If you didn’t read the massively popular book you more than likely saw the movie. World War Z was the 2013 box office hit that stared Brad Pitt an was directed by Marc Foster. The movie itself made $540 million dollars at the box office and definitely road the zombie craze sweeping up especially due to the popularity of shows like The Walking Dead. Many loved the movie for its unique take on a zombie plague especially since these weren’t your typical zombies that you grew up with. These zombies were intelligent in their own way as well as super fast. The combination of unique zombies as well as a great story left fans wondering more when, instead of if they were going to get a sequel.
Unfortunately for those fans it looks like the wait for the movie isn’t going to pay off because Paramount, the company in charge of the sequel, has scrapped a sequel. Many contributing factors have led to the fall of the sequel. It was reported that the sequel has been in pre-production for months resulting in the project going no where. The biggest problem coming out of production for the movie is reportedly the budget. Director for the sequel, David Fincher, reportedly wanted an even larger budget than the original film which stood at $190 million dollars. The studio was reportedly not willing to go over the budget and Fincher was not willing to budge on anything less.
Back in 2017, Paramount reported that the sequel was set to be released in 2018 or 2019 at the latest. As 2018 came along nothing was happening and director David Fincher was working on the Netflix series Mindhunter, pushing the release back. Another large factor in the decision to scrap the movie is reportedly that the ban on Zombie-related content in China played a huge role in decision to make the movie as it eliminates a huge international movie market especially if the film was going to have a large or larger budget.
So with all these factors coming into play, it doesn’t look like we will be getting a sequel anytime soon if at all. The only way that would happen is if a different director was hired or if one of them budges and don’t expect that to be happening anytime soon. So what do you think movie lovers? Are you disappointed that we won’t be getting a World War Z sequel? Let us know what you think in the comments below!