Brad Pitt Talks World War Z Follow Up12.09.13 # Sequel # 3 Comments
With extensive rewrites and production problems, all eyes were on World War Z this summer and the smell of schadenfreude was in the air. But $535 million at the worldwide box office put to rest any concerns, and the once-cancelled sequel is now back on track, Brad Pitt recently told Variety.
“We’re certainly talking about it, yes,” the star said. “We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work. We gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further.”
World War Z was based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel detailing an apocalyptic war between humans and zombies. The script was written by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, and production setbacks infamously pushed the film’s release back seven months. Damon Lindelof was brought on to rewrite the third act, but without the time to finish it, Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard did the final draft.
The production troubles led to the cancellation of a sequel, despite the original vision of a trilogy. Now the talks are back on track with Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Pitt discussed the sequels while at the Toronto Film Festival, there to publicise his upcoming historical drama 12 Years A Slave.
Steve McQueen’s slavery tale is set for release October 18.
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