Paramount Pictures recently dropped production on the reboot of Friday the 13th and also removed World War Z 2 from its 2017 release slot. But that doesn’t mean the sequel to World War Z is completely off the shelf, yet. In fact, Award-winning director David Fincher (Zodiac, Panic Room, Gone Girl) is still very keen on directing the picture.
According to a new report from THR, Fincher stated that he still remains “very creatively interested in directing the movie” following Paramount’s removal of Z off their release schedule. A highly-anticipated sequel which Fincher has been rumored to direct for quite some time now.
As many of you already know, the sequel would also star Fincher’s longtime friend and movie partner Brad Pitt. They previously worked together on a number of different projects such as Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. So I’m pretty sure Fincher would be thrilled to guide Pitt through a new iteration of the film based on Max Brooks novel of the same name. If Fincher is one hundred percent on board and the sequel gets made, then let’s just hope he makes an adaptation that is more faithful to the books rather than making another blockbuster.
World War Z 2 was initially slated for release on June 9th of this year, but fans can now expect it to hit theaters some time later in 2018 or ’19.