A couple of 3D sequels are on the Hollywood horizon: Sony is in talks with the team from Zombieland for a sequel in 3D, while Paramount is moving forward with Jackass 3, also to be shot in 3D, according to Variety.
"Everyone had fun watching (the first) Zombieland; making it a more visceral experience can only make it better," said the film's producer Gavin Polone. "I don't think you want to see 'Ordinary People' in 3-D. But Zombieland is clearly one movie that will benefit from (the technique)."
Furthermore, most people watch movies on their TVs. Polone noted that the first 3D TVs are set to hit the market in the spring, which will make 3D films even more desirable.
Sony has closed deals with Polone and director Ruben Fleischer to return for a sequel to the original, which cost $24 million and has earned $85.2 million worldwide to date (Zombieland has only opened in a few territories overseas). The Culver City studio is currently in talks with stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg to reprise their roles as a pair of post-apocalyptic survivors. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the sequel's screenplay.
Paramount and MTV Films are even further along with Jackass 3, with filming scheduled to begin Jan. 25. The studio has carved out a spot on its 2010 slate for the latest film, which will star Johnny Knoxville. The low-brow franchise has been something of a cash cow for the studio with the first two films -- which together cost $16.5 million -- raking in a combined $164.1 million worldwide.
Though Paramount confirmed the new Jackass 3 will be shot in 3D, Dickhouse Prods. declined comment about the technology the film will employ. Insiders say Dickhouse's Jeff Tremaine, who will direct Jackass 3, is conducting camera tests this week to ensure that the footage will look good.