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J.A. Bayona drops out of directing Brad Pitt's World War Z sequel

Paramount and Plan B are gearing up to start filming for WORLD WAR Z this summer, however they'll have to find a new director for the project first, as Deadline is reporting that J.A. Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE ORPHANAGE) has exited the sequel due to scheduling conflicts. The studio wants the film to head into production in time for its planned 2017 release, but Bayona is...

World War Z sequel gets back on track as it moves forward with a new writer

Given the issues which it experienced during production, it's remarkable how perfectly adequate WORLD WAR Z ended up being. The film isn't nearly as bad as some people claim, nor as good as others seem to think it is, but rather, it's a reasonably entertaining waste of two hours which offers up one or two interesting ideas as well as a handful of fun visuals. A WORLD WAR Z...

Underworld 5 and Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife begin production in Prague

Looks like Prague is the place to be as two movies have just started production there! First up is the return of Kate Beckinsale in tight leather outfits (praise be) in UNDERWORLD 5. The ten-week shoot will take place entirely in the Czech capital and some outlying areas. Theo James will return as as Selene's ally David, reprising the role he played in UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, for...

Release dates announced for World War Z & My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequels

Paramount has locked in a release date for its WORLD WAR Z sequel. The studio has announced it will be in theaters on June 9, 2017 , and it will open against the FANTASTIC FOUR sequel, although there's a good chance one of them will be moved to a different date. THE IMPOSSIBLE's J.A. Bayona will direct the film from a script by LOCKE and Peaky Blinders screenwriter...

World War Z sequel starting with a 'clean slate' says writer Steven Knight

Even though WORLD WAR Z suffered from a lot of production issues that inevitably were made public, Marc Forster ’s take on the Max Brook novel would eventually go on to box office success bringing in $540 million and securing itself a sequel. While there hasn’t been much in the way of news regarding the upcoming sequel since Steven Knight (LOCKE) signed on to write the...

Kate Beckinsale may return to the Underworld universe after all

A few months back we caught wind that Lakeshore Entertainment was keen on developing a reboot of the Underworld series , made famous by Kate Beckinsale in tight pants. While it may have seemed a little soon to go the reboot route that's all the craze these days, perhaps they felt more comfortable restarting the series with another star and not having to worry about the story the...

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

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...

The sequel to World War Z lands an Impossible director

Ready for another WORLD WAR Z flick? The hordes of the undead are on their way once more with director of THE IMPOSSIBLE and THE ORPHANAGE's J.A. Bayona . There's no word on what they have planned for the second installment in terms of plot. No writer is in place though Bayona will likely oversee the writing process as well. Those of you who read WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks...

Max Brooks' zombie vs vampire comic The Extinction Parade may be headed to television

Max Brooks wrote the great novel that served as the inspiration for WORLD WAR Z, a film that was good but not as great as it could have been. Next, he may be on his way to bringing a challenger for THE WALKING DEAD on your home television. Brooks' comic series THE EXTINCTION PARADE appears to be catching the eye of some as the next big horror series featuring not just the lurching,...

Brad Pitt still developing Black Hole with David Fincher and says Marc Forster will not direct the World War Z sequel

Brad Pitt has been as active behind the scenes as he has been starring in movies over the last few years. His Plan B production company has been behind Pitt's films like THE TREE OF LIFE, KILLING THEM SOFTLY, and WORLD WAR Z as well as the movies KICK-ASS, EAT PRAY LOVE, and the upcoming 12 YEARS A SLAVE. While discussing his producing work with The Hollywood Reporter , Pitt shared...

The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: World War Z

I love this time of year. The air is cooler. Halloween is right around the corner. And most importantly, the movies from the summer that I missed are finally coming to DVD and Blu-Ray! This week, we are going to chat about one of those movies in fact. With it's release Tuesday, we are going to chat about World War Z. In the nearly two years now that yours truly began...

Cool Videos: Honest Trailer for Brad Pitt's World War Z

Do you know what I don't understand? How people can get so butt-hurt over the Honest Trailers and the similar Everything Wrong videos. It's not like these are videos that mock serious issues that we face in the world today: they're about f*cking movies. And although I'm just as passionate about movies as the next geek, I don't take film so seriously that I feel...
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