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David Fincher in Talks for World War Z 2

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After Juan Antonio Bayona departed the sequel to World War Z back in January, the project sat around silent as can be. Today’s news, though? Today it comes screaming back! Variety is reporting that Brad Pitt is zeroing in on an old friend for the sequel.

Pitt, along with Paramount and Skydance, is in talks with David Fincher to direct the follow-up to the 2013 smash hit. Pitt, who’s returning to star in and produce the next World War Z installment, recently met with a handful of other directors but is said to be zeroing in on Fincher for the movie, which is expected to start filming in early 2017.

Skydance and Paramount had no comment on the development.

According to sources, Fincher and Pitt met two weeks ago to discuss the possibility of Fincher boarding the zombie tentpole. The talks were initially lukewarm, but sources now tell Variety that negotiations are much further down the road.

A Fincher-Pitt reunion on World War Z would mark their fourth film together, having previously collaborated on Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The original was a massive hit, having grossed $540 million worldwide despite a rocky production, which included extensive re-shoots. Plot details are unknown for the sequel, other than it still being set during a zombie apocalypse.

World War Z is based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks.

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