World War Z sequel to shoot in June 2019
The sequel to World War Z is to shoot in June of 2019.
Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner told Variety that cameras will roll next summer with David Fincher directing.
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 then dropped it from their release schedule.
Now though, things are back on track with Utopia scribe Dennis Kelly working on a new script. Brad Pitt will return to star in the 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.
The movie starred Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic.