He will try to resurrect his reputation elsewhere.
World War Z has provided its producer and star Brad Pitt with the biggest hit of his career, the zombie thriller grossing an impressive and surprising $539m worldwide. However, as most will recall, the film’s production was an infamous clusterfuss, featuring delays, re-writes, re-shoots, and much expensive wrangling.
Exactly who was to blame for these problems will be dissected over time, but certainly director Marc Forster did not emerge from the project covered in glory. If reports are to be believed, he won’t be receiving a Christmas card from Brad Pitt this year. Or any year.
It’s no surprise then to learn that any World War Z sequel will not feature the German director, who after Quantum of Solace and now World War Z, has helmed two big budget movies riven with production problems. An unfortunate coincidence? Or is he best suited to smaller budget films?
Brad Pitt has confirmed that planning of the sequel to World War Z is definitely underway:
"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."
Here’s an idea they could cull from the original- don’t start shooting until you have a satisfactory story and script signed off. Though the idea of spending $250m on an improvised film was certainly an ambitious one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter