David Fincher confirmed to direct Brad Pitt's World War Z sequel

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World War Z 2" producer David Ellison has gotten his dream director for the project in David Fincher. Earlier in the year he had stated that “There’s a script that we’re incredibly happy with, and it’s just getting a couple of key deals closed… We hope [Fincher] makes the movie.”

Yahoo movies has confirmed the news via Paramount, head honcho Jim Gianopulos

Thoughts?

I have difficulty trying to see this as a good fit, but Fincher has surprised us more than once in his career. This film, to me, harkens me back to his directing debut: Alien 3. It's a similar genre which relies on a lot of jump scares. I sure hope Fincher gives us something fresh and inventive, but what's the potential for that to happen here? Fincher has stated in the past that he wants to make movies that a big audience will go to see, he wants his movies seen NOT forgotten. With that in mind, I completely understand why he would choose such a project, the original Z, directed by Marc Foster, was plagued with reshoots and controversy, but it was a mega blockbuster.

Let's just make sure Fincher gets total creative control here. This would be Fincher's first all-out blockbuster, although, I guess, you could make a case for "Alien 3" as well. Fincher hasn't directed a film since 2014's "Gone Girl." At some point he was supposed to direct Ben Affleck in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on A Train," but IMDB doesn't have that project listed anymore. Scrapped? Who knows. Fincher will be collaborating with Brad Pitt for the fourth time with this "World War Z" sequel.

Fincher Ranked

(1) Zodiac
(2) The Social Network
(3) Fight Club.
(4) Gone Girl
(5) Se7en
(6) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(7)Panic Room
(8) The Game 
(9) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(10) Alien3
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