World War Z sequel pulled from 2017 release date
The sequel to World War Z has been delayed.
The follow-up to the 2013 hit has been in development for some time and was expected to be released in June of 2017, but Paramount Pictures have now dropped it from their 2017 release schedule.
However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will now emerge in either the summer of 2018 and 2019 and is being written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.
It is currently without a director after Juan Antonia Bayona left the project to take over the Jurassic World sequel.
World War Z, which grossed over $500 million when it was released in 2013, had a troubled development and shoot, with multiple writers brought in to fix the film's troublesome ending. During post-production, producers ended up being forced to leave an epic 12-minute battle scene on the cutting room floor.