David Fincher’s next project will be the sequel to the 2013 zombie film World War Z. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, the original film starring Brad Pitt was met with lukewarm reviews with just 67% of critics giving it a favorable score (via Rotten Tomatoes).
Should Fincher go through with the project it would reunite the director with Pitt for their fourth collaboration following Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Taking the reigns from Marc Forster who directed the original, Fincher would be tasked with providing a more faithful adaptation of the source material than what was seen in the original.
This, however, should not be a major concern for Fincher as he has successfully brought The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Fight Club and Benjamin Button from the page to the screen in his previous feature films. One has to be wary of the sequel nature of the project though as Fincher has been vocal about his less than stellar experience directing Alien 3.
In any case attracting a big name should be seen as a huge boost for a film that was previously in danger of being scrapped completely. Fincher, being one of the finest in his field should provide a steadying spirit assuming he does end up directing the film.
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