Despite enough production issues to warrant a cover story for Vanity Fair, Brad Pitt's "World War Z" wound up being the star's biggest film ever. The zombie thriller grossed $536 million around the globe, putting it ahead of Pitt's "Troy" on his personal list of lucrative blockbusters. (Caveat here that "World War Z" was released in 3D.) "World War Z" was originally conceived as a trilogy, but Paramount moved away from those plans after numerous changes were made to the first film's ending. The studio reignited sequel talk in June, when THR reported that Paramount was moving ahead with "World War Z 2."
"We're certainly talking about it," Pitt told Variety in a new video interview. "We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work. [...] We're going to do our best and see what we get out of it. We've got to get the script right first to determine if we go further."
About that: The film's ending was scrapped and rewritten at the 11th hour by Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard and Christopher McQuarrie. A full breakdown of what changed between the initial script and the version of "World War Z" that arrived in theaters can be found here.
Watch Variety's interview with Pitt above.