The first installment of the expected ‘franchise’ of World War Z made just over $540 million worldwide. With that kind of money coming in you can bet that Paramount Pictures has World War Z: 2 high on its priority list.
It didn’t take long to pin-down a director for the project either, the company confirmed today that the director of “The Impossible” and “The Orphanage,” Juan Antonio Bayona, has agreed to spearhead the next installment. Also coming back (expectedly after financial negations go through) is Brad Pitt, who will take on starring and producing the film.
As for who will write the sequel, that remains to be seen. Pitt will most likely pick-up where he left off, as a U.N. worker saving the world from an ‘outbreak’ that turns the population into incredibly fast, horribly ferocious zombies.