The upcoming World War Z sequel has found its writer in Steven Knight. The film seems to be moving forward pretty quickly as it already has a direct in Juan Antonio Bayona. The film series is based on the novel by Max Brooks.
Knight is most known for his work on Eastern Promises and Locke.
Last Summer World War Z ended up grossing $202 million domestically and $540 million worldwide. It starred Brad Pitt who also served as producer via his company Plan B.
The plot (almost completely different from the book it is “based” on) followed Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world as he tries to stop a zombie plague, all the while trying to communicate with his family.
Details about the sequel have not been announced and are reportedly being kept under wraps. It will be produced by Pitt’s Plan B. Let’s hope the sequel focuses more on some the stories Brooks wrote in the novel and less about Pitt running around in third world countries and forgetting to turn off his cell phone ringer when in tense zombie situations.