Marc Forster won't direct World War Z sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 October 2013
Marc Forster

Marc Forster

'World War Z' director Marc Forster won't be back to direct the film's sequel, which is still in the early stages, according to Brad Pitt

'World War Z' director Marc Forster won't return for a sequel.

The German-Swiss filmmaker won't be at the helm of the zombie thriller's planned follow-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and star-and-producer Brad Pitt says it is still in the early stages.

He explained: "We are talking about it. We are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of ideas we will cull from. Nobody is writing just yet, but we are compiling our ideas."

'World War Z' starred Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee who is tasked with discovering the origins of a deadly virus outbreak which threatens to wipe out the population.

The film earned high praise and has grossed $540 million worldwide, however, the big budget movie's production was hampered by delays and extensive reshoots - including the end being entirely rewritten and reshot - and a ballooning budget.

Pitt's co-star Mireille Enos, who plays his wife Karin Lane in the movie, recently confirmed she's been approached to star in a sequel.

She said: "Right now, I don't know how deep the conversations are going. I've definitely been approached to say, 'This is a real conversation that is happening', and I'd be thrilled [to do it]."

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