The last time we heard about World War Z 2 was earlier this year when it was reported that David Fincher’s busy schedule had forced Paramount to push back the film’s production. But, now, it seems the filmmakers are finally ready to go ahead with the film.
During a recent interview with Variety on the red carpet for Beautiful Boy, producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner offered some update on World War Z 2. They revealed that the film will begin production in June next year.
When asked to reveal more details about the film, Gardner reaffirmed that David Fincher is on board to direct the film with Brad Pitt reprising his role from the first movie as Gerry Lane.
“We’re starting to shoot in June,” Gardner said. “What more do you need to know? Brad Pitt is Jerry Lane. He’s back. David Fincher’s directing.”
As far as the film’s script is concerned, Kleiner revealed that screenwriter Dennis Kelly is still working on the film’s script, but they’re quite happy with the work done on the script so far.
“Dennis Kelly, an incredible writer, wrote Utopia, Matilda, we’re working on a bunch of stuff with him,” Kleiner said. “We’re still working on the script but he’s done an amazing job. We think it’s gonna be great.”
You can check out the interview clip below.
The first World War Z film, which was released back in 2013, received positive reviews from critics and garnered a whopping $540 million at the worldwide box office against an estimated production budget of $190 million. The film, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks, followed the story of Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator with experience of investigating in dangerous war zones, who travels the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic.
With World War Z 2 production starting next year, the film is likely to arrive in theatres sometime in 2020.
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