Steven Knight to write World War Z sequel
Story by Jack Foley
STEVEN Knight has been hired to write the sequel to Brad Pitt blockbuster World War Z.
The British screenwriter is previously best known for penning the screenplays to critical hits Eastern Promises and current Tom Hardy drama Locke on the big screen, as well as Peaky Blinders on the BBC.
It has not yet been revealed what direction the follow-up will take but Pitt is expected to reprise his role as a United Nations employee who travels the world in a bid to stop a zombie plague.
The original World War Z, based on the book by Max Brooks, was one of last summer’s surprise box office hits, grossing $202 million in the US and $540 million worldwide.