David Fincher isn't really known for cranking out sequels to existing franchises (Alien 3, notwithstanding). And Brad Pitt's generally immune to sequels, as well (the Ocean's franchise, notwithstanding). But when the two of them agree to do a sequel together? We sit up and take notice.
Jun 22, 2017
David Fincher Is Definitely On Board To Direct World War Z 2
After being mysteriouly yanked off of the 2017 release schedule, World War Z 2 seems to be in a difficult place. Some new updates are trying to set the record straight, and we've got the details for you inside.
Mar 22, 2017
What’s Really Happening With World War Z 2, According To The Producer
The first World War Z film had a difficult time getting through its production, but eventually created a pretty good movie. The sequel has had some difficulty just getting off the ground, but now it looks like it may be close to taking a big step.
Movies are weird. The movies themselves are entertainment. They’re artistic creations designed by people with stories to tell and messages to convey. However, you only get to tell that story if a business believes that enough people will pay enough money to see you tell it.
Feb 19, 2016
The Painfully Obvious Lesson World War Z Should Teach Hollywood
The zombie outbreak film World War Z had more than it’s share of problems. We already know about changes to the film’s ending that resulted in major reshoots and delays. Now we learn on an issue so bad that one person left the film entirely.
Feb 04, 2016
Someone Important Fought To Keep Their Name Off Of World War Z, Here's Why
A World War Z sequel has been in the pipeline for quite some time, but now the man who has been tasked with scribing the film, Steven Knight, has provided an update on it. He’s not only revealed that he’s just finished up writing his first draft of the screenplay, but also the key elements that he loved so much about the original.
Aug 25, 2015
World War Z 2 Writer On What He Liked About The First Movie
World War Z is destined to be one of those textbook examples of a film that somehow found an audience when the world said there was none. Hollywood loves examples like that, especially when they're running low on franchises to add to their stable of theatrical printing presses. With Paramount hurting for all of the post merger Marvel money they're losing out on, a viable franchise like World War Z is hard to come by. Which means, it's time to hire a new writer and get cracking!
Thanks to the epically troubled production process behind World War Z, it was a surprise to few when it was revealed back in October that director Marc Foster would not be returning for the announced sequel. Of course, that announcement made everyone wonder who would be hired as the filmmaker in charge of the production
So with Forster out, who should Pitt get to replace him? The director has an excellent working relationship with David Fincher. Or how about The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, or someone from that show? Darabont also directed one of the most underrated horror films from recent years, the reboot of The Mist.
Oct 03, 2013
Marc Forster Won't Be Back For The World War Z Sequel
The home entertainment release of the fast-paced summer flick features some fun bonus features, but the star of the set is the movie itself, which amps up suspense through scenes like the one we are debuting today, that shows what happens when a zombie is introduced into a small space.
Sep 25, 2013
Exclusive World War Z Blu-ray Clip Features Zombies In Tight Spaces
Apparently ready to let bygones to be bygones, Forster also gets into detail on the film's actual ending, when Brad Pitt's character Gerry gets up close and personal with a zombie in the abandoned wing of the WHO headquarters in Wales
Sep 17, 2013
Why You'll Never See World War Z's Original Ending
World War Z is a fine summer movie that doesn’t give audiences one moment to unclench their fists or catch their breaths during the tenure of the film, but it's not the only thing out this week, as TV reigns supreme.
Sep 17, 2013
This Week In Home Entertainment: World War Z, Grimm, Bates Motel And More
While not a beloved summer family film, Brad Pitt’s latest vehicle, World War Z earned a fresh rating and did quite well at the box office, pulling in more than $474 million worldwide. These facts won’t tell you whether or not the flick is to your liking, but if you already are pumped up about World War Z’s Blu-ray and DVD release, you'll get your chance.
Aug 03, 2013
World War Z Will Infect Blu-ray And DVD In September
IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced in a release that Brad Pitt’s global zombie apocalypse thriller has been digitally re-mastered into the IMAX 3D format, and will be released into select IMAX theaters domestically for a one-week engagement beginning Aug. 2.
Jul 30, 2013
Brad Pitt's World War Z Heading To 3D IMAX For A Limited Engagement
We're almost halfway through July-- I know, right?-- and just past the midway point of the year, which means that we're also almost done with summer movie season. The blockbusters are petering out, the dregs of summer are appearing on the horizon (sorry, R.I.P.D.) and the really great movies of fall feel so far away. So why not take this moment to look back over the year so far, and pick out the movies that we actually did love?
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Jul 12, 2013
Pixar appeared to have yet another hit on its hands Thursday when early previews had some forecasters predicting opening totals between $65 million and $70 million for Monsters University. The sequel to Monsters Inc. actually came in at number one with $82 million, handing the studio its second highest opening weekend behind Toy Story 3's $110 million debut three years ago.
Jun 23, 2013
Weekend Box Office: Monsters University Is Top Of The Class Over World War Z
World War Z made an estimated $111.8 million worldwide this weekend, a remarkably strong debut for a non-sequel, decidedly non-family movie not based on a familiar property (Max Brooks's novel is great, but not exactly household name). Confident all over again, Paramount has told THR that they will now be actively developing a sequel, though the original plans for a trilogy seem to have at least been sharply altered back when the ending was changed
Can Brad Pitt save the world from a zombie apocalypse if he can't even save his own movie's troubled production?We're here to find out as we review this weekend's latest attempted blockbuster, World War Z, with Fangoria's Sam Zimmerman brought in as an expert witness. All that plus a little discussion of Monsters University and your answers to our lightning round question about animated prequels you actually want to see
Jun 21, 2013
Operation Kino 119 Review: World War Z Eats Our Brains
As a big-budget, summer blockbuster zombie movie, World War Z had pretty much no choice but to go with a PG-13 rating, which makes it by far the most bloodless zombie movie of recent movie. Because it's such a big movie, with more scenes of zombie hordes overrunning a city than close-up moments of zombie destruction, it gets away with it… to a certain point. Can a PG-13 movie really be a zombie movie, or do you need the blood to even understand the story?
Is that extra cost for the 3D worth it? That's what we're here to answer in the latest installment of To 3D or not to 3D, in which we break down World War Z's 3D effects into individual parts and help you decide which ticket to buy. Before you head to the movies this weekend, check out our guide, and vote in the poll to let us know how you to decide to see it.
Jun 20, 2013
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right World War Z Ticket
HuffPo confirms, “Everything starting with [Pitt’s character Gerry] Lane entering the aircraft, including every incident on the flight, was written by Goddard and Lindelof.” The rewrites also get credit for a completely different ending, which builds more suspense than a digital Russian battle likely would have generated.
Jun 19, 2013
Find Out Exactly Which Parts Of World War Z Were Rescued By Damon Lindelof And Drew Goddard
Today is the day to put all of your daddy issues aside and celebrate the guy who was half responsible for bringing you into this world. In honor of those fathers out there we’ve got zombies taking over the world and monsters heading off to college
Jun 16, 2013
This Rotten Week: Predicting World War Z and Monsters University Reviews
Since World War Z doesn't open until Friday, June 21, that's a two-day head start on the crowds for the really enthusiastic World War Z fans. What seems to be the real selling point, though, is the digital copy, which could be available sooner than the DVD street date and would provide what most of us really want when we go see a movie we like-- the ability to own the movie yourself as soon as possible
Look around your theater when you eventually check out Marc Forster’s World War Z later this month. There’s a very good chance Brad Pitt might be lingering near the entranceway or the exit, ready to introduce the film or answer fan inquiries during a post-screening Q-and-A.
Jun 04, 2013
Brad Pitt Surprises Yet Another World War Z Preview Audience