World War Z follow-up is finally heading into production. The sequel was originally supposed to start filming in 2018 before getting delayed.
Now according to Variety, the zombie sequel is on the way. Variety spoke with producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who revealed that not only are Pitt and Fincher still attached, but World War Z 2filming is now due to begin in June 2019.
— Variety (@Variety) October 9, 2018
The movie was held up when director J. A. Bayona walked away from the project.
“We were working on that project for around a year, and we had a great idea. We were very excited. We designed great set pieces, and we were very excited with the direction we were taking with the film, but somehow, we never found a way to connect it all together. There was a moment where we were about to start production, and I wasn’t ready. I told them and I said, ‘Listen, I’m not the right guy for this. There’s probably another guy who’s able to take care of this in a way that the movie will not get affected,’ so I decided to step out of the project.”
World War Z‘s production was historically bad with the studio switching directors mid-production. The movie turned out to be the success it was, both critically and commercially, earning $540 million worldwide.