[Movies] Director Found For World War Z Sequel
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.10.2013
The director of The Orphanage...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Skydance Productions have hired Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) to direct the sequel to World War Z. The first film earned $202 million domestically and $540 million worldwide. The film also had decent reviews even after the problems wth the third act that required additional shooting and rewrites.
The first film starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world to stop a zombie plague. The film ended with a camouflage against the dead being found to aid those escaping and fighting the zombies. The original ending had Pitt's family being kept with a "cold-hearted army officer" as Pitt begins to storm America to fight a zombie horde.
Bayona met with Pitt, who produced the first film through Plan B and wil lalso produce the sequel. No writers have been found at this time, but Bayona will oversee the process.