Shooting of the film was originally supposed to take place in the first quarter of 2018. As of now, David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Seven) is set to direct and a second draft of the script has already been written by Dennis Kelly (Black Sea, Utopia). No official plot has been released yet.
World War Z followed Brad Pitt’s character (Gerry Lane) as he escaped a zombie-riddled New York with his family, only to be tasked with finding the origin of the zombie outbreak.
Having scored a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes and 63% on Metacric, the original film was highly criticized for its overuse of CGI and its completely different tone from the source material (it was originally a book by Max Brooks, structured as an Oral History of the zombie war).
David Fincher has given us hope for the sequel, however. In an interview with Collider, he says, “I’ve been working for about a year now with Dennis Kelly on World War Z. We’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie and not an excuse to make a movie.”
As of right now, there is no official release date or rating, but World War Z 2 is rumored to be coming to theaters sometime in 2019 or 2020.