David Fincher All But Confirmed for World War Z 2


Last year it was being reported that David Fincher was in talks with Paramount to direct the sequel to their big budget zombie hit World War Z. At the time, it seemed pretty surprising although he obviously had a good working relationship with Brad Pitt from their three previous projects together. Then Paramount removed it from their release schedule earlier this year and it started to look like the movie would be delayed significantly, making Fincher’s continued involvement less likely. But now this week we are hearing that World War Z 2 is back on again and Fincher is close to finalizing a deal after all. Hit the jump for more info.

According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with a sequel to World War Z with David Fincher directing and Brad Pitt once again attached to star. The movie has not been officially greenlit as of yet, but an announcement is expected in the very near future. Production would likely begin in the first quarter of 2018.

David Fincher has shied away from sequels ever since he made his directorial debut with the troubled Alien 3, but there must be something that is intriguing him about this project. Last we heard, the first draft of the script was written by Steven Knight (Locke) and would be getting a rewrite from Dennis Kelly (Utopia). Does this news give you hope for World War Z 2?

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  • RockJoker

    I hope Fincher will do the right thing and drop this idea. He’s better creating original films. And doing a sequel seems like a downgrade for his career.

  • Flo Lieb

    Original ideas like remaking a Swedish film and adapting a pulp novel?

  • Newtman98

    Fuck it. I love David Fincher and would definitely be excited for this.

  • Craig

    I get the feeling that Fincher can be swayed by the almighty dollar. I’m not saying that’s there’s necessarily something wrong with that, but WWZ2?, really? I recall he also dropped out of directing Steve Jobs because the studio would not agree to his fee, and the difference in what he wanted and what the studio wanted to pay was only like a $1 Million. And sure a million to us common folk is a lot, but in the world of multi million dollar contracts, it did not seem like that much.

    The sequel is in good hands though, so it will be interesting to see where this goes

  • Claudio

    that’s very strange. from all the possible IPs he chooses to do WWZ2? the script must be phenomenal.

  • 9No

    I’m still expecting this to fall apart in the developing stages and him pulling out because of creative differences.. Won’t believe it until I’m sitting down to watch it, on my phone in the little boys room.

  • RockJoker

    At least it wasnt a sequel with these two.