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'Locke' Writer/Director Steven Knight To Pen 'World War Z' Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 28, 2014 6:38 PM
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World War Z, Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos
While “World War Z” is now viewed as the modern-day runaway film project and all that implies of ego—hubris, irresponsibility and whatnot—the project began with the best of intentions. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Pictures, the same company that developed and won a Best Picture Oscar for “12 Years A Slave,” wanted to try to create their own franchise. Pitt, a producer/actor with diverse taste, wanted a movie his boys could enjoy when they grew up. They hired a respected and eclectic filmmaker Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner,” “Monster’s Ball”) and talented writers—Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof—but the project went south on them regardless when they realized the tone and rhythm of an action movie is much more complicated than they realized.

'World War Z' Sequel Digs Up A Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 6:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments
World War Z, Brad Pitt
Say whatever you want about the troubled post-production, reshoots and turmoil, the bottom line is this: "World War Z" was much better than it had any right to be under those circumstances, and moreover, it's Brad Pitt's highest-grossing film of his career. End of discussion. And not only was a sequel inevitable, it now has a director.

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