New Paramount Pictures chairman Jim Gianopulos confirmed in an interview that David Fincher has in fact signed on to direct World War Z 2. they were months of rumors about the director’s involvement in this long-gestating sequel. Brad Pitt will reprise his role as Gerry Lane from 2013’s World War Z, although no other cast members have been confirmed at this time.
During a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, his first since taking over as the head of Paramount Pictures, Jim Gianopulos revealed that, “We’re in advanced development,” although no further details were given. With David Fincher now confirmed, this marks his first film since 2014’s Gone Girl, and also his fourth film with Brad Pitt, following Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The studio hasn’t announced a production schedule or release date, but this project has certainly turned itself around in just a few months.
Back in February, Paramount delayed World War Z 2 indefinitely, yanking the movie from its June 9, 2017 release date and not issuing a new date at this time.