Just as Friday the 13th has been pulled off of the Paramount calendar, the sequel to the 2013 horror thriller has been scratched off the release schedule.
As we reported earlier today, Paramount have undated the Friday the 13threboot and it's rumoured to be totally cancelled altogether (read more here). We can now also confirm that the sequel to 2013's World War Z has been marked off the release schedule as well, but it hasn't been cancelled just yet so don't panic.
The movie was set to go into production fairly soon with a release date in June this year, which would have been a very tight turnaround. This also would have pitted it against Universal's The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, which would have been fighting for the same demographic. The movie is currently looking at being pushed back to 2018, or possibly even 2019. An insider at Paramount has said that the extra time will be used to develop the script further.
For those unfamiliar, World War Z is actually based off of a graphic novel series of the same name, which has something of a different plot line to it. It follows Brad Pitt's Gerry Lane and the stories he gathers of the survivors of the global zombie pandemic. The film took some considerable artistic liberties but still came out with a pretty solid film, this writer would say.
We now don't have a release date for World War Z at all and probably won't do for some time. Look elsewhere for your zombie fix, dear reader.