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A Fox sitcom based on the 2009 smash “Zombieland” is being developed by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the movie, according to Vulture’s Joe Adalian.

This could have something to do with the numbers AMC has been garnering with “Walking Dead.”

“Zombieland” actually began life as a 2005 CBS pilot script that never got before cameras.

If the “Zombieland” series goes forward, Sony will scrap its plans for a big-screen sequel.

Find Vulture’s exclusive on the matter here.

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  • Grudges aside, I love the series Fox picks up. They are THE ABSOLUTE BEST NETWORK of those main 5 or 6. I've seen Jack Bauer do some really Saw-like shit, especially in the final season. I couldn't believe I was watching it on Fox. I think Fox will allow the gore and the edge it needs. It may not be over gratuitous but it should be enough. I want Zombieland The Series. The movies are taking too long. Better this way, so we can get the full first season that was planned. They should have been churning out a Zombieland film every year or at least every other year to tell that story. Just plan to tell what needs to be told pickup by pickup, with whatever amount of episodes they are given at the time. But now, that I just wrote all that, with the way Fox butchers their series, I think I'd rather just wait for Zombieland 2.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 4:01 a.m. CST

    So, it's like...

    by funkylovemonkey

    Zombies with a laugh track? I'm hoping they stick with the movie.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 4:23 a.m. CST

    The first half of the film is a parody of that Cormac McCarthy book

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

    So the script must have been rewritten a lot since 2005 seeing as that book came out in 2006. Am I the only one who felt there was an extended homage to Badlands in the middle of the film (hidden in plain sight beneath the Ghostbusters stuff and others)?

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Please no

    by Mr. Voodoo Potato Head

    I'd rather have a movie sequel than another Fox series with a very limited shelf-life

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST

    A Terrible Idea

    by IamTheSisko

    Recasting will undoubtedly drop the quality at least 20%. The fact that it is on Fox has no effect on the quality aside from the fact that it will most likely be shuffled around on the schedule before finding a place on the Friday Night Death Slot along with Fringe (if even that is still around). Fox doesn't know how to handle anything that is any more than a formulaic, cookie-cutter series. Then there will be the fan debates on whether or not it will be considered "canon," and without the original cast, I can't see why we should act like it is. I would much rather see a theatrical sequel. Or (and here's a novel idea) leave it alone and come up with something original! http://www.youtube.com/callmedeebo

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 5:30 a.m. CST

    zombies??!!

    by murren

    what a fresh new concept ITS NEVER BEEN DONE!

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 5:59 a.m. CST

    So where's that Brave review?

    by frankenberry

    Did the truth make Lasseter and his sensitive ego upset?

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Who will they get to play Bill Murray?

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Brian Cox could play Bill Murray

    by photoboy

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    NO! We want our R-Rated 3D Zombieland sequel!!!

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    I'm all for a Zombie TV comedy to go along with the drama of Walking Dead, but not at the expense of another film. Being on a major network, they would have to neuter the language, gore, and comedy. Plus the sequel was supposedly going to be 3D - and not lame 3D, but the in-your-face, embrace the cheese kind, a la Piranha and Harold & Kumar.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    What is with the Brian Cox stuff?

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    For weeks I've seen that and no one has ever explained what that's all about or where it started

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The Alcatraz trailer looks pretty decent

    by Truxton Spangler

    Sam Neill rocks. Here's hoping that the show doesn't collapse under the weight of its own mythology. Zombie shows may be the new trend (a la the retro shows) but at least it's not another cop/lawyer entry.

  • And the Cujo movie was terrible. I've been fiending for a remake. Anyone who's read the book can tell you that. I hate to troll, but, damn...

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I forsee this as being a faux reality show like The Office

    by Mugato5150

    Which is a really annoying format, BTW. As for the Brian Cox thing, don't ask. Just ignore it and people will get sick of beating a dead horse and it will go away. In 2 or 3 years.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    so this is a cartoon?

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    count me outta dis one, better dead here than in the core, dear gods, whassa mesa saying?

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Horrible idea

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Please don't do this.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Will fail out of the gate

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Zombies have been cashed in on and then some.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Zombieland was so mediocre

    by HamburgerEarmuffs

    Dont get the love for that film.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    RATHER HAVE A BIG SCREEN SEQUEL THAN A TV SERIES!

    by Tony Longo

    This is one sequel I want to see get made!

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    A cartoon could work

    by thedottedlion

    With some good animation and some decent writers that has potential to be awesome.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Zombieland...2nd best zombie-comedy ever made

    by kidicarus

    Right behind Shaun of the Dead. Not exactly a big genre.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Zombies have jumped the shark.

    by Neil

    They are so mainstream now it's ridiculous. I hate seeing them used in Best Buy, Toshiba, Windows, you name it commercials. ENOUGH!

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Move it to FX, put Charlie Day in the lead, and shoot that fucker.

    by 2for2true

    Fox will just put a baby in it and hope hilarity ensues.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by JediWuddayaknow

    Please don't. Without Woody as Tallahassee it's just not worth it.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Zombies have jumped the shark

    by Kraven Morehead

    . . . but that shark likes brains. Whatever that means. Zombies aren't quite as mainstream as vampires or lycanthropes yet but they're right up there and probably had more ground to cross due at the very least to the anavoidable gore of their genre. I like the Walking Dead and a Zombieland TV show would probably be different enough to validate a second show but I'm not the idea for a movie I liked would translate onto the tiny screen. It might get old. I'm still one of those people that the zombie-genre can basically do no wrong with. That branches out to movies like The Road and even in some instances movies like "Armageddon". I think one of those most interesting aspects of the whole thing is just the apocolypse/end of the world/etc. aspects and how THOSE are dealt with. Now what you throw onto that as icing is what can make or break it. Is their a rock coming at earth or do the present inhabitants already have a bad habit of eating each others' brain noodles? As a side note, I see Cujo is coming out in a 25th anniversary edition as if we've all been counting down the years. It is one of those cool film ideas that could almost be a play in that it all pretty much takes place in one location. Those are always cool. I also read where King wrote this book when he was at the peak of his alcoholism and doesn't even remember writing it. That should automatically exempt him from being at an intervention as when he drinks to excess he creates works deserving of a 25th anniversary editions. Not really an argument against excess. Now when I knock back a couple things tend to resemble something out of The Human Centipede.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    So, this is going to be a cartoon?

    by Michael Lunney

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Zombies are suddenly too mainstream? Like just now?

    by Mugato5150

    You can take off your ironic black horned rimmed glasses to read this, they don't have any lenses in them anyway. We've been inundated with zombie movies, TV, comics and novels steadily for at least the last decade. And all of a sudden now they're too mainstream, hipster?

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    a hipster comment, really?

    by mr teaspoon

    Yes, if there's one thing hipsters are known for it's disliking zombie movies and horn rimmed glasses.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Scrap big screen sequel? No!!

    by sweeneydave

    From the moment I saw Zombieland, I thought it would make a great franchise in multiple mediums! Come on! We've got a new universe here to populate through comics, tv, cartoons, toys, breakfast cereals, flamethrowers, plush talking dolls, AND big budget movies!!

  • Okay. Bad example.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Why don't we just scrap The Smurfs and make a cartoon instead?

    by sweeneydave

    Okay. Bad example.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Why don't we just scrap G.I.Joe and keep the cartoon instead?

    by sweeneydave

    Okay. Bad example.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Seriously though... why can't we have both?

    by sweeneydave

    It's not like the movie was a disaster and they need to sell it for parts.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE GODDAMNED ACTORS

    by thedarklingthrush

    GODDAMN THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO MAKE OR BREAK THIS IF ITS THE MOVIE ACTORS OR NOT. done.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    @thedarklingthrush - 0% chance the actors are part of this

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    Seriously, do you think Eisenberg and Stone are going to do a tv show? Harrelson even? Sure, he started on TV, but he left that long ago and never looked back. I hope you were joking, because youre seriously delusional if you think the movie actors will be in the tv show.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    If Avengers does well for Whedon....

    by hipnosismag

    If Avengers does well for Joss Whedon, then I hope that all these Whedon-haters will stuff their heads up their asses and roll back under the troll bridge and stay there.....

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Has anybody seen that "Death Valley" show?

    by JediRob

    It's like Reno 911 but with Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves. It's not great, but it's not bad for a small 1/2 hour comedy.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    really? we need 2 zombie shows on tv?

    by antonphd

    way to dilute the audience so that no zombie show lasts. fucking greedy short sighted assholes.

  • The movie is a guilty pleasure that my whole family can quote. The show was supposed to have all of the original cast back. (not that they had busy schedules) Maybe Fox should just become an adult animated network like Cartoon Network. They can buy up Robot Chicken and Aqua Teens. They already have Seth McFarlane raping every idea he's ever put down on post it. (And lets not forget about his manatee writers.) So Fox's next move is to take popular movies and animate them. Great. Can we get a Pulp Fiction movie. Or how about an animated Vega Brothers prequel series with Travolta and Madsen doing the voices. Maybe a Fox Force Five animated show? They can even tangle with the Deadly Viper Assasin Squad. Throw in some South Park and I might be all in.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Why not an

    by Mr. Voodoo Potato Head

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Oops. I'd like to see an Evil

    by Mr. Voodoo Potato Head

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see an Evil Dead/Army of Darkness animated series

    by Mr. Voodoo Potato Head

    Since it's obvious there will never be another sequel. I'm sure Bruce would have time for the voice work. Heck, base it on the comic.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Indeed, Zombieland wasn't that good.

    by daggor

    For some reason the movie didn't live up to the fun the "rules of zombiekilling" could have been. The early action was good, the Bill Murray segment was fun, but it never got over-the-top crazy, and actually was a complete letdown for me in the 3rd act.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting

    by funkylovemonkey

    for the teen romance Zombies. With vegetarian Zombies that sparkle. Can't wait for that big Zombie/Human wedding!

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    They need to go back to voodoo zombies

    by thelordofhell

    This "zombie is a virus" shit is just played out.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    "Castle" missed the boat.

    by cookylamoo

    They should have brought back Beckett as a Zombie.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    alienindisguise

    by Thomas

    Your face is stupid.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Did I read that correctly? A SITCOM?!

    by blakindigo

    Surely it'll be something like "Arrested Development"?

  • See 24 and X-Files.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    breaking: punisher tv show on fox

    by ORIONgods

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Why are people calling The Road a zombie movie.

    by Sardonic

    It has nothing to do with zombies. What, is every post-apocalyptic movie considered a zombie flick now? Did I miss the memo?

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    'REANIMATING'...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...as in 'bring back to life' or 'resurrect'. A bad pun - not a 'cartoon'. Jeez.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    HERE'S WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN...

    by Xen11

    Get Josh Friedman Have him showrun Zombieland: The Series focusing on a different set of characters in a different part of the world/country. Have Zombieland 2 in development and have the main characters from the first film return and meet up with the characters in the series. I want my royalties.

  • Oct. 20, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    I want a sequel

    by dukeroberts

    Forget the show idea.

  • Oct. 21, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    don't get beat up shiftyeyeddog

    by thedarklingthrush

    I was hoping for something with a short season like Eastbound.

  • Oct. 21, 2011, 3:24 a.m. CST

    I guess Superhero time is over, let the Zombie time reign

    by happybunni

  • Zombieland was a fun flick. It was fresh and had a fun take on the genre. Much in-line with Shaun of the Dead. It doesn't deserve any hate.

  • Oct. 21, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST

    CMT It's no surprise you're a zombie fan

    by Xiphos_2

    Since you're dead inside.

  • Agreed. Though the first few times the kid prattled off rules was 'fun'... then just got old and stale soon after. Emma Stone is ugly, looks and sounds like a cunt... yet fanboys fuckin' love her. I don't get it.

  • Oct. 22, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    So. Sick. Of. Fucking. Zombies.

    by Ecto-1

    Plus, Zombieland was a really shit film. Had some great funny gags and scenes in it, but no story or plot whatsoever.

  • ...the problem is Zombies have already peaked and are at the saturation point. By the time this makes it to air, it will be well behind the trend and will fail miserabbly. As for the Napolean Dynamite comment, NP as a TV show is also stupid because kids who loved the movie have now grown up and are disinterested it at this point while young kids have no idea who Naploean Dynamite is. This one is WELL past its prime. Think about it, when is the last time you've seen kids wearing "Vote For Pedro" shirts? I might add, Napolean Dynamite SUCKED!!! It was boring as shit and I usually love stupid humor!

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