Vulture is reporting that producers of the surprise 2009 horror comedy Zombieland may ditch plans for a sequel and instead develop the property as a TV series at FOX. The proposed TV series, in development for the 2012-2013 TV season with original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick onboard.
More via Vulture:
As Zombieland producer[…]Gavin Polone noted when we called him up to confirm this news, “The original plan for this was to make it as a TV show.” Indeed, CBS actually ordered a pilot script for the concept all the way back in 2005, “but they did what networks do, which is to take all the good stuff out.” CBS ultimately passed and Syfy was interested, but couldn’t make things work financially, Polone says. Ultimately this was good news, of course, since the movie was a blockbuster and helped further the careers of stars Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, as well as director Ruben Fleischer (now helming the Ryan Gosling/Sean Penn drama Gangster Squad). There was serious work on a film sequel, but Polone says that’s now likely on hold: “If the TV show goes, then the sequel won’t happen.”