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World War Z Movie Details Firming Up

World War ZWhen 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
Studio: Paramount
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!

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