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Sequel to World War Z announced

Follow-up to the troubled Brad Pitt zombie apocalypse actioner

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Sequel to World War Z announced

Brad Pitt returns to star and co-produce the sequel to World War Z

Despite a famously troubled production, World War Z received fairly positive reviews and brought in healthy box office takings in 2013, topping $540 million. So it's no surprise to find a sequel is in the works.

Scheduled for release in 2017, the untitled film (hopefully not the unwieldy World War Z II) is to be written by Briton Steven Knight with World War Z novelist Max (son of Mel) Brooks attached as co-writer. JA Bayona, Spanish director of The Orphanage and The Impossible has been hired to direct, with Brad Pitt returning to star and co-produce.

The original film (directed by Quantum of Solace's Marc Forster) followed a UN employee trying to save the world from a zombie pandemic. It presciently featured a cameo from pre-Doctor Who Peter Capaldi credited as 'WHO (World Health Organisation) Doctor'.

Parts of the original film wereshot in Glasgow, doubling for a post-apocalyptic Philadelphia thanks to its similar architecture and street plan.

World War Z will be released on 9 June 2017.

World War Z II

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Written by: Steven Knight, Max Brooks
  • Cast: Brad Pitt

As yet untitled sequel to the 2013 zombie film World War Z with Brad Pitt in the title role.

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