David Fincher's ‘World War Z II' Filming In Late March, With Working Title ‘Maximillian'

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David Fincher's "World War Z II" will start shooting this June, that's what its producer Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner announced earlier today. However, a new listing from Production Weekly claims filming will begin even earlier, sometime in late March.


Filming will go on till the next year and is expected to wrap sometime in January 2020. The movie has the working title ‘MAXIMILLIAN’ and will shoot in Thailand and Spain. 

Fincher hasn't directed a movie since 2014's "Gone Girl." This would only be the second sequel of his career, after 1992's "Alien 3."

Fincher had finally settled on "World War Z 2" to be the next movie he directs last fall. The sequel to the 2013 zombie movie starring Brad Pitt has had quite the pre-production journey. Director J.A. Bayona was originally slated to direct it in 2014, however, two years later, Bayona left the sequel to go on and helm "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," which had many people suspecting the Z sequel was all but dead.  It was only last year that Fincher, Pitt’s frequent collaborator, was in the midst of serious talks with Paramount to helm the blockbuster sequel.  

Fincher is currently putting the finishing touches on the second season of his Netflix series "Mindhunter" whereas Pitt is in L.A. shooting Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."