It looks as if World War Z 2 is finally getting out of the production hell it has been in for years. The sequel to the 2013 Brad Pitt hit has been in talks seemingly since the original turned an unexpected profit at the box office, but for one reason or another, has failed to get made.
That may be changing very soon, according to producer Dede Gardner, who dropped an unexpected update on the status of the project during a recent movie premiere. When asked about the project, she responded that it will start shooting in June 2019. When pressed further, she confirmed Brad Pitt was returning along with a director that has long been attached to the project, David Fincher.
“What more do you need to know?” Gardner said. “Brad Pitt is Gerry Lane. He’s back. David Fincher is directing.”
She went on to reveal that they had hired writer Dennis Kelly (Utopia) to pen the script. Apparently the script was finally satisfactory enough to get the ball rolling on the project, but before you get too excited, proceed with caution.
World War Z 2 is still nine months away from beginning production. That’s plenty of time for something to come up and mess up the project.