World War Z was far from a bad film, but it was certainly a divisive one, releasing to mixed reactions from critics and fans alike. Paramount is still pushing ahead with a sequel though, and originally, they drafted in J.A. Bayona to direct. However, with the filmmaker now departing in order to helm Jurassic World 2, the studio’s follow-up to the 2013 zombie movie is currently without a director.
From what we understand, a couple of replacements are being eyed by Paramount, but if star Brad Pitt has his way, it will be The Social Network helmer David Fincher who steps up to the plate and comes in to direct. Though no deal has been made just yet, talks have already taken place and negotiations are now underway.
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Reuniting Fincher and Pitt, after their work together on Seven and Fight Club, seems like a no brainer. And while this doesn’t seem like the type of movie that the director would usually choose to make, it’s apparently Pitt’s involvement that’s drawing him to the project, as he’s “always been open to listening when the actor reaches out.”
The sequel to World War Z has a release date of June 9th, 2017, but with the search for a director still underway, it would be safe to expect that the film will be delayed somewhat.
Tell us, would you like to see David Fincher take the helm here, or did you have someone else in mind for the job?