Paramount Eyes 'World War Z' Trilogy with Brad Pitt

Late yesterday, word leaked out that Paramount was planning on expanding their zombie-themed movie World War Z into a trilogy.

The first film, starring Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, hits theaters December 21.
 
Paramount execs are viewing the trilogy as a blend of "the grounded gun-metal realism of Jason Bourne with the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC's The Walking Dead."
 
Fans of the book were already split on news last summer that director Marc Forster would abandon the narrative structure of the novel for a more reluctant-hero-saves-the-world theme.
 
The plot involves Pitt's UN employee traversing the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity.
 
This year alone features 26 movies in franchises ranging from Underworld, Twilight and Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Taken, The Hobbit and The Dark Knight Rises.
 
Do you think World War Z would make a great trilogy? Or should this movie be one-and-done?
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