Pitt's zombie thriller was expected to become a flop but ended up grossing over $530m worldwide

Brad Pitt has confirmed he is working on a sequel to World War Z.

Pitt produced and starred in the zombie thriller based on Max Brooks‘ novel of the same name, which opened in cinemas in June of this year (2013). Before its release, World War Z was widely expected to become a costly flop, but it ended up taking over $530 million (£340 million) at the box office worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film in Pitt’s 25-year career.

According to Variety, distributors Paramount are now pushing Pitt to make a sequel because World War Z was originally conceived as the first part of a three-film trilogy.

Asked about a sequel by Variety, Pitt replied: “We’re certainly talking about it, yes. We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work. We gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further.”

Meanwhile, Pitt’s World War Z co-star Mireille Enos also confirmed she is keen to return depending on the script, saying: “We’ll wait and see how the script turns out but yes, I’d love to come back.”