David Fincher's WORLD WAR Z 2 Has Been Killed Off By Paramount Pictures
David Fincher and Brad Pitt’s World War Z 2 was gearing up to start shooting this summer, but it looks like Paramount Pictures has changed their mind and decided to kill the project.
According to The Playlist, the studio has pulled the plug on the production, which is pretty disappointing to hear. I was actually really excited about seeing what David Fincher would do with this film. The filmmaker has spent years developing this movie, so it’s a shame that we won’t get to see his vision for it. This is nothing new for Fincher who has been a part of several projects that have been cancelled.
While there is no definitive reason as to why the movie is not getting made anymore, the report sites that the budget might be part of the issue. They also might have cancelled the film so that they could move the budget over to the next two Mission: Impossible films that were recently greenlit.
Perhaps a lack of movement is slightly disingenuous. “World War Z 2” had been staffing up for a lengthy shoot this year, across five different countries and with a six-month stint in Atlanta, which is why various tracking companies like Production Weekly had been listing it lately, but the film simply never received its green light, and none of these hires were officially made.
The report also says that Brad Pitt is “not a happy camper.” He’s been wanting to get this film made for the past six years! It’s had some ups and downs but then things got on track when Fincher jumped on board. But, the studio obviously didn’t want to commit.
While this news is kind of a bummer, I’m sure Fincher will find another film project to work on. As of right now, he’s in post production on the second season of Netflix’s Mindhunter.