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Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Set for June 9, 2017

Paramount Pictures has set a June 9, 2017, release date for the sequel to “World War Z.”

Variety reported a year ago that the studio had hired Steven Knight to write the sequel, which is co-financed by Skydance. J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct the zombie tentpole with Brad Pitt returning in the starring role.

Plot details for the film, based on Max Brooks’ novel, have been kept under wraps. Pitt will produce the  tentpole alongside Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.

“World War Z,” directed by Marc Forster, earned more than $540 million worldwide in 2013 and became the highest-grossing film of Pitt’s career.

The sequel is the second title dated for June 9, 2017. Fox has also set “Fantastic Four 2” for the same date.

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