Despite initial negative criticism over rewrites, budget issues and pacing problems within the third act, Marx Foster‘s zombie apocalypse flick World War Z starring Brad Pitt, went on to make $540 million at the worldwide box office and bagged itself a sequel. Adapted from the Max Brooks novel of the same name, there was a lot of source material that the book fans were disappointed not to find in the movie. Now that Locke director Steven Knight who penned the script, is finally talking about the sequel project, what does this mean for the plot detail and will fans find any solace from their lost details within the first film?
While talking to Indiewire, Knight had this to say about the writing process of the World War Z sequel; “I thought, ‘why not? What fun’. It’s not quite like the other, we’re starting with a clean slate. When they’ve signed off we’re on”. Sadly, that’s where the sequel news ends but that’s better than nothing! With the whole ‘clean slate’ idea sounding pretty promising, I’m really excited for another zombie flick! I actually really enjoyed World War Z and felt that the level of tension was pretty bang on, so I’m hoping that will continue with the sequel too! For now, we’ll wait with baited breath for Knight to give us another sliver of detail.