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‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ trailer gives fans first look at sequel

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Ten years after the release of the first "Zombieland" the original cast returns including Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone for a new, zombie-infested sequel – Jul 25, 2019

It’s been nearly a decade since the release of the cult-classic zombie comedy film, Zombieland (2009). After years of rumours floating around regarding a potential sequel, an official title along with a teaser poster finally surfaced a few months back.

Ever since then, fans have been patiently waiting for the first look at Zombieland: Double Tap, and as of today, July 25, their patience has been rewarded.

That’s right, the original cast: Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (Academy Award-winner, Emma Stone) have been reunited in an all-new trailer of the highly anticipated Zombieland follow-up.

After surviving the chaos of the first film, the trailer suggests that the four stars have been working together as a “family” for the last decade, making their way through the U.S. and making the most of their time together while killing any zombies that cross their paths.

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In the trailer’s opening, the quartet is seen walking carefully through a tall-grass field filled with zombies. Guns are cocked and loaded and the action ensues before they break into the White House — which is abandoned and heavily overgrown with moss.

Tallahassee later claims the president’s chair in the oval office saying, “I think I would have made a damn fine president. You’re welcome, America,” he jokes.

“Welcome to Zombieland,” says Columbus in on overlaying dialogue. “Life is about more than just survival. We were a family, dysfunctional, sure. But what family isn’t?”

(L-R) Abigail Bresline, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in ‘Zombieland: Doubletap,’ which is set to hit theatres worldwide on Oct. 11, 2019. Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube

A statement on the film’s plot reads: “These four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors.”

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Along with AC/DC’s 1980-classic Shoot to Thrill — coincidentally released on the same day — the two-minute trailer introduces some of those franchise newcomers in question, including Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia, and actress Zoey Deutch as the particularly clumsy Madison.

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With director Ruben Fleischer (ZombielandVenom) and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick back together, fans, for the most part, seem positive that Zombieland: Double Tap might serve as a worthy follow-up — especially after the first taster.

Here’s what some excited fans had to say about the trailer:

Zombieland: Double Tap is scheduled to hit cinemas worldwide on Oct. 18, 2019.

As of this writing, tickets have not yet gone on sale.

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca
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