Next Christmas it’s going to be all about the zombies, with Brad Pitt taking on a big budget brood of the undead in World War Z. The film is currently in post-production, but it seems Paramount and director Marc Foster are already keen to turn the adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel into a trilogy.
The LA Times says, ‘For Pitt, the big sci-fi thriller also represents his strongest bid to have a big film franchise of his own, which might be viewed as the missing piece of his career jigsaw puzzle. Forster and Paramount Pictures each view World War Z as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC’s The Walking Dead.’
This is the first we’ve heard about World War Z being expanded into a franchise, and it isn’t known how far ahead plans are for parts two and three, or if it’s just something loosely planned that they’ll look properly at if the first film becomes a hit. In the film, Brad Pitt stars as a United Nations employee who travels the world, interviewing survivors of a worldwide zombie infestation. It’ll be in cinemas in December 21st.
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