November 19, 2008

World War Z Has a Director

Hot off of Quantum of Solace, the latest James Bond film, director Marc Forster has been tapped to direct the adaptation of World War Z for Paramount pictures. The news comes from Variety and it is for a project that sounds fascinating.

The film is based on the novel by Max Brooks (son of Mel and Anne Bancroft). It concerns a worldwide zombie outbreak that pretty much decimates the planet. However, this is not about the war, although I am sure plenty of it will be shown, it concerns a researcher for a UN post war commission putting together the details of the apocalyptic level event. He interviews survivors from around the globe, collecting their first hand accounts of the outbreak and war.

I have not read the novel, although that premise makes me want to. Any fan of zombie films has to be interested in seeing this one. It sounds like an original concept that could make for a classic piece of zombie cinema. One can only hope that it lives up to its promise.


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