WORLD WAR Z Sequel Gets An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter

According to Variety, Steven Knight ("Closed Circuit"), has been hired to pen the sequel to Brad Pitt's World War Z. The British screenwriter and film director is best known for his work on Eastern Promises and Locke. Come check it out.

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World War Z experienced a huge uphill battle when major last minute changes were made to the film's third act based on suggestions by Damon Lindelof ("Lost"). Despite all of the film's issues behind-the-scenes it surprisingly did well at the box office, warranting a sequel. Now, Brad Pitt's Plan B is looking to solidify the sequel by bringing in an Oscar-nominated screenwriter to flesh out the script. Variety reports: "Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the sequel to Paramount’s sequel of “World War Z."

Marc Forster won't be back to direct the sequel. That responsibility belongs to Juan Antonio Bayona, who most recently directed the 2012 tsunami film, The Impossible.

WORLD WAR Z - A former UN investigator is thrust into the middle of trying to stop what could be the end of the world. Worldwide destruction sends him around the globe seeking clues about what they are fighting and what it will take to defeat it, as he tries to save the lives of billions of strangers, as well as his own beloved family.

WORLD WAR Z was directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof, based on the book written by Max Brooks. The cast includes: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, and Matthew Fox.
Source: variety.com
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Nick56 - 5/28/2014, 3:20 PM
First one was pretty mediocre. Unless the trailer really sells me, not seeing this one.
TheSuperguy - 5/28/2014, 3:27 PM
I'll see this. The first one wasn't too bad, it was kind of entertaining until the end.
sKeemAn - 5/28/2014, 3:55 PM
I fell asleep on this movie.
BlackHulk - 5/28/2014, 4:04 PM
What more can they talk about? If they wanna be invisible to the zombies, they have to inject themselves with the AIDS virus. Such a high price to pay to avoid getting eaten by a zombie.
bellEND - 5/28/2014, 4:04 PM
What are you on about, this movie was hectic!
JamesMan - 5/28/2014, 4:08 PM
I thought the movie was pretty decent, the ending needed some more work but I'll go to see a sequel. I still remember how impressed I was by the opening credits when I saw the movie in the theater, very ominous.

Mercwitham0uth - 5/28/2014, 4:09 PM
This boring g-rated zombie movie is getting a sequel? Lame.
smell - 5/28/2014, 4:20 PM
R-rated. Or no sell
BatNipple - 5/28/2014, 4:21 PM
World War Z2? Shame they picked the last letter of the alphabet for the first one.
InfiniteMonkey - 5/28/2014, 4:22 PM
The first one was cool.
I hope they don't use the same old cities this time like NEW YORK!

I want to see this one taken to space.
NoPhucksGiven - 5/28/2014, 4:34 PM
I fell asleep in the theater on the first one.
UlisesMX - 5/28/2014, 4:37 PM
I really liked the first one, and the extended cut has a little bit more gore...
unknownguy - 5/28/2014, 4:51 PM
World War ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. R rating or go away.
SuperCat - 5/28/2014, 5:02 PM
First one was ok. Wouldn't see it again though.
Berserker187 - 5/28/2014, 5:20 PM
What stupid movie nothing like the book
elib - 5/28/2014, 5:29 PM
I dug the first one heaps. Looks like they've chosen a great director for this, can't say much either way on the writer though
DrunkenNukem - 5/28/2014, 6:01 PM
movie was...ok..
repulse93 - 5/28/2014, 6:58 PM
Just retcon the first film into being post-war morale-boosting propaganda, and make the next film about the REAL World War Z; by which I mean, the stories from the survivors.
JredTheRed - 5/28/2014, 7:21 PM
ugh every time that image is used with the headline, i automatically think Freddy Krueger....i want more Robert as Freddy...
Enphlieuwince - 5/28/2014, 7:44 PM
Eastern Promises is a great film.
MightyZeus - 5/28/2014, 7:45 PM
I actually enjoyed World War Z and it's up there with one of the best films of 2013. I actually prefer the film over the book, they give the main character more development and more characterization in the film. Every time i think of World War Z i think of chaos and panic.
OpticBlastWins - 5/28/2014, 8:41 PM
still waiting for netflix. the effects look great but this isnt wwz
CavEl - 5/28/2014, 10:26 PM
Critics hyped this movie up because they hated Zack Snyder and, thus, Man of Steel.


Someone called it "the smartest action movie you'll see this summer" in [frick]NG June. It was clear a "Don't watch Man of Steel" jab.
TheAstoundingMan - 5/28/2014, 11:04 PM
@CavEl

Maybe, but MOS didn't exactly provide an effective rebuttal to those claims.
loki668 - 5/29/2014, 12:00 AM
This time, the film follows a zombie named "SKRAWWWAIIIIKKKK" as he "races" around a city, searching for a cure to help all of those bite-able humans who have suddenly disappeared from sight. With no scientific skills, help, dexterity or social skills "SKRAWWAIIIIIKKKK" learns that doors lock and that sounds are distracting. Armed with two test tubes and a half empty carton of Kool-Aid, can this young zombie discover the truth behind the disappearances? *Spoiler Alert* No, he can not. He's a [frick]ing zombie with all of the problem solving skills of a jello mold.
nicklarovere - 5/29/2014, 9:48 AM
Okay, so basically. The World War Z movie was garbage as far as concepts go. Everything else was astounding--acting, breathtaking CGI and VFX--but the story was garbage. 100% nothing to do with the book. It's also like the first zombie movie EVER that wasn't rated R, so it didn't even have any gore appeal. Retarded film.
Fray - 5/29/2014, 10:20 AM
Oh God.
SimyJo - 5/29/2014, 12:45 PM
If you haven't read the book..... DO IT !!!

The film is NOTHING like the book. Hollywood utterly botched the adapted screenplay. The resulting film has almost NOTHING in-common with the book.
I'm half way through reading it and the images it conjures in your imagination kicks the film's ass.

READ THE BOOK! (you won't regret it, you'll love it!).



JacksonVegaIII - 5/29/2014, 1:39 PM
I thought the first one was great, Pitt has good taste and he didnt disapoint with wwz it take one the zombie apocalypse was an interesting one and its well up there with 28 days later in my opinion. My only problem with it was the pg13 certificate I just didnt understand that decision one bit, zombie films should always have gore! I'd be well interested if Pitt was gonna return
MarvelMainEvent - 5/29/2014, 2:57 PM
First one was great! One of the better movies of 2013 as far as I'm concerned.

Also was #13 in the US box office for 2013 with over 200 million & was no slouch overseas at $338 million for a worldwide total of $540 million.

I think this is a sequel that will increase 20% - 25% and flirt with $700 million worldwide.

Don't forget this movie threw a surprise wrench in the works last summer for Man of Steel. Took over first place in it's opening weekend (one week after MOS was released). For a movie that wasn't supposed to amount to much, World War Z took everyone by surprise.
Rothwilder - 5/30/2014, 7:53 AM
@SimyJo

So.....much......truth.

The movie was utter crap

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