Director Found for World War Z Sequel
Considering the grueling production woes behind the first film, it's a wonder that World War Z turned out as good as it did. So will production finally go smoothly on its sequel? Paramount's hoping their new director will be able to keep things on track!
THR reports that Juan Antonio Bayona, who last directed the fright flick The Orphanage, has signed a deal to direct the sequel to Paramount and Skydance Productions' World War Z.
Bayona was on the very short shortlist of directors a few weeks ago. He met with Pitt, who produced Z via his Plan B banner and is also producing the sequel, before getting the gig. No writers are attached at this stage, but Bayona will oversee the writing process.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter