Marc Forster Won’t be Back for World War Z Sequel

Marc Forster and Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z (2013) Movie Image

Despite a huge helping of negative publicity heading toward its release, Marc Forster and Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” still managed to make over $500 million worldwide, which is good enough for the film to be classified as a hit. As a result, a sequel is now in the works.

Though when Brad Pitt and his beautiful hair goes to battle the zombie menace this time around, he’ll have to do it without Forster at his side. In a THR interview with Pitt about the upcoming projects under his Plan B shingle, this popped up about the “World War Z” sequel:

Plan B also is developing a sequel to Z, which still is in its nascent stages, though director Marc Forster won’t be back. “We are talking about it,” says Pitt. “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.”

I still think they really painted themselves into a corner with the ending for the first movie. Then again, given how little the movie version of “World War Z” resembled the book by Max Brooks, I guess they can just about go in any direction they please.

How about “World War Z in Space”? I would totally see the crap out of that.

In the first movie, Brad Pitt played a former U.N. investigator who is tasked with discovering the origins of the zombie outbreak in order to save his family and the world. This takes him on a jaunt around the globe, before finally ending at a medical lab somewhere in Europe where he goes mano-a-mano with the zombies.

Then he took a sip from a Pepsi.

Brad Pitt in World War Z Drinks a Pepsi

“Ah, Pepsi. It really hits the spot after a long day of fighting zombies.”