'World War Z' sequel in talks, according to Brad Pitt

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World War Z may be closer to getting that zequel.

“We’re certainly talking about it, yes,” Pitt told Variety at the Toronto Film Festival. “We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent just developing this thing and figuring out how zombie worlds work.”

The blockbuster adaptation of Max Brooks’s 2006 novel was famously addled with reshoots, rewrites, and a massively bloated budget. But despite bad buzz and an enormous $170+ million price tag, World War Z ultimately grossed $474 million internationally — making more Z movies a distinct possibility. (Before trouble struck, execs planned to make World War Z the first of three related films.)

Ultimately, a sequel depends on finding good zombie fodder: “We gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further,” Pitt said. See his comments in the video below.

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