The very same day that Paramount pulled Friday the 13th completely, they also announced that the sequel to 2013’s World War Z had been bumped off their release schedule. From there, we heard just last month that David Fincher is reportedly very interested in coming on board to direct his buddy Brad Pitt in the sequel, and today brings a little bit more about all that.
Speaking with Collider, producer David Ellison noted that development on World War Z 2 is still very much active. Furthermore, he says that everyone is hopeful Fincher will bite.
Ellison told the site:
There’s a script that we’re incredibly happy with, and it’s just getting a couple of key deals closed… We hope [Fincher] makes the movie.
We’ve heard that Fincher was interested in a version of the sequel penned by Dennis Kelly (“Utopia”), and that he was looking to make it on a budget less than the original’s $190 million.
Juan Antonio Bayona (Jurassic World 2) was previously attached.