World War Z Sets Itself Up for a Trilogy
Paramount's World War Z is currently in post-production, working towards a December 21 release date. The project is adapted from Max Brooks' novel, although both the studio and director Marc Forster are keen on expanding this adaptation into a trilogy. Take a look below at this excerpt from a recent profile on star Brad Pitt.
"For Pitt, the big sci-fi thriller also represents his strongest bid to have a big film franchise of his own, which might be viewed as the missing piece of his career jigsaw puzzle. Forster and Paramount Pictures each view World War Z as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Matt Damon's Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC's The Walking Dead."
This is the first we've heard about World War Z being expanded into a franchise, and it isn't known if the studio is looking at writers for the two potential sequels. Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski wrote the screenplay adaptation for World War Z, based on Max Brooks' novel. Brad Pitt stars as a United Nations employee who travels the world, interviewing survivors of the worldwide zombie infestation.