World War Z Sequel Moving Forward Without Marc Forster

With a worldwide box office take in excess of $539 million for the original film, Paramount Pictures and Plan B entertainment are keen on developing a sequel to director Marc Forster’s World War Z. In an interview today with The Hollywood Reporter, producer and star Brad Pitt says that a number of ideas are currently being explored and that Forster is not planning on returning.

“We are talking about it,” Pitt says of early sequel plans. “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.”

Last month, Forster hinted to ShockTillYouDrop.com that he wasn’t necessarily keen on revisiting the zombie apocalypse.

“I like to explore different worlds,” he said. “If I haven’t done a genre, I like to challenge myself.”

The original film, now available on DVD and Blu-ray, also stars Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse and adapts Max Brooks’ bestselling novel of the same name.