Paramount Pictures is planning a potential trilogy of World War Z films.
The film adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z is headed to theaters later this year on December 21, and even though the date strategically links the film's zombie apocalypse to the highly-publicized real world end date of the Mayan calendar, director Marc Forster already has an eye to the future. As reported by ComingSoon.com, the film's leading man, Brad Pitt, told the Los Angeles Times that Paramount Pictures is planning a potential trilogy of World War Z films. The story for the first film revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. The supporting cast includes Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse and arrives from screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.