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?

  • garreth

    coming out about what?? does he like the boys? i thought he had a kid.

  • garreth

    maybe he was just testing in front of the green screen. i mean look at the picture on the student’s site…dunno..

    • sabine

      now its almost confirmed and each day we hear more news. it actually is an autobiographical movie and all new rumours say marc forster is planning his coming out!!!! and not only – madonnas stylist has been seen on set, soundtrack from brian reitzell.not sure what to think about all that stuff, but i think its vey likely that something is going on!

  • sabine

    seems to be true. an interview on todays swiss press features a certain tobias horka who worked with mf. and he confirms that he has seen mf in front of the camera!!!! it must be an autobiographocal movie. or at least i’ve never heard that mf showed big talents as an artist till now. :-)it is also confirmed that there will be an official release in june/july.

  • garreth

    hey what’s up

    i’m aware of the fact that this post is from over 6 months ago, but i have some interesting news.

    a swiss friend of mine is currently assisting marc forster at his paramaount pictures studio set in los angeles. looking at the pictures, this could easily be the shooting of world war z.

    check it out here:


    • Becca

      Yes, heard rumours about this, too! But it seems to be a independent autobiographical piece, starring MF as a leading actor. Anybody who knows more about this, please share!!!

  • Steve M

    To truly enjoy and appreciate the book world war z you need to read max brooks other book first, zombie survival guide.

  • Dean Josephs

    by the way, “Interview with a Vampire” is a kick-ass movie

  • Dean Josephs

    The book really wasn’t that disjointed, and it didhave heros and characters, you just had to look for them. Paul Redeker, the President (who they left unamed), Emile Renard(who is mentioned several times), General Raj-Sing . . . the amount of cross-reference, allusion, and intertwining in that book is incredible. However, you really only notice the 2nd or 3rd or 4th time through