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Watch: First Trailer For Amazon's 'Zombieland' TV Series Plus Check Out The First Full Episode For Free

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:41 PM
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So Netflix is out and running hard with their play at original content, nabbing top tier talent (David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Eli Roth) and/or acclaimed franchises ("Arrested Development," duh) and more or less making good on their promise on changing the television landscape. Not only has their decision to drop entire seasons at once been a breath of fresh air, the quality of the programming from what we've seen so far (okay, just "House Of Cards") at least suggests the decision to invest in quality has paid off. But what happens when you take the opposite route? Well, you get Amazon's "Zombieland."

Take A First Look At The Replacements For Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone & Co. In 'Zombieland' TV Series

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 26, 2013 10:45 AM
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Ever since the success of the original back in 2009, rumors of a “Zombieland” sequel have persisted, but had taken the back seat of late when it emerged that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who were behind the original (and this week's "G.I. Joe: Retaliation") were developing a TV version of the movie. In fact the project had started out in the first place as a TV pitch, and, as hinted back in January, Amazon has officially put the green light on a pilot for the “Zombieland” TV show. Looking to put their own stamp on original content a la Netflix, “Zombieland” will be among six other original comedy pilots that Amazon will be streaming from their Prime Instant Video service.

Amazon Angling For 'Zombieland' Series, 'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil' Helmer Eli Craig To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 4:26 PM
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Welcome to the future of programming. 2013 is marking perhaps the biggest gear change in how we watch television, as traditional network and cable outlets are going to be getting a serious run for their money from streaming services. Netflix drops "House Of Cards" next week and "Arrested Development" in the spring, and not to be outmatched, Amazon is right on their heels. And they're hoping a zombie comedy series can get them off and running.

'Zombieland' Writers Penning TV Series That Will Probably Kill Any Chance Of A Movie Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2011 1:03 AM
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Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese Penning 'Micronauts' For J.J. Abrams To ProduceThis is a bit of a good news, bad news situation, but for fans of "Zombieland," at the very least it ensures that there is more undead killing comedy in your future.

Exclusive: Ruben Fleischer Says 'Zombieland 2' Script Is Done, But Casts Some Doubts

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 17, 2011 5:42 AM
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Director Ruben Fleischer made a splash with his debut feature, the satirical genre film, "Zombieland." The surprise hit of summer 2009, the film grossed $102 million worldwide off a relatively low $23 million dollar budget. Not gangbusters numbers, but enough to jumpstart a career for Fleischer and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who would go on to score coveted (or high-paying) writing assignments like "Deadpool" and "G.I. Joe 2."

Jesse Eisenberg Has Doubts About 'Zombieland 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 6:52 AM
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Back in the fall of 2009, a little film called "Zombieland" starring an unlikely and at the time, certainly unbankable trio of leads in Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, hit theaters with low expectations and wound up taking in over $100 million at the box office. It was a massive that most were not expecting and it wasn't long for sequel talk to follow. Throughout much of last year various rumors surfaced, culminating in talk last fall of new celebrity cameos which co-writer Rhett Reese quickly debunked. And ever since, word has gone quiet. Earlier this year, Harrelson was cagey about the prospect of a sequel saying, “I’m sure it will happen if everyone does it, but I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do.” And it looks like his fellow co-star shares his reservations.

2011 (Or 12): The Year The Vampire Film's Brain Gets Eaten By The Zombie Genre?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 2, 2011 8:40 AM
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With Over 20 Zombie-Related Films In Production In Hollywood, Humanizing The Undead Appears To Be The Next TrendSick of bloodsuckers and woe-is-me vampire tales? Inundated by the genre, its addiction and immortality themes that played out in "Twilight" and that are ubiquitous in TV on "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries" and myriad other movies and episodic shows? While vampires and the goth aesthetic that surrounds them have certainly became mainstream, the mythic tales aren't likely going anywhere anytime soon, but a new monster genre may be fighting for creature hegemony on screen in the next few years.

Woody Harrelson Not Sold Just Yet On A 'Zombieland' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 4:13 AM
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Almost as soon as "Zombieland" became a surprise box office hit, and scored with both audiences and critics, work was started on the sequel. The script was apparently finished last fall and while rumors surfaced about various celebrity cameos featured within, those were quickly stamped out.

'Zombieland 2' Writer Rhett Reese Says Recent Cameo Appearance Rumors Are "False"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 29, 2010 2:01 AM
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Writer Debunks Rumors That Said Harrison Ford & Anthony Hopkins Were Being Sought For Zombie Celebrity CameosOne would assume or hope that the creators of "Zombieland" -- Sony's surprise 2009 hit written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and directed by Ruben Fleischer -- would know better than go to the well more than once. While Bill Murray's celebrity cameo in "Zombieland" was amusing (if overrated), one would presume the savvy filmmakers and writers would understand that contemporary audiences will be expecting another cameo, and trying to top the original surprise would be pointless (somehow the "Scream" filmmakers still think it's clever or any kind of surprise to include a celebrity death at the top of each film -- cue eyeroll).

‘Zombieland’ Writers Adapting ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Comics

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 8, 2010 2:13 AM
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Screenwriters Update Status On 'Deadpool' & 'Zombieland 2'If you thought "Cowboys & Aliens" was a weird and disparate nuts and gum-like concept, well you haven't seen nuthin' yet. "Zombieland" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick -- quickly being pegged as the go-to guys for anything, weird, irreverent and out there -- have been tapped to write an adaptation of the comic, "Cowboy Ninja Viking" by Disney. Or rather Disney has picked up the pitch based on a graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, published last year by Image Comics.

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