Monday, March 25, 2013

Amazon Has Green-Lit a TV Adaptation of 'Zombieland'; No Word Yet On Twinkie Availability

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Multimedia interweb goliath Amazon has confirmed that it has greenlit the pilot for a TV adaptation of the 2009 zombie-filled action-horror-comedy Zombieland to be part of its streaming video service in what is probably a terrible, terrible idea.

From cnet.com:

"Zombieland" is the 13th and latest original series to bite off a pilot on Amazon's Prime video service. Six other comedy pilots and six children's pilots will also air on Prime Instant Video and Lovefilm UK exclusively for paying subscribers. Viewers will be able to watch and review each pilot, helping decide which of them will score a full season's worth of episodes.

Amazon told CNET that the pilots are "coming soon" but it has yet to announce an official date. The company didn't reveal how many spots will be available in the lineup. But obviously not all of the pilots will make the cut to a full series.

"'Zombieland' is a fan favorite, and we can't wait to see where this story line goes in a serialized format," Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "We've been announcing a lot of exciting exclusive content for Prime Instant Video, like "Downton Abbey," "Under the Dome," and "Justified," and we think adding original shows to that lineup is going to make Prime even more enticing for customers."

Of course, one might have to consider that the zombie craze appears to be crashing down after having reached its zenith a few years ago, when seemingly everything that could have the undead slapped into it did have the undead slapped into it.

There's also the little matter of whether or not you attempt to entice Zombieland's stars (Mark Zuckerberg Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin) back — though considering the movie careers of all four, that might be a tough sell.

But really, the big concern should probably whether or not you can get Bill Fucking Murray to reappear from time to time, considering the best moments in that film involved either him, Twinkies, or Woody Harrelson acting like a lunatic.

Yeah. I don't have high hopes for this one.

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