Last year, Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos hit the ground running, quite literally, in the zombie apocalypse thriller World War Z. Not long after the film’s release, and subsequent Box Office success, there was talk of a follow up to the film. Now, it would seem that there have been some moves made that bring this closer to being a reality.
Variety is reporting that screenwriter Steven Knight, who is responsible for films like Locke and Eastern Promises, is set to write the script for what is now being known as World War Z 2.
It was previously announced that director J.A. Bayona would helm the project for Paramount Pictures. Bayona is no stranger to this type of film.
Bayona directed the creepy film The Orphanage back in 2007, and has more recently directed two episodes of the new Showtime Original Series Penny Dreadful.
According to Variety, Brad Pitt will be reprising his role as Gerry Lane from the original film. Unfortunately, there is really no other information available regarding any potential cast members to join Pitt in the film.
Pitt is also serving as a producer on the film along with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
As the film is still in the very early stages of development, there is no release date on the books right now; however, as you know, things can change in the blink of an eye in Hollywood. We will keep you up to date on any new information that becomes available regarding the production.
What do you think of the prospect of a follow up to 2007’s World War Z? Do you think Steven Knight is the man for the job when it comes to penning the perfect script? Who else would you like to see attached to the film? Let us know what you think in the comments below.