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David Fincher is still interested in directing the World War Z sequel

02.07.2017

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Just yesterday, Paramount axed both FRIDAY THE 13TH and WORLD WAR Z 2 from their 2017 schedule. In the case of FRIDAY THE 13TH, they shut down production completely, but the studio is still hoping to get the WORLD WAR Z sequel off the ground and into theaters by 2018 or 2019. J.A. Bayona (A MONSTERS CALLS) was initially slated to direct the film, but when he dropped out due to scheduling issues, there were rumblings that Brad Pitt was hoping that David Fincher would be up for the job.

THR reports that David Fincher is considering the gig as he is still "very creatively interested in directing the movie." It doesn't exactly seem like a project Fincher would take on, but I'd imagine that his close relationship with Brad Pitt has something to do with his ongoing involvement. The outlet further reports that Fincher is "very much on board" with the current take on the WORLD WAR Z sequel which originates from Dennis Kelly, creator of the British series Utopia. He's also looking to make the film with a budget less than the original's $190 million, but apparently Paramount chief Brad Grey still isn't ready to greenlight the sequel.

THR's source says that Fincher "really would like to do it" but that "it's up to Paramount." So, David Fincher is interested in taking the helm of WORLD WAR Z 2 and is willing to do so with a smaller budget, and Paramount is dragging their feet? Despite the rather surprisingly large box-office which WORLD WAR Z brought in, anticipation for the sequel hasn't exactly reached grand heights. I'd imagine that David Fincher's involvement would get people interested once again, but if he isn't enough to get Paramount to bite, then who is?

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Source: THR

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9:44AM on 02/09/2017
If he's considering this, then we know he's not too good to do Batman. It just depends on if it interests him enough.
If he's considering this, then we know he's not too good to do Batman. It just depends on if it interests him enough.
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2:41PM on 02/08/2017
Why do people think this is beneath him but Batman isn't? Don't get wrong, I loved Nolan's trilogy, but Nolan wasn't the director he is now when he took on Begins. And he used the Dark Knight trilogy to leverage his passion projects, Fincher doesn't need to prove himself. Unless there's something seriously compelling for Fincher, he could direct both films simultaneously in his sleep.
Why do people think this is beneath him but Batman isn't? Don't get wrong, I loved Nolan's trilogy, but Nolan wasn't the director he is now when he took on Begins. And he used the Dark Knight trilogy to leverage his passion projects, Fincher doesn't need to prove himself. Unless there's something seriously compelling for Fincher, he could direct both films simultaneously in his sleep.
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12:00PM on 02/08/2017

Don't waste your time...

... on this or Batman. Do Rendezvous With Rama or something else we haven't seen a million times before.
... on this or Batman. Do Rendezvous With Rama or something else we haven't seen a million times before.
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10:10AM on 02/08/2017
I was pleasantly surprised with the World War Z. It was a pretty well staged action movie for something that was PG-13. If he were to do it, it would be great, but this material seems doesn't seem to suit him. It would be a paycheck job
I was pleasantly surprised with the World War Z. It was a pretty well staged action movie for something that was PG-13. If he were to do it, it would be great, but this material seems doesn't seem to suit him. It would be a paycheck job
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9:53AM on 02/08/2017
The first WWZ is so forgettable. Save your talent David and direct Afflecks Batman
The first WWZ is so forgettable. Save your talent David and direct Afflecks Batman
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8:22AM on 02/08/2017
I think WWZ wasn't as bad as some people say.
I think WWZ wasn't as bad as some people say.
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10:56PM on 02/07/2017
I am excited by the idea of Fincher and Pitt working together again, IMO he brings the best out of Brad. Though I think I would be more excited for a WWZ movie if it was a fresh take at it, completely ignoring the 1st one like it never existed. I don't think that could actually work with Brad still attached, it would just confuse people. But I would be down.
I am excited by the idea of Fincher and Pitt working together again, IMO he brings the best out of Brad. Though I think I would be more excited for a WWZ movie if it was a fresh take at it, completely ignoring the 1st one like it never existed. I don't think that could actually work with Brad still attached, it would just confuse people. But I would be down.
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10:35PM on 02/07/2017
Fuck this shit, Direct THE BATMAN...
Fuck this shit, Direct THE BATMAN...
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9:27PM on 02/07/2017
This is so beneath David Fincher. Just team up with Affleck and make The Batman already.
This is so beneath David Fincher. Just team up with Affleck and make The Batman already.
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