Been a long long time since we had any updates on the long-delayed sequel for World War Z. The news is now appearing online that production for the second film may have a production start date according to one of its producers.
According to Variety who recently interviews with Beautiful Boy producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The pair will be producing World War Z 2, with production to start in June 2019. They also said Brad Pitt will reprise his role as Gerry Lane with David Fincher still onboard to direct.
Originally the film was due to start filming this year, however, things were halted. Brad Pitt went onto to star in Quentin Tarantino‘s next film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Fincher is currently filming Mindhunter season 2 which is due to finish filming around December time.
— Variety (@Variety) October 9, 2018
Also in the same interview, Kleiner mentioned Black Sea writer Dennis Kelly is onboard to script the film. Kleiner also went onto say they were happy so far with what Kelly has written. He didn’t reveal any potential plot ideas the film may take.
Related: Film Review – World War Z (2013)
The first film had its fair share of problems many made publically. The production jumped over many hurdles, confronted many brick walls, delays, conflicts. When the film was finally released, many critics were expecting the film to bomb at the box office, it did the opposite. Worldwide taking in nearly $600 million at the box office with many positive reviews to back up the return. With that amount of money, its no surprise a sequel is in the works.
A lot has happened since 2013. Months after the release of World War Z, J.A Bayona was signed up to direct this sequel but thing drastically changed. The Spanish director left the project and now went on to direct Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom. Eventually, David Fincher (Gone Girl) came onboard and has been on the project ever since.
Paramount Pictures themselves have gone through reconstruction and some are surprised five years on their interest in the film is still strong. Last few years they have dropped a lot of films which Netflix picked up The Cloverfield Paradox and Annihilation. If everything goes to plan, don’t expect to see World War Z 2 in our cinemas until at least Summer 2020.
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