Zombieland series being produced by Amazon

Online retailer looking at small-screen adaptation

Zombieland’s rotting cinematic corpse could shuffle back to life as a television series produced by online retail giant Amazon.

According to a report by Broadcast Now, Amazon is prepping a serial adaptation of Ruben Fleischer's energetic action-comedy-horror hybrid.

With Fleischer recently saying that the likelihood of a movie sequel was “slim”, it’s no big surprise to see the property heading to the small screen.

Given that Fleischer’s film examined the undead carnage from the perspective of only four characters, there’s plenty of scope to survey the desolation on a wider scale within a multi-episode platform.

As the project’s at a very early stage, there’s no clear word on whether any of the film’s key cast will reprise their roles (as regulars or cameos), although a recent report by io9 suggested that returning characters would be flanked by newbies.

Zombieland starred Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as a disparate bunch of survivors, travelling across the US in the face of a zombie epidemic. A critical and commercial hit, it felt like a franchise waiting to happen. Here's hoping for better luck on the small screen...

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 22nd 2013, 16:41

      People who saw this also saw Dawn of the Dead, Zombie flesh eaters and The Notebook.

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    • Desperation

      Jan 22nd 2013, 17:52

      Wasn't Zombieland originally pitched as a tv series anyway, (hence the 'zombie kill of the week' segment), before they decided it was good enough for a feature film? I'm pretty sure somebody told me that, although thinking about it, i can't recall reading any corroborating sources so they made have been talking bollocks.

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    • Desperation

      Jan 22nd 2013, 17:58

      Just checked wiki, and yes it seems it was originally going to be a pilot for a tv series. So it makes perfect sense for it to come back around to that idea. I actually think it could really work. Forget the characters of the film and follow various other group of survivors. Basically a comedy version of The Walking Dead.

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