Juan Antonio Bayona, who directed Guillermo del Toro’s The Orphanage, has signed a deal to direct the sequel to Paramount and Skydance Productions’ World War Z, Heat Vision reports.
Z, based on the novel by Max Brooks, was one the summer’s surprise hits, grossing $202 million domestically and $540 million worldwide for the studio and Skydance. What was even more impressive was the movie’s solid reviews in the face of well-documented problems with the third act that necessitated complicated and costly rewrites and reshoots.
Z starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world as he and a dwindling team try to stop a zombie plague, all the while trying to communicate with his family.
Spoiler warning as the movie, helmed by Marc Forster, ended with a cure found and him reunited with his family. The original ending, however, was more sequel-ready, putting his wife in the hands of a cold-hearted army officer and Pitt storming the shores of America, cutting through a zombie horde as his reunification journey really begins.
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