David Fincher, who will be directing the upcoming sequel to 2013’s zombie outbreak film World War Z, recently gave Little White Lies an update on the sequel’s progress.
We’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie not an excuse to make a movie,” Fincher recently told Collider, indicating that he’s taking his time with the development process to make sure the sequel is one of worth.” He told Little White Lies that, “We’re trying. A lot of stones have been laid. We’re just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go.”
It sounds like it will be a while before we see World War Z 2, but the fact that he’s taking the time to find a film worthy script is good news. The better the script, the better the movie.
Brad Pitt, who starred as the main character U.N. investigator Gerry Lane in the original film, has signed on for the sequel which was originally given a January 2018 release date. Of course, the fact that filming has yet to begin means that it might be a while before we see the sequel open in theaters.