World War Z Sequel Close to Being Greenlit With David Fincher to Direct

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It looks like the big-budget zombie film World War Z is finally getting the chance to return to the big screen in an upcoming sequel from Paramount Pictures. Since the previous film’s release back in 2013, fans of the terrifying and action-packed story have been waiting for a chance to return to its heart-pounding tale, and it looks like the studio is finally ready to comply. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos seems to be ready to announce the film’s return, though he and the studio haven’t officially given the “greenlight” for its completion. Instead, the announcement is expected to come in the next few weeks.

It has also been revealed that David Fincher, director of films such as Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Fight Club, will be directing this high-octane movie. This means that his direction will bring Fincher and actor Brad Pitt back together during production as Pitt and Fincher had worked together on the set off Fight Club, Seven, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Back in August of 2016, it was reported that Brad Pitt had approached Fincher in the hopes of working with him on the World War Z sequel, but the film was pulled from Paramount Pictures’ release schedule after studio heads were reluctant to start production. Despite the first film’s wild success back in 2013, the production was reportedly met with set-backs and budgeting issues, which could have resulted in the studios delaying its sequel’s production.

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As of right now, viewers will have to wait for the official word from Gianopulos and other studio heads from Paramount on the movie’s creation, but if all things go according to plan, that wait won’t be long now. In the meantime, check out these articles below for other news on upcoming film releases:

Any thoughts on the latest leak from Paramount Pictures? Should World War Z have gotten a sequel sooner or should the story have ended after the first film? Make sure to join in on the discussion in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment updates 24/7. As always … game on, friends!

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