I’ll believe it when I see it.
I really wasn’t too hot on the first World War Z. After being rife with production issues (including reshooting the entire final act of the film), World War Z amounted to a mediocre zombie film that felt neutered by its PG-13 rating, and served as a poor adaptation of some awesome source material. I had absolutely no interest in revisiting Brad Pitt’s post-zombie apocalypse world. Until now.
Coming out of Variety, it has come to light that Brad Pitt, producer and star of the original film and the upcoming sequel, is courting David Fincher to direct the zombie tentpole. The film was originally set to release in the summer of 2017, but after losing director J.A. Bayona to the Jurassic World sequel, the film is expected to be delayed.
Apparently Fincher, who hasn’t directed a film since 2014’s stellar Gone Girl, is hesitant to join the film, but negotiations are still underway. It makes sense that Pitt would want to go to Fincher to direct, as each of their previous collaborations have been nothing short of knock outs (Fight Club, Seven, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
I hope this ends up coming to fruition. While I’m a big fan of Pitt as an actor, I wasn’t too impressed by the finished product of World War Z. However, David Fincher is one of my favorite directors of all time, and I’d love to see what he could do with a large-scale zombie flick.
What do you guys think? Do you want to see Fincher direct the World War Z sequel? Let me know in the comments below!