Prepare for a dimly light World War Z sequel as Paramount prepare offer for David Fincher
Despite World War Z’s turbulent journey to the big screen was well documented. The movie starring Brad Pitt was loosely based on Max Brooks’ much loved book, despite these problems World War Z went on to earn $540 million at the box-office and was an enjoyable popcorn movie for most.
Now, three years on a sequel is seemingly on the way, Brad Pitt is set to return in the lead role, however director Marc Forster, understandably won’t be sitting in the directors chair again after a hellacious first production. Originally Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) was set to take up the helm, however when the opportunity came knocking to direct Jurassic World 2, Bayona jumped ship.
Today, reports have emerged that Paramount and Skydance are currently in talks with award-winning director, David Fincher (Alien 3, Se7en, Gone Girl) to take over the project. Although Fincher was at first hesitant, it’s been reported that, Pitt (also doubling as a producer for the movie) was able to convince the Fight Club director to take the gig.
Fincher is arguably one of the best directors working in Hollywood today, his back catalogue is very impressive and throughout his career he has interwoven horror elements into his movies, which spells a possible darker shift in tone for the sequel. Whilst WWZ was a box-office success, news of Fincher coming on board for the sequel will only heighten the demand.
World War Z 2 is scheduled for a 2018 release.
Source – Variety