Brad Pitt Teases a Potential ‘World War Z’ Sequel

The star reveals that there is enough to mine from the books for a potential follow-up to director Marc Forster’s zombie adaptation.

Brad Pitt teases possible World War Z sequels
Brad Pitt teases possible World War Z sequels
Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster hit the red carpet last night for the Moscow premiere of World War Z, debuting in theaters tomorrow. When asked about a possible sequel to this adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie novel, the actor revealed there is plenty more material from that book which could be used in future movies.

"There is enough to mine from the book. We could barely get a fraction of the book in. So we'll see. We'll see."

Director Marc Forster revealed he would be interested in a sequel, provided this movie fares well at the box office.

"Let's see how this goes. We hope this movie goes well and we shall go from there."

Back in January, we reported that both Paramount Pictures and Marc Forster viewed World War Z as the start of a trilogy. We haven't heard any official movement on a follow-up yet, but if this zombie thriller does well at the box office, don't be surprised to here more on a sequel soon.

World War Z was released June 21st, 2013 and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse. The film is directed by Marc Forster.

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  1. Jackc2012

    What a film! Have a read what I think and let me know what YOU think! Thanks!


    2 years agoby @jackc2012Flag

  2. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus It is fair to say that Hollywood is floating the bill with international blockbusters. They seem to be saying if there is one thing American audiences do not want to pay for, it's good movies.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. skywise

    Hollywood makes a movie with a reasonably high budget. It does well in the US and abroad, splitting sales around 50-50 domestic and elsewhere. Hollywood pumps out a sequel with a higher budget.
    It does pretty well in the US, but foreign sales account for a significantly larger chunk. Repeat.

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  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Many would also agree that it was made purely to capitalize on the popularity Walking Dead has created. Hence the out of the blew adaptation of Warm Bodies. For a franchise like Resident Evil, the numbers increase a little bit with each one. The last movie made all of it's profits overseas, so that tells you that the next one will be made, but the studio will be expecting the majority of money to come from foreign markets. Same goes for Hansel & Gretel. When's the last time a movie in January made those numbers? Saturated foreign box-office.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus I would be really surprised if this movie made that much as I think most would agree. But it is so hard to determine what the mainstream movie goer will chose. Movies like Scary Movie keep getting made (for substantially cheaper of course) and keep getting the numbers to warrant further sequels. The fact that Brad Pitt stars and it is not Rated R are 2 things that are really going for this movie when it comes to those audience members. I want to see it. I loved the book and even though I have seen nothing in the previews that resemble the book in anyway this is one of those movies that has become something of a curiosity. Also, as usual I will look forward to your review.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Replicant

    The whole movie is a tease for the sequel. I mean if you thought Prometheus was open ended wait till you see this...

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  7. Ghostman

    @Sean-Ryan-Culligan Yeah, I'm a little upset about that fact too. As a fan of the book, I know that it diverges from the source material, but I will see it nonetheless with an open mind.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. Hideki Ryuga

    I'll definitely wait for the DVD on this
    I haven't read the book so to me is just another zombie movie from many that have already been released.
    difference is that in this one there's BP

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  9. Sean Ryan Culligan

    Let's take in to account that the movie is only taking the books' name and nothing else. To say it's loosely based on the book is an understatement. The trailer looks good in some parts, so I'll go see anywhy, but just keep this in account.

    2 years agoby @Sean-Ryan-CulliganFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman@skywise Well, it started initially on a 125 million dollar budget. Re-shoots escalated to 200 million, plus with the marketing, could very well reach 250-300 million, depending on what they spent and where they spent it. WWZ has to make 200 million dollars more than what I Am Legend. The zombies here act like the hybrid vampire zombies from Smith's movie so foreign markets might be attracted to that. Now, the 700 million dollar take the studio wants is so that they break even from what I heard. Remember, studios don't take everything that is made at the box office, and the distributor takes one hell of a percentage before the investors and company see a dime. Etc, etc...

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. skywise

    There are probably enough people who did not read the books who will go. The type that will pretty much see anything. That is quiet a lot though. I am very curious to see how it all plays out. @bawnian-dexeus

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus Which will suck if it doesn't earn that much money. I heard the movie ends open ended for a sequel.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Heard that WWZ has to earn at least 700 million for the studio, so...let's not tease what might not happen

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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