The 2013 hit zombie apocalypse movie "World War Z" will finally have its second run in the theaters. After a series of negative publicities, it appears that fans will soon see the sequel of Brad Pitt's movie with the undead. It can be recalled that several months ago the second installment for the movie was scrapped. Initially, it was scheduled by Paramount to be released in summer of 2017. However, no news of the movie production was heard of, and it was later confirmed when it was removed from the calendar of Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions in February.

Sequel details

A recent report from Variety confirmed that the film's production is anticipated to begin in the first part of 2018. It appears that things are now pushing forward as David Fincher has already agreed to work on the movie's sequel.

Officially, paramount's new CEO Jim Gianopulos has not yet given his nod for the project. However, several sources have disclosed to the publication that announcement about "World War Z 2" would most likely happen in the coming weeks.

If the project pushes through, this will be Pitt and Fincher's fourth movie together after doing three movies namely "Seven," "Fight Club," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." The sequel was first announced to be directed by J.A Bayona. However, it was reported that the director dropped the movie to focus on directing the sequel of "Jurrasic Park."

Before Fincher's confirmation, David Ellison, Skydance Media CEO was quoted saying that the sequel already has a script and just needs to get some key deals closed. He added that they are hoping Fincher directs the movie.

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The inclusion of Fincher as the film director has attracted more talks about the movie.

At present, it is not yet revealed who will write the draft for the sequel. Previous speculations, however, point that Steven Knight has already submitted a draft of the script [VIDEO]. "World War Z 2" will be produced by Bradd Pitt along with Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, and Ellison.

Release Date

The movie was initially scheduled to be released in June 2017. Currently, no release date has been confirmed yet. Among the loudest release date being speculated recently is summer of 2019.

The first movie raked $540 million in box-office despite the delays and numerous speculations of script rewrites and conflicts. Marc Foster directed it. The first film was based on the book written by Max Brooks.