World War Z was a surprising hit at the box office after its troubled production as most everyone was expecting the movie to tank, but it pulled in $540 million world-wide. Interestingly enough, although the sequel was quickly greenlite and scheduled to hit theaters this summer, behind the scenes production issues once again reared their ugly head. Director J.A. Bayona was off to direct the sequel to Jurrasic World leaving Brad Pitt without a director. Word around the Internet today tells us that Pitt talked his old working buddy David Fincher to step in. The pair has worked well together in the past (Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and this new pairing should give us an incredible new Zombie movie.
Based loosely on the Max Brooks best seller the as yet untitled sequel will mark the return to movies for Fincher, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2014’s Gone Girl. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn’t think Fincher is one of the best directors out there and this news should mark an increased interest in the sequel.
Now that Brad Pitt’s character Gerry Lane has found a way to camouflage people and help keep them from being bitten, will mankind be able to retake the world?