Brad Pitt Officially Starring In ‘World War Z’

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Variety reports Wednesday evening that Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the sequel to Paramount Picture’s sequel of World War Z.

The Orphanage” and “Penny Dreadful’s” J.A. Bayona is still attached to direct with Brad Pitt, pictured, officially attached to star in the zombie sequel, which has its plot details kept under wraps.

While the first movie wasn’t perfect (read my review), it was such a treat for us horror fans to see the zombie subgenre done in such a massive scope. If anything, it was disappointing to see the final act confine itself to an empty hospital. I’m really hoping they take things to an entirely new level with the sequel.

Pitt will produce along with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.

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  • Trixxxster

    Hey Brad, check that title. Pitt starring in “World War Z” is pretty old news at this point.

    • J Jett

      Trixxxster, totally! lol. when i first read this article’s title i thought the site made a mistake and posted VERY old news about the first film.

  • ChildoftheKoRn

    I honestly didn’t mind the ending sequence. I kept hearing that the end got slow, but thats only if your just looking for non-stop action. I found they kept it interesting enough via the theory and the conflict that came from it. Not to mention there were still plenty of the infected to keep the thrill to a decent level.

    Personally I want them to elaborate on the camo and focus on the fight to take back the world. Was awesome seeing a bunch of people wielding makeshift melee weapons and run into battle!

    • J Jett

      ChildoftheKoRn, i agree word for word 100%. i actually REALLY liked the last act in the film (the “slow” part). i loved the big action/attack sequences but it was when they got to the W.H.O building that the movie went from action horror to just HORROR. the W.H.O parts are the most “horror” parts of the whole film. also i appreciate that instead of starting out big (the Philadelphia sequence), then getting bigger (the Jerusalem wall sequence & the airplane sequence) and then getting HUGE for the last part of the movie, they went the smaller/more intimate horror route. that took guts IMO (no pun intended). lol.

  • BlazinGun5024

    I still haven’t seen the first one. I have read the book and fucking loved it.

  • J Jett

    awesome to hear movement with this sequel. i love the first film a lot (the unrated cut is most definitely the version to watch/have!). can’t wait to see what’s in store for WWZ2. the film is in very good hands with J.A. Bayona.

  • Trixxxster

    I admittedly haven’t seen the 1st film, but does it have any other connection to the book than zombies overrunning the world?

    • J Jett

      Trixxxster, i’ve only read parts of the book (the Yonkers part would have been incredible to see in a live action film!) but the movie, which i do love, is a WWZ film in name only. just watch the movie but convince yourself it’s the third 28 DAYS/WEEKS LATER movie. if you (or anyone who hasn’t seen it) can do that you have a better chance of liking the film and not being bummed it’s virtually nothing/very little like the book. the movie is ACTION/horror. whereas the book was HORROR/horror. oh, and definitely watch the unrated cut. it’s more violent and more intense. :)

  • Jake

    I loved the first one.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    The first one was the biggest gift a horror fan could have ever received, and I think many of them took it for granted. You get Brad Pitt in a zombie movie on a GLOBAL SCALE! That shit is surreal to say the least! I never thought in my life I’d see a $150 million dollar budgeted horror film.

    Now you guys have a second chance to appreciate one. Here’s to a fantastic, successful sequel!

    • Weresmurf

      A watered down, sterilised, cliche ridden, boring, neutered version of an incredible book is ‘the best gift a horror fan can receive’? Are you kidding me? Wow. If we’re going to receive more gifts like that, fucking cancel Christmas right now mate.

  • ohitsmerenz

    I loved the 1st one. Watched it four times haha. I’m currently reading the book (well, rereading, since i haven’t finished it before the movie.) and i’m also loving it. I hope this turns out to be an anthology.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I really loved the first one. I wasn’t expecting much before seeing it, but I was pleasantly surprised after watching it.

  • Troy Saling

    First one was awesome -bringing new fans into the horror genre –always a treat mothu fucka

  • Mr.Mirage

    Dear Brad (cuz I know you hang out on these boards), kill the movie. Kill it. Stop. Get Ken Burns. Go to HBO. Let each chapter of the book be a one hour episode. We will watch it, promise. (I will buy it, promise.)

  • http://doomas10 doomas10

    I loved WWZ – the massive scope was done particularly well and it would be awesome to be able to see the infection spreading through the chaotic scenes on many locations! One complaint though is that they should make it more horror-oriented or a bit more bloody rather than PG-13. Build up tension and terror factor. I am watching the sequel!

    • J Jett

      doomas10, check out the unrated cut. it”s not necessarily more bloody/gory but it IS bit more violent and much more intense!

      • http://doomas10 doomas10

        Yeah I have seen it – I bought the glorious blu ray and some scenes should have not been cut ^_^

  • Phil Blank

    I didn’t even bother with the first one!

    • J Jett

      Phil thanks for letting us know. we were wondering if Phil Blank bothered with the first one.

  • Jai Jessimy

    The book was incredible. I’m glad i read it before this lame ass movie came out. The book should have been a series. there were so many little stories in there that would have been awesome to translate on the small screen. but i guess that idea is doa