There hasn’t been much news concerning the sequel to World War Z lately, but this week producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner gave an update while on the red carpet for the Steve Carrell-Timothée Chalamet drama Beautiful Boy.
“We’re starting to shoot in June,” said Garner in an interview with Variety.
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“What more do you need to know? Brad Pitt is Gerry Lane… David Fincher’s directing,” she said.
Even though they weren’t going to give out any spoilers, Gardner and Kleiner did say that the sequel’s scriptwriter is Dennis Kelly, who Kleiner said has written films such as British thriller series Utopia and the stage musical Matilda.
“He’s done an amazing job and we think it’s going to be great,” said Kleiner.
The sequel hit several road blocks in the development phase, with J.A. Bayona bowing out of the director’s chair just as the film was getting ready to go into production. Fincher is a director Pitt reportedly had been working hard to get for the film.
World War Z is inspired by Max Brooks’ novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Pitt stars as a former UN investigator who has to race against the clock to find a solution to the worldwide zombie pandemic.
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