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(Den Of Geek)   Zombieland writers talk Deadpool, G.I. Joe 2 and Zombieland 2. Plus list all the people who turned down a cameo in the original film   (denofgeek.com) divider line 86
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2010-03-21 07:05:30 PM  
Zombieland 2?

Awesome.
 
Bek
2010-03-21 07:14:31 PM  
I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like 3D. It seemed to hurt the sharpness of the graphics in Avatar, and the close up stuff on the edges of the screen extending next to blackness was distracting to me.
 
2010-03-21 07:27:33 PM  
Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.
 
2010-03-21 08:22:33 PM  
I had heard so much about the cameo in Zombieland and as much as I love Bill Murray I was very disapointed. It was hardly that imaginitive to have him in that movie and it really did not count as a cameo in my humble eyes. Don't get me wrong. I loved it but it was just not kick ass cameo material to me.

BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.
 
2010-03-21 08:44:22 PM  
basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.
 
2010-03-21 08:59:13 PM  
Flappyhead: basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.


And check the back seat.
 
2010-03-21 09:00:39 PM  
T.M.S.: I had heard so much about the cameo in Zombieland and as much as I love Bill Murray I was very disapointed. It was hardly that imaginitive to have him in that movie and it really did not count as a cameo in my humble eyes. Don't get me wrong. I loved it but it was just not kick ass cameo material to me.

BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.


I've always thought the big cameo at the end of Jimmy Hollywood was awesome.
 
2010-03-21 09:01:45 PM  
T.M.S.: BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.

RLY?

From imdb. CAMP (2003): After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

If Mike Tyson turned up for a cameo, I would agree. Sondheim, not so much.
 
2010-03-21 09:03:13 PM  
T.M.S. 2010-03-21 08:22:33 PM
BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.


Au contraire, mon fraire.

Bret Farvrah in 'Something About Mary'.

And this:
For all my carping about Murray seems bored with being a star the fact that he doesn't have an agent or manager (whoda thunk it?)gets points from me.

Zombieland was even better than I thought it would and his cameo was darned near perfect.
 
2010-03-21 09:17:22 PM  
I, for one, would enjoy a Zombieland TV show. Just the Zombie Kill of The Week would be great.
 
2010-03-21 09:23:14 PM  
Zombieland would have been considerably better if they had taken out the entire love story part.
 
2010-03-21 09:31:40 PM  
GungFu: T.M.S.: BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.

RLY?

From imdb. CAMP (2003): After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

If Mike Tyson turned up for a cameo, I would agree. Sondheim, not so much.


Tyson lives in the public eye and does cameos all the time. There are dozens of examples. Mostly in high profile projects.

Sondheim however rarely leaves his house.

Also, Camp was created for a very narrow audience who know how elusive Sondheim can be. So to have him show up at the end was quite a surprise.

(for the record, no one was more shocked he showed up than the writer and director of Camp, Todd Graff) AKA "rat guy" from The Abyss

The only other cool cameo I can think of at the moment was Mandella at the end of X. That was pretty great.
 
2010-03-21 09:32:17 PM  
I loved Zombieland, I can't wait for the sequel. Also, I'm very glad Woody has found work again, he's great!
 
2010-03-21 09:35:45 PM  
Kurt Vonnegut in Back to School was a great cameo.
 
2010-03-21 09:40:34 PM  
Ed Grubermann: I, for one, would enjoy a Zombieland TV show. Just the Zombie Kill of The Week would be great.

If it was a half-hour show. An hour-long program, not so much.
 
2010-03-21 09:45:08 PM  
Zombieland 2 = Hooray!
Deadpool = Hooray!
G.I Joe 2 = Fark that!
 
2010-03-21 09:57:42 PM  
Gyrfalcon: Flappyhead: basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.

And check the back seat.


Dont go in bathrooms
 
2010-03-21 10:59:48 PM  
It's been a rather disappointing day for me on Fark. You know, boring articles, pointless arguments, obvious trolls.

And then I read this interview.

Pure. Farking. Win.



/did fark just go down, or did I have a blackout?
 
2010-03-21 11:02:26 PM  
bill murray=awesome for the lack of agent/manager.

the agent thing i get,but the manager?? come on..its not that farking hard to handle yourself is it??
 
2010-03-21 11:17:33 PM  
penceyprepreject: bill murray=awesome for the lack of agent/manager.

the agent thing i get,but the manager?? come on..its not that farking hard to handle yourself is it??


No agent would be pretty easy. No manager would suck to the level of near impossible.
 
2010-03-21 11:20:43 PM  
Oh god this movie was annoying. I wanted to kill the main character SO. FARKING. BAD.
 
2010-03-21 11:36:18 PM  
No wonder the guys they wanted to do the cameo turned it down, they were all written as actual zombies. It took Bill Murray doing a rewrite to make the cameo actually good, with the whole disguised as a zombie thing.
 
2010-03-21 11:36:36 PM  
douchebag/hater: T.M.S. 2010-03-21 08:22:33 PM
BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.

Au contraire, mon fraire.

Bret Farvrah in 'Something About Mary'.


Lance Armstrong in Dodgeball was amazing, and probably the funniest part of the entire movie.
 
2010-03-21 11:44:22 PM  
TFA: We really want to write to 3D, we'll be having things fly at camera, we'll be using the gimmicks, because why not?

*groan*
 
2010-03-21 11:46:25 PM  
I loved the first one, LOVED....

But uh...

So if i read that right, their goal is to do as much blood, gore, and zombie killing in 3D as possible? Exactly what the first one wasn't about...

And the best series of scenes in the first one all occurred by pure luck and then it was all improved basically by Bill Murray who re-wrote it all in 2 days and made it awesome, meaning these two didn't even have anything to do with the best part of their movie?

Yaaaaa.... im really not excited for a second one at all.
 
2010-03-21 11:56:09 PM  
I had no idea they were the ones making the deadpool movie. i'm even more stoked for that now.
 
2010-03-22 12:11:17 AM  
GoteamVenture: Gyrfalcon: Flappyhead: basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.

And check the back seat.

Dont go in bathrooms


Whatever, I just want a farking twinkie!
 
2010-03-22 12:19:15 AM  
penceyprepreject: come on..its not that farking hard to handle yourself is it??

You'd be surprised. It takes all of my (significant) upper body strength to handle myself.
 
2010-03-22 12:31:43 AM  
T.M.S.: I had heard so much about the cameo in Zombieland and as much as I love Bill Murray I was very disapointed. It was hardly that imaginitive to have him in that movie and it really did not count as a cameo in my humble eyes. Don't get me wrong. I loved it but it was just not kick ass cameo material to me.



I knew it was coming and still thought it was epic because with Murray so frequently in Wes Andersonland over the last 10 years, it was nice to see him do something stupid and silly that played on the "old" Bill Murray sense of humor. The only time we get to see Murray be that guy anymore (it seems) is on Letterman every couple of years.

But he did the Caddyshack stuff and the Ghostbusters stuff and he looked like he had fun making fun of himself and I thought it was pretty great.
 
2010-03-22 01:14:04 AM  
This article is my wet dream.


I love Bill Murray (and zombieland) so, so much.
 
2010-03-22 01:31:38 AM  
I didn't know it was coming and I loved it. So unexpected and hilarious. That's why I avoid spoilers as much as possible.
 
2010-03-22 01:33:06 AM  
jevman: I loved the first one, LOVED....

But uh...

So if i read that right, their goal is to do as much blood, gore, and zombie killing in 3D as possible? Exactly what the first one wasn't about...

And the best series of scenes in the first one all occurred by pure luck and then it was all improved basically by Bill Murray who re-wrote it all in 2 days and made it awesome, meaning these two didn't even have anything to do with the best part of their movie?

Yaaaaa.... im really not excited for a second one at all.


That may be true, but you have to remember these are the writers that wrote and produced The Joe Schmo Show. They've shown they are competent writers, even with their misses.
 
2010-03-22 01:43:32 AM  
T.M.S.: I had heard so much about the cameo in Zombieland and as much as I love Bill Murray I was very disapointed. It was hardly that imaginitive to have him in that movie and it really did not count as a cameo in my humble eyes. Don't get me wrong. I loved it but it was just not kick ass cameo material to me.

BTW, the greatest cameo of all time is Stephen Sondheim at the end of Camp. It was literally the last thing anyone could have expected.


I think the fact you had heard so much about it before you saw it is the problem. The randomness of it is what made it awesome, when you know it's coming it loses some of it's awesomeness.
 
2010-03-22 01:51:28 AM  
Best cameo of all time was Marcel Marceau in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie
 
2010-03-22 02:41:33 AM  
Vash's Apprentice: GoteamVenture: Gyrfalcon: Flappyhead: basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.

And check the back seat.

Dont go in bathrooms

Whatever, I just want a farking twinkie!



Make sure you limber up before you do that cardio.
 
2010-03-22 03:21:04 AM  
schpanky: I didn't know it was coming and I loved it. So unexpected and hilarious. That's why I avoid spoilers as much as possible.

Yeah, I didn't even know there was a spoiler to avoid and clicked on a fark thread very early in the film's run. Thanks again, fark.
 
2010-03-22 05:07:56 AM  
::ahem::

Crap Ryan Reynolds Wants In Deadpool (Over Marvel's Dead Body):
(Taken from Wizard and 2000 A.D.)

- Wanted the opening shot to be a parody of Mr. White, "Stuck In The Middle With You", gasoline and a razor blade in Reservoir Dogs. Except it was Deadpool, "Ice, Ice Baby", a trussed-up hitman and straight-off-the-pan scrambled eggs down the pants. It was rejected.

- A scene where he loses his costume and (straight out of the comic book) winds up wearing Captain America's tunic, Hulk's pants, Iron Man's boots, and Thor's Helmet - complete with the line, "Who needs to wait 3 years, anyway?!". Obviously rejected.

- A long speech on why katanas are better than swords. Argued by DP with absolutely baseless logic... he wouldn't say whether or not it was going to be in the movie.

- Wanted 'Wade Winston Wilson' to be listed as "Special Guest Writer With No Accreditation". The WGA laughed and said no.

- Told the writers, after seeing several F-bombs in the script, that Deadpool wouldn't reduce himself to commonplace four-letter-word vulgarity - and instead inserted made-up or nonsensical insults better fitting the character. (Example: "You smell like shiat." = "Bathing in LIMBURGER?! You spandex-wearing boy scouts sure got some weird fetishes....")

- Refused to do the movie unless the explanation for 'The Greatest Insult Ever' was put in - mentioned only in the comics as 'Mama-geddon'. It caused the person who heard it in the comics to be completely stunned for several seconds.

- Was not allowed (almost to the point of a gag clause) to refer to the movie in official press as "Deadpool's Happy Fun Time Killing Spree With Guacamole".

- Bea Arthur was supposed to play "Blind Al" - which took almost three months of negotiations due to her age and health. It's unknown if the character will be removed. The movie will, however, be dedicated to her memory. ("Wade would want it that way," claimed the writers and Reynolds.)

- Weasel is in the movie. That's all he's (Reynolds) allowed to say.

- Some jokes that are "in limbo" (out of, literally, twenty pages of them) are: Crank calling Dr. Doom, singing "Springtime for Hitler" in the Red Skull's SS uniform (it's out - but that's something I'd pay ten bucks to see), decking Leonardo DiCaprio and demanding seven bucks back for watching "The Beach", ordering a hundred Cuisinarts off of the Home Shopping Channel... with Reed Richards credit card. Which leads to him getting put on live television as a caller... all with no attempt at hiding his identity whatsoever.

- The writers and Reynolds were absolutely prohibited from mentioning anything outside of the X-Men/Wolverine franchises.

- The first joke that was canned by Marvel was a "teaser" after the credits with DP sneezing black snot, having it move over his arms and ending with the line, "...ahhhh, crap. Now I'm gonna be evil. And a billionaire. Seems fair."
 
2010-03-22 07:25:51 AM  
Jedekai: Crap Ryan Reynolds Wants In Deadpool (Over Marvel's Dead Body):
(Taken from Wizard and 2000 A.D.)


Those jokes tell me that Reynolds not only has familiarity w/ the character but loves him enough to want it to succeed.

Back to Zombieland: I want Betty White in it. Not even playing herself. She would be ideal as the sweet old woman/grandma who still has her immaculate house protected from zombies and brings in cookies for Tallahassee and company. Then when the sh*t hits the fan she breaks out the arsinal and turns into one of the baddest muthaf*ckers around.

Maybe even the narrater letting the audience know that she's had 2 Zombie Kills of the week under her belt prior to them meeting her.
 
2010-03-22 08:32:22 AM  
I saw this movie last weekend and I wasn't all that impressed. It had its moments, and it was usually pretty visually interesting, but it was a typical zombie rehash. Nothing new.

There wasn't any real conflict or surprises. Everyone knew from the start that the hikkomori would get the hot insane chick. Everyone knew that the badass would find his twinkie. And everyone knew that they would become a big happy zombie killing family, before you even met half the characters.

Maybe the sequel will be better.
 
2010-03-22 08:42:21 AM  
Ladnil: No wonder the guys they wanted to do the cameo turned it down, they were all written as actual zombies. It took Bill Murray doing a rewrite to make the cameo actually good, with the whole disguised as a zombie thing.

""There’s not a lot for me to do," so the idea of a zombiefied Bill Murray turned into Bill Murray disguising himself as a zombie and we quickly re-wrote a draft for him and sent it out and two days later he was on set with us shooting the movie, which was an absolute thrill for us"

Sounds like he may have had an idea or suggestion and then they rewrote it.
 
2010-03-22 08:44:54 AM  
Jedekai: ::ahem::

Crap Ryan Reynolds Wants In Deadpool (Over Marvel's Dead Body):
(Taken from Wizard and 2000 A.D.)

- The first joke that was canned by Marvel was a "teaser" after the credits with DP sneezing black snot, having it move over his arms and ending with the line, "...ahhhh, crap. Now I'm gonna be evil. And a billionaire. Seems fair."


OK, missing the joke on this one. Wanna fill me in?
 
2010-03-22 08:49:02 AM  
And the Best Cameo prize goes to . . .
Suzanne Pleshette
(nothing is obscure)

Ed Grubermann newsletter?
I fully support Zombieland the series and ZKOTW FTW!
 
2010-03-22 09:07:08 AM  
Here's my TV show pitch, not so much for a Zombieland show, but a brilliant show: a reality TV show parody. Think something partway between "Cops", "American Idol" and a Japanese game show. Something for the 11pm hour on cable networks, with a huge amount of gore and violence. Contestants are dropped into a zombie infested town with a camera streaming via cell-network while smug hosts crack jokes over the violence. Stuff like "Zombie kill of the week" would be mirrored in this as rewards for some of the contestants.

Actually, if you produced this in 15 minute increments of animation, it wouldn't be a bad thing for Adult Swim.

//Basically, Mad World, but with more zombies.
//Not like the enemy AI in that game was anything special anyway.
 
2010-03-22 09:10:36 AM  
Tourney3p0: Zombieland would have been considerably better if they had taken out the entire love story part.

I couldn't agree more. I just watched it for the first time this weekend and quickly lost interest once it became focused on the guy's infatuation with an annoying bim who wears too much eye makeup. It could have redeemed itself by having her turn into a zombie, but no, I guess we're supposed to actually want to see these stupid kids get together.
 
2010-03-22 09:14:30 AM  
One of the best Cameos IMO is Woody Harrelson as Galaxia in Anger Management. He had me in stitches.
 
2010-03-22 09:14:45 AM  
I saw this movie last night and loved it. I can't wait for a second one.

Bill farking Murray. I know that's not you're middle name but I've been watching you since I was like 6.

Oh, you're about to learn who you're going to call. Ghostbusters.
 
2010-03-22 09:33:43 AM  
MetaCarpal: Vash's Apprentice: GoteamVenture: Gyrfalcon: Flappyhead: basemetal: Oh man, Zombieland 2? I'm going to start working on my cardio right now.

Don't forget to double tap.

And check the back seat.

Dont go in bathrooms

Whatever, I just want a farking twinkie!


Make sure you limber up before you do that cardio.


Does a lion limber up before taking down a gazelle?
 
2010-03-22 09:34:12 AM  
Jedekai: Crap Ryan Reynolds Wants In Deadpool (Over Marvel's Dead Body):
(Taken from Wizard and 2000 A.D.)


I farking knew Ryan was the right man to be Wade.
 
2010-03-22 10:26:27 AM  
I'll just go and enjoy the little things.

/just saw it for the first time Saturday night
//much win
 
2010-03-22 10:46:35 AM  
I did not like Zombieland, even though i love zombie movies.

The reason for this is simple: Annoying teenage girls.
Seriously, those two turds ruined the whole movie for me. If there is an annoying teengirl in a movie i am watching, i expect her to be brutally slaughtered as soon as possible.

But i hope DP: The Movie won't be too bad. It will be, but one can hope.
 
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