World War Z was a film that should not have worked. It was based on a popular book — but it, in no way, resembled the actual book. Additionally, it was a film whose production was overwhelmed with issues, so much so that a huge chunk of it was completely redone.
Somehow, it ended up being an actual solid movie, it made some money, and as of this writing, is getting a sequel from filmmaking legend David Fincher. Speaking to Little White Lies, Fincher gave an update on the long-gestating sequel.
“We’re trying. A lot of stones have been laid. We’re just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go.”
As someone who enjoyed the first film (as well as the book, though they are nowhere near the same product), I think it’s best that they spend as much time as they need on the script. The first film, while decent, could have been so much better had they actually written a film that they liked to begin with.
With World War Z 2, they have an opportunity to really get it right in a way that wasn’t possible before, and given that Paramount has already delayed the film, they may as well ensure that this is a movie they can be proud of. As we’ve learned in recent years, audiences really don’t have much tolerance for mediocre blockbusters, so it’s in their best interest to let Fincher take his time, and do as he wants.
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SOURCE: Little White Lies