Amazon casts two leads in 'Zombieland' pilot
February 8th, 2013
01:20 PM ET

Amazon casts two leads in 'Zombieland' pilot

What was once a mere cult classic is now a potential new series for

Amazon Studios is at work on a pilot episode of "Zombieland," based on the 2009 film, and according to Deadline two of the show's lead characters have been cast.

If you caught the movie, you know that it centers on four humans trying to make it in a zombie apocalypse: the "nerdy handsome" narrator Columbus is on a mission to find his family in Ohio along with a man named Tallahassee and two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock.

Portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in the film, the role of Columbus has gone to Tyler Ross, who made a name for himself at Sundance as the star of a dark comedy called "Milkshake." The scrappy Little Rock, played by Abigail Breslin on the big screen, has gone to Izabela Vidovic.

Amazon Studios is working with Sony Television on the half-hour comedy, which has "Zombieland" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick adapting this for a series. They're also executive producing with "Zombieland" producer Gavin Polone.

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  1. Beefburger

    But where are the F***ING TWINKIES!?

    February 15, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Will Bill Murray repise his role wrapped in a sheet in the dumpster behind his house? More in the book, "Keep Calm and Stop the Zombies" @AmazonBooks

      February 21, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
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    February 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shut Up

    February 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    Why would they need to base it off the movie when the movie is based on a 24ep script that abc had sitting in the basement for years and years?

    February 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GOT YOU........................

    enjoy your day...ear girl...i'm starving

    February 10, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. what can one say but......

    backfired–gee then she can's figure out why she can't handle the show...sheesh

    February 10, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |

    i would not worry about her.

    February 9, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Boys

    business as usual and all the friends down the road.....desperado attempt

    February 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jon

    wrong computer wifey

    February 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dave in Arizona

    They shouldn't have used the same characters. They're too memorable. They should have just created new characters existing in the same fictional world.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. where is my s*xy zombie....

    is he here?

    February 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. don't call me an imbecile LEZBO...

    we got you - like i got you on the last teli's...

    February 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    I'm not a big fan of comedies. Only half hour shows I watch are Storage Wars and Pawn Stars. Guess I'll be missing this.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cartman

    YAAAAAAAAAY ! We all mostly think it sounds like a dumb idea. Maybe embiciles will watch it.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • how were the soaps today?

      February 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stammy4La

      I would definately watch this show so I guess that makes me an imbecile. Cartman if you're going to try to insult people, the least you can do is get the spelling correct, MORON!

      February 15, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |

      love that city...

      February 15, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. Peace

    A 1/2 hr zombie comedy? Ok. (shrugging shoulders)

    February 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Executive Producer

    The series is still in the casting phase. It hasn't been picked up by any network and most likely will not be. Don't worry.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Chirelle

    It's spelled imbecile and it does sound like a zero series. I give it 6 episodes before being gone. I'm being very kind with the 6.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Big Bird

    I agree with you Big Bird. Zombies are cool. This series sounds lame though. And embicillic.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. comment

    not to everyone else....its perfectly fine and the daily norm

    February 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Big Bird

    I live zombies but this sounds pretty p oooopy and embicillic. And dum.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |

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