Brad Pitt confirms World War Z 2 discussions
A World War Z sequel is looking likely, as Brad Pitt confirms that talks have begun...
At the start of the year, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Brad Pitt was staring down the barrel of the flop of the year. Plagued by internet negativity, World War Z was going to be a disaster, foretold lots of people. It was going to be a flop. It was going to make us pine for Uwe Boll movies.
And then the film was released. Reviews were solid to good, and the box office was better. With over $500m in the bank worldwide, World War Z outgrossed Paramount's other major blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness.
The rumoured plan was that World War Z would be the start of a trilogy, and Brad Pitt has now confirmed to Variety that talks are happening regarding a World War Z 2. "We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work", he said. "We gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further".
Pitt, and Paramount, will be keen to avoid another situation where the last act of the film has to be expensively reshot relatively late in the day. Not least because Peter Capaldi may be busy this time.
When we hear more about World War Z 2, we'll let you know...
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