Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2015
New Trailer For MotoGP Doc Hitting The Apex
Feast your ears on Brad Pitt's voiceover
Will Poulter & Keith Stanfield Sign Up For War Machine
Joining Brad Pitt's Netflix satire
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Brad Pitt Talks World War Z Sequels
The Zack will rise again

09 September 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

brad pitt world war z sequel

Perhaps the biggest problem for World War Z's sequel is what to call it. World War Z 2? World War Zour? World War Z: Zed's Dead? Then there's possibilty of the threequel's name being World War Z 3, which doesn't even bear thinking about. And yet, it is under consideration, as Brad Pitt revealed to the press at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

“We’re certainly talking about it, yes,” he told Variety. “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.”

Very loosely based on Max "Son of Mel" Brooks' apocalyptic zombie novel World War Z, the Marc Forster movie cost nearly $200 million to make - thanks, in part, to lengthy third act reshoots that led many to believe it would be a cast-iron clanger on release - but has so far made $533 million at the worldwide box office.

This makes it Brad Pitt's highest grossing movie, and a big win for production company Plan B, which also happens to be run by Pitt. The actor is in Toronto for 12 Years A Slave, the latest film from Steve Mc Queen which is already getting rapturous reviews and which hits UK screens on January 24. He also has Ridley Scott's The Counsellor coming up.

Since the first  World War Z film jettisoned much of the original book's material, including, most tantalisingly, zombies walking across the ocean floor, there's still much to look forward to should the sequel officially start production. In the meantime, have a listen to our fascinating Max Brooks Empire Podcast interview below, and be sure to subscribe to it via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed.


So what should they call it?
World War Zwo
World War Z: Zack's Back
World War O (to be followed by World Wars M, B, I & E
World War Z For Zachariah - well, it has about as much to do with that book.
  View results without voting


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Rockstar Games On Why Grand Theft Auto: The Movie Will Never Happen
'It's much easier to imagine GTA as a TV series...'
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Easy World War Z World War ZZ World War ZZZ More

Posted by Mr.Beak at 16:26 on 03 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: galvatron Didn't they cure the plague? ope, just "camouflaged" against it by infecting themselves with other diseases. The zombies only went for people who weren't afflicted with a disease, making them invisible More

Posted by V.E.N.O.M at 12:25 on 10 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Didn't they cure the plague? More

Posted by galvatron at 17:36 on 09 September 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)