World War Z 2: filming is now due to begin in June 2019

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World War Z Sequel Release Date Announced
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The sequel to 2013's hit zombie film World War Z will arrive in theaters on June 9, 2017.

The movie's release pits it against 20th Century Fox's sequel to Fantastic Four, which is set to make its debut that same day. Whether or not World War Z 2 faces stiff competition will depend heavily on how well the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot fares when it releases this August.

World War Z 2 will be directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) and is set to begin filming this October. According to screenwriter Steven Knight, the filmmakers are "starting with a clean slate."

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/22/world-war-z-sequel-release-date-announced
 

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World War Z Sequel Release Date Announced
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The apocalypse is coming... again.
By Alex Osborn


The sequel to 2013's hit zombie film World War Z will arrive in theaters on June 9, 2017.

The movie's release pits it against 20th Century Fox's sequel to Fantastic Four, which is set to make its debut that same day. Whether or not World War Z 2 faces stiff competition will depend heavily on how well the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot fares when it releases this August.

World War Z 2 will be directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) and is set to begin filming this October. According to screenwriter Steven Knight, the filmmakers are "starting with a clean slate."

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/22/world-war-z-sequel-release-date-announced
A) I like Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke). B) Come the fuck on. Now we're not even waiting for the reboot to reboot?
 

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Not gonna lie. This definitely intrigues me. Fincher doesn't just do anything. Plus my problem with WWZ wasn't with the world they created. The whole crazy zombie hordes that come at you like a tidal wave is a neat idea. I just didn't love the story in that movie. A sequel with that same zombie concept but with a better setting and plot could be cool.
 

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WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS GUY!!
 

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Of I had to read the book, the movie would have been good

The mistake was reading the book......


I never got my battle at Yonkers with The Trooper booming
 

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I know everyone hated the movie but I loved it. Also loved the book. Check out the unabridged audiobook if you haven't. Mark Hamill as the grizzled Yonkers vet.
 

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I know everyone hated the movie but I loved it. Also loved the book. Check out the unabridged audiobook if you haven't. Mark Hamill as the grizzled Yonkers vet.
I didn't hate the movie. I really liked it.
 

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I liked it enough for what it was. But it wasn't like the book, which is the problem most that don't like it have. Even Max Brooks admitted the production company basically just bought the rights to the book's name from him. I think they could have made a good (or better) movie with the traditional slow moving zombies that were present in the book. The fast zombies made it seem like a CGI tech demo more than a fully fleshed out movie.
 

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I thought about this last night, and I think I figured out why they bought the rights and made a completely different movie. They made the special effects heavy remake first. Why not assume this movie gets a remake/reboot like everything else? They probably determined they could more easily sell a remake that promises to be truer to the book, than to sell a reboot with fast zombies and Brad Pitt. So they made the big action one first while banking off the name, and will save the story-focused reboot for later, banking that it will still be unique.

It's actually pretty fucking smart if that's what they did. They're selling two completely different franchises using the same popular name. And in ten years, fans of the book will love them for doing the reboot.

Edit: guess I should have read the whole story (and Liddy's post) before making this comment. Maybe they're already doing the reboot.
 
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The book would have been best adapted as a several part series on an HBO or Showtime

Too late now
 

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http://collider.com/world-war-z-2-filming-date/

‘World War Z 2’ Filming Date Revealed; David Fincher Still Directing
BY ADAM CHITWOOD OCTOBER 9, 2018


World War Z 2 is still happening, apparently—with David Fincher attached to direct. The sequel to the 2013 zombie movie starring Brad Pitt has been in the works for years, with J.A. Bayona signing on to direct just a few months after the first movie hit theaters. Two years later, however, Bayona left World War Z 2 to go and direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the zombie sequel languished in limbo for about a year until, miraculously, it was announced that Pitt’s frequent collaborator and friend Fincher was interested in directing. Fincher was finally confirmed in June 2017, but as with all of his projects, Fincher noted he would take his time to get the script right with Utopia screenwriter Dennis Kelly.

Earlier this year it was confirmed that World War Z 2 would not be filming in 2018 as originally hoped, as Fincher would instead focus on directing the second season of his Netflix series Mindhunter and Pitt remained in Los Angeles to shoot Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Given how these things can sometimes go, this delay was reason for concern that the film may not ever happen, or at least not with Fincher.

However, Variety caught up with producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who revealed that not only are Pitt and Fincher still attached, but World War Z 2filming is now due to begin in June 2019. That date makes sense with Fincher’s schedule—Mindhunter Season 2 is shooting through December, then Fincher will oversee post-production for a few months until the season is ready to be released. This also somewhat signals that Mindhunter Season 2 should be finished and ready to be released by next summer, so there’s some good news there as well.

Kleiner added that they continue to work with Kelly on the World War Z sequel’s script to get it right, and it’s so far unclear what kind of story is going to be told with Pitt’s character. But honestly all I need to hear is David Fincher directing a zombie movie starring Brad Pitt and I’m in. Here’s hoping that filming date sticks.


 

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I have very low expectations



I never got my assault on Yonkers with Run to the hills playing......fucking boo
 

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I know everyone hated the movie but I loved it. Also loved the book. Check out the unabridged audiobook if you haven't. Mark Hamill as the grizzled Yonkers vet.
Thank you, mister.



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*The Trooper......fucking swing and a miss on that one, I feel shame