When we first heard that Max Brook’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War would be made into a movie, we could hardly wait.
Now that more details about the World War Z movie are shaping up, this Zombiephile is having trouble staying in his seat.
Here’s the info on the World War Z movie as it stands currently:
Title: World War Z
Director: Mark Forster (of Quantum of Solace fame)
Screenplay: J. Michael Straczinski (of Babylon Five fame)
Source material: Max Brooks
Producer: Brad Pitt
Production Company: Plan B Entertainment
Aside from that, we’re still hearing frustratingly little official information. Straczinsnki, however, has been more and more active in interviews later, discussing his adaptation of World War Z from a book to a movie.
According to JMS in a recent interview with MTV Movies Blog:
“Most zombie movies to this point have been small, focusing on a few people in a house. And this has got real scare. You’re in India with hundreds of boats trying to get out of there with a tidal wave of zombies. The scale of what we’re doing here is phenomenal.”
Take note, Zombiephiles – this zombie movie is quite probably going to be the largest-scale zombie movie ever, and could potentially be a genre-buster (think what Unforgiven did to the Western genre). We’ll be watching the World War Z movie news like it’s our job (do we actually have real jobs?), and posting updates here as soon as we get them – we hope to see a World War Z cast list in the coming weeks!