David Fincher directing Brad Pitt in World War Z sequel

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Apr 26, 2017

If you liked Se7en and Fight Club, and you kind of liked The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, then we've got some good news for you: David Fincher and Brad Pitt are reuniting for a fourth film. And if you like big-budget zombie movies, then you'll really like what they're teaming up on: World War Z 2.

Of course, if you're a purist in love with Max Brooks' novel, then you may not have been particularly pleased with Marc Forster's 2014 adaptation, which took a slew of screenwriters to finish the script, and ultimately veered from the source material. And then the reshoots came.

Still, the film surprised many and found an audience, to the tune of 200 million dollars at the domestic box office. But apparently it wasn't always sequel material, as Paramount's former head, Brad Grey, had previously removed WWZ2 from the studio's release calendar.

But now, thanks to new Paramount honcho, Jim Gianopulos, the sequel is not only back on, but it's got one of the best directors in the game: Fincher. However, Variety tells us that Gianopulos hasn't officially greenlit the film yet, but it's expected to be his first major thumbs up. Production is likely to begin in Q1 of 2018.

Apparently Pitt, who is also producing, had been wooing Fincher for the job since at least last summer. But "plans had to be put on hold" to sort out his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Fincher hasn't directed a film since 2014's Gone Girl, which Gianopulos greenlit while at Fox.

So, what do you think? Will the fourth time be the charm for Fincher and Pitt?