Paramount eyes future of 'World War Z'
June 24th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

Paramount eyes future of 'World War Z'

Brad Pitt's "World War Z" didn't make it to No. 1 on its opening weekend - Disney/Pixar's "Monsters University" beat it to the top of the box office - but Paramount is still pleased enough to think about a follow-up.

The vice chairman for the studio tells The Hollywood Reporter that Paramount "will turn to developing a sequel."

"World War Z" earned $66 million domestically in its first weekend, which makes it the biggest opening of star Pitt's career. If you add in international box office, "World War Z" walked away from its debut run in theaters with $112 million.

According to THR, Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' novel was initially envisioned as a trilogy, but those grand plans were scaled down after the project needed a major overhaul, bumping its release date back from December 2012 to June.

But with surprisingly positive reviews, the future looks bright for Pitt's "World War Z," which he also produced.

Photos: Brad Pitt from 'Dallas' to 'World War Z'


Filed under: Brad Pitt • Celebrities • movies

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    No, I'm thirteen, and I'm in New Jersey living in conditions that honestly suck!

    November 19, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. mfk

    personally, i liked the book better. It was more spread out globally.

    November 19, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
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    Just Kidding.

    November 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paramount All The Way

    I hope the next one is better than the first one. But knowing my luck with prequels and sequels, it's gonna blow. Marc Forester isn't directing this one.

    November 1, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. WorldWarZisAWESOME!

    But where the F is Chuck Norris!!??

    November 1, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. WorldWarZisAWESOME!

    I loved this movie the way it is now. But I saw the other ending where Pitt ends up in Moscow. I would liked it if it was that ending instead. Brad Pitt kills F'n zombies in mother Russia!! Nukes, fights, blood!!

    November 1, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. 123viewit

    I don't
    I don't
    I don't like Zombies

    http://endersgameroom.com/?p=480

    i do like Brad Pitt :)

    August 23, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. FORD

    SHE KNEW EVERY SINGLE CALL THAT WAS MADE OUT ON THESE PRIVATE PHONES AND TOLD ME WHO CALLED...YET SHE CAN'T FIGURE OUT IF A FONE CALL IS FAKE OR NOT....DAZ WHY WILL NEVER EVER GO.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. This is what counts...not that.

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    June 26, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. moviereviewer

    Great movie. Best movie I 've seen this year. Going to see it again......

    June 26, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
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    http://veganbodyproject.blogspot.com/2013/06/why-brad-pitts-world-war-z-sucks-and.html

    June 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bluedestiny

    WWZ = D +

    The movie was a waste of 2 hours, wanted my hours back in the end. It offered nothing new or fresh, just a retread. Could easily have been another tread of a Mila Jojovich Resident Evil flick, which is often better, and I'd rather look at Mila than Pitt's vacant looks. It would have been a better film most of the time if they had superimposed a lifeless snapshot of Pitt over his scenes, and had his mouth move a la Monty Python. At least then I would have at least had a chuckle. I know now why they had to rewrite and reshoot the ending, and it still failed to deliver. Waste of 2 hours.

    June 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. scruffextension

    ahhh yes easy on the eyes

    June 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    he's the hottest thing since toast.

    June 25, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. Marjorie

    he's hot even when he's scruffy...

    June 25, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. Whistleboring

    Who cares about Snowden? This is an arcticle about a zombie film. Love how people on CNN can't control themselves. Go wash the cheetos dust off your fingers and spend some time away from the computer.

    June 25, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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    June 25, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
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    brad your hot!

    June 25, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
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    ...

    June 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Who is Edward Sandow?

      Did you mean Edward Snowden, maybe?

      June 25, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Annieblue

      Espionage ACT breach. Snowden is TRAITOR! There is more than meets the eye... He is connected to some organization ouside United States of America. He gets your votes for now but in the end he gets millions of bucks for whistleblowing.. Years from now you will see him retiring in a beautiful mansion in South America / Russia / China.

      June 25, 2013 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • WorldWarZisAWESOME!

      Some dude who won't make it through the zombie apocalypse when it does happen.

      November 1, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • WorldWarZisAWESOME!

      Well, Edward Snowden. That's a good question about Edward Sandow. Because I have no freaking idea

      November 1, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      Edward Snowden is not a guy who gets millions of dollars just because he whistleblowing, that would be Andy Samberg. Yes I have no idea what your talking about. I haven't Googled Edward Snowden. Yet . . . . . . . .

      November 1, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Se7en Is Da Bomb

      Cyberstalker!!!

      November 1, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • i like movies

      What kind of person are you? Se7en is Da Bomb. What, are you eleven?

      November 19, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Se7en Is Da Bomb

      oops. I meant for it to be down here, I'm thriteen and go look up top. P.S. I like movies isn't a better name! OOH

      November 19, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      Shut up Se7en Is Da Bomb. You guys both have names that suck. Besides. Why not talk about the movie? And maybe the book. I hated the book.

      November 19, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
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      GASP!!! I don't know you! Well, I really don't, well YOU GET THE F POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Bruins!

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    • Killgore

      Guts and gore all the way! That's about World War Z!!!!!!! I like both of them. Go Dolphins!

      November 19, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mfk

      dolphins are football you f idiot!!! I'm talking hockey. Christmas is coming and I want Pacific Rim!!! I already have WWZ

      December 2, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
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    June 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |

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