It looks as though Paramount Pictures is set to turn World War Z into a trilogy. For those of you that have read the book, this may seem odd because Max Brooks' story about the zombie war was told in only one book. Since Hollywood loves to make as much money off of a project as possible, Paramount is trying to stretch the story as far as it can.
The movie stars Brad Pitt and is being directed by Marc Forster. According to the Los Angeles Times, both Forster and Paramount Pictures view World War Z not as a one-and-done but as a full trilogy. At this time it is not known how the story would be split up. The entire trilogy could be taken from the one book and stretched out, or there could be new stories created all together. The article stated that the goal is to "have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Damon's Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC's The Walking Dead."
As we reported before, we do know that the movie is definitely taking a departure from the book, but we will have to wait for the movie to see just how big of a departure was taken. Pitt has never led a franchise though he did star as part of the ensemble cast in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's movies. I like Pitt as an actor and look forward to seeing him in a franchise.