Despite highly publicized production woes, a bloated budget, and very mixed critical reviews, the Brad Pitt-starring World War Z still managed to pull in over half a billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts, so a sequel has never seemed totally out of the range of possibility, especially with the current Hollywood trend in making sequels for just about anything and everything.
In a new interview with THR, Pitt seems to hedge his bets on another zombie apocalypse, sharing details about a possible second WWZ film in the most obtuse way possible.
In a long interview with the publication principally focused on his work with this year’s remarkable 12 Years a Slave, Pitt sounds off with some scant, noncommittal details about a sequel. Pitt told the outlet, “We are talking about it. We are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of ideas we will cull from. Nobody is writing just yet, but we are compiling our ideas.” It’s hard to imagine anything as vague as saying “we are going to investigate a script” when one speaks about a possible project, but at least Pitt doesn’t shut down the idea wholesale.
Perhaps more notably, the article does also mention that embattled director Marc Forster will not return for a second film, a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone who followed the numerous trials of the film, including a series of reshoots that Forster himself did not head up.
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