Brad Pitt’s heroics as Gerry Lane during a zombie pandemic in World War Z may not have racked up a ton of critical acclaim for the film that was so loosely based on a novel that they feel like different entities altogether, but that doesn’t mean that the idea of turning it into a franchise went out the window. In fact, even though everything about the movie seems rather up-in-the-air, there is still a release date of June 9, 2017 set for World War Z 2. The last that we heard of the sequel it had just lost its director in January, but Brad Pitt wants that to change by turning to an old friend.
The legendary pairing of Brad Pitt and director David Fincher has given the world films like Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and now, according to Deadline, Pitt is looking to drag Fincher into the realm of the zombie apocalypse for World War Z 2. According to reports, the two met weeks ago to discuss the idea of working together again on the zombie thriller, with Fincher not entirely enthused with the idea, although talks between the two sides have continued, which could mean that Fincher may be considering it.
What the sequel will look like remains to be seen, but with the release date still set the film will have to get underway in a hurry, meaning that if they really want Fincher for this, they’ll have to roll out a gilded red carpet for him.