Can Farrell play a zombie? He thinks so…
Question: You’ve done vampires, how has the experience warmed you up for zombies? Maybe you’ll put them on the screen in 3D?
Gillespie: Well, the 3D – that bridge hasn’t been crossed yet. Again – with zombies – I’m not looking for it to be labeled any kind of genre thing. The script came across my desk…
Farrell: Too bad. [laughs]
[I presumed there was an in-joke between the two.]
Gillespie: What I responded to was the tone. There’s so much humor and it’s so loyal to the period and the dialogue and then you’ve got this clash with zombies. It’s a fun mix.
Question: You’re now the third director to tackle this…
Gillespie: Yeah, luckily everyone had solid reasons they couldn’t do it.
Question: [nodding to Farrell] Perhaps there’s room for this guy in the movie?
Gillespie: I think he’s already in period wardrobe, something from the 1880s.
Farrell: When I heard he was doing this, we were in a car parked on Vermont and I went, “Craig!” [Farrell does his best shambling zombie impersonation.]
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor