AceShowbiz - %cBrad Pitt% has already had a name of who would direct him in the sequel to "World War Z" after J.A. Bayona stepped out of the project. Variety reports that the 52-year-old actor, who will return to star in and produce "World War Z 2", has approached David Fincher.
According to sources, Pitt, along with Paramount and Skydance, is in negotiations with the helmer to direct the follow-up to the 2013 film. The actor recently met several directors, but has zeroed in on Fincher. Paramount and Skydance have not given any comment on the development.
If the deal is sealed, it will mark the fourth collaboration between Pitt and Fincher. They previously worked together in 1995's "Se7en", 1999's "Fight Club" and 2008's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
Plot details are still kept under wraps and filming on "World War Z 2" is expected to begin in 2017. The sci-fi film was previously scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on June 9, 2017, but after losing Bayona, the studio is expected to delay the film's release. The first film was a massive hit. It grossed $540 million globally despite a rocky production, which included extensive re-shoots.
As of now, Fincher is working on drama "Lange". His notable works included "Zodiac", "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" and "Gone Girl". He was nominated for Best Directors at the Academy Awards for his work in "The Social Network" starring %cJesse Eisenberg%.