Brad Pitt-starrer 'World War Z' sequel set to begin shooting in June 2019
Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner revealed that the film is finally all set to shoot in June 2019, though the script hasn't been completed fully yet.
Ever since the original 'World War Z' went on to be a huge hit earning over $540 million worldwide, a sequel has been underway with numerous starts and stops in the process. Speaking to Variety, producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner revealed that the film is finally all set to go on the floors in June 2019, though the script hasn't been completed fully yet. Gardner said, "We're starting to shoot in June. What more do you need to know? Brad Pitt is Jerry Lane. He's back. David Fincher's directing."
When asked about the script, Kleiner added, "Dennis Kelly, an incredible writer, wrote Utopia, Matilda, we're working on a bunch of stuff with him. We're still working on the script but he's done an amazing job. We think it's gonna be great."
Prior to Fincher coming on board as the director 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s' JA Bayona was all set to direct the film before all those plans fell out of hand. “We were working on that project for around a year, and we had a great idea,” Bayona previously revealed to Den of Geek. “We were very excited. We designed great set pieces, and we were very excited with the direction we were taking with the film, but somehow, we never found a way to connect it all together.”
“There was a moment where we were about to start production, and I wasn't ready,” he added. “I told them and I said, 'Listen, I'm not the right guy for this. There's probably another guy who's able to take care of this in a way that the movie will not get affected,' so I decided to step out of the project.”
The first film underwent a lot of setbacks, it makes full sense when it was revealed that the sequel also went through the same amount and kind of setbacks, delays and schedule shifts. And since the movie is set to start shooting only in 2019, it is highly possible that the movie does not hit the big screen at least until mid-2020. And seeing that the first film by itself was delayed almost a year longer than it was scheduled for it will come as no surprise if the sequel takes even longer to release.