World War Z was far from the big budget flop many expected, although it appears as if those reports about Brad Pitt and Marc Forster not getting along were completely true, as the Quantum of Solace director won’t be back for the sequel according to a new report.
We all know about the numerous reshoots and the need for a completely new ending, but another issue on the set of World War Z was apparently the fact that director Marc Forster and star/producer Brad Pitt weren’t getting along because of those production problems. The two completely stopped speaking at one point, although those involved with the film – which unexpectedly became a huge hit when it was released back in June – have strenuously denied this on more than once occasion. Well, in a report over at The Hollywood Reporter, they say that Pitt’s production company ARE working on a sequel, but “director Marc Forster won’t be back.” Pitt adds that, “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.” World War Z earned a worldwide total of $539 million, so expect to see a follow-up sooner rather than later!