Remember how World War Z was absolutely plagued with production issues? Well, it seems that World War Z 2 might be heading down that same route as it’s been announced that director Juan Antonio Bayona has left the film due to requirements in regards to finishing up a different film, A Monster Calls.
“Bayona is no longer able to make World War Z 2 this year, and it is our ambition to do so. He is a wonderful director and we hope to work with him soon,” Paramounts explains, telling The Wrap.
World War Z 2 is on the release calendar for June 9th, 2017. Considering the amount of CGI that went into the first one, as well as the rather global tale it told, the movie really needs to get into production mode in order to make that date.
The movie has a script by Steven Knight and Dennis Kelly and original star Brad Pitt is producing. The original, which was based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks, grossed over half a billion worldwide, which explains why Paramount is so eager for a sequel. It’s Pitt’s largest movie ever. No, seriously!