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Steven Knight set to pen World War Z sequel starring Brad Pitt

05.28.2014

Take a knee everyone; here is a much needed update with the planned WORLD WAR Z sequel. The last update we had for you was that J.A. Bayona was attached to direct; now we know that Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the script. Brad Pitt returns for a story that is still under wraps, but if you have seen the first film or read the Max Brooks novel, you could assume it will continue from them.

Coincidentally it was almost two months ago we told you that Pitt may star in a World War II-era film also written by Knight. Knight's latest gig was serving as both the writer and director on LOCKE starring Tom Hardy. I didn't get a chance to catch it yet but have heard nothing but amazing things. What say you guys?

We will keep posted on any WORLD WAR Z sequel news; in the meantime here’s the trailer for the first flick because it's awesome.

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Extra Tidbit: WWZ reunited Brad Pitt with David Morse from Twelve Monkeys although they didn't share a scene together.
Source: Variety

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2:55AM on 05/30/2014
I enjoyed the first film, but it wasn't great. I wonder how they will make a sequel with the fact that the infected won't go after diseased people? Once every person on the planet injects themselves with the flu or something it's all over for the infected. Hopefully they didn't paint themselves into a corner.
I enjoyed the first film, but it wasn't great. I wonder how they will make a sequel with the fact that the infected won't go after diseased people? Once every person on the planet injects themselves with the flu or something it's all over for the infected. Hopefully they didn't paint themselves into a corner.
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4:30PM on 05/29/2014
I really disliked the first film. Not because of what it was but of what it could have been. It had great potential, but lazy script writing and very very VERY bad CGI ruined it. Brad Pitt was awesome though. But that stupid plot twist that the zombies don't like diseased people...where did this even come from? Did they just pull it out of their asses?

A proper sequel should follow the book more closely. They can definitely pull it off. First movie takes place during the war (like a prequel
I really disliked the first film. Not because of what it was but of what it could have been. It had great potential, but lazy script writing and very very VERY bad CGI ruined it. Brad Pitt was awesome though. But that stupid plot twist that the zombies don't like diseased people...where did this even come from? Did they just pull it out of their asses?

A proper sequel should follow the book more closely. They can definitely pull it off. First movie takes place during the war (like a prequel to the book). 2nd movie takes place after the war, and accounts the stories of survivors. Done. Do that. Please. I beg you.
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11:39AM on 05/29/2014

On a movie level, without the book, it still sucked ass

I read the book and thought it was ok... I actually love the survival guide a lot more. But I judge the movie on its own merit, it just happens to share the name of the book and nothing more so you can't really compare the two. So with that said, I must say I just hated the movie. It was stupid, it was horribly directed, the CGI was the worst I have seen in ages and the over all story was just crap. It was just not a good movie and it doesn't need a sequel to bastardize the zombie genre more.
I read the book and thought it was ok... I actually love the survival guide a lot more. But I judge the movie on its own merit, it just happens to share the name of the book and nothing more so you can't really compare the two. So with that said, I must say I just hated the movie. It was stupid, it was horribly directed, the CGI was the worst I have seen in ages and the over all story was just crap. It was just not a good movie and it doesn't need a sequel to bastardize the zombie genre more.
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9:44AM on 05/29/2014

Luckily

I saw the movie BEFORE I read the book. And I'm glad I did it in that order otherwise I'da been pissed...

I don't care whow they get to direct/star until they can do the actual story justice...

Personally I think you could make a great TV series based on the book, with each episode being a different chapter...
I saw the movie BEFORE I read the book. And I'm glad I did it in that order otherwise I'da been pissed...

I don't care whow they get to direct/star until they can do the actual story justice...

Personally I think you could make a great TV series based on the book, with each episode being a different chapter...
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12:35AM on 05/29/2014

Good news

1st film was great when you take into account of the production problems during production which caused Pitt to go into the editing room where they were able to fix the movie. Not a surprised they picked a new director.
1st film was great when you take into account of the production problems during production which caused Pitt to go into the editing room where they were able to fix the movie. Not a surprised they picked a new director.
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9:51PM on 05/28/2014
A bastardization of a great book.
A bastardization of a great book.
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9:18PM on 05/28/2014

WWZ wasn't bad

but that's all.
it wasn't good. let's not be those guys who turn "not as bad as i expected it to be" into "it was good" in retrospect.
but that's all.
it wasn't good. let's not be those guys who turn "not as bad as i expected it to be" into "it was good" in retrospect.
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9:39PM on 05/28/2014
It was good in spots. Unfortunately it was equally as bad in spots, so it's kind of a wash.

The Israel portion was awesome.....right up to the point where you realize nobody was watching the the other side of the wall (you know, where the murderous zombies were), and they had no guns, bombs, or napalm ready in case of a wall breach. They actually (for the first time in film history) acted like we wanted them to act (i.e. smart), then it was all undone by the need to move the plot along and
It was good in spots. Unfortunately it was equally as bad in spots, so it's kind of a wash.

The Israel portion was awesome.....right up to the point where you realize nobody was watching the the other side of the wall (you know, where the murderous zombies were), and they had no guns, bombs, or napalm ready in case of a wall breach. They actually (for the first time in film history) acted like we wanted them to act (i.e. smart), then it was all undone by the need to move the plot along and get Pitt a travel companion.
8:47PM on 05/28/2014
Was surprised the first film wasn't an utter train wreck, but there are so many really clever ideas from the book which I hope get incorporated into the sequel. Give us some Quislings!
Was surprised the first film wasn't an utter train wreck, but there are so many really clever ideas from the book which I hope get incorporated into the sequel. Give us some Quislings!
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8:36PM on 05/28/2014
Enjoyed the first film immensely and thought it was much better then all the reports made it out to be, before the film came out.

Looking forward to the sequel and to see where else they take Pitt's character and story.
Enjoyed the first film immensely and thought it was much better then all the reports made it out to be, before the film came out.

Looking forward to the sequel and to see where else they take Pitt's character and story.
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