That World War Z sequel isn't quite dead yet...

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Despite the success of Brad Pitt's zombie movie World War Z, a sequel has struggled to materialise, with the dreaded development hell curse looking like it had struck again.

But it looks like things are back on track, with filming scheduled to commence a lot sooner than we expected.

Industry insiders Production Weekly have revealed that the film will go into production in March of this year, and filming will take place in Spain and Thailand, as well as Atlanta, Georgia (which is where The Walking Dead is shot).

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It's also been revealed that the film is going under the working title Maximillian, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

A sequel was planned after the original was released in 2013, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's JA Bayona on board as director. He eventually left the project after admitting that he wasn't the right guy for the project.

David Fincher, director of the best Alien film (don't @ us), then came aboard, but he was responsible for one of the film's delays because of his work on the series Mindhunter.

Another delay was caused by leading man Brad Pitt, who prioritised his making a film with an up-and-coming director known as Quentin Tarantino.

Unless the sequel undergoes the same insane amount of reshoots as the first, we should expect it to be released in 2020.

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