Back in March, Columbia Pictures invited Collider and a few other online sites to the set of director Rhett Reese’s “Zombieland”. The set visit took place just outside of Atlanta in an abandoned supermarket. While there, I got to see people getting turned into zombies in the makeup chair, interview the cast and filmmakers, and I also got to see Woody Harrelson use two chainsaws in the parking lot. But that’s a little ahead in the story…
As most of you know, I’ve been recording Video Blogs with Peter from Slashfilm. Since Peter and I both got invited, we recorded a video blog about what we saw and did on the set of “Zombieland” and it’s after the jump. Since I think reading pages and pages about what a set visit was like is boring, I’m excited to offer a more interactive experience. Also, you can watch the two of us try and explain our set visit while operating on zero sleep. It’s kind of funny. Take a look:
But before watching the video blog, I suggest watching the trailer for “Zombieland” so you can be a bit more familiar with the film. And when you watch the trailer, when you see Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in a supermarket, that’s from the day we were on set.
Here’s the synopsis/trailer to get you started and further down is the video blog.
Columbia Pictures horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a big wuss — but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is an AK-toting, zombie-slaying’ bad ass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.
And since some of you may not watch the entire video blog, or you just want to quickly know what I thought while on set, I think “Zombieland” is going to be a lot of fun and it’s definitely going to surprise people. While it’s director Rhett Reese’s feature debut, on set he looked confident and the footage we were shown looked great. “Zombieland” invades theaters October 9th, 2009. It’s definitely a film you should be looking forward to.