David Fincher is happy about it World War Z The sequel never materialized.
The Fight Club The 61-year-old filmmaker was set to make a sequel to director Marc Foster’s 2013 apocalyptic zombie film starring Brad Pitt, 59, but said he was relieved it never happened as the plot was similar to HBO’s hugely popular dystopian thriller is too similar The last of us.
Fincher told GQ: “Well, it was a bit like that The last of us. I’m glad we didn’t do what we did because The last of us has a lot more room to explore the same thing…In our title sequence we wanted to use the little parasite…they used it in their title sequence and in that wonderful opening with Dick Cavett in the David Frost style talk show.”
The original World War Z The film was inspired by Max Brooks’ 2006 book of the same name and starred Brad as a former UN employee who travels the world to find a cure to stop a massive zombie pandemic.
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Paramount Pictures released the film in the summer of 2013 and grossed a respectable $540 million at the worldwide box office.
The film had a hefty budget of over $190 million and went through an infamous reshoot process in which the ending was reworked, but Paramount still felt a sequel might be worthwhile by working with Pitt Fight Club And The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Director David Fincher.
The World War Z Filming on the sequel was scheduled to begin in June 2019, but reports surfaced in February this year that the project was a no-go due to budget constraints. Fincher was said to have been willing to direct the sequel for less than the first film’s $190 million, but the money needed to realize his vision for the film was still too high for Paramount.
Fincher’s latest film, The killerPremieres on Netflix on November 10th.
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