“Locke” helmer tapped to pen Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” sequel

“Locke” helmer tapped to pen Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” sequel

PanARMENIAN.Net - Oscar-nominated scribe Steven Knight has been tapped to write Paramount and Skydance’s sequel to “World War Z”, sources confirm, according to Variety.

J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct the zombie sequel, with Brad Pitt returning in the starring role.

Plot details are unknown, but the film is expected to continue the story of Max Brooks’ popular novel.

Pitt will produce the apocalyptic tentpole alongside Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.

The hiring of Knight comes weeks after it was announced that Pitt was in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller, also written by Knight. That project does not have a distributor.

“World War Z,” directed by Marc Forster, earned more than $540 million worldwide in 2013 and is the highest-grossing film of Pitt’s career.

Knight most recently helmed Tom Hardy in “Locke” and was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for “Dirty Pretty Things.”

 Top stories
Hejinian was born in Aleppo to parents who survived the genocide. At the age of 19, he went to Armenia to study art.
Artur Babajanyan received his training at the Armenian National Ballet School of Yerevan and at the Tanz Academy of Zurich.
“My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude,” Burberry’s chief executive officer says.
“I have a feeling the society is open to talking about this now. It's not as much of a taboo,” Fatih Akin said.
Partner news