“Mindhunter” Directors Set As WWZ2 Delayed

Though reports earlier this year suggested a Fall start, it looks like the David Fincher-directed sequel to “World War Z” won’t be making that date.

The Playlist reports that the film won’t be shooting this year at all, but is still in development and location scouting in Spain, Sweden, Texas having taken place. They add that “the script isn’t quite there” apparently with Steven Knight and Dennis Kelly penning the screenplay at last report.

Fincher’s attention presently, and for much of the rest of the year, will be on the second season of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” which begins production at the end of this month following several months of prep.

Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv return for the new season which heads to Southern Georgia and will focus on the infamous Atlanta child murders of the late 1970s and early 80s, which featured the relatively uncommon case of an African-American serial killer. The new season runs for a slightly shorter eight episodes.

Fincher himself will direct the premiere and finale, Andrew Dominik (“The Assassination of Jesse James”) will helm another two, and Carl Franklin (“Devil In A Blue Dress,” “House Of Cards”) will direct the remaining four. Fincher himself will direct all the reshoots on every episode, just like in the first season.

Netflix is expected to air the second season in early 2019.