David Fincher’s upcoming “World War Z” sequel has reportedly been scrapped by Paramount Pictures, the studio reportedly pulling the plug on the project last night says The Playlist.
The Brad Pitt-led project has been in development for some time with Fincher promising he and his team would make the film for less than the $190 million budget of the original 2013 film (and that was before its costly reshoots).
However the studio dragged its heels on the project, reluctant to commit fully even as the project began staffing up for the project to be shot in five different countries along with a six-month shoot in Atlanta.
The recent commitment by the studio to two more “Mission: Impossible” films was seen as a big indicator the WWZ follow-up wasn’t going to happen. The project lost one of its biggest supporters in Summer 2017 with the passing of then Paramount chief (and Pitt’s former manager) Brad Grey.
Fincher, who similarly spent years developing Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” remake before that project was also scrapped, is currently editing the second season of “Mindhunter” for Netflix.