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Archive for the 'World War Z 2' Category

After previously taking the film off its calendar, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions look to be moving forward with a “World War Z” sequel, with David Fincher directing and Brad Pitt back to star, thanks to the studio’s new chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, according to knowledgeable sources. While Gianopulos has not officially official greenlit […]

By admin World War Z 2 Comments Off on David Fincher Close to Deal to Direct ‘World War Z 2’

Paramount Pictures did some house cleaning. The studio dropped two major releases from their 2017 release schedule — Friday the 13th and World War Z 2. The studio has since officially put the kibosh on their troubled F13 reboot, but they’re reportedly aiming for a 2018 or 2019 release World War Z 2. A new […]

By admin World War Z 2 Comments Off on David Fincher Wants to Direct ‘World War Z 2’; Ball Is in Paramount’s Court

After losing director J.A. Bayona to the “Jurassic World” universe, Brad Pitt is zeroing in on an old friend for the “World War Z” sequel. Sources have told Variety that Pitt, along with Paramount and Skydance, is in talks with David Fincher to direct the follow-up to the 2013 smash hit. Pitt, who’s returning to […]

By admin plan b, World War Z 2 Comments Off on Brad Pitt Courting David Fincher for ‘World War Z’ Sequel

Juan Antonio Bayona has departed as director of World War Z 2 due to a scheduling conflict, Paramount Pictures confirmed to EW. The studio intends to shoot the sequel to the 2013 Brad Pitt zombie thriller in time for a June 2017 theatrical release, but Bayona looks to be tied up with his just-wrapped fantasy-drama […]

By admin World War Z 2 Comments Off on Director Juan Antonio Bayona exits World War Z sequel

British writer Dennis Kelly has been hired to write a new draft of the script for Paramount’s Brad Pitt sequel “World War Z 2.” The project is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017. Pitt is producing with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce. Spanish director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) is attached to direct. […]

By admin World War Z 2 Comments Off on Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Draws Dennis Kelly for New Draft

Paramount Pictures has set a June 9, 2017, release date for the sequel to “World War Z.” Variety reported a year ago that the studio had hired Steven Knight to write the sequel, which is co-financed by Skydance. J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct the zombie tentpole with Brad Pitt returning in the starring role. […]

By admin World War Z 2 Comments Off on Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Set for June 9, 2017

Will WORLD WAR Z 2 be a completely different monster from the first movie? That could be the takeaway based on this interesting statement from the sequel’s screenwriter Steven Knight. In an interview with Thompson on Hollywood, the Oscar-nominated scribe explains why he took the gig and how it differs from Marc Forster’s original: “I […]

By admin plan b, World War Z 2 Comments Off on World War Z 2 to start with a clean slate, shoot in October

While “World War Z” is now viewed as the modern-day runaway film project and all that implies of ego—hubris, irresponsibility and whatnot—the project began with the best of intentions. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Pictures, the same company that developed and won a Best Picture Oscar for “12 Years A Slave,” wanted to try to create […]

By admin plan b, World War Z 2 Comments Off on ‘Locke’ Writer/Director Steven Knight To Pen ‘World War Z’ Sequel