While in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the set of Ruben Fleischer's (Zombieland) new comedy 30 Minutes of Less, Jesse Eisenberg spoke briefly about a first draft of the script for the sequel Zombieland 2 which has been completed by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and turned into Sony although he hasn't read it yet.
Fleischer himself confirmed to us that he has read the script as well. "Yeah, I read it," he told a group of journalists on set. "I mean, it's an early draft and we have plenty more to do to work on it, but I think it's going to be amazing, I'm really excited about it."
Even if they get the script finished, Fleischer isn't sure if it will be his next project after 30 Minutes or Less as his name has been attached to a couple other previously-announced projects: "I got a couple irons in the fire, so we'll see, but I'd be psyched to do it. I have this buddy cop movie that I sold to DreamWorks that's pretty cool that these guys Arnold and Poole are writing. There's a movie that Mike White wrote called 'Babe in the Woods,' that's a really cool script, so those kind of exist and I guess we'll see what happens."
Back in March, the director told the press that he was talking to Sony about shooting the film in 3D. The first film's original cast members are expected to return. Reese and Wernick--who have also scripted G.I. Joe 2 since the release of Zombieland last year--have expressed to us in the past that they've had plenty of ideas for a follow-up, so clearly penning the script was a breeze.
30 Minutes of Less doesn't open until August 2011.