Although a sequel to the 2013 Brad Pitt-starring zombie action film, World War Z, has been in development for several years, it seems that the project is slowly coming to fruition. Last year, it was confirmed that David Fincher would be attached to direct the film after its original director, J.A. Bayona, dropped from the project to work on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Several of the movie’s producers have now revealed that the movie will begin shooting in June 2019.
In a recent interview with producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, they revealed several aspects about the upcoming sequel. Gardner mentions that not only is Fincher still attached to direct the film, but also that June 2019 will be the film’s production start date. Kleiner additionally mentions that Utopia screenwriter Dennis Kelly will pen the screenplay.
Since the film is currently in pre-production, there is no set release date and an official title has not been confirmed. The producers have noted that they would like to refine the script in the meantime since it is not clear what story will be told for Pitt’s character, who will be returning for the sequel. It will be interesting to see how Fincher can direct this genre piece in addition to teaming up with Pitt for the first time since 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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World War Z is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD.