'World War Z' Sequel Gets a Director

Posted 8:28 PM December 10th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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After a $540 million plus take at the global box office, World War Z is moving forward with the obligatory sequel.

The Orphanage's helmer J.A. Bayona has been tapped to direct the World War Z 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Looks like he's responsible for developing the story for the sequel since he's overseeing the writing of the script. No writer is currently attached, so that's the next hire.

While World War Z is adapted from Max Brooks' novel, the sequel will be an original creation built upon first movie. Producer/star Brad Pitt is not worried though.

"We have a lot of ideas we will cull from," Pitt said in a previous interview.

The first movie holds the distinction as the most expensive zombie movie ever made, with a rumored budget of over $200 million. No word if Pitt will return to star in the sequel.

Bayona has also directed Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in 2012's critically acclaimed tsunami movie The Impossible.

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