characters, but no details about their characters are available.
Zombieland 2 is set for an October 11 release to coincide with the original films 10th anniversary.