It has been languishing in development for years, but it appears as if the sequel to 2013’s global zombie action film “World War Z” is still happening.
David Fincher remains attached to direct the film and re-team with his “Se7en” star Brad Pitt on the project. At last report he’s taking his time to get the script right with the help of “Utopia” screenwriter Dennis Kelly.
Fincher’s commitments to the second season of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” and Pitt’s to Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” however stopped any chance of filming this year, but producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner told Variety this week that the project has set a June 2019 start of filming date and both Pitt and Fincher are still attached.
Kleiner added that they’re still working with Kelly on the sequel’s script to get it right. It’s not clear if the new film will go back to use elements from the original Max Brooks novel which the original film barely touched upon.