Director And Lead Actor Confirmed For ‘World War Z 2’

June 25, 2017

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In April we reported that David Fincher was in negotiations to direct the long awaited sequel to the 2013 zombie hit World War Z. Now, it’s official. In an interview with THR Paramount chairman Jim Gianopulos confirmed that the director has indeed signed on to helm the sequel.
It has now also been confirmed that Brad Pitt will be reprising his role as Gerry Lane. This will be fourth film that Fincher and Pitt have worked together on, including Se7en, Fight Club, and  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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During the interview Gianopulos revealed that the World War Z 2 is now in “advanced development”.  Steven Knight, who penned the script back in 2014, said in 2015 that the sequel will be different from the first film and will be starting with a “clean slate”. There is no word at this time if Knight’s script will be still be used or if a new script has been written.
In the first film, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) travels the world in a race against time to find a cure for the zombie pandemic.

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