It didn’t quite pass the smell test considering what was brewing in the works. Earlier this year, reports flew around that David Fincher‘s “World War Z” sequel might be gearing up for a fall 2018 shoot. It seemed unlikely then, given what we were hearing and sources close to the project have confirmed to us that it’s definitely not happening at all. That’s because, quietly in the works, Fincher’s Netflix show “Mindhunter” season two is next. And not only upcoming, but production begins at the end of this month. Fincher and crew have been in pre-production for months holed up in Pittsburgh and they’re gearing up for a lengthy shoot to follow-up their critically-acclaimed serial-killers show starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany (“Fight Club“).
The untitled “World War Z” sequel draft is still in development and apparently not ready quite yet, but some scouting has taken place in Bilbao, Spain, Sweden, Texas and other locales around the world. Fincher will be occupied with “Mindhunter” throughout the summer and into the fall with post-production, so you can put away those hopes of a “World War Z” follow-up going into production any time soon. Try next fall maybe?