Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct World War Z II
Paramount Pictures has tapped Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) to direct World War Z II, the sequel to this summer’s hit zombie thriller World War Z, based on the novel by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt will again star and produce the sequel. Earlier this year, Pitt hinted that World War Z could pave the way for a trilogy, “We have so many ideas and so much information, we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from.” To date, the film has grossed $540 million worldwide.
Release Date: TBA
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Sequel
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Screenwriter: Steven Knight
Cast: Brad Pitt
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”) will direct “World War Z II,” the sequel to Brad Pitt’s hit zombie thriller “World War Z,” based on the novel by Max Brooks. Pitt will again star and produce the sequel. To date, the film has grossed $540 million worldwide. The story revolves around former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.