Paramount Pictures has finally revealed that World War Z is getting a sequel and it is set to start production next summer. Screenrant confirms that producer Dede Gardner stated in an interview with Variety that, not only will the sequel to World War Z begin production in June, but Brad Pitt will also be reprising his role as Gerry Lane from the original film.
World War Z is a zombie horror film that was released in 2013. Although it was not a direct adaption of Max Brooks’ 2006 novel of the same name, World War Z does follow the narrative of a United Nations employee, Gerry Lane. Instead of hearing the narrator recount the stories of several experiences of the fall of humanity during a zombie apocalypse as in the novel, the film focuses on one character and follows his journey navigating through the zombie uprising.
Joining Pitt this time around will be director David Fincher (Mindhunter), producer Jeremy Kleiner and writer Denis Kelly. The trio hope to make a sequel that is comparable in success to the first film which grossed $540 million on a meager $190 million budget. Although the sequel has been passed around in hushed whispers over the last five years, everyone is hoping that production will begin as promised without a hitch.