It's safe to say that after all the negative press and flak this summer's World War Z received leading up to it hitting theaters, is now standing atop a pile of cash and laughing at the world. To date, the film has grossed over half a billion dollars (about $536 million, to be exact), and plans are underway for a sequel.
From the start, Pitt has hinted that the WWZ films would be set up as a trilogy, and he sat down with Variety during the Toronto International Film Fest to discuss the status of the World War Z sequel.
And if you don't want to sit through the 44 second long video, here's the text:
We're certainly talking about it, yeah. We have so many ideas on the table from just the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how zombie worlds work. We have so many ideas and so much information, we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from. We're going to do our best and see what we get out of it.
It's interesting that Pitt explains it in that way, because it makes it seem as if all the issues they had plaguing the first film were actually a blessing in disguise. They now have hours of unused footage, scrapped storylines that didn't quite work the first time, and design and artwork that can all be used, as well as a better understanding of what it will take to shoot the next film.
Expect to hear some news in the next few months regarding the sequel - we'll keep you updated.
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