World War Z 2
If you had brought up the idea of a 'World War Z 2' to Brad Pitt and Paramount Pictures just about six months ago, they may have laughed you out of the room. The zombie movie had a famously difficult production with costly reshoots leaving many Hollywood insiders thinking 'World War Z' was going to be a massive failure. But then the film hit theaters, it turned out to be a pretty good movie and the movie has made over $200 million to date. So, who's laughing now? Certainly not Brad Pitt who says they have "so many ideas" when it comes to prepping the inevitable 'World War Z 2.'
'World War Z 2'? What a difference a weekend can make.
Before this weekend, Marc Forster’s ‘World War Z’ was widely categorized as “Brad Pitt’s troubled zombie project.” Numerous publicized reports documented the contentious relationships between the star and his director. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof went on record to talk about a rewritten ending, which led to costly reshoots.
But a funny thing happened when ‘World War Z’ actually opened. Critics and audiences embraced the film, powering the apocalyptic zombie thriller to an impressive $66 million domestic opening weekend, and a worldwide total of $111.8 million with plenty more international markets still to come.
That’s good news for fans of Pitt, this movie, and Max Brooks’ original source material, which seems to be where the studio will start when developing the next movie(s). Here’s what we know so far about ‘World War Z 2.’