The upcoming World War Z is one of the more interesting high profile films of 2012. It is based on one of the best pieces of Zombie fiction yet written, and it has a stellar cast and crew. Yet there are reports that the studio wants a PG-13 rating and any one familiar with the source material is concerned about the structure this film will take.
So any positive sign from the people involved with the film is encouraging, and we got exactly that when Brad Pitt sat down with the Los Angeles Times:
For Pitt, the big sci-fi thriller also represents his strongest bid to have a big film franchise of his own, which might be viewed as the missing piece of his career jigsaw puzzle. Forster and Paramount Pictures each view “World War Z” as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Damon’s Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
World War Z is not a strait narrative type book, with many stories that are generally unrelated but come together to form an oral history of the great Zombie war. Knowing that they not only have faith in the product to view it has a franchise, but also have no intention of wrapping up the Apocalypse in one film is fantastic to hear.