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"Zombieland:" Writers Share Kevin Bacon, Jean-Claude Van Damme Pitches

In the latest version of "Zombieland Cameo That Never Was Theatre", Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese shared their script pitches online to actors who turned down offers to cameo for their 2009 hit for those suffering the Coronavirus Blues. The duo wrote for a number of actors in the off-chance any of them accepted. The […]

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"Zombieland" Writers Post Mark Hamill, Slyvester Stallone's Non-Cameos

The coronavirus pandemic dealt a debilitating blow across the entertainment industry. As Hollywood suspended productions globally, some like Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese decided to make the best of the situation. The two decided to post completed scripts proposed to numerous actors like the late Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Hamill, […]

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"Zombieland": Writers Share Script Idea for Patrick Swayze Cameo

One of the most surprising hits of 2009 was Zombieland. Among the highlights of the film was Bill Murray's cameo. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese had another name in mind originally, the late Patrick Swayze. Unfortunately, the actor fell ill before they offered the part. Before Wernick and Reese settled on Murray, they considered […]

"Deadpool" Writers Talk Marvel Future, Third Film

Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick assures fans Disney gave the greenlight to continue the Deadpool franchise as is. There is a lot of planning involved to make it happen from finishing the script to see what characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe they'll be permitted to use. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Reese and Wernick […]

Zombieland: Double Tap Red Band Trailer Reveals Cameo

"Zombieland: Double Tap" Red Band Trailer Reveals Cameo

Sony released the red band trailer for its zom-com Zombieland: Double Tap.  Save for a cameo reveal, there isn't much added. The trailer starts with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) dropping a grenade into a vehicle and blowing it up. Shocked, Wichita (Emma Stone) screams, "What the f***?!" at what just happened. The trailer then reveals to […]

“6 Underground”: Michael Bay Teams Up with “Deadpool” Writers for Big Netflix Action Movie [Trailer]

"6 Underground": Michael Bay Teams Up with "Deadpool" Writers for Big Netflix Action Movie [Trailer]

Michael Bay is the latest filmmaker to join the Netflix stable of near-unlimited budgets for A-list directors. And he filmed a script by the screenwriters of Deadpool, Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese. Ryan Reynolds plays the lead with Melanie Laurent, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Dave Franco and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as his team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLE85olJjp8&feature=youtu.beVideo can't be […]

Jesse Eisenberg Gives 'Zombieland: Double Tap' Update at SXSW

Zombieland: Double Tap star Jesse Eisenberg is quite the optimist when it comes for the long-anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit. Eisenberg was at SXSW in Austin, Texas to promote his latest film, The Art of Self Defense. He talked to Movieweb about how they're approaching this film and why the Sony Pictures film was […]

'Zombieland: Double Tap' Adds 'Silicon Valley' Star Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch will take his talents from Silicon Valley to participate in the undead bashfest of Zombieland: Double Tap. Middleditch joins a loaded cast with the original stars of the first film in Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Others new to the cast include Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, and Rosario Dawson, […]

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'Zombieland: Double Tap' Shows New Poster, Rosario Dawson Joins Cast

Two exciting pieces of news for Zombieland fans. Firstly, the sequel finally has an official title–Zombieland: Double Tap. Second–Rosario Dawson's joined the cast. The Clerks 2 star joins an already loaded cast including original stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Also new to the cast are Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia. […]

Wayne's Mark McKenna Talks Dream Role, Del Dynamic, and Pop Culture Picks (INTERVIEW)

A highlight of Bleeding Cool's time at this year's Tribeca TV Festival was screening/reviewing YouTube Premium's new original comedy series Wayne, a tale of a bloody road trip, young love, and reckless youth from the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland launching on the streaming service on January 16 (see review below). Created by series writer Shawn Simmons and executive produced by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Greg Coolidge, […]

Wayne: YouTube Premium's Bloody Great New Comedy Gets Official Trailer

So Bleeding Cool attended this year's Tribeca TV Festival, and had the opportunity to review YouTube Premium's new original comedy series Wayne, a tale of a bloody road trip, young love, and reckless youth from the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland set to launch on the streaming service on January 16, 2019. Created by series writer  Shawn Simmons and executive produced by Rhett Reese, […]




'Deadpool 2' Writers Comment On Cable's Origins Being Batsh*t Insane

The X-Men are kind of insane to the point where half of the insanity of the series can be explained by saying "because X-Men." Deadpool is in the X-Men world, but has thus more or less escaped how insane the universe actually is. The sequel isn't going to be able to avoid that, as they […]

A Moody Teenager And A CGI Character To Return In 'Deadpool 2'

Deadpool 2 has had a surprisingly rocky start after losing director Tim Miller though after the hell everyone went through to get the first one off of the ground it shouldn't be that surprising. If the first movie hadn't done so well these issues with the sequel could lead to 'cursed project' rumors. Collider recently […]

Just How Did Bill Murray End Up In Zombieland…

In this sneak peek for the next episode of AMC's Geeking Out, Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg talk with Deadpool co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick as they explain how they convinced Bill Murray to be in Zombieland. https://youtu.be/ta4gkua91uQVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Geeking Out: 'Bill Murray' Official Sneak Peek Episode 104 (https://youtu.be/ta4gkua91uQ)

Deadpool Goes Digital Next Tuesday

While the disc release of Deadpool comes out on May 10th, star Ryan Reynolds has announced he's coming early — pun intended — on digital platforms this coming Tuesday. It is unclear if the digital release will including some or all of the previously announced special feature. As reported earlier this week, the Blu-ray will […]

Deadpool Blu-ray Special Features Including Deleted Scenes; Commentary With Rob Liefeld

The Deadpool Twitter account has unveiled the final bonus feature specs for the film's upcoming Blu-ray release, which includes deleted scenes and an optional audio commentary with director Tim Miller and Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld. Star Ryan Reynolds also headlines a commentary track with writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. So expect plenty of talking […]

Deadpool Sequel Already In The Works; Could Feature A Certain Mutant

Though Deadpool is not yet in release, 20th Century Fox has already engaged writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen a sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair have been asked back thanks to a projected $65 million opening for the Ryan Reynolds picture. It is also presumed that director Tim Miller will […]