Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A "Zombieland" Double Tap? Yes, Likely

Zombieland -- funny, gory, super-fast and, at 81 minutes, not overlong -- is likely to be followed by a sequel.

That's the word on the street, according to a column online at Pajiba.

"Even if it wasn’t one of the most badass movies of the year, Zombieland recouped its production budget in its first weekend, and we can all smell sequel," Dustin Rowles writes.

More evidence that a part deux is on the way: A Zombieland writer declared (via Twitter) his interest in a sequel, and his belief that a greenlight entirely hinges on how the film does this weekend, according to Rowles. Read the entire column here.

On opening weekend, Zombieland grossed about $24.7 million on 3036 screens, for a per-screen average of $8,147.

The film, a horror comedy, thriller, road movie, buddy movie and love story all rolled into one, stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, and was made for about $15 million.

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