The Playlist reports Paramount has halted pre-production on David Fincher World War Z sequel.
While critical reception to 2013’s World War Z was mixed, the feature film adaption of the Max Brooks book proved to be a financial success and Paramount announced plans to move forward with a sequel. While David Fincher signed on to helm the project after J. A. Bayona departed to direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and producer Dede Gardner confirmed the sequel would begin production in June 2019, Playlist sources state Paramount Pictures has halted pre-production on the World War Z sequel.
The project had been assembling a staff for principal photography across five different countries, including a six-month shoot in Atlanta, but these workers were never officially hired as the film never received the green light. According to the outlet, David Fincher and his team proposed a smaller budget than the original.
With Paramount procrastinating on green-lighting the project, David Fincher moved on to direct the Netflix series Mindhunter for two seasons. Brad Pratt, who portrayed former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane in the original film, was set to reprise his role for the sequel.
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Source: The Playlist
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos