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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...
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01.12.2016
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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...
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10.30.2015
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Marc Forster to create trilogy from Stanly Kubrick's script The Downslope

There's no question that Stanley Kubrick 's way of filmmaking brought some serious attention to his films (and still do), and while kids these days may not get a chance to experience a new Kubrick film in theaters, it looks like they're going to get the next best thing. Director Marc Forster (WORLD WAR Z, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) is developing a film trilogy based on a 1956...
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06.22.2015
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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...
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05.22.2015
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Blake Lively & Jason Clarke join Marc Forster's All I See Is You

Marc Forster has announced his next movie will be ALL I SEE IS YOU starring SAVAGES and GREEN LANTERN actress Blake Lively and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES' Jason Clarke . The WORLD WAR Z and QUANTUM OF SOLACE director penned the script for the film with Ray Donovan and Shameless writer Sean Conway, and SC International Pictures is producing the project in...
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02.27.2015
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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...
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01.20.2015
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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...
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05.28.2014
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Marc Forster to direct the adaptation of Mars-set scifi novel Red Rising

Marc Forster endured a lot of blame during the production woes on WORLD WAR Z only for the movie to end up being a box office success with $540 million worldwide gross. Regardless, Forster will not be returning for the sequel to that film, but he does have a major project coming next: the adaptation of the recently published RED RISING. If you are wondering what the heck RED RISING...
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02.07.2014
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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...
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12.10.2013
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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,...
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11.04.2013
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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...
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10.03.2013
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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...
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09.22.2013
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