Brad Pitt Looking To David Fincher To Direct “World War Z” Sequel

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The sequel to World War Z has hit many speed bumps as of late. Most recently, J.A. Bayona, who was signed on to helm the follow-up, stepped down and decided to direct the Jurassic World sequel instead. Now, star is attempting to bring his zombie apocalypse movie back to life with Gone Girl director .

Having worked with Fincher on Seven, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Pitt, Paramount and Skydance have taken meetings with Fincher for the sequel, but nothing has been confirmed. Reports say that Fincher is open to directing which is surprising considering his history of directing sequels. The Academy Award-nominated director helmed Alien 3 which like the World War Z franchise, faced a troubled .

The first installment of the sci-fi thriller had its fair share of problems. Director Marc Forster and Pitt reportedly butted heads during filming and Forster was eventually benched and the third act of the movie was re-conceived, rewritten and reshot. Despite that, the movie was a hit earning $540 million worldwide.

Fincher is currently working on the upcoming TV series Mindhunter with Jonathan Groff.

Last year, Pitt starred in and produced the Oscar-winning The Big Short. He can be seen next in Robert Zemeckis’s Allied opposite Marion Cotillard.

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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