Zombieland TV show moving ahead?

News Louisa Mellor 20 Jan 2013 - 21:31

The mooted comedy series based on 2011's Zombieland appears to have reached the casting stage...

Originally developed for TV, then adapted into one of the best-loved comedy horror films of recent years when it failed to win a pilot order from CBS, it looks as though Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's Zombieland is about to make the return journey to the small screen.

We first heard noises heard about the Zombieland TV series coming (ahem) back from the dead just over a year ago, and now the good people of io9 have caught wind of a casting call for lead characters Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock, played respectively by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin in Ruben Fleischer's 2011 film.

Though the script pages being used for casting may well not find their way into the finished pilot, they indicate that the wheels are in motion on the planned post-Zombie apocalypse comedy series.

According to those in the know, the sample script pages see few changes in terms of character, though Tallahassee is said to have "a much less spiky relationship with Columbus", and has a "heartwarming scene" in which he tells his pal he feels his purpose is to help the newly assembled group of survivors. Columbus and Wichita's romantic relationship is still on, though somewhat rocky, and we learn a little more about Wichita and Little Rock's childhood history. Most importantly, io9 report that the script feels "very much in keeping with the style of humour of the film".

While the real-world casting call goes on then, who cares to join us in a little fantasy casting of our own? 

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