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Zombieland Trailer Online
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19 June 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Apple

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Zombieland, tipped as the American Shaun of the Dead, has arrived online in trailer form. Check it out here. The splatstick horror comedy stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bill Murray.

The gory story sees a group of lone survivors after a zombie holocaust, travelling coast to coast across the United States, and holing up in an amusement park. It looks a lot broader than Shaun, with more emphasis on action (lots of guns, no cricket bats) but it still looks a lot of fun, with Harrelson in particular on charismatic gung-ho form. Tantalisingly, Murray isn't obviously featured in the preview clip, suggesting an attempt to keep his role as a surprise.

This is Eisenberg's second Land of the year, after the very different Adventureland, and the second horror comedy of his career: he played a teenage werewolf in Wes Craven's 2005 Cursed.

When 28 Days Later came out, writer Alex Garland talked about what he felt was the unacknowledged reaction of many viewers to zombie-armageddon films: the feeling that it would be brilliant to be practically alone in an empty world. That totally seems to be the vibe here, and we say bring it on!

Released in October, for that extra Hallowe'en frisson. 

 


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I'll see it! This will be the zombie comedy of the year. Woody Harrelson looks cool and hilarious in this film and for Shaun of the Dead, if they make the sequel or prequel..don't forget Harrelson and the rest of the cast in this film! More

Posted by Eyeshield21 at 06:36 on 21 June 2009 | Report This Post

This does look fun, car door in zombie face, win every time. More

Posted by durelius at 22:58 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

They actually have the weapon set-up from Left 4 Dead :D More

Posted by Bluehawk at 17:30 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

Hmph
Kinda disappointed with that actually. Looks lovely and slick and all that (I'm a fan of the super slo-mo) but the trailer was a bit... bland. Also, didn't seem hugely funny to me... More

Posted by Andy7x at 16:25 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Zombie Killer Of The Week Goes To..
... Margaret off The Apprentice. I always knew she could handle herself come Z-Day. More

Posted by phlphlphl at 13:13 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

Zombie Killer Of The Week Goes Too...
Yeah i think it still goes to Woody Harrelson. This film looks awesome, I'm definitely watching this. More

Posted by Dr Manhattan at 13:03 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

AWESOME WELLES
Cannot wait for this. More

Posted by jameshrave at 12:57 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

Wait a second......
.....Hitchhikers has a contempary setting!?! Damn this trying to be witty at 8:30 in the morning! More

Posted by hypnotoad at 08:45 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I'm gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge!
Looks great!! Zombie kill of the week More

Posted by Frank Castle at 08:40 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I'm gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge!
Wicked! The tagline for this film should be: "Hitctchhikers Guide to the Galaxy....with Zombies!" In a contempory setting......without spaceships......and aliens.....damn, I didn't think this through! More

Posted by hypnotoad at 08:38 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

AWESOME!! More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 08:34 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

This looks great fun. More

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