Despite the troubled shoot, the overblown budget, and the seemingly closed off third act that would make a sequel difficult, Paramount is seriously exploring the feasibility of a sequel to the zombie epic “World War Z”.
That’s not a surprise – with $536 million in worldwide grosses, not to mention some of the better reviews of the Summer blockbuster season, it will end up being a nice little earner for the studio. As long as the costs can be kept controlled on a sequel, the idea of doing one makes sense.
Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival this week, actor Brad Pitt was asked about the possibility:
“We’re certainly talking about it, yes. We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work… we gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further.”
Pitt also says it’s the studio putting pressure on him to make another one, and developing a story won’t be a problem since much of Max Brooks’ book wasn’t used in the first one and so “we have so many ideas and so much information – we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from.”