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The upcoming World War Z 2 movie continues the war against the undead army, here’s the essential details.

When talks about the first World War Z emerged, fans immediately jumped on its hype train. The film adaptation of Max Brooks’ book of the same name was highly anticipated by fans for a long time. Once the movie premiered back in 2013, it became an instant box-office hit.

Given the first film’s massive success, considering a sequel was almost a no-brainer. Despite the potential of World War Z 2, the film had frequent director changes over the years. A report from CinemaBlend mentioned that the project switched hands on multiple occasions. The sequel switched hands from original director Marc Forster to Jurassic World director J.A. Bayona.

The development of World War z 2

It was reported that the project will now be handled by Fight Club director David Fincher. The director teased the idea in the past, but no official statement has been made so far. This leads us to the question of the people behind the World War Z 2 cast.

The first World War Z film owed part of its success to its leading cast Brad Pitt. Fortunately, the 53-year-old actor will reprise his role as Gerry Lane in the sequel. However, the actor’s performance might be affected due to his recent split with Angelina Jolie.

Of course, the first movie didn’t succeed without a good story, so the sequel hopes to follow that. Writers Steven Knight and Dennis Kelly hopes to give justice Max Brooks’ novel. Knight is known for his work on TV series’ Peaky Blinders and the upcoming miniseries Taboo. 

World War Z 2
If all goes well, then Brad Pitt will reprise his role in World War Z 2 as Gerry Lane.

Fresh plot could be featured

While Kelly is known for his works on TV series Utopia and thriller film Black Sea. Based on what the writers hinted, the plot for the sequel might not pick up from World War Z’s ending. This means that the film’s direction might take a different turn and approach from the usual undead war.

We’ll know for sure by next year if they decide to keep its scheduled June 9, 2017, premiere date. Max Brooks’ World War Z novel has so much content that the writers could consider. Deviating from the first film’s plot wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all. 

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Photo Source: YouTube/Official World War Z trailer