World War Z, which was directed by Marc Forster and starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations investigator trying to stop the spread of a zombie virus, had some well publicized behind-the-scenes struggles and most wrote it off as a disaster before it hit the big screen. But when the movie opened, it proved to be a big hit. Soon after, Paramount green lit a sequel, which we really haven't heard too much about. Now, writer Steve Knight (Eastern Promises; Locke) is opening up about his process on World War Z 2, and he promises something that will be decidedly different than the first movie.
Speaking with IndieWire, Steve Knight revels the simple reason why he signed onto the movie. He then makes it almost sound like a complete reboot of the first installment, which was based on Max Brooks's survival guide:
" "I thought, 'why not? What fun.' It's not quite like the other, we're starting with a clean slate. When they've signed off we're on."
While Brad Pitt is expected to return for World War Z 2, there might be something different being planned. Juan Antonio Bayona signed onto take over for Marc Forster nearly a year ago. This new report doesn't say if he is still attached. He is reportedly directing A Monster Calls before he takes on this sequel, which should begin filming before year's end. We'll have to wait for official world from Paramount on that. What do you think? Should World War Z 2 just be a complete reboot with or without Brad Pitt?