New Screenwriters for ‘World War Z’ Sequel and ‘Independence Day 2’


world-war-z-movie-review-featSteven Knight (Locke) has signed on to write the screenplay for the World War Z sequel to be directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) and again starring Brad Pitt returning in the starring role. Plot details are unknown, but the film is expected to continue the story of Max Brooks‘ popular novel. [Variety]

Also on the sequel horizon is Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day 2, which is currently slated for a July 1, 2016 release. It was announced Carter Blanchard will rewrite James Vanderbilt‘s script. Blanchard is an untested writer, never having a screenplay for a feature actually go into production, but he is responsible for at least one draft of Spyhunter at Warner Bros… if that matters. [Deadline]