Whereas TV reveals like The Walking Dead and iZombie at present have a vice grip on strolling corpses, there’s a lot to sit up for on the silver display screen, as nicely. One such zombie film that many followers have been ready years to see is World War Z 2, which has maintained radio silence since David Fincher signed on to direct in April. Within the face of mounting fan curiosity, Fincher just lately addressed the standing of the sequel to Marc Forster’s 2013 film and confirmed that it is nonetheless within the story section, but it surely’s nonetheless positively coming. Fincher mentioned:
World Warfare Z ? We’re attempting. A variety of stones have been laid. We’re simply deconstructing it proper now in opposition to the mythology that exists to see the place we will go.
So, if nothing else, it appears like World Warfare Z 2 remains to be occurring. In keeping with David Fincher’s latest feedback in an interview with Little White Lies, everybody concerned is simply attempting to dissect the story to determine which items of the overarching mythology should be used within the sequel. Once we final heard in regards to the movie, producer David Ellison confirmed script had been written, so now it appears to be like like that story remains to be being workshopped to ensure it is prepared for manufacturing.
So far as mythology goes, World Warfare Z is about as dense as zombie fiction can get. Though the unique World Warfare Z movie largely centered on the early phases of the zombie outbreak, Max Brooks’ e book is a decade-long story in regards to the introduction of zombies into our collective consciousness and their subsequent socioeconomic impression on the world. These tales check out a New Deal-esque method to government-funded work packages, Cuba changing into a serious world superpower, and England returning to a feudal system because of castles proving themselves to be main strategic property in opposition to the residing useless. There’s fairly a bit of fabric to drag from, however placing all of it collectively (and making it work with the story of Brad Pitt’s Gerry Lane) has turn into an intensive course of for everybody concerned within the sequel.
The will to get World Warfare Z 2 wholly locked down earlier than commencing manufacturing makes fairly a little bit of sense after we take the primary movie’s tumultuous manufacturing into consideration. In keeping with many reviews, World War Z was a nightmare to shoot, and the rocky manufacturing ultimately led to exorbitantly costly reshoots. Among the many many adjustments made to the movie included the choice to completely scrap the original third act and scale issues down from the larger set items from earlier within the film. Regardless of an total constructive crucial and industrial reception, it makes excellent sense to imagine that everybody concerned desires extra stable footing for the sequel.
At this level, it appears like we will must maintain ready for extra concrete details about World Warfare Z 2. Till extra particulars in regards to the venture roll in, you’ll be able to check out our World War Z 2 guide, in addition to our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide.