Paramount Pictures has hired Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight to write the sequel to their zombie hit World War Z.
J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) is attached to direct the movie with Brad Pitt set to reprise his role as Gerry Lane. There are no plot details for the sequel, but like the first one, I'm sure it will be very loosely based on Max Brooks' popular novel.
Knight recently wrote and directed Tom Hardy in the movie Locke. He was also the screenwriter on the David Cronenberg film Easter Promises. The guy is way talented, so it's great that the studio was able to bring him on to write this movie. I thought the first film was great, and with Knight on board to help bring the sequel to life, it could be even better.