[B]Brad Pitt to Star In World War Z
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.22.2010
Brad Pitt + Zombies = Profit?
- While at Comic-Con, World War Z author Max brooks broke the news that Paramount is moving forward with World War Z. Marc Foster is directing, and Brad Pitt is attached to star in the film. Pitt's Plan B production company secured the rights to the film back in 2007. World War Z is a story about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies and is targeted for a summer 2012 release.
Brooks also stated that Paramount has optioned the film rights to The Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.[/B]
Sounds like this could be one badass movie. The zombie genre has been starved lately, especially with George Romero losing his mind and pumping out one craptastic effort after another.
With Brad Pitt set to star and Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2) set to produce, it sounds like this could be more than your traditional, cheesy zombie flick.
Great book, but I'm guessing the movie will be different because there were no "main characters" per se in the book.
If anyone is into this genre, I highly recommend "Hater" by David Moody. [URL="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hater/David-Moody/e/9780312608088/?itm=2&USRI=hater"]http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hater/David-Moody/e/9780312608088/?itm=2&USRI=hater[/URL] Guillermo del Toro purchased the film rights. Just finished the sequel ("Dog Blood") last night. Great stuff.