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'World War Z' Sequel is Coming Soon

'World War Z' sequel is coming soon to theaters.

According to reports, 'World War Z' will hit theaters four years later in 2017. 'World War Z' sequel has a confirmed release date with Brad Pitt's production company, 'Plan B'. The movie will be directed by Jaun Antonio Bayona ('The Impossible') and written by Steven Knight. In June 2006, Paramount Studios secured the film rights for World War Z for Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B Entertainment, to produce. The screenplay was written by J. Michael Straczynski, with Marc Forster directing and Pitt starring as the main character, UN employee Gerry Lane. Despite being the draft that got the film green-lit, Straczynski's script was tossed aside, so that production, which was to begin at the start of 2009, was delayed while the script was completely re-written byMatthew Michael Carnahan to set the film in the present, leaving behind much of the book's premise to make it more of an action film. In a 2012 interview, Brooks claimed the film now had nothing in common with the novel other than the title. Filming commenced mid-2011, and the film was released in June 2013. The film received positive reviews as a realistic revival of the zombie genre, but received certain criticism for the anti-climax and outdated CGI. Regardless, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million against a production budget of $190 million, becoming the highest-grossing zombie film of all time. A sequel was announced shortly after the film's release. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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