Gerry Lane's fight to save humanity in a living dead world will continue in the summer of 2017, as Paramount Pictures has revealed that the sequel to 2013's World War Z will hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, with Brad Pitt back in the role of Gerry.

Variety reports that the World War Z sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017 (the same day Fox's Fantastic Four 2 is set to come out).

J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) will direct from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern PromisesDirty Pretty Things). In addition to reprising his role as former U.N. employee Gerry, Pitt will also produce the project for Plan B along with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner.

No other casting details are known at this time, and plot details have yet to be revealed, but like the first film, the sequel will be based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.

Though the first film adaptation of World War Z was effectively unnerving, many fans of Max Brooks’ novel were not happy to see the movie deviate so much from the source material. Perhaps we'll see the sequel incorporate more elements from the book this time around. We'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further updates as they materialize.

For those unfamiliar with World War Z, we have the synopsis and trailer below (synopsis via

"A former UN investigator is thrust into the middle of trying to stop what could be the end of the world. Worldwide destruction sends him around the globe seeking clues about what they are fighting and what it will take to defeat it, as he tries to save the lives of billions of strangers, as well as his own beloved family."

Source: Variety
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