'Zombieland 2 - Double Tap': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the 'Zombieland' sequel

'Zombieland 2 - Double Tap': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the 'Zombieland' sequel

Ten years after the first 'Zombieland' movie came out director Ruben Fleischer and writers Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick have reunited to create a sequel, along with David Callaham, who is a newbie to the 'Zombieland' universe. All the original cast members will be returning for the sequel 'Zombieland: Double Tap', and they will be joined by a slew of new characters, as they try to survive the post-apocalyptic world.

At the point that we meet the cast, they are living in the American heartland and are facing off against evolved zombies. We also see them dealing with the repercussion of having a makeshift almost-family that is dealing with life-or-death situations way too often.



Release date

The movie is set to be released on October 18. 



Since the events of ‘Zombieland,’ which was released on October 2, 2009, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock have been riding together, fighting one zombie at a time. However, the zombies have now evolved, and hopefully, so have their zombie-killing techniques.

Little Rock is now all grown up and looking to live a life beyond what she has experienced with her sister and the two men she has come to call her family. In the trailer we see her hitching a ride with a stranger and leaving the three behind.

It is not clear based on the trailer and all the information out there if Wichita and Columbus are still a couple. There, however, seems to be a certain animosity that only develops with resentment built over years of being together.

(L-R) Actor Jesse Eisenberg, director Ruben Fleischer, actors Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Zombieland" at the Chinese Theater on September 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.



Woody Harrelson will return as the brass, Twinkie-loving, particularly violent Tallahassee, while Jesse Eisenberg will be seen reprising his role as the timid and awkward Columbus. Emma Stone will portray Wichita aka Krista, the brave and bold again, while her younger sister Little Rock will again be played by Abigail Breslin. The spunky and sassy girl is replaced by a strong and confident young adult who is excited to live a life beyond surviving.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg and actress Emma Stone speak at "Zombieland" panel discussion during Comic-Con 2009 held at San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Getty Images)

Joining the core four are Zoey Deutch as Madison, a ditzy woman who is befriended by Columbus, Avan Jogia as Berkeley, a hippie who allows Little Rock to hitchhike with him, Rosario Dawson as Nevada, a tough survivor of the zombie apocalypse who may become a love interest for Tallahassee.


Thomas Middleditch and Luke Wilson are also part of the movie, which will see Bill Murray returning as a fictionalized version of himself along with Dan Aykroyd’s fictionalized version.


Ruben Fleischer will return as the director of ‘Zombieland’ for the sequel. He is best known as the director of the horror-comedy. Since then he has made popular films such as ’30 Minutes of Less,’ ‘Gangster Squad,’ and ‘Venom.’ He is also the executive producer for ABC’s ‘American Housewife,’ Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet,' and NBC’s ‘Superstore.’

Director Ruben Fleischer arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Gangster Squad' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Rhett Reese’s earliest credits as a screenwriter include ‘Clifford's Really Big Movie’ and ‘Cruel Intentions 3.’ However, it is his collaborations with Canadian screenwriter and producer Paul Wernick for films such as ‘Zombieland,’ ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Deadpool,’ and it's 2018 sequel that made him popular.



The trailer for 'Zombieland 2: Double Tap' was dropped by Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday, July 25. 



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