That’s the thing about zombies, man. They don’t stay dead for long.
Ruben Fleischer’s ZOMBIELAND was a surprise hit back in 2009, taking an irreverent approach to the evil, dead genre and banking more than $100 million in global ticket sales.
A sequel was inevitable, and the opening frames of the new trailer for ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP explain, basically, what took them so long to get this movie off the ground. The sequel stars four Oscar®-caliber performers: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone. Managing their work schedules was probably as terrifying as staring down the zombie apocalypse!
Here’s our first look at Fleischer’s sequel, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP.
The gang is back together after a 10-year absence, as you can see, and they are still dealing with life in a post-apocalyptic United States. The trailer kicks off with a visit to the White House — which isn’t as white as it used to be. Woody Harrelson’s cowboy, Tallahassee, tries his hand at the Oval Office chair. He thinks it fits him quite well.
From there, though, the plot of the movie kicks in, and it looks to be a search-and-rescue comedy. Emma Stone’s character, Wichita, panics when her sister, Little Rock (Breslin), runs off with a hippie, and the gang decides to get her back.
We can only imagine the madness that follows.
There will be a lot of new faces in the sequel, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. Just in this clip alone, we’re introduced to Zoey Deutch (BEFORE I FALL) as a love interest for Eisenberg’s character. Rosario Dawson spears to be having a blast as a gun-wielding rebel named Nevada. And by the end of the clip, we meet two characters who appear to be stand-ins for Harrelson and Eisenberg, played by Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch. Dead ringers!
Ten years may have passed, but the ZOMBIELAND series doesn’t look to have lost a step. They will be bringing humor and attitude to the undead when ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP bursts into theatres on October 18 — just in time for some wild Halloween screenings with enthusiastic fans who have been waiting a decade for this anticipated follow-up.