The rise of zombies in pop culture hasn’t been as swift or total as the rise of fictional vampires this time last decade, but with The Walking Dead showing no sign of going away anytime soon, iZombie eating its way through the brains of the CW, Brad Pitt circling a second installment of World War Z, and not one but two star-studded zombie flicks in the works right now, the undead are definitely shaping up to be the big trend of 2019.
Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that the original stars of Zombieland (Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg), the quietly great action zom-com from 2009, will return for a sequel, due out next year from original director, Ruben Fleischer. Set 10 years after the events of the first film, the Zombieland sequel follows the characters “from the White House to the American heartland” as they fight “kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors.” Zombieland was a quiet cult hit and featured a memorable cameo from Bill Murray, playing himself. Speaking of which…
Check out set photos on Just Jared of Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming Zombie flick; the cast is the definition of stacked. From young actors Selena Gomez and Austin Butler to fan favorites Daniel Craig and Rosie Perez, the legendary Murray and Tilda Swinton, and cool kids Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver, this movie has a little bit—or bite—of everyone. The project is currently listed on IMDb under the title The Dead Don’t Die, with, you guessed it, a 2019 release date. Jarmusch’s last spooky film, 2013’s vampire love story Only Lovers Left Alive, came a little past the heyday of that particular trend, but he’s smartly riding the zombie wave right on time.
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Jennifer Aniston with Gerard Butler photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2010.
Selena Gomez, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2016.
Photograph by Jamie Hawkesworth for W Magazine, April 2014.
Photograph by Chris Colls for W Magazine, December 2016/January 2017.
Karlie Kloss photographed by Theo Sion for W Magazine, May 2018.
Madonna photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006.
Liya Kebede photographed by David Sims for W Magazine, October 2007.
Tom Cruise photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, June 2012.
Amanda Seyfried photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, April 2014.
Photograph by David Sims for W Magazine, October 2007.
Photograph by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, November 2014.
Adriana Lima photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, March 2016.
Photograph by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, December 2008.
Jean Campbell photographed by Venetia Scott for W Magazine, June/July 2016.
Photograph by Craig McDean for W Magazine, March 2004.
Photograph by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, December 2012.
Soo Joo Park and Kouka Webb photographed by George Boo for W Magazine, March 2015.
Uma Thurman photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, October 2009.
Photograph by Santiago and Mauricio for W Magazine, June 2012.
Cara Taylor photographed by Jeffrey Henrikson for W Magazine, August 2017.
Photograph by Jason Kibbler for W Magazine, September 2015.
Shayne Oliver photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, October 2015.
Hailey Clauson photographed by Torbjørn Rødland for W Magazine, August 2018.