World War Z

Netflix Losing ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Transformers’ and More in September as Epix Deal Lapses

by Britt Hayes August 30, 2015 @ 4:41 PM
If you’ve been putting off watching The Hunger Games, World War Z or the Rocky movies on Netflix, now would be the time to take advantage of them as the company’s deal with Epix is coming to an end. Netflix has opted out of renewing their contract with the premium cable service, just as they previously did with Starz. As a result, several major films will disappear from Netflix in September.

‘World War Z 2’ Will Devour Your Brains on June 9, 2017

by Jacob Hall May 22, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
For those interested in film industry inside baseball, World War Z was genuinely fascinating. The production was plagued with one disaster after another, Brad Pitt clashed with director Marc Forster, and the final 40 minutes of the film were completely scrapped, rewritten from scratch, and reshot. And yet the finished film was pretty good and a big financial success. In fact, it’s the highest grossing film of Pitt’s career so far, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s back for the sequel, which has officially landed a release date.

'World War Z' Author Max Brooks Shopping Zombie vs. Vampire Drama 'Extinction Parade'?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 5, 2013 @ 8:09 AM
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Zombies on TV have been pretty well locked down since 'The Walking Dead' became a putrid pop culture phenomenon that has since spawned its own spinoff, just as vampires had previously been covered by the likes of 'Buffy,' 'True Blood' and beyond. What better alternative than to pit the two against one another in a TV adaptation of 'World War Z' creator Max Brooks' 'The Extinction Parade'?

'World War Z' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Returning to Theaters as a Double Feature

by Jacob Hall August 28, 2013 @ 10:42 AM
Here's some good news for movie fans who missed 'World War Z' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' this summer: Paramount is re-releasing both films as a double feature this Friday, letting audiences pay one ticket cost to enjoy both films. For many people, this is simply a chance to catch both films one more time for dirt cheap, but for those interested in the business side of the film industry, this is a fascinating glance into the importance of reaching certain box office milestones.

'World War Z' is Returning to IMAX 3D

by Jacob Hall July 29, 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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Despite all of the toxic buzz that surrounded it a few months ago, 'World War Z' has been a critical and commercial success, grossing $470 million worldwide. Rather than just breathe a sigh of relief and plan the inevitable sequel, Paramount is looking to milk their zombie epic for all that it's worth. Are you ready to see Brad Pitt battle the undead in IMAX 3D, because that's the plan.

'World War Z 2' - Everything We Know About The Upcoming Sequel

by Sean O'Connell June 24, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
'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.
Against all odds, talk of 'World War Z 2' began, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming Sunday afternoon that Paramount is “reviving plans for further installments.”
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.’