‘World War Z’ Sequel Moves Forward Without Director Marc Forster

Producer-star Brad Pitt is still going through ideas for the sequel. The original zombie thriller took in over $530 million worldwide this summer.

Brad Pitt reveals Marc Forster is not director the World War Z sequel
Brad Pitt reveals Marc Forster is not director the World War Z sequel
Shortly after World War Z took in an impressive $66 million at the box office this June, Paramount Pictures announced a sequel was moving forward. At the time, it wasn't known if Marc Forster would be coming back to direct. Today we have word that the director is not returning for the zombie sequel, although it is still moving forward and is in development.

Here's what star/producer Brad Pitt had to say about the follow-up.

"We are talking about it. We are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of ideas we will cull from. Nobody is writing just yet, but we are compiling our ideas."

The original World War Z, which went on to gross $539 million worldwide from an estimated budget of $190 million, had several writers credited, including Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof. It isn't known if the studio plans on bringing one of these writers back for the sequel, or if Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions and Paramount are seeking a new writer.

Brad Pitt portrayed former U.N. employee Gerry Lane in World War Z, who travels around the world in hopes of finding a cure for the zombie virus that is rapidly spreading across the globe.

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. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus After seeing the movie I am ok with how different it is from the books. Instead of copying the books structure they went in a new direction. I mean its NOT the World War Z I was expecting but the fact that it takes place in the same universe....well I MIGHT be ok with that.

    I did not know this was Pitts most successful movie.

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  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise They'll draw out some points, but ultimately, this isn't the movie you are looking for. That being said, I didn't read the book but I enjoyed the movie. Considering half of it was reshot to be better, as far as I've heard, it ended proper for the studio, making back their money. Not exactly the 700 million I heard, but maybe the merch helped out. Plus, it is Pitt's biggest movie ever ,so that's a plus.

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  3. OhhmeohhMy

    @cheetoboy thanks for the comment.

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  4. Cheetoboy

    @OhhmeohhMy Yeah, the first one was good, but it should have had more action scenes

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  5. OhhmeohhMy

    liked the first one. i do agree with @skywise. but hopefully they will up the action and everything. to soon to think about this tho. haha

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  6. skywise

    There were so many great scenes in the novel and the movie barely touched any of them. Although I didn't really like the change in format, they have a lot to mine from Max Brooks awesome book.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

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