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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If there’s one movie that really doesn’t need a sequel, it seems to be World War Z. That first production was already an incredible departure from the source material, and it had a troubled production that miraculously managed to end up okay.

But is this something the studio wants to risk? What is the reason behind director David Fincher hopping on board this risky sequel? What idea does he have that gives him the courage to overcome the risk that is this movie. While it may seem like just another excuse for a paycheck, speaking with the Empire Podcast, director David Fincher touched on World War Z, and from the sound of it, he hopes to do it for all the right reasons.

“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…We’re hoping to get a piece of material that’s a reason to make a movie, not an excuse to make a movie.”

There is one other takeaway from this: they don’t seem to be in agreement as to what direction they plan on taking the film yet. This is a little baffling considering there were rumors that the studio initially passed on Fincher because his idea was to have a lower budget sequel than they were wanting. Based on this comment, they’re almost back at square one.

The positive takeaway here, however, is that Fincher doesn’t plan on going forward until he thinks they have an amazing idea to go forward with. Fincher has a pretty solid track record, so we can only hope it holds true with this sequel.

What do you want to see out of World War Z 2? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Empire Podcast (via Screen Rant)

  • Victor Roa

    huh…… fincher making a running zombie movie…… huh…… if it happens good for him, but he started by saying “this project for HBO won’t see the light of day.” It’s like talking to a manic depressive, like all artists.

  • The fact that he’s even entertaining the thought of directing this movie is amazing to me. One of the best directors alive and a true artist potentially directing a sequel that wasn’t his baby. I’m excited and I hope this happens.

  • Smerdyakov

    Good luck, Dave.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Train to Busan was so good. I wish it was part of a World War Z anthology.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I wonder if the zombie will get bitten by a dog and start to run on all fours?….

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.