World War Z 2 will need a new director

News Simon Brew
4 Oct 2013 - 06:35

Marc Forster, the man who directed World War Z, will not be back for the sequel, it's been revealed...

Going by box office takings, World War Z is now apparently the biggest grossing Brad Pitt film of all time. Which is some achievement, not least when you consider the veil of negativity, and predictions of box office disaster, didn't really lift until a week or two before release.

That said, it still wasn't the easiest of productions, and reports suggested that director Marc Forster didn't particularly see eye to eye with star and producer, Mr Pitt. The relatively late retooling of the last third of the film can't have helped there.

Chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, Pitt re-confirmed that plans were still very much afoot for World War Z 2. "We're talking about it", he admitted, "we are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of story ideas we will cull from. Nobody is writing yet, but we are compiling our ideas".

However, the article also confirms that Marc Forster won't be back for World War Z 2 as and when it presses ahead. Instead, a new director would be sought. They could do worse than allow Edgar Wright a go, we'd suggest. His comedy skills are proven, but the weaving of horror throughout his catalogue of movies suggests that he would be an interesting shout. Plus he's likely to be done with Ant-Man by the time World War Z 2 comes together.

We should point out that the latter is just speculation on our part. Once we get any tangible news of a director for World War Z 2, we'll let you know.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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