Marc Forster won't direct "World War Z" sequel

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A post-apocalyptic horror thriller directed by Marc Forster and based on Max Brooks's novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War". As a zombie pandemic traverses the globe, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) travels the world trying to find a way to stop the pandemic that is defeating armies and collapsing governments as they try to prevent social collapse.
October 4th, 2013

'World War Z' director Marc Forster won't return for a sequel.

The German-Swiss filmmaker won't be at the helm of the zombie thriller's planned follow-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and star-and-producer Brad Pitt says it is still in the early stages.

He explained: ''We are talking about it. We are going to investigate a script. We have a lot of ideas we will call from. Nobody is writing just yet, but we are compiling our ideas.''

'World War Z' starred Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee who is tasked with discovering the origins of a deadly virus outbreak which threatens to wipe out the population.

The film earned high praise and has grossed $540 million worldwide, however, the big budget movie's production was hampered by delays and extensive reshoots - including the end being entirely rewritten and reshot - and a ballooning budget.

Pitt's co-star Mireille Enos, who plays his wife Karin Lane in the movie, recently confirmed she's been approached to star in a sequel.

She said: ''Right now, I don't know how deep the conversations are going. I've definitely been approached to say, 'This is a real conversation that is happening', and I'd be thrilled [to do it].''