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Forster Out of WWZ Sequel

Who will direct?

By Robert T. Trate     October 03, 2013
Source: Collider.com

Everyone of us who was interested in Brad Pitt’s zombie movie knew of the trial and tribulations of World War Z. Despite the film making over half-a-billion dollars, director Marc Foster will not be director the sequel. Collider is reporting that:

“There was no explicit reason given for Forster’s departure, but perhaps the director did not want a repeat of the behind-the-scenes tribulations he experienced during the first film”.

Brad Pitt told The Hollywood Reporter latest update on the film: “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.”

This isn’t surprising after all that transpired int he making of the film. Max Brooks’ original novel, “World War Z”, had a lot of great ideas unto which a sequel could be spun. What do you think Maniacs, do we need a sequel to World War Z? Who would you want to direct the sequel?

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jedibanner 10/4/2013 5:43:03 AM

Well, it would be nice if they make a 2nd movie about what's ACTUALLY in the book...let's hope so they read the book this time.

Wiseguy 10/4/2013 5:49:10 AM

The departure was because Pitt gave him the boot......at least that's what we can glean from the rumors about their relationship.

Don't piss off a major star even more so when he's also the producer.

Anyway I'd check out a sequel I think

goirish83 10/4/2013 5:50:05 AM

Agree jedibanner, I loved this movie, but really wanted to see the Batle of Yonkers.  I hope Pitt gets total authority this time, and the studio shoud stay the hell out of it (wishful thinking).

JonnyRotten 10/4/2013 7:05:53 AM

 I didn't like the changes they made from the book ... but it was a watchable movie. It should not have been called WWZ,   I'm not sure how they can make such big changes and still keep the name.  I guess Brad can do what ever he wants.  I would still watch a sequel.

redhairs99 10/4/2013 7:39:48 AM

Still haven't seen the flick and from all the trailers I've seen, I really have no "gotta watch right now" feelings toward it. Maybe when it hits HBO, maybe not.  So at the moment, I have no interest in the sequel.

One question though, what the hell does "investigate a script" mean?  You can write a script and you can brainstorm ideas and all, but investigate?

kinetoscope 10/4/2013 8:01:31 AM

I agree with jedibanner, the main character was so far off from the book and even the timeline of the book. There is plenty of room to take from the book and flesh it out into another film. The movie was fun, I was into it, a second go round would make for a good watch with some popcorn. 

thezillaman 10/4/2013 10:17:33 AM

 I don't  know shit bout the movies so the movie WWZ didn't bother me at all only thing was it could have used a bit more gore.

mellowdoux 10/4/2013 10:25:01 AM

 Give me a sequel.
NOW!!!
 

jedibanner 10/4/2013 11:47:03 AM

I was surprised I actually bough this movie but the one thing I always end up doing is fast forwarding the end of the movie. From what you read about the development of the movie is the third act being re-written so many times and re-shot, the low point in this movie is the final arc IMO.

The entertainment value is there but the disapointment from having read the book Vs the movie is undeniably enormous.

My main issue having re-watched the movie so many times is that the zombies aren't coming out as zombies but more as a virus that turns people crazy. The ''undead'' part doesn't feel like it's a primary presence Vs having people going nuts by being bitten.

Walker 10/5/2013 10:55:19 AM

the low point in this movie is the final arc IMO.

I disagree.  The final act is the closest in spirit to the book.  The characters actually act smartly and use what they know about the zed-heads to defeat them.

Honestly, Israel should have known about the issues with sound already.  They should have had a sonic perimeter of music miles away from the city.  If they did that, they would have never fallen.

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