Thursday, November 13, 2008

World War Z: Movie Details

Max Brooks World War Z is a book im sure most of you know. If you dont, you need to go buy that book right now. It is an excellent piece of zombie work - which is why it is becoming a movie :)
from what I hear so far, this movie will not let us down.
The movie follows a journalist, named Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt?). He travels all around the world conducting interviews with survivors of the zombie outbreak. It feels like this could be a documentary-style film, but from what ive gathered it will be much more than that.
"Aint It Cool News" reported that they have seen the script written by J. Michael Straczynski, and had this to say:

"I love this script. Love every dark, somber, upsetting page of it. This is a horror epic, a serious, sober-minded adult picture waiting to be made, and it's one of the best pieces of screenwriting craft I've encountered in a while."

Although Straczynski's resume doesnt impress me with his long list of babylon 5, and Jake and the Fatman credits - It maybe an impossible feat to ruin such an awesome concept such as World War Z, but it remains to be seen.

This movie is schedualed to be released in 2010