World War Z Sequel Officially Announced with Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight Writing

by | May 22, 2015

World War Z 2 will officially be released June 9, 2017 with Brad Pitt starring from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and writer Steven Knight (Locke, Peaky Blinders) via Universal Pictures.

The synopsis for the first film in the franchise as loosely adapted from the Max Brooks novel:

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it’s no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.