Newswire: That World War Z sequel will have two years to be filmed, rewritten, and reshot

After World War Z surprised everyone familiar with its troubled production by turning out relatively coherent, making more than $500 million worldwide in the process, the sequel was a foregone conclusion. Brad Pitt took the time to find a director he could actually speak to without wanting to throttle, and got Eastern Promises writer Stephen Knight on board to pen the screenplay, all of which means that, after nearly two years of development, they can at least set a release date. Entertainment Weekly reports the next film in the zombies-acting-like-soccer-fans series is set for a June 9, 2017 premiere, meaning that Pitt and Co. have a good year or so to make the entire film—then decide it sucks, rewrite, and reshoot the whole thing. You know, the usual World War Z strategy.

There’s not much known yet about whether the sequel will try to pay greater heed to …

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