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SDCC 09: ‘Zombieland’ Has Fast Zombies And Woody Harrelson
Tom Cheredar   |  

Zombieland is the kind of undead flick that does all of the things you’d talk about doing to retaliate against a zombie horde if you were stuck inside the movie’s reality. You’d probably tell your friends or whoever was within earshot that you’d be running over zombies, cracking their skulls with an aluminum little league bat while sporting wired mesh that human teeth couldn’t penetrate. And you’d probably do this because that’s the proper defense mechanism for being terrified out of your frakin’ mind.

I don’t know that I’ll be scared out of my mind upon viewing this film. Yet, I trust that I’ll be immensely entertained solely based on the clips Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer presented during the Sony Pictures panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Check out the stellar Zombieland trailer and a 5-minute video of the Comic-Con panel, both listed below…

Fleischer was joined on the panel by the movie’s cast, which includes Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland), Emma Stone (Superbad) and Woody Harrelson, whose sheer personality arguably makes this film more interesting. Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) also stars in the film.

Save for the director, everyone on the panel seemed pretty clueless in terms of the zombie film cannon of survival knowledge [if such a cannon exists]. This large detail can be overlooked by the fact that Harrelson acts like the guy who stays alive in any apocalyptic scenario (at least the longest) — be it on film or in real life. His younger co-stars definitely followed this lead, as evident in the clips.

“It’s about time I was offered a zombie movie,” Harrelson said, acknowledging this was his first film featuring biters.

Zombieland centers around the characters of these four actors who inhabit a world overrun by death in the wake of a zombie outbreak. Columbus (Eisenberg) and Tallahassee (Harrelson) partner up as some of the last human survivors. The pair eventually meet Wichita (Stone) and her “sister” Little Rock (Breslin) who prove to be every bit as resourceful.

“The reason why we go by the names of the cities we are from, in order to keep enough emotional distance so that if one of us gets bitten we can take them out without feeling horrible that you’ve got to save yourself,” Stone said in response to a question from someone in the crowd who asked if the cast would hesitate to kill him if he turned into a zombie. “It’s every man for themselves, so yeah. We’d kill you.”

Harrelson then chimed in saying “…even if you weren’t bitten,” which got a good laugh out of the crowd.

The panelist denied an appearance in the film by comedic legend Bill Murray, however, imdb does credit him as a Zombie.

Zombieland is scheduled for release on October 9, 2009.

[Trailer] – Zombieland

[Video] – SDCC Panel

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