[SOURCE] Steven Knight looks set to pen the sequel to apocalyptic zombie thriller World War Z, reports claim.
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter, known for Dirty Pretty Things and Locke, has been hired to work alongside director JA Bayona, according to Variety.
Brad Pitt will return to the lead role after playing zombie-fighting United Nations employee Gerry Lane in the 2013 original. He will also be producing, alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Plot details for the next World War Z are being kept under wraps but the storyline is expected to continue from where Marc Forster’s movie left off.