Marc Forster’s World War Z had a very troubled production, but I believe everyone was very surprised, and very pleased, that the finished product actually turned out to be very good indeed. Produced by, and starring Brad Pitt, World War Z smashed box office expectations, and went on to gross over $500 million worldwide for Paramount. The film also became Pitt’s biggest film ever.
Naturally, after the films massive opening weekend in the US ($66.5 million), Paramount quickly started talking about a sequel (the film was originally intended as a trilogy) but since then things have gone quiet. However, promoting his new film, Twelve Years A Slave (directed by Steve McQueen) at the Toronto International Film Festival, Variety asked Pitt about the World War Z sequel.
“We’re certainly talking about it, yeah,” said Pitt. “We have so many ideas on the table from just the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how zombie worlds work. We have so many ideas and so much information, we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from. We’re going to do our best and see what we get out of it.”
Mireille Enos, who starred in World War Z as Pitt’s wife, was also at TIFF promoting her new film Devil’s Knot. She said she’s 100% onboard for the sequel, telling Variety “We’ll wait and see how the script turns out but yes, I’d love to come back.”