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World War Z 2 | Regal Cinemas Columbus 12 | Thursday, 07. June 2018

Zombie movies are very much like their own undead subject matter – impossible to ****. Despite being plagued with production issues and reshoots, World War Z – based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks – made an impression with moviegoers when it hit theaters back in 2013. With such success, sequels were pretty much a given – and now it seems progress has been made towards making that a reality.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has enlisted Dennis Kelly to pen the script for the next installment of the grandiose zombie adventure. Kelly is perhaps best known for his works on the British television show Utopia. Utopia itself follows a group of people dealing with a potential apocalypse, so the opportunity to write for a devastating zombie plague seems well within Kelly’s wheelhouse. J.A Boyana is slated to direct the film, with Brad Pitt signed on to return as lead character Gerry Lane, as well as take on producing duties.

The original World War Z deviated significantly from the source novel. That being said, the upcoming sequel has reportedly always been about deviating from the story of the original. Earlier this year it was reported that the sequel would differ from the original film in a major way, and much of that had to do with the likelihood that the filmmakers would adapt more stories from the novel – which is structured as an oral history of a zombie war that has already taken place. To get a sense of just how much the original World War Z centered upon the initial impact of the zombie outbreak, check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
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  • Plot: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.