After World War Z ended up being a bigger hit than most had expected (especially considering the production troubles the film faced), Paramount quickly announced a sequel. However it’s coming together fairly slowly, but not it’s been announced that Steven Knight will write the screenplay, according to Variety.
Brad Pitt is set to reprise his role as United Nations employee Gerry Lane who is helping to sort things out after a terrible zombie virus has infected much of the populace. Juan Antonio Bayona, best known for The Impossible and The Orphanage, will direct.
At the moment no plot details are known.
Steven Knight is best known for writing Eastern Promises, as well as directing the recent Tom Hardy movie Locke.
2013’s World War Z grossed $540 million at the global box office, and is currently Brad Pitt’s highest grossing movie ever.