If you're an avid vitor of the 'Bid then I'm sure you know by now that Amazon is in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV to bring home a half-hour comedy series based on the 2009 hit Zombieland.
Details early on are pointing to a straight-to-series order. If this project does indeed come to fruition, this would mark the first original scripted series for the streaming service and the first Amazon original offering from a major studio.
Now that you're filled in, some more news regarding the project has hit the web via Deadline. According to the te, the original writing tandem of Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are onboard for the series as writers/co-executive producers, as is the movie’s producer Gavin Polone, who would executive produce.
Sony TV, Reese, Wernick and Polone previously set up a Zombieland comedy series project at Fox last season. The deal with Amazon would fulfill the trio’s original vion for Zombieland as a TV series, which was first developed for CBS in 2005 before the rise of alternative digital distributors of original series like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. After CBS passed and Syfy couldn’t make a deal for the show, the project was turned into the Ruben Fleischer-directed feature starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.
In addition it's also being reported that Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil) is currently in talks to direct the series. Craig is a self-professed big Zombieland fan, listing the film among his favorite horror comedies. “Zombieland was just one of these fun rides,” he said. "The first 30 minutes were probably some of the most exciting and humorous action-comedy-horror filmaking I’ve ever seen.”
Stay tuned for more news regarding this project.