WORLD WAR Z Director Not Returning For Sequel


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World War Z may have had to overcome bad press to become a box office hit, but it couldn't stop a key member from getting booted off the sequel. It's no secret that production on World War Z was plagued with problems. From budget issues, to production delays and reshoots. They even had to bring on Damon Lindeloff to help rewrite the third act. The film was supposed to release last December, but all the problems forced the studio to delay the release to this past June. Despite all these issues though, the film received mostly positive reviews and went on to make around $540 million at the worldwide box office. Of course being a success means we will be seeing a sequel and in a recent interview with THR, the film's star and producer, Brad Pitt, revealed that plans for the 2nd film are in the early stages saying, "We are talking about it...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." Though a sequel is inevitable, one thing that isn't is director Marc Forster returning. When asked recently if he would direct World War Z 2, Forster told Shock Till You Drop, "Maybe. I like to explore different worlds. If I haven't done a genre, I think to challenge myself. Who knows? I don't want to rule it out." Forster may not have ruled it out, but it appears someone has because THR is reporting that the studio will be looking for another director to continue the zombie story. It's not clear why the decision not to bring Forster back was made, but there were reports of him and Pitt clashing on set. So no real surprise, but who do you think would be a good choice to take over directing duties? Perhaps they should take a cue from Marvel and look to the world of television and hire Frank Darabont? He obviously is comfortable with zombies, having helped turn The Walking Dead into one of the biggest shows on television, but he also directed one of practically everyone's favorite films, The Shawshank Redemption. Sounds like a winner to me, but what do you think? Who would you like see helm the World War Z sequel and where would you like see the plot go? Tell us what you think in the usual places - down in the comments, over on Facebook or on Twitter @ClevverMovies and be sure to hit that follow button while you're there. Until next time, I'm Erin White, thanks for watching!