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Zombieland Series Fails to Move Forward, Director Boards Little Evil
Well, bad news for that Zombieland series that was at Amazon.  After debuting the pilot episode a few weeks back, Amazon has decided not to take it to series.   Customers were invited to view the pilot and voice their feedback.  That feedback was going to help Amazon determine whether it should move forward with a series.  Those behind the project are welcome to take it elsewhere.  So, what does this mean for pilot director Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale Versus Evil)?  Well, he’s got his next film set up.
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Interview: Writers Talk Return to Zombieland and the Amazon Series
This week, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the creators of Zombieland, spoke to the press about their latest trip to the land of the dead: A new pilot episode at Amazon. Zombieland is being made available for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK. Customers are invited to view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help determine which of the 13 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video. After the jump, the writers discuss Zombieland’s leap from the big screen to the small…
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TV Review: Zombieland
While it is only one pilot (and only 28 minutes long), having viewed Zombieland, it might be better if Amazon avoids producing its own programming. It is hard to believe that this comes from the movie’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It is forced and obvious and strains to be funny, and it fails miserably. You might chuckle once or twice, but it isn’t nearly as amusing or fun as the feature version.  The opening sets the stage for what’s to come, in that it takes a joke and doesn’t know when to quit. A couple of obnoxious office workers have a mundane conversation about personal electronic devices and Starbucks. As they ramble on and on, the world goes to hell right behind them. People are attacked by zombies and there is carnage aplenty. They of course fail to notice everything until it is too late. It goes on for way too long and the joke is beaten to death, a problem that resurfaces frequently. 
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Zombieland Pilot is Ready to View, For Real This Time
Mid-week, the Internet sort of gave the Zombieland pilot a false start, however, Amazon has officially placed the episode online.  YOU CAN NOW WATCH IT HERE.  According to the site, Zombieland is about “Four survivors are killin’ zombies and searching for a home.” You’ll also notice that there is a link allowing you to let Amazon know what you thought of Zombieland.  This is your place to sound off.  The folks at Amazon are listening and how this pilot performs will dictate if Zombieland is taken to series. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and producer Gavin Polone. Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot.  Check out the trailer inside.
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The Zombieland Pilot is Ready for Your Eyes, Watch It Now
Amazon has revealed a trailer and the pilot episode of Zombieland, the outlet’s proposed series based on the hit film from 2009. You can watch the first episode VIA THIS LINK. (Update: The link works, but you won’t be able to view the episode until tomorrow – Thursday, April 18th.) As we reported a bit ago, Amazon is going to weight its decision on whether or not it will be taken to series based on what the audience reaction is to the pilot.  Obviously, if it’s favorable, Zombieland will continue on. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and producer Gavin Polone. Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot. The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward, Maiara Walsh is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock. 
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The Poster for Amazon’s Zombieland Series
Amazon Studios has debuted, via The Huffington Post, a teaser poster for the upcoming Zombieland pilot. Check it out inside! The “Zombieland” pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, “The Joe Schmo Show”), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot. The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh (“Desperate Housewives,” “Switched at Birth”) is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock. 
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Wernick, Reese Talk Zombieland Series, Sequel on Hold
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers of Zombieland and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation, confirmed to ComingSoon.net that Zombieland 2 is officially on hold, as if there were any doubts about that.  The duo, however, have an active part in the upcoming Amazon series.  Inside, they talk about the project – which apparently will hit sometime next month (!) – and their involvement. Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale Versus Evil) directed the pilot.  It was revealed yesterday that Amazon will monitor viewer feedback to determine whether the pilot will go to series.
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