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World War Z Sequel Gets Writer

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By Robert T. Trate     May 29, 2014
Source: Variety


Who will direct World War Z 2?
© Paramount Pictures

It seems hard to believe that the sequel to the highest grossing picture for Brad Pitt didn’t have a writer. That was true until Variety broke the news that Academy Award winning writer Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) was tapped to pen the sequel. J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) is already in the director’s chair with Pitt returning as producer and star.  

It appears as if Pitt liked what he saw in a romantic WW2 thriller that Knight has written. That project hasn’t been officially announced yet.  Now Knight will write the sequel to the film based Max Brooks’ novel. 

No release date for the film has been given. 

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samson 5/29/2014 11:20:42 AM

 Loved the first one. Warning spoiler: really liked the happy ending. The grim endings in these sorts of movies are done so much that it's gotten cliched. Never thought I'd see the day when the typical Hollywood ending would be a refreshing twist. ...lol

id be down for a sequel.

InnerSanctum 5/29/2014 3:47:04 PM

 I thought the first one was a bore.  Predictable zombie movie that had nothing in common with the book.  

invisioner 5/29/2014 3:56:45 PM

was very underwhelmed with the movie. Of course, I read the book, and happy to have the movies delve into the snippets that make up the book, but I  think the overall scope of the book was terribly missed in the movie.

samson 5/29/2014 4:37:30 PM

 Yeah, I didn't read the book. So, I came into without any frame of reference. All I can say is, as an action/suspense movie with zombies, it worked for me.

jimvo99 5/29/2014 6:46:57 PM

These movies have absolutely nothing to do with the book. Its like they made up a zombie movie and just slapped the book's name on it. The movie was enjoyable, the book is one of the most entertaining I have ever read. I wish there was a sequel to the book, not the movie.

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