Locke writer gives us World War Z sequel
Steven Knight, the screenwriter whose credits range from Eastern Promises to the current Tom Hardy drama Locke, has closed a deal to pen the sequel to World War Z for Paramount and Skydance.
The project already has a director in Juan Antonio Bayona and will now work closely with Knight on the script. World War Z was based on the novel by Max Brooks (although bares little resemblance to the book) and was a surprise hit, grossing $540 million worldwide. World War Z starred Brad Pitt (who also produces) as a United Nations employee who travels the world as he tries to stop a zombie plague, all the while trying to communicate with his family.
The take on the sequel, which is being produced by Plan B, is being kept under wraps. Knight is a British writer who wrote thrillers such as Pretty Little Things and worked on Martin Scorsese’s Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Shutter Island.
Source & Image: The Hollywood Reporter