When Brad Pitt starred in “World War Z,” he aspired to create a franchise for himself and hopes for a sequel raised after the performance of the first one. After having faced some minor problems, the sequel now is going forward with a new writer and with this addition people have turned their attention towards the movie again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dennis Kelly who is known as the creator of the TV series “Utopia” has been brought aboard to write the script for the movie. The media outlet reports that Dennis will be picking up from the first draft that was written by Steven Knight and J.A. Bayona will be directing the movie. It is being said that since Bayona was being considered to direct “Jurassic World 2,” it in a way compelled Paramount to get a new script in motion and further consolidate the director’s deal with them to direct “World War Z” sequel. The movie that saw Brad Pitt’s Gerry Lane trying to find a cure for the Zombie problem they were facing will see the “World War Z” star reprise his role.
Despite problems like re-shoots that got expensive and how test audiences reacted to the third act, the movie still managed to pull more than half a billion dollars at the box office giving hopes that a sequel could be made. Business Standard added that since Marc Foster already announced back in 2013 that he will not be coming back to helm “World War Z 2,” Bayona was asked to step in instead. The movie had rather a unique take on Zombies as the undead creatures moved really fast as opposed to how they are usually shown in other medium. With Dennis Kelly writing a new draft, it would be interesting to see what fresh angle he can bring to the movie.
“World War Z” was originally based on the novel by Max Brooks titled “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.” As of now the sequel has been scheduled to release on June 9th 2017.
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