David Fincher in line to direct World War Z sequel

The Fight Club director is reportedly being courted for the zombie movie by star Brad Pitt

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Apparently Brad Pitt and David Fincher could be reunited for another blockbuster soon.

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According to Variety, the actor is courting the director – who he worked with on Fight Club, Se7en and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – to direct the follow-up to Zombie thriller World War Z.

It’s claimed that the talks were initially lukewarm – Fincher is not a fan of sequels, having spoken negatively about his time on Alien 3 – but his respect for Pitt means they may be close to cutting a deal.

Pitt will be starring in and producing the next instalment of the zombie epic, which is expected to start filming in early 2017. The original grossed $540 million worldwide.

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Fincher hasn’t directed a feature film since 2014’s Gone Girl. He’s recently become involved with television, shooting a pilot for Netflix called Mind Hunters.