More Movement on the World War Z Movie Front

World War ZIt’s been a long road for the big screen adaptation of the best selling Max Brooks novel World War Z, but finally there’s a little bit of movement to speak of. Not much, mind you, but at least we know that the ball is still rolling.

As reported earlier, Marc Forster is on board to direct the flick, and Matt Carnahan will be adding the finishing touches to the script (after original scribe J. Michael Straczynski). So what’s new?

In an interview with FEARnet Max Brooks offered the following update to fans wondering what’s been going on — “Paramount just renewed the option for World War Z, for half the time and twice the money, so that might signal interest,” he tells the site. “We still got our director, Marc Forster, who’s raring to go. We’re all waiting on Matt Carnahan’s new draft, which should come in a month or so. Once that comes in, then I think it probably will have to be tweaked and brought to the studio, but we’re sort of zeroing in on that moment where Paramount has to say yes or no.”

So there you have it, kids! Good, but not great news. We’ll keep an eye on things for ya! If you haven’t read the book (World War Z book review here) yet, do yourself a favor — click below and get yourself a copy like yesterday.

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  • Spaceshark

    I’d rather it was a miniseries. The book’s too big to be one movie in my opinion.

  • Terminal

    I fucking loved this book. It’s quite incredible. I hope the movie is great. I don’t expect it all to be here, but I hope they keep in the great stories.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Vanvance1

    I liked the book and I like the original writer they chose to pen the screenplay. Not much faith in Carnahan though.

    Too many chefs spoil the broth.

  • samdevil

    I would love if the film is made and they keep the chiloe convention in the film. It would be awsome if they actually film this in chile. Can’t wait!