World War Z

WorldwarzFresh off of Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has been tapped for the screen adaptation of World War Z. We get word of this project thanks to our friends at comingsoon:

Paramount Pictures has set Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster to helm World War Z, based on the Max Brooks best-selling novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies, reports Variety. Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski is writing the screenplay, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.

Max Brooks has the genetics to win at life and it pleases me to see Brooks son of Brooks in the writing racquet.

I haven’t read World War Z, so I have no opinion on it. I beseech my international friends to fill me in with your thoughts. Have any of you had the chance to read this book? If so – what did you think about it and are you excited to see it made into a film?