'Zombieland' pilot for Amazon
Amazon is adding a pilot based on 2009’s hit action-adventure-rom-com Zombieland to its slate of original programming. The film’s writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are writing the pilot; producer Gavin Polone is also returning. Filling in the roles of Woody Harrelson et al. are Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross, Maiara Walsh, and Izabela Vidovic. A statement from Amazon says that the show will follow in the same storytelling footsteps of the film, “and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home.”
The pilot will be released in unison with the rest of Amazon’s projects, which include six comedies and six children’s shows. In contrast to Netflix, which ordered its original shows straight to series at a price tag of many millions of dollars, Amazon is committed only to the pilot stage — and then, using customer feedback (and other special ingredients), will decide if it wants to go forward.
That means it’s almost time to feast, Zombieland fans. Just remember to limber up.