It isn’t an overstatement to say that David Fincher is one of the very best directors currently working in Hollywood. That is why we were so surprised to hear he had signed on to the sequel to World War Z.
Nothing against the original film, but it just seemed like such an odd fit.
Well, it turns out the news was true, and Fincher has been hard at work on the sequel for the past year. Recently the director talked with the Empire Film Podcast and dropped some new info on World War Z 2.
“I’ve been working for about a year now with Dennis Kelly on World War Z,” Fincher says. “We’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie, not an excuse to make a movie.”
Sounds fair to us. We’ll let you know when we hear more!
World War Z Synopsis:
When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it’s no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.