Simon Brew

Oct 20, 2017

David Fincher has been developing World War Z 2 for the last year – but there's no script ready yet.

There’s not been an awful lot of obvious progress where World War Z 2 is concerned, with no confirmed release date in sight at the moment. The project does have, though, David Fincher involved. He’s set to direct the film if all goes to plan, the first time he’s taken on a sequel since his directorial debut, the ill-fated Alien 3.

Fincher is behind Mindhunter, that’s just landed on Netflix. And he’s given a brief update on the state of World War Z 2 to Empire while promoting that show.

“I worked on a show for HBO that didn’t see the light of day and at the same time was doing [Mindhunter], and did [Mindhunter] and I’ve been working for about a year now with Dennis Kelly on World War Z”.

Screenwriter Dennis Kelly is also the man who brought us the TV show Utopia. And Fincher further explained that “we’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie, not an excuse to make a movie”. Which in turn suggests that that piece of material is not entirely in place yet.

As we hear more, we’ll keep you posted. But for the time being, World War Z 2 looks set to take its place in development hell…