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Director Marc Forster Talks Adapting World War Z

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MTV

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http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/09/14/world-war-z-director-marc-forster-explains-different-approach-to-film-adaptation/

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Director Marc Forster Talks Adapting World War ZFans of Max Brook’s bestselling novel World War Z have more than their fair share of worries when it comes to adapting the book to the big screen. Can director Marc Forster quell at least some of them? Read on!

In a recent interview with MTV Forster dropped the following on worried fans …

The idea, obviously the book is not written as a narrative, you try to take things from the book, but at same time you’re changing certain things,” the director tells the network. “I do feel we’re trying to keep it in the spirit of the book because it’s important. We are doing our own film, telling our own story because we had to. But trying to still include as much as we can from the book.

As for the age old question … fast zombies or slow zombies – “In Max Brook’s book they move in the George Romero fashion. I feel like we have a little bit different approach. But it doesn’t exclude that they might not eventually be fashioned how George Romero’s zombies move, it’s just a little bit different approach. I think that will probably be the biggest discussions that there will be.

The novel is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic and is an oral history told from many perspectives around the world. Brad Pitt is playing a U.N. worker gathering stories of the great zombie war, and his Plan B shingle is producing. Mireille Enos (“Big Love”, “The Killing”) will play his wife, a mother of two girls, and Anthony Mackie co-stars.

Look for the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie infestation novel World War Z in theatres on December 21st, 2012.

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  1. Fears quelled? More like fears amplified. If this is another shaky-cam Marc Forster picture (i.e. Quantum of Solace) with running zombies, I won’t be pleased.

    • Although I really don’t care about running/non-running zombies or any of that I kind of agree. Forster quotes sound like something an attorney would come out with. Lot’s of words that look like something is being said when nothing really is. That’s bothersome. There’s no confidence.

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