Zombieland and Jackass Both Confirmed for New 3-D Sequels
by Ethan Anderton
December 2, 2009
Just last week, director Ruben Fleischer reported that Sony was very interested in giving a Zombieland sequel the 3-D treatment. Variety now confirms the early plans for a literally in your face zombie massacre sequel as well as adding another unlikely 3-D sequel to the mix with Paramount's announcement of a third installment of stupid shenanigans from the Jackass franchise. I gotta say, while some bloody good zombie killing would be a fun experience in 3-D, I definitely don't need to see full-on male nudity, gross bodily fluid evacuation and exchange, and slapstick prat falls in 3-D. In the wise words of Liz Lemon, "Shut it down!"
With Zombieland, Sony has closed the deal to bring back Fleischer into the director's chair, but the studio has only just begun negotiations to bring back Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles. However, no word on if the female half of the flick, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin will be a part of the sequel just yet. We'll find out after screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick finish the script and send some story details our way.
On the Jackass side of things, Paramount is already set to have filming begin in January with a release scheduled for later in 2010. Johnny Knoxville will be back for the installment which is confirmed to be shot in 3-D, but only now is director Jeff Tremaine conducting camera tests this week to ensure that the footage will look good. No matter how good the technology, a pierced scrotum or spewing vomit will never "look good" in 3-D. It's not as if anything about Jackass was ever visually stimulating or cinematically epic (maybe the opening credits sequence with the giant shopping cart from the first film) so this 3-D nonsense is just ridiculous. But I'm sure the guys will figure out something raunchy and silly to do for digital 3-D.
I have to say, while I do enjoy certain elements of digital 3-D in cinema, if we're going to keep applying it to films that don't demand the 3-D treatment then I'm going to get sick of it really quickly. With all the projects being greenlit with the hype of 3-D surrounding already unnecessary remakes, sequels and the like, I have a hard time believing THR's recent article about the slow and gradual business growth of 3-D entertainment. Soon enough 3-D will become a monster not unlike the creatures of the 80's 3-D films of years passed and we'll be seeing Schindler's List 2 in digital 3-D in no time. That's when the terrorists win. Anyone excited?
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
Jackass and zombieland would look cool in 3D Depends on how the 3D gags are setup, shall await for more further installment on these project's. 😉
Cineprog on Dec 2, 2009
this is very good news and very bad news. the good: zombieland sequel! the bad: another jackass?......uh, no. i can't believe people pay money to see that kind of nonsense.
beavis on Dec 2, 2009
You might be a prude. 😛
Panna on Dec 2, 2009
Don't lie Billington who liked seeing Chris Pontius naked
Chris on Dec 2, 2009
I'm not yet totally sold on paying more to see films in 3-D however these two announcements totally pique my interest. Zombieland was effn awesome. Just a great, fun Zombie movie. A 3D twist could be a nice addition rather than a basic sequel with more of the same. As for Jackass. I love those guys. It's dumb ass fun to watch them on screen. I've paid to see them on the big screen twice before, I will most probably do it again. If they are thinking 3D, I'm sure they have a few pranks up their sleeves that consist of more than just cocks and alligators (crocodiles?) in the kitchen.
Bill Rusnak on Dec 2, 2009
Zombieland 2 in 3-D completely misses the point of what made Zombieland 1 so great. If you're going to choose visual effects over great characters, you will lose every time, as far as your story is concerned at least. Fuck Zombieland 2 in 3-D. That shit's stupid. As for Jackass. looooool! That might be funny in 3-D. But like I said...Jackass is another instance where the character development is more important than the visual effects.
whomoever on Dec 2, 2009
Character development in Jackass???? you can't be serious!
Cmurder on Dec 2, 2009
@whomever So having a movie in 3D automatically means they're more concerned with visual effects over great characters? I don't understand why we can't have both.
Buzz on Dec 2, 2009
@ #4 chris, alex didnt even write this article you should troll up, i mean... scroll up and look
ha1rball on Dec 2, 2009
I agree with Whomever, their just using teh gimmick to put asses in seats, and I guarantee the story will be utter trash.
Xerxex on Dec 2, 2009
THERE IS NO STORY OR CHARACTER DEVLOPMENT IN JACKASS, NOR IS IT NEEDED!
Cmurder on Dec 2, 2009
why does every fucking film coming out get the 3-d treatment ?can't we just have normal sequels any more.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Dec 2, 2009
Jackass in 3D would be great because 3D is dumb and would only make Jackass funnier cause Jackass is dumb, I am right you're all wrong get the FUCK off the internet if you disagree
Kail on Dec 2, 2009
Seriously xerxex, stop bitching about 3D. Save some tampons for the other ladies. THATS ALL YOU DO ON THESE BOARDS MAN. Read your comments on other boards, I only recognize you because you have a distinct pattern: Bitch, Moan, Moan, Bitch, Moan, Moan, Bitch, Bitch I think zombieland 2 would be nice.
Meatcarnage on Dec 2, 2009
Did someone say character development in the same sentence as jackass.....I mean are you fucking kidding??
Cody on Dec 2, 2009
Do you enjoy calling me out Meatcarnage? 3-D is fucking horrible, 'nuff said. And honestly I don't care what you think, if I'm the guy who wants 3-D dead then you must be the guy who wants 3-D to excel and that's cool, but to come here and say "I only recognize you because you have a distinct pattern: Bitch, Moan, Moan, Bitch, Moan, Moan, Bitch, Bitch" just makes you an asshole. I rarely call anyone out on their opinions, and you for some reason you get a hard-on calling me out, and that's cool too. and as for "THAT'S ALL YOU DO ON THESE BOARDS MAN" couldn't be ANY more WRONG, the majority of my comments are positive, unless its about 3-D, maybe do some actual research and you will see that, you are only basing your facts on two comments, each one pertaining to 3-D, get it through your head 3-D IS IN FACT THE DEATH OF CINEMA. We however agree on one thing, and that is Zombieland 2 would be nice, but here is where we strongly differ...you like 3-D, I don't, I think it sucks. So fuck off.
Xerxex on Dec 2, 2009
AMEN TO THAT #14!!! Zombieland 2 kind of worries me, not even the being in 3D part just the fact that they are cranking out another one. and i can't wait for Jackass 3... i dislike the 3D addition but am going to see it anyways.
DoomCanoe on Dec 2, 2009
aww...well gald to know doomcanoe...oh well.
Xerxex on Dec 2, 2009
3d is fucking horrible. i mean, i hate it just for the fact that it delayed CABIN IN THE WOODS so long. plus, yeah, those fucking glasses. once they make it where i don't have to wear glasses and get a headache, yeah, i'd be cool for 3D. and zombieland sequel: yuck. zombieland wasn't even that great. can't imagine a sequel being good in any form, unless they take out the stupid women and just have harrelson kick zombie ass left and right. i'd be there. and jackass 3d? really? wow. never in my life would i go to see that. i'll pirate the 2d DVD, sure, but pay $15 to see people who have no more ideas stand in front of a camera? nah.
crumb on Dec 2, 2009
Zombieland sequel would be great for 3-D, but Jackass? Come on guys, for the Love Of God!
Fisherr on Dec 3, 2009
I strongly agree with Xerxex, 3-D is the death to GREAT Cinema. I've been saying that since this hype reappeared a few years back. C'mon, what progress does 3-D bring to this art? My bloody Valentine, Journey to the center of the Earth, ect. James C. is the only person I see that is trying to take 3-D and evolve it, and I respect that, but this gimmick didn't work in the 50's and again in the 80's and I don’t see it working this time around. I strongly believe that 3-D is meant to cover up horrible story line and acting. That's just my opinion.
MiKeDeEz on Dec 7, 2009
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