Saturday, October 31, 2015

World War Z’ Sequel Draws Dennis Kelly for New Draft

British writer Dennis Kelly has been hired to write a new draft of the script for Paramount’s Brad Pitt sequel “World War Z 2.”

The project is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017. Pitt is producing with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.

Spanish director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) is attached to direct. The previous draft had been written by Steven Knight.

Kelly created the U.K. conspiracy thriller series “Utopia” for Channel 4, along with BBC Three’s sitcom “Pulling.” He also co-wrote “Matilda the Musical” with comedian Tim Minchin.