After the financially successful opening of 2013’s World War Z feature film adaptation – based on the horror novel of the same name by Max Brooks – Paramount Pictures announced plans to move forward with a sequel. However, production on the project initially struggled after director J. A Bayona exited to project to helm the Jurassic World sequel. Fortunately for the project, David Fincher officially signed on to direct the film and now the filmmaker has offered an update on the status of the project while speaking with the Empire Podcast.
Fincher commented on his hopes for World War Z 2 while discussing his current projects:
“I worked on a show for HBO that didn’t see the light of day and at the same time was doing [Mindhunter], and did [Mindhunter] and I’ve been working for about a year now with Dennis Kelly on World War Z…We’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie, not an excuse to make a movie.”
While World War Z was financially successful, critical reception towards the film was mixed with many noting that it was a poor adaptation of original source material. It appears David Fincher may be hoping the team behind the film can craft a story that will merit a more enthusiastic response.
Brad Pitt will return to star in and produce World War Z 2 along with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner as well as Skydance’s David Ellison. The project is expected to begin production as early as the first quarter of 2018.
World War Z 2 does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the film as it develops!
The 10 Movie Trailers With The Most Views In 24 Hours, Ranked
Not all trailers are created equal. Some give away too many plot points while some don’t reveal enough. Some only earn a couple thousand views in their lifetime, while others earn up to 197 million views in just 24 hours. At this point, trailers have become an art form in themselves as they sell the movie to audiences who have thousands of different entertainment projects competing for their attention. To win the public’s attention, studios often spend big money on marketing campaigns designed to draw as many eyes onto a franchise as possible.
Heroic Hollywood has gathered the ten trailers that generated the most views in their 24 hours and ranked them from worst to best. Just because a trailer is on the top ten doesn’t mean that it’s good (the same applies for the movies mentioned in this list), it just means it succeeded in capturing the attention of the world for a moment. In the dog-eat-dog world that is the entertainment industry, if you aren’t able to generate buzz around your product months before it’s even released, then you’re doing something wrong.
Hit Next to learn how we ranked the 10 trailers with the most views in their first 24 hours.