While the film adaptation of Max Brooks' bestselling book World War Z can be used as an example of how blockbusters should not be filmed, it managed to become a hit in the world box office. Recall that the bosses of the studio Paramount Pictures several times sent Mark Forster's tape for additional shooting, and then completely decided to completely rework its final act. During this time, the budget for the zombie horror swelled to astronomical $ 190 million . An expensive action scene in Moscow was cut from the film, but in the end, the editors still managed to perform a miracle. " War of the Worlds Z " received good press coverage and earned $ 540 million at the box office.|
As soon as the blockbuster got off to a good start on the screens, Paramount studio management decided to give the green light to its sequel. To the dismay of viewers, the second part of the franchise also faced a huge number of problems. In January 2016, War of the Worlds Z 2 lost director Juan Antonio Bayona, who chose to lead the sequel to Jurassic World. For months the studio Paramount could not find a replacement. Brad Pitt decided to take the fate of the project into his own hands, who offered to take the director's chair of the sequel to his old friend David Fincher .
The studio's negotiations with Fincher started back in August last year. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Paramount Pictures Chairman of the Board James Gianopoulos finally made it clear that they were a success.
Gianopoulos has not yet gone into the details of the deal, only stating that " World War Z 2 " is in active development. The first version of the script for the sequel was written by the creator of the series "Peaky Blinders" and "Taboo" Stephen Knight, and then Dennis Kelly ("Utopia") was brought in to work on the text. Insiders still find it difficult to say whether Fincher intends to bring his scriptwriter into the project.
The sequel to the 2013 blockbuster will be the fourth collaboration between Pitt and Fincher . Previously, Brad has already filmed for the two-time Oscar nominee in the films Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Story of Benjamin Button.
The date of the premiere of "World War Z 2" has not yet been announced.
The Topic of Article: Officially: World War Z sequel to be directed by Fincher.