'Gone Girl' Director, David Fincher, Is Set To Helm The 'World War Z' Sequel
'Sequel' is becoming a somewhat tainted word in the film community with many of the follow-up productions not living up to the expectations of fans or the hype created by their marketing campaigns. Some of them are so unwatchable, it actually makes you squirm (looking at you, Independence Day: Resurgence...)
But if there's a movie we still have high hopes for, it has to be World War Z 2, especially with the latest exciting news that David Fincher (Gone Girl, Fight Club, Se7en) might be joining the creative team as director.
Fincher's involvement in this doesn't come as a total surprise. The film's lead star and executive producer Brad Pitt – who worked with Fincher on Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – has been endorsing the famous director since August.
Fincher, initially not super into the idea, seems to have reconsidered. As Variety reports, the director closed the deal and should start working on the apocalyptic zombie sequel early next year.
The film production has gone through quite the roller coaster with the original director Juan Antonio Bayona leaving to work on the Jurassic World sequel, then Brad Pitt taking a raincheck for a bit due to his divorce from Angelina Jolie, and the Paramount Pictures taking the film off its calendars.
The reactions on social media are mixed with the majority praising Fincher's involvement but some remaining skeptical about the choice or even the decision to make a sequel.
The original World War Z, released in 2013 and directed by Mike Forster, is loosely based on Max Brooks' best-selling horror novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. The book's narrative is based on after-the-fact accounts of various people who survived the zombie apocalypse.
World War Z was originally imagined as the start of a trilogy, so the movie ended on an open note leaving room for additional installments.
By Justina Bakutyte, published on 28/04/2017