Movie Ruminations

Marc Forster not returning for World War Z sequel?

Brad Pitt and Marc Forster on the set of World War Z.

Brad Pitt and Marc Forster on the set of World War Z.

There is an interesting article over at THR concerning Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B.  Taken directly from the article, is this little nugget:

Plan B also is developing a sequel to Z, which still is in its nascent stages, though director Marc Forster won’t be back. “We are talking about it,” says Pitt. “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.”

While there is no direct quote from Brad Pitt concerning Forster’s involvement, I find it pretty telling that that is in the article itself.  There were rumors surrounding the production of World War Z that Forster and Pitt did not get along.  I would suggest clicking through to the article at the THR links and giving it a read.  It is good stuff.

Click here to read my review of World War Z.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of the film, I am interested in seeing where they take the story in a sequel.  I also think Marc Forster is a good director; he’s just not a blockbuster director.  His smaller films (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball, Stranger Than Fiction) are all great.  His mega-budget films (Quantum of Solace, World War Z) . . .well, not so much.  Let’s hope Forster moves back into his comfort zone and leaves the mega-budget stuff to others.


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