The writing duo for Deadpool 2 is very, very busy. And fans should be happy about this.
At a recent press event for Life (via Comicbook.com), writer tandem Reese Rhett and Paul Wernick revealed that they are not only getting ready for the premiere of the sci-fi horror movie or moving Deadpool 2 production forward, there is also some movement for Zombieland's sequel.
"It is [in active development]. We're trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Reuben [Fleischer] is signed on. It's just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. All the cast have become superstars now so, we made Zombieland with 20 million, so it's trying to fit that financial model into the sequel model so it makes sense for the studio and being able to pay the actors what they now get paid and deserve to get paid."
The sequel has been a long time in coming, since the first movie came out in 2010. But if we know anything about the persistence of Wernick and Reese, we know that they are bound to make it happen.
They revealed that they are already talking frequently with Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman--in the same way they talked to Fox about Deadpool.
If there's anything admirable about those who are passionate about their craft, it's that they are unwilling to let it go if they know that they have a good one in their hands. We may hear more updates about Zombieland 2 once CinemaCon presentations happens. Sony Pictures will reveal some information about Zombieland 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jumanji, and more.