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The zombie slayers are back.
In the first trailer, released Thursday, for Zombieland: Double Tap, the anticipated sequel from 2009’s Zombieland, original stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin return to fight off zombies that have evolved in the years since the first.
The family is first shown fighting off zombies in the seemingly deserted front lawn of the White House. After defeating the zombies, the clan enters the Oval Office with Harrelson’s Tallahassee finding a seat at the desk. “I think I would’ve made a damn fine president,” he says, only for Stone’s Wichita to joke: “You would’ve brought a real dignity to the office.”
The group soon faces a debacle after Breslin’s Little Rock disappears with a boy (Avan Jogia) she met from Berkeley. “We’re going to go get her. We ride at dawn,” Harrelson says. They soon embark on an adventure to locate Little Rock, while encountering zombies and human survivors along the way.
Joining the original stars are new additions Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson and Jogia, with appearances by Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch.
Zombieland: Double Tap was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the filmmaker behind the original. Fleischer previously helmed Sony’s Venom, which grossed $855.8 million globally.
The original Zombieland grossed just $75 million domestically and $102.3 million globally but won over critics and became a cult hit after it left theaters. Dave Callaham, who went on to pen the Deadpool films, wrote the screenplay along with Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Gavin Polone is producing, with Reese and Warnick executive producing.
Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters Oct. 18.
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