Quantum of Solace Director to Helm World War Z

Marc Forster to direct World War ZAt Fear Fest last weekend I finally got the chance to tell author Max Brooks to his face how much I loved World War Z, and he seemed appreciative. Seriously, if you haven’t read this book yet, stop whatever you’re doing and rectify that immediately. It’s just a flat-out fantastic novel.

That being said, I have no idea how it will translate to film, but a movie’s been planned for it for a while now. This morning Variety reported that Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has been tapped by Paramount to direct said movie, working from a script by The Changeling (the new one, not the George C. Scott movie) scribe Michael Straczynski.

"The genre always fascinated me,” Forster told Variety, ”and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like All the President's Men." Interesting take on the material ... WWZ is the detailed account of how the zombie apocalypse went down 10 years after it happened from those who lived through it. Personally I think it’d do better as a series on HBO than a two-hour film given the nature of the material, but no one listens to me...

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- Johnny Butane

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Chainsaw's picture

I think they should have gotten Ken Burns to do it like The Civil War miniseries.

Submitted by Chainsaw on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 7:38pm.
Johnny Butane's picture

Exactly! Get fucking Keith David to do the voice over... my God it'd be amazing!

Submitted by Johnny Butane on Sun, 11/16/2008 - 8:43am.

I love the idea of comparing it to 70s conspiracy movies, which I am a huge fan of.

I started reading the book but I think the idea is better than the execution. Personally, the format got old really quickly for me.

Submitted by G.D. on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 10:27am.
MagusMaleficus's picture

All the President's Men? Where the fuck did he get that vibe?

Submitted by MagusMaleficus on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 7:21am.

I guess from the way they pitched it to him...

Submitted by G.D. on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 10:18am.

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