After a lot of back-and-forths, it seems like David Fincher has finally settled on "World War Z 2" to be his next movie. 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. However, two years later Bayona left the sequel to go and direct to go and direct "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," which had many people suspecting the sequel was dead. It was only last year that Pitt’s frequent collaborator director David Fincher was "in talks" to helm the anticipated blockbuster sequel.
Variety has now confirmed Fincher as director, they spoke with producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who revealed that filming is now due to begin in June 2019. Fincher is currently directing the second season of his Netflix series "Mindhunter" and Pitt is in Los Angeles shooting Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Thus, the reason for the delays.
Fincher hasn't directed a movie since 2014's "Gone Girl."