Ruben Fleischer interested in Zombieland spin-off with Zoey Deutch

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer would love to make a standalone movie about Zoey Deutch’s character.Fleischer reunited with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin 10 years after the release of 2009’s Zombieland to create …

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer would love to make a standalone movie about Zoey Deutch’s character.

Fleischer reunited with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin 10 years after the release of 2009’s Zombieland to create the sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, and brought in Set It Up star Deutch to play a “dumb blonde” named Madison, who serves as Eisenberg’s new love interest.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Venom filmmaker admitted he would like to make a standalone movie exploring what happens to Madison and Berkeley, played by Avan Jogia, after the events of Double Tap.

“I would love to do a Madison standalone movie. So, I think that story remains to be written. That would be a fun thing to go find out. That actually would’ve been a good post-credit scene where those two are in (hippy community) Babylon just being pretty dumb together,” he said.

The actress has been receiving rave reviews for her performance in the sequel, with many critics describing her as a scene-stealer. And Zoey has already expressed interest in returning for a follow-up.

“I’ll be on my hands and knees begging them to have me back. It was so much fun. Like I said, a very life-affirming experience,” the 24-year-old gushed to Entertainment Weekly.

She also explained that she enjoyed playing the airheaded Madison because she was so positive.

“To be honest, to be able to play someone that positive for 14, 15 hours every day for a couple months, it inevitably seeps into your own psyche and spirit. So, I was in a very good mood, between playing someone that positive and cheery and being around such amazing and kind people,” she added.

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Abigail Breslin credits stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool

Abigail Breslin has credited the stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool because she isn’t very coordinated.The 23-year-old actress reprises her role as Little Rock in the action-comedy sequel, reuniting with her co-stars Woody Ha…

Abigail Breslin has credited the stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool because she isn’t very coordinated.

The 23-year-old actress reprises her role as Little Rock in the action-comedy sequel, reuniting with her co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone.

Returning to Ruben Fleischer’s zombie franchise 10 years later meant that Abigail was allowed to do more action scenes, but she soon found out that she wasn’t very good at stunts.

“They basically learned on day one of stunt training that I’m not a very coordinated person, so they just had me roll on the ground. But that’s the magic of movie making. They make me look like I’m a lot cooler than I really am,” she told Refinery29. “It actually looks so dope.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she candidly shared her thoughts on growing up in Hollywood and confessed that being a child star was detrimental to her later career, as she wasn’t getting considered for serious roles.

“It kind of took a few years in my teens for people to stop viewing me as just a little girl,” she explained. “People want certain things from child stars or child actors. You have to be really smart and really cool, but also they want you to be not too precocious. Not too done up, but not too little girlish. If you wear this, then you’re a s**t; if you wear that, you’re a prude.”

Abigail, who shot to fame in M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Signs in 2002 at the tender age of five, complained Hollywood wanted her to “stay nine years old forever”.

“Every article since I was 12 has been, ‘She’s all grown up,’ and I’m like, When am I all, all, all grown up? I’m not sure. That’s what I’m gonna have on my tombstone: ‘All grown up, like all the way.’ It’s called puberty. It’s a thing that happens to people,” she quipped.

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Aaron Sorkin contemplating The Social Network sequel

Writer-turned-filmmaker Aaron Sorkin is seriously contemplating revisiting his 2010 movie The Social Network for a sequel. The West Wing creator won an Oscar for adapting the story of Facebook’s beginnings for the big screen, with the movie starring J…

Writer-turned-filmmaker Aaron Sorkin is seriously contemplating revisiting his 2010 movie The Social Network for a sequel.

The West Wing creator won an Oscar for adapting the story of Facebook’s beginnings for the big screen, with the movie starring Jesse Eisenberg as tech genius Mark Zuckerberg, and chronicling the various lawsuits he faced from platform co-founder Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, and the Winklevoss twins, portrayed by Armie Hammer, during the company’s early years.

In the time since the project’s success, there have been multiple controversies involving the social media giant, with one of the biggest headlines emerging last year (18), when it was discovered that a major security breach had allowed bosses at political data firm Cambridge Analytica to allegedly harvest millions of users’ profiles to help influence voters via social media.

Sorkin admits producer Scott Rudin has been actively encouraging him to write a follow-up to The Social Network, and he has some ideas about what a sequel could entail.

“First of all, I know a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018 – but I know enough to know that there should be a sequel,” he told The Associated Press.

“A lot of very interesting dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends…,” he continued. “And Scott, who produced The Social Network, I’ve gotten more than one email from him with an article attached saying, ‘Isn’t it time for a sequel?'”

Sorkin does not actually reveal whether or not he will be writing The Social Network 2, but if he decides to take on the project, he will be hoping to replicate the success of the original.

The movie, directed by David Fincher and co-starring Justin Timberlake, earned $224.9 million (£174.9 million) at the global box office from a $40 million (£31.3 million) budget. It also picked up eight Oscar nominations, and winning three, including Best Original Score for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Best Film Editing.

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Ed Harris and Edgar Ramirez sign on for Marcel Marceau drama

Ed Harris and Edgar Ramirez are to star in the upcoming Marcel Marceau drama Resistance.The Hollywood actors have signed on to appear in Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz’s new project about the French actor and mime artist and his involvement…

Ed Harris and Edgar Ramirez are to star in the upcoming Marcel Marceau drama Resistance.

The Hollywood actors have signed on to appear in Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz’s new project about the French actor and mime artist and his involvement in the French Resistance during World War II.

It was previously announced that Jesse Eisenberg is to portray Marceau, while editors at Deadline have now confirmed that four-time Oscar nominee Harris will take on the part of General George S. Patton and Ramirez will play a character named Sigmund.

Actress Clemence Poesy will round out the cast as Emma, a member of the French Resistance, and German actor Matthias Schweighofer is to take on the role of Nazi leader Klaus Barbie.

“Ed Harris was already a legend when I started thinking of becoming a filmmaker. Edgar Ramirez is one of the best of his generation. I’ve been a fan of Clemence Poesy since I first saw her in In Bruges,” gushed Jakubowicz of his castmembers in a statement. “I can’t explain how inspiring it is for this grandson of Holocaust survivors to have the privilege of telling the story of these forgotten heroes, and what they did in the most challenging circumstances imaginable, with some of the best actors in the world.”

Jakubowicz previously worked with The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor Ramirez on 2016 boxing drama Hands of Stone, which also starred Robert De Niro and singer Usher.

Resistance began shooting in Prague in September. The film is set to be released in 2019.

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Bruno Mars denies he is playing Prince in upcoming biopic

Bruno Mars’ representatives have denied a recent report claiming Netflix wanted him to play Prince in an upcoming biopic.According to The Daily Mirror, the online streaming service was allegedly planning to develop a new movie dedicated to the life of …

Bruno Mars’ representatives have denied a recent report claiming Netflix wanted him to play Prince in an upcoming biopic.

According to The Daily Mirror, the online streaming service was allegedly planning to develop a new movie dedicated to the life of the music icon, who died at the age of 57 from an accidental fentanyl overdose in April 2016. The publication reported that the 24K Magic hitmaker was “at the top of Netflix wish list” with a movie source insisting the gig would be “the most nerve-racking move of Bruno’s career” if he were to accept the role.

The story was picked up and circulated by a number of outlets, but according to Billboard, the singer’s representatives have announced that the report is “100 per cent false.” Netflix also added that there was no such film in development.

Bruno has previously cited the Purple Rain singer as one of his biggest musical influences and led tributes to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards where he delivered a show-stopping performance of his hit, Let’s Go Crazy.

Though best known for his catchy tunes, the songwriter has picked up some acting experience during the course of his entertainment career. He made his acting debut as a child in 1992 comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, where he paid a character called Little Elvis alongside an all-star cast including James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker.

A little more recently, he turned his talents to voice acting and took on the character of Roberto, a confident and charismatic Blue macaw, in Rio 2. Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx also provided voices for the flick, and director Carlos Saldanha decided to recruit Bruno after he saw him perform on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2016. The Finesse singer added his own personal touches to his character, and also provided a song for the soundtrack: Welcome Back.

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Zombieland 2 planned for 10th anniversary release

Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone are reportedly set to reprise their Zombieland roles for a long-awaited sequel to mark the film’s 10th anniversary. The movie’s original screenwriter, Paul Wernick, has revealed he and his production pa…

Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone are reportedly set to reprise their Zombieland roles for a long-awaited sequel to mark the film’s 10th anniversary.

The movie’s original screenwriter, Paul Wernick, has revealed he and his production partner Rhett Reese are working on a follow-up to the 2009 cult action comedy, which he claims will feature the same main cast, and hopefully hit theatres in late 2019.

“We’re going on the 10th anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their 10th anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2,” Wernick teased to Vulture.

“The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release,” he continued, adding, “With the original cast, by the way.”

Details about the project have yet to be finalised, but Wernick is confident the planned movie will live up to fans’ dreams.

“We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment,” he said cryptically, “but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”

It’s not clear if Ruben Fleischer, who directed the first film, will also be returning to Zombieland.

The original release helped to put Reese and Wernick on the map in Hollywood, and they have since gone on to score big box office success by teaming up with Ryan Reynolds to pen 2016’s Deadpool and its new sequel, Deadpool 2.

The screenwriting duo is also busy developing scripts for Michael Bay’s upcoming project, 6 Underground, and the big screen adaptation of murder mystery board game Clue, and producing Chris Pratt’s next action adventure, Cowboy Ninja Viking.

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