'World War Z' Sequel Lands 2017 Release

Although you may have forgotten the announced sequel to 2013's "World War Z," Paramount Pictures hasn't: The studio has targeted June 9, 2017, to re-start the zombie apocalypse. That's the same day Fox plans to release its "Fantastic Four" follow-up.

Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible," "The Orphanage") will direct from a script by Steven Knight, who promised earlier this year that the sequel will start fresh. "It’s not quite like the other," he said. "We’re starting with clean slate.” Brad Pitt will return to produce through Plan B Entertainment and, presumably, to reprise his role as Gerry Lane.

Based on Max Brooks' novel of the same name, "World War Z" was a box-office hit, grossing more than $540 million worldwide, but received mixed reviews.

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