The Brad Pitt starrer World War Z released in theatres on 21st June 2013. World War Z is based on the World War Z books by Max Brooks. The film was directed by Marc Forster with a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof.
World War Z is an American apocalyptic horror focusing on modern zombies trying to take over the world. The film revolves around Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), a former UN employee, in a race against time. He finds himself investigating a deadly virus that is turning humans into zombies who are hell-bent on world domination.
With an IMDb rating of 7/10 and the Tomatometer at 66%, the film was a mild hit. But even after 7 years, people are still waiting for the sequel, and the sequel has been officially green signaled! David Fincher, known for hits like Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, and The Game, has been roped in to direct the new films
World War Z 2: When Is It Happening?
The good news is that the sequel is officially happening and we will once again get to see the Fincher-Pitt duo together. World War Z 2 was originally scheduled to arrive late 2017 but was delayed to 2018 due to production and script issues. The film is one of the highly anticipated horror films but has been marred by several roadblocks. However, there is still no official announcement regarding the exact release date of the new film. In the wake of the chaos caused by the pandemic, it looks as if we still have a fair bit of waiting to do. The creators, as well as the cast members, have been tightly lipped regarding the details of the sequel.
What To Expect From The World War Z 2?
World War Z revolved around a former United Nations employee, Gerry Lane. Gerry finds himself in a race against to stop the deadly virus from spreading. To do this, he has to investigate the deadly virus that is turning humans into zombies.
The film is based on the 2006 novels by the same name. This means that the sequel is expected to adopt the storyline based on the novel series as well. The first movie ended with a glimmer of hope for mankind’s survival against the undead. However, at the end of the film, Brad Pitt revealed that there is still much left to do. This means that the sequel is likely to pick up after the events after the first. Although, it is difficult to predict the exact storyline right now. But, certainly, the sequel won’t disappoint with Fincher as the director.
Who Will Return For The Sequel?
This is how the expected cast stands:
- Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane
- Danielle Kertesz as Segen
- Pierfrancesco Favino as WHO Doctor
- James Badge Dale as Captain Speke
- Mireille Enos as Karin Lane
- Ruth Negga as WHO Doctor
- David Andrews as Captain Mullenaro
- David Morse as Ex-CIA Agent
- Peter Capaldi as WHO Doctor
- Ludi Boeken as Jurgen Warmbrunn
- Fana Mokoena as Thierry Umutoni