Yeah, yeah...I know. I really shouldn't 'judge a book by its cover', so to speak, but I am having a hard time working up any excitement for Amazon's "Zombieland" pilot, which is based on Ruben Fleischer's film of the same name. Just a few weeks ago we shared the news that the fate of the potential series lies in the hands of the viewing audience as the company will be monitoring feedback to determine whether or not to continue making future episodes. And while we haven't heard any word on when we would be given the opportunity to check out the pilot from Amazon, the guys over at Ain't It Cool News have heard rumblings it could be as early as this week.
According to Ain’t It Cool News, "Zombieland" (and potentially six other comedy pilots) will be made available as early as Thursday, April 18, to be accessible free-of-charge on Amazon’s streaming service for the next month. Original ZOMBIELAND writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone.
Zombieland is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Joe Schmo Show), and producer Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot.
Tallahassee is being played by Kirk Ward, Maiara Walsh is Wichita, Tyler Ross takes on the role of Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic is playing Little Rock.
There hasn't been any confirmation on the reports that we will be seeing the "Zombieland" pilot this Thursday from Amazon yet, but once we hear it we'll be sure to pass the news along to you.