According to reports, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker will be helming the follow-up to 2013’s zombie action film, taking over from Mark Forster.
While Fincher and Paramount Pictures are yet to officially confirm the news, “knowledgeable sources” have informed Variety that the collaboration is already in the works.
While Forster and Pitt were rumoured to have had their differences on set and the film received mixed reviews, it made an impressive $500 million at the global box office.
Fincher and Pitt have previously worked together a string of critically-acclaimed hits including Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The director hasn’t worked on big screen film since the Oscar-nominated Gone Girl in 2014, and isn’t exactly known for his love of sequels.
He directed the poorly-received Alien 3 back in 1992, and has stayed away from sequels and sci-fi ever since.
Fincher has turned his hand to television in the few couple of years, directing episode of House of Cards back in 2013.
He has also directed three episodes of the forthcoming Netflix drama Mindhunter, which is set to premiere in October.
The new series, starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, is set in 1979 and follows two FBI agents who interview serial killers to solve on-going crimes.