World War Z Gets Director

November 19, 2008


World War Z, Max Brooks’ fictitious epic oral history of how and when the zombie pandemic happened, is being made into a film as you may have already known, and they’ve found their director in Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Monster’s Ball, Stranger Than Fiction).  Even better is the screenwriter, J. Michael Straczynski, who has written episodes of He-Man and Masters of the Universe and The Real Ghostbusters, not to mention numerous comic books including The Amazing Spiderman and Fantastic Four.  Brooks himself is known for his prior work, the cult hit The Zombie Survival Guide.  What I’m trying to say is that this movie has the potential to kick major ass and make zombiephiles cream their jeans.  The only thing that has a chance at surpassing it in overall zombie greatness is Zack Snyder’s next project, Army of the Dead.  Read about it here.  All this zombie talk is making me giddy.

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    3 Responses to “World War Z Gets Director”

    1. ForbiddenDonut Says:

      This movie should be really cool. The entire zombie apocalypse genre is awesome. You’re able to run around in a state of anarchy and dome random people. It’s like living in Sudan or Somalia.

    2. joey Says:

      Or America.

      If CGI has blessed us with one thing, it’s the ability to create true zombie takeovers the right way.

      P.S. I don’t know if it’s common knowledge, but Max Brooks is Mel Brooks’ kid.

    3. ForbiddenDonut Says:

      Yea, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to grow up the child of a great comedic filmmaker, evidently this is it. You’re preoccupied with survivalism, and keep a machete and m-1 carbine under your bed.