The upcoming “Zombieland” horror film starring Woody Harrelson will serve as an inspiration for one of the monster scare zones during Halloween Haunt 2009 at Knott’s Berry Farm.
The post-apocalyptic zombie comedy, which opens in theaters on Oct. 9, follows a lone band of survivors who fight the living dead. Scenes from the movie were shot at Wild Adventures theme park in Georgia.
In addition to Harrelson, who plays a zombie killer, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg (”Adventureland”), Emma Stone (”Superbad”) and Abigail Breslin (”Little Miss Sunshine”).
Zombieland will take over a new scare zone location in the Buena Park theme park near the Silver Bullet roller coaster entrance.
The 37th annual Knott’s Scary Farm will take place on Wednesday through Sunday nights from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31, 2009.
From the Los Angeles Times
Emma and the rest of the “Zombieland” cast were photographed at a press conference for the film last week. I have uploaded 18 photos from the event, you can view them all by clicking on the thumbnails below.
A red-band trailer for “Zombieland” has been released! You can view it below… Remember, you should be 18 or over to view the trailer, or at least be able to handle more intense gore and violence than usual…
Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men), Emma Stone (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), and Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland) star in Zombieland, a hororr/comedy that takes place in a world overrun by zombies. Now, there’s this debate over how fast zombies should move. George Romero’s zombies always move at a snail’s pace, Zack Snyder’s 2004 Dawn of the Dead zombies could run. In most cases, a zombie’s speed depends on how he/she became a zombie. If they’re truly the undead (like Romero’s), they have jerky movements and move slow. If they’ve been changed into a zombie because of a virus or bacteria, then all bets are off. These guys can move as fast – or faster – than a normal human.
At Comic Con, Stone explained why the zombies in Zombieland fall into the latter category: “Our zombies are very fast-moving. They’re like velociraptors and they’re alive. They just have this disease so they’re not your traditional like walking dead zombie. I got to tell you, just from experience, the only experience I’ve had are these fast-moving ones and man they are scary. They are. When there’s like 30 people dressed as bloody, horrifying zombies going like this [jerking around] and running after you, it’s terrifying.”
According to the Latino Review, Emma is NOT going to be a part of “Sucker Punch” after all… :sad:
We also know that casting for this movie has been crazy with Emily Browning (Violet in A Series Of Unfortunate Events) replacing Amanda Seyfried in the lead role. Also Jena Malone (Gretchen in Donnie Darko) and Jamie Chung (Chi Chi in Dragonball: Evolution) replacing Emma Stone and Evan Rachel Wood. Vanessa Hudgens or High School Musical fame and Abbie Cornish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) have managed to hold tight to their parts.
Emma is one of the stars of the a film titled “Sucker Punch.” Her co-stars in the film included Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood and Abbie Cornish and the film is going to be directed by Zack Snyder.
“Sucker Punch” is about a girl (“Lemony Snicket’s” Emily Browning) who is put into a mental institution by her evil (aren’t they always?) stepfather.
She finds an alternative reality to escape from her real life nightmare.
Filming won’t start until September, but Vanessa will start her training, stunt choreography and dramatic rehearsals soon in Vancouver.
From the Los Angeles Times
It’s official: Ladies love getting their geek on at Comic-Con.
Even though it’s been perceived in the past as a “fanboys only” festival, some of Hollywood’s hottest actresses are embracing it as their own as they meet their most passionate audience. Some even want to sneak around in costume!
“I just love that there are so many people in costumes,” agreed Zombieland’s Emma Stone. “I haven’t been on the floor yet. I’ve just seen them walking around. I haven’t gotten to see the true diehards yet. I can’t wait to see all the homemade costumes.”
“I would be Wonder Woman!” exclaimed Hewitt, while Stone mulled over an equally sexy alter ego: “Jessica Rabbit? Would that be crazy? I think that would be a little too crazy for the Comic-Con floor.”
Check out another interview with Emma from Comic-Con below. Thanks Jason for the heads up!