Zombieland sequel to be 3-D: Is that really necessary?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

We loved the recent zombie comedy (zom-com?) Zombieland, but we can't say we thought, "The one thing missing here is 3-D!"

But apparently greater minds than ours had that exact thought: News broke today that Sony is prepping a 3-D sequel to the movie. Here's what Variety said:

"Everyone had fun watching (the first) 'Zombieland'; making it a more visceral experience can only make it better," said the film's producer Gavin Polone. "I don't think you want to see 'Ordinary People' in 3-D. But 'Zombieland' is clearly one movie that will benefit from (the technique)."

Sony has closed deals with Polone and helmer Ruben Fleischer to return for a sequel to the original, which cost $24 million and has earned $85.2 million worldwide to date ("Zombieland" has only opened in a few territories overseas). The Culver City studio is currently in talks with stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles as a pair of post-apocalyptic survivors. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the sequel's screenplay.

We're game. Unlike a lot of people, we don't have a problem with the newest 3-D theater technology and find that it enhances a lot of films, particular those of the sci-fi/fantasy/animated genre (one of our favorite movies this year was Disney/Pixar's 3-D Up). And we're stoked for this month's Avatar.

What do you think?

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