Apparently, we have a lot to look forward to for Ruben Fleischer’s new film Zombieland. The film stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in an off the wall, zany zombie comedy-thriller, which will be hitting theaters this October 9th. Harrelson set the tone perfectly for this film when someone asked him about playing with a chainsaw on set and he replied “two chainsaws.”
Check out the trailer and details from Collider and /Film’s set visit below…
To me this film looks like an amazing mix of The Mist and Hot Fuzz with it’s own little red-neck twist. In an interview with Collider, the two talk about why they were attracted to the film, their characters and of course, what it’s like carrying around a gun. Check out a few clip from the interiew, it’s interesting to see how opposite these two actors are and yet how well they work off of one another…
What’s it like carrying that shotgun around?
Jesse: Oh its good. They make me carry the real one. I want to carry the rubber one because it makes me look stronger. And there’s like four characters in the movie and we all have names for our real guns and then for our rubber guns.
Woody: So yeah, his real gun is named Farmer.
Jesse: The Farmer.
Woody: The Farmer.
Jesse: The rubber gun is The Baker.
Woody: The Baker.
Jesse: What do you have?
Woody: That’s too private (everyone laughs)
So is that what originally brought you to the project was you read the script and you said I want to do this?
Woody: Yeah, I thought the script was phenomenal. And then I met Reuben and really liked him and I thought this guy is a go-getter. He’s really going to make a terrific movie and so far I’m really impressed with him.
Jesse: Yeah, the same as him. The characters are so well-defined and done in a multi-dimensional way, which is rare in a movie like this which is so fun and theatrical to have characters that are also really great and real. And you also meet him [inaudible] encouraging to make the characters even more real and emotionally honest and stuff that is attractive to an actor.
It definitely seems like you’re letting him do more of the zombie killing. Is that true? Did you kind of hang back a little bit or do you eventually jump forward and try to do a little bit of it yourself?
Jesse: Yeah, I do towards the end as our arcs….but he’s kind of like an older brother and maniac.
Woody: Thank you for saying that.
Woody: I’m glad you didn’t say father figure.
In case that wasn’t enough for you…
Synopsis: Columbia Pictures horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a big wuss — but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is an AK-toting, zombie-slaying’ bad ass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.
Steve from Collider and Peter from /Film‘s recently posted their video response to their set visit of Zombieland. Although it takes them a minute to get going, there’s some pretty interesting stuff in here. Check it out below…
I think you two should sit even closer next time… just saying.