We've been reporting on the Zombieland TV series for the last couple of weeks and it's getting closer to becoming a reality. It has been confirmed that Amazon.com is interested in developing Zombieland as a half-hour comedy series and we have more details on their plans, including who they're interested in having direct.

First, don't get overly excited about the thought of a Zombieland series just yet. Amazon moving forward with this series is not a done deal, and Deadline reports that they are in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV for a straight-to-series order. As soon as a deal is sealed, Amazon should issue a press release and we'll let readers know.

As far as who's involved on the series, it has been confirmed that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still on the project as writers and co-executive producers, along with Zombieland producer Gavin Polone. We were curious to see who'd be taking over for Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, and word is that with Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs Evil) is currently in talks to come on board as the new director. It isn't mentioned if he'd be directing the first episode or multiple episodes, but we have a feeling Amazon will want him on for the entire first season.

Here are some character details from our previous report that give you an idea of what we could see from the TV versions of the main Zombieland characters:

Tallahassee is still kind of a snarky weirdo, but he seems to have a much less spiky relationship with Columbus. He and Columbus have a pretty amusing thing where they riff on the fact that Steven Seagal movies always have three-word titles like “Marked for Justice” or “May Cause Diarrhea.” But Tallahassee also dispenses homespun wisdom about how to feel happy with your life. He also tells a weird story about being in a trailer park with a perpetually nude Matthew McConaughey. He also has a somewhat heartwarming scene where he tells Columbus that he’s been wandering aimlessly for a long time, but maybe he’s been put here for a reason — to help Columbus and the others.

Columbus is much the same, except that he tracks down his grandma and grandpa (Bubbie and Peepaw) only to find them recently zombiefied. Also, Columbus is trying to deal with his newfound relationship with Wichita, after their first kiss. He has started calling her “Krista,” her real name — but there are some problems, especially after she finds him reading a book about fatherhood. He tries to organize a romantic scavenger hunt for her in the IKEA they’re camping out in, but it goes kind of horribly.

Wichita is still trying to look after Little Rock, trying to teach her math with problems about someone stealing from a liquor store and jumping on a train going 42 miles per hour, with a cop chasing in a car going 88 miles per hour. We also learn a lot more about Wichita’s backstory, including how she ran away from her father after he had her stealing people’s Christmas presents — and later, she found out she had a sister who was also being a grifter with her dad.

Little Rock seems actually kind of excited about meeting Columbus’ grandparents, before they turn out to be zombies. And she shares some of her own backstory, about how her dad parked her at a school while he went off grifting on his own — and then yanked her out of school right before a dance that she was looking forward to.”

Source: Deadline