In news that will surprise no one who has read the book, Brad Pitt has let it slip to the LA Times that the upcoming adaptation of Max Brooks’ WORLD WAR Z is intended as the first in a trilogy. The article states the following:
For Pitt, the big sci-fi thriller also represents his strongest bid to have a big film franchise of his own, which might be viewed as the missing piece of his career jigsaw puzzle. Forster and Paramount Pictures each view 'World War Z' as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Damon's Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC's 'The Walking Dead'.
When you think of zombies you don’t necessarily think of Christmas, but that is when this film will be released this year. If you have read the book then you know that there is tons of material that could easily make for at least three films. The idea of crossing the gritty realism of the Bourne movies with the zombie genre on a global scale is an enticing one and could breathe new life into the cinematic corpse of the zombie film yet again.
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