Rumour: Mad Max: Fury Road sequel may be revving its engine

During the lengthy development and production stage on Mad Max: Fury Road, franchise creator George Miller revealed that he’d also devised two further scripts for sequels, entitled Mad Max: Furiosa and Mad Max: The Wasteland.

In the wake of Fury Road’s critical and commercial success, Miller announced his intention to move forward with The Wasteland, but a legal dispute in 2017 between Miller and Warner Bros. over allegedly unpaid bonuses appeared to have put a halt to progress.

Well, if a new rumour is to be believed, we may now be close to a resolution as Fandango’s Erik Davis has stated on Twitter that he’s heard “whispers” that a new Mad Max movie may be starting to “rev its engines”.

So World War Z 2 is officially dead and not happening… But… I'm hearing whispers of another sequel that's beginning to rev its engines…
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Daily Podcast: What Filmmaker In Their Right Mind Would Sign-On To ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ At This Point?

Daily Podcast: What Filmmaker In Their Right Mind Would Sign-On To ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ At This Point?
On the February 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman,and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including: Groundhog Day 2, Battle Angel, Lost, Zootopia 2, World War Z 2, Guardians of the Galaxy […]

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Is Mad Max 5 Finally Starting to Rev Up Its Engines?

Could we finally, at long last, be getting Mad Max 5? That's a very real possibility, according to an encouraging new rumor floating around. Before we dive into this at all and get anyone's hopes up too high, we must caution that this isn't coming directly from Warner Bros., nor is it coming from director and franchise creator George Miller. That said, there is reportedly some movement on the long-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road sequel.

Much of what has been holding up the sequel is a feud between George Miller and the studio. Basically, as is so often the case with these things, it comes down to money. Miller is suing, or perhaps was suing, Warner Bros. over money he believes he was owed over Mad Max: Fury Road. That led to a stalemate and prevented the sequel from moving forward. However, the managing editor of Fandango took to Twitter following
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David Fincher's World War Z 2 Has Been Killed Off By Paramount Pictures

David Fincher and Brad Pitt’s World War Z 2 was gearing up to start shooting this summer, but it looks like Paramount Pictures has changed their mind and decided to kill the project.

According to The Playlist, the studio has pulled the plug on the production, which is pretty disappointing to hear. I was actually really excited about seeing what David Fincher would do with this film. The filmmaker has spent years developing this movie, so it’s a shame that we won’t get to see his vision for it. This is nothing new for Fincher who has been a part of several projects that have been cancelled.

While there is no definitive reason as to why the movie is not getting made anymore, the report sites that the budget might be part of the issue. They also might have cancelled the film so that they could move the
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World War Z 2 Is Dead at Paramount

World War Z 2 is dead. It's time to pour one out for the sequel that never was and (probably) never will be. Brad Pitt, who starred in the original 2013 movie adapting author Max Brooks' zombie novel of the same name, has been trying to get the project going for years now and even managed to get his pal and frequent collaborator David Fincher to sign on to direct, which was something of a surprise. Despite all of that effort and lots of hope, Paramount has decided to pull the plug.

According to multiple reports, after months of dragging their feet on the issue without officially giving the movie the green light, Paramount has finally made a decision about World War Z 2. It's just not one that Brad Pitt and likely many moviegoers would like to hear. No one factor is to blame, but there are several elements that contributed to this.
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Paramount Scraps David Fincher’s ‘World War Z 2’ over Budget Concerns

The “Lucy with the football” game continues when it comes to David Fincher finally directing a big blockbuster tentpole. The Social Network filmmaker has flirted with big properties in years past ranging from Mission: Impossible 3 to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, none of which ever came to fruition. It appeared he’d finally be making the leap with World War Z 2, a zombie sequel that would reunite Fincher with longtime friend and collaborator Brad Pitt, but Paramount has now pulled the plug on the project just as it was gearing up to start filming this summer. Per …
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David Fincher’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Shuts Down at Paramount Over Reported Budget Issues

David Fincher’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Shuts Down at Paramount Over Reported Budget Issues
David Fincher’s highly anticipated “World War Z” sequel is reportedly no longer in development at Paramount. Sources close to production say the budget was the issue. David Fincher was apparently willing to direct the sequel for less than the $190 million price tag of the first movie, but the money required to pull of the film was still too high for Paramount. Production on the “World War Z” sequel was going to kick off in June. The film would have reunited Fincher with Brad Pitt after films such as “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Marc Forster directed the original “World War Z,” which Paramount released in theaters during summer 2013. The movie was based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel of the same name and starred Pitt as a former Un employee who travels the globe to find a cure to stop a massive zombie pandemic. The film was
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David Fincher’s ‘World War Z 2’ is Officially Dead and Buried

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David Fincher’s ‘World War Z 2’ is Officially Dead and Buried
We all had a hard time believing David Fincher would direct World War Z 2, and now, it’s not even happening. Fincher has been working on the project since at least 2016, but constant scheduling delays may have finally delivered a head shot to the project once and for all. While there’s always a chance a World […]

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Social Network Sequel Coming Soon?

David Crow Jan 14, 2019

Aaron Sorkin reveals he's toying with the idea of doing a Social Network sequel about Facebook's many scandals since the 2010 film ended.

If they aren’t already, you better believe Facebook is lawyering up, because it looks like a sequel to The Social Network is in the beta development stage. Aaron Sorkin, fresh of writing the controversial (and well-reviewed) To Kill a Mockingbird play dominating Broadway, has revealed that he is more than entertaining the idea of making a Social Network sequel as a response to Facebook’s many recent troubles since his 2010 film ended (and in a story that covered events between 2003 and 2008). Not that Facebook isn’t used to courting negative press in the years since the 2016 presidential election.

In a new interview with the Associated Press, Sorkin revealed that The Social Network producer Scott Rudin has repeatedly toyed with the idea of a
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World War Z 2 May Be Gearing Up for a Massive 10-Month Long Shoot

It’s been over 5 years since we last saw Brad Pitt fighting zombies in Marc Forster’s World War Z (based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks). Even worse, Paramount twice postponed slated production start-dates for a planned sequel, leading many to suspect the project was doomed from the get go. Everything […] The post World War Z 2 May Be Gearing Up for a Massive 10-Month Long Shoot appeared first on Dread Central.
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Director David Fincher will Reportedly Start Shooting World War Z 2 in March

Update: Paramount Pictures has contacted us and said that they have not yet confirmed date for the start of production yet.

I still can’t believe that David Fincher is directing World War Z 2. He’s one of my favorite directors and I’ve enjoyed all of the films that he is made in his career. Yeah, he had a rough start with Alien 3, but since then his films have been incredible. I love his storytelling and filmmaking style, but never in a million years did I think I’d see him make a zombie movie, let alone a sequel to a zombie movie! But, that’s what he’s doing and I’m pretty excited about it.

Fincher is a picky filmmaker, so he must have seen something really special in this story to take it on. Or, he just wanted to do it as a favor to his
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David Fincher’s World War Z sequel will reportedly start shooting in March

Having been pushed back multiple times over the past couple of years, it now seems that Paramount Pictures is finally ready to press ahead with the sequel to World War Z, which will reunite star Brad Pitt with his Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher.

The last we’d heard, the project had been delayed due to Pitt’s commitments to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Fincher’s Netflix series Mindhunter, with the producers suggesting a targeted start date of June 2019.

However, according to a listing in Production Weekly, filming on the as-yet-untitled World War Z 2 is gearing up to begin in late March, with the production taking in locations in Atlanta, Thailand and Spain through to January 2020.

The script for the sequel to the 2013 zombie blockbuster has been penned by Dennis Kelly (Utopia) from an
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World War Z 2 Working Title, Start Date and Locations Revealed?

Update: A representative from Paramount has reached out and confirmed that the March start date listed by Production Weekly is wrong. The studio does not have a confirmed start of production date set at this time.

Original Story: Could we be seeing World War Z 2 sooner than we thought? That may sound a little silly to say, considering that many zombie lovers have been waiting for the sequel ever since the first movie was released in 2013, going on six years ago now. But last we heard, production was gearing up for June of this year. However, it appears as though that timeline has been bumped up by a few months, with filming now slated to begin in March.

According to a new production listing, World War Z 2 (which hasn't been confirmed as the official title) will kick off production in March and will film throughout the year in locations such as Thailand and Spain.
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Netflix's The Helicopter Heist Adaptation will be Written By Eastern Promises Scribe Steven Knight

Netflix is set to move forward with their adaptation of Jonas Bonnier’s book The Helicopter Heist with screenwriter Steven Knight.

The Helicopter Heist tells the fascinating true story of a daring robbery that took place in Stockholm back in 2009. Netflix picked up the rights the story in 2016 and Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in and produce it.

The story focuses on a group of four young Swedes who pulled off one of the most spectacular heists of all time. The men behind the daylight robbery were imprisoned, but the $6.5M that they stole was never recovered.

Here’s a more in-depth detailed description from the book:

Sami has a history of petty crime, but that’s all behind him now. He has a new child to provide for, so he’s training as a chef, ready to lead a quiet life. But when a business deal suddenly goes sideways,
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World War Z 2 Begins Filming This Summer

David Fincher is all set to direct Brad Pitt in the much-anticipated follow up to the epic zombie flick World War Z. That film will be upon us… one day. Really there have been some many stops and starts with World War Z 2 that I caution you to take today’s news with more than […]

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Rushes. Twin Peaks Vr, Google & Terrence Malick, Barry Jenkins Profile

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSFrieze reports that David Lynch, in collaboration with Showtime and Collider games, is set to create a Twin Peaks virtual reality experience: "Twin Peaks Vr will allow players to explore locations from the original series (1990–1991) as well as Twin Peaks: The Return".We're four years removed from Gone Girl and still without a new David Fincher movie—thankfully /Film reports that, despite the radio silence, David Fincher is still set to direct "World War Z 2", which is set to shoot Summer 2019.Recommended VIEWINGClint Eastwood returns both behind and in front of the camera—this time hunted by his protégée Bradley Cooper—in what looks to be a remarkable thriller about lifetimes, borders, and family. The first trailer for The Mule is here:Here is the official trailer for Joseph Kahn's battle-rap comedy Bodied,
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David Fincher and Brad Pitt's World War Z 2 Starts Production Next Summer

Yes, the long-awaited World War Z sequel is still going to happen. David Fincher is officially set to direct the film and Brad Pitt will return to reprise his role.

Regardless of the production problems surrounding the first film, it actually turned out really good! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and with Fincher directing the sequel I’m even more stoked about World War Z 2! He’s one of my favorite directors and I can’t wait to see what he does with this next chapter of the story!

We’ve now learned that Fincher will start shooting the sequel next summer! Producer Dede Gardner recently confirmed:

“We're starting to shoot in June.”

That’s exciting news for fans of the first film! We don’t know much about the story that the sequel will tell, but a previous report has said that "Fincher was
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‘World War Z’ Producers Say Sequel Shoots Next Summer; David Fincher Still Apparently Attached To Direct

‘World War Z’ Producers Say Sequel Shoots Next Summer; David Fincher Still Apparently Attached To Direct
The ongoing game to get a “World War Zsequel up and running continues. This week, “Beautiful Boy” producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner provided an update. They say the film is in the works, David Fincher is still attached to direct, Brad Pitt attached to star and Brad Kelly, who worked with Fincher previously on the failed remake of “Utopia” for HBO (now set up at Amazon without Fincher), is writing the script.

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World War Z 2 Targets June Start Date, David Fincher Will Still Direct

It looks like World War Z 2 may finally be getting underway next year, but don't hold your breath. The sequel has been in development for a handful of years now and it's had a very difficult road in terms of actually getting cameras rolling. World War Z 2 has been delayed several times and, at this point, it's tough to get excited until the ball is good and truly rolling. However, producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner have offered an optimistic update on the status of the project.

The producing pair were recently in attendance at the premiere of Beautiful Boy. On the red carpet, they were asked to provide an update on World War Z 2. While they couldn't say much, Dede Gardner got the thing started by confidently stating that the movie will begin filming next summer. That is, assuming they don't hit another major snag along the way.
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‘World War Z 2’ Still Has David Fincher Attached to Direct, Production Set to Begin in June 2019

‘World War Z 2’ Still Has David Fincher Attached to Direct, Production Set to Begin in June 2019
A sequel to World War Z has been in the works ever since the first film became a monster hit, earning over $540 million worldwide. However, in the five years since then, it’s had plenty of delays and has gone back and forth between being a project that David Fincher would return to direct. At […]

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