If this report turns out to be true, one of the best directors in the business could be taking the helm of a much anticipated sequel to 2013’s World War Z.
According to Variety, Paramount’s new CEO Jim Gianopulos is on the verge of approving World War Z 2, a film that will not only bring back Brad Pitt as the star, but will add acclaimed director David Fincher to the project. Pitt and Fincher have worked on several movies together already (Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the results have always been magical.
Fincher’s last movie was Gone Girl, released back in 2014. The World War Z sequel has been on the shelf for a while, as Pitt dealt with his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Now the timing seems to be lining up to reunite Pitt and Fincher for a sequel based on the popular Max Brooks book. The first film grossed $540 million at the box office, and the combination of Pitt and Fincher (plus zombies — everyone loves zombies) will surely bring in another big financial score for Paramount.
World War Z tells the story Gerry Lane (Pitt), a former UN employee struggling to keep himself and his family safe in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.