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Patrick Swayze could have been in Zombieland

Posted by LiveFor on September 19, 2009

patrick-swayze-at-lakers-game-thumbRhett Reese and Paul Wernick are the guys who wrote Zombieland. When they started it they wanted someone famous to appear in it as a Zombie. There first choice was Patrick Swayze who sadly passed away recently. Speaking to STYD this is what they had to say about it.

“That was many years ago, before he got sick,” explains Reese. The script got its start as a television pilot before it was groomed for the big screen and found its stars Jesse Eisenberg (as Columbus) and Woody Harrelson (as Tallahassee). “It was [going to be] a Patrick Swayze zombie. They got attacked by him zombified and we had these wonderful moments where they found a potter’s wheel and there’s Columbus on the wheel and these other hands come up behind him and it’s Patrick Swayze the zombie. Ultimately, they fight and Patrick bull rushes Tallahassee who grabs him and lifts him into the air, a la Jennifer Grey, and smashes him into a pillar.”

When Swayze unfortunately had to bow out, Reese and Wernick set their sights on a number of other actors including Sylvester Stallone, Joe Pesci, Mark Hammill, The Rock, Kevin Bacon, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Matthew McConaughey. But none of them worked out.

However, they did manage to get someone famous to cameo as a zombie but we have to wait until 2nd October to find out.

Will it be Bill Murray as a Zombie Ghostbuster?

One Response to “Patrick Swayze could have been in Zombieland”

  1. PHIL said

    He could still be in the sequel….

    (I’m so sorry.)

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