Brad Pitt and David Fincher could potentially reunite as Fincher is in talks to direct the upcoming sequel to World War Z. Pitt and Fincher had previously worked together on both Seven and Fight Club, two fantastic films, and this team-up could rescue the World War Z sequel.
The sequel had lost its previously attached director J.A. Bayona, who went to work on the Jurassic World sequel, and it appeared as though the project was dead. But with Pitt looking to get Fincher on board, the film and series could be revitalized. According to several sources Pitt, Paramount and Skydance have all met with Fincher about directing the sequel. So while it is unclear if the deal will come to fruition, Fincher is open to the idea. The filmmaker also has a lot of room on his schedule, so the film could work time-wise.
The first World War Z suffered many production woes as the director was sidelined for the third act, but despite intervention the film was a big hit and garnered $540 million worldwide.
The World War Z sequel is still currently scheduled for a June 9, 2017 release, but is likely to be pushed back. The sequel is reportedly going to cover new material not included in the Max Brooks novel which the first film was loosely based.