A while back World War Z 2 lost its director, J.A. Bayona due to his commitment to another project. The film did find a new writer, Dennis Kelly. Since then there has been next to no updates on the film, until now.
News comes that Brad Pitt is attempting to persuade David Fincher to have a seat in the director’s chair and join him on WWZ 2. Variety is reporting that the odds look good, as the talks are progressing.
Fincher and Pitt have worked together on several great projects including Fight Club, the psychological thriller Seven, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. They seem to be a great team, making WWZ 2 a good fit to continue their actor/director relationship.
The film is set to be released on June 9th, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that date is pushed back considering the huge amount of CGI and special effects that the film requires.
The first film follows Gerry Lane (Pitt), former United Nations employee, as he traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments threatening to destroy humanity.
What sets World War Z apart from your average zombie movie? The zombies in this film are fast and relentless. The infection spreads quickly, making the virus almost unstoppable.