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World War Z 2 set for release on June 9, 2017

05.22.2015by: Cody Hamman

A $190 million production that famously brought in new writers during post to craft an entirely different third act which required seven weeks of additional shooting, the adaptation of Max Brook's novel WORLD WAR Z could have been a disaster for Paramount Pictures. Instead, the movie ended up bringing in over $540 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing zombie film ever.

With success like that, it's no surprise that the studio is full steam ahead on a sequel, and they've now set a release date for WORLD WAR Z 2. The movie will be reaching theatres on June 9, 2017.

Brad Pitt will be reprising the role of UN worker Gerry Lane in the sequel, which is coming from the impressive creative teaming of screenwriter Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES) and director J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE).

I found WORLD WAR Z's brand of hyper-zombies, which moved in such crazy ways that they were CG a lot of the time and had bites so infectious they could turn a person in 12 seconds, to be quite odd, but I ended up enjoying the movie more than I expected to. My favorite part was actually the reworked third act, which replaced an extended battle in Moscow with a more low-key sequence set in the halls of a laboratory in Wales.

I'm interested in seeing more of this particular zombie outbreak. Are you?

WORLD WAR Z co-star Mireille Enos

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of WORLD WAR Z?
Source: Variety

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