The sequel to 2013’s Zombie-horror World War Z has been searching for a new director ever since Juan Antonio Bayona stepped aside to direct the next installment in the Jurassic World franchise – but now it appears the project may have found it’s helmsman in the form of renowned visionary David Fincher.
The two-time Oscar-nominated director would be a perfect choice for the hotly anticipated sequel, having already worked on several occasions with the films leading man and Executive Producer Brad Pitt, not to mention being famed in Hollywood as one of the best suspense filmmakers in the business.
According to Deadline Hollywood, both Pitt and Fincher met a couple of weeks ago to discuss the project, and with their track record of acclaimed films including Fight Club and Seven, their partnership could bring something special to the growing horror franchise.
The World War Z sequel was originally slated for a June 2017 release, but with pre-production yet to even begin, it’s likely that Paramount Pictures will need to push back the release date to sometime in 2018.
With David Fincher yet to commit to another project since the release of the critically-acclaimed adaptation Gone Girl back in 2014, Paramount and Brad Pitt may need to act quickly before another project comes along for the in-demand director.
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