The writing mind behind ‘Closed Circuit’ and ‘Eastern Promises’, Steven Knight, has been tapped to write the script for the sequel to Brad Pitt’s zombie thriller, ‘World War Z’. Knight was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on ‘Dirty Pretty Things’, and won the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, as well as London Film Critics Circle for British Screenwriter of the Year.
No plot details about the sequel are currently known at this time, but Brad Pitt is set to reprise his role as Gerry Lane, the former United Nations investigator, who’s job is to find the cause and cure to the pandemic outbreak of the zombie virus. Pitt will also produce the film.
World War Z is based on the novel of the same name, and written by Max Brooks, son of the legendary Mel Brooks. The novel follows a United Nations investigator’s written account of interviews with people all over the world, and their specific encounters with the zombie outbreak.
The movie version of World War Z, earned more than $540 million worldwide, and is the highest grossing movie of Brad Pitt’s career.
Steven Knight and Brad Pitt are reportedly in talks to work together on a World War II romantic thriller.
I am beyond excited to see that WWZ is getting a sequel! I absolutely loved the book, and the movie was so overly filled with heart-pounding and intense moments that I didn’t mind so much, that it took liberties with the book.
As a self-professed zombie aficionado, anytime a zombie movie hits theaters, then I am one of the first people in line to get my ticket. When WWZ opened, I treated a good friend of mine to the movie for his birthday. About halfway through, I looked over at my bro, and realized that both he and I were holding our breath…it was that intense.
If Knight and Pitt can capture that kind of insane excitement and intensity, then the sequel to World War Z should be just as, or even more successful than the first one.
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