Marc Forster to leave Bond for braiiiiiinnnnnz and World War Z

Brad Pitt and the gang at Plan B must really like reading or literature, which is a rarity in Hollywood. In addition to a planned adaptation of best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love that will be directed by Ryan Murphy and an untitled David Fincher film based on non-fiction stories “Beautiful Boy” and “Tweak,” Variety reported that Plan B and Paramount got Marc Forster (whose last film was Quantum of Solace, and why the hell aren’t you in the theaters watching it right now???) to direct the movie adaptation of the best-selling semi-epistolary novel World War Z.

Considering Forster’s wish to return to smaller budgeted movies I think PItt and Plan B made the right choice, and they approached him in the right way. Forster’s already said in interviews that “when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the ’70s like All the President’s Men.” Pair his sentiments up with stellar mind of scriptwriter J. Michael Straczynski— he whose “Babylon 5” was a revolution in storytelling for the small screen—and that adds up to one zombie movie I’d really love to see.

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 07:31 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Lincoln
    on 2008-11-16 at 20:44
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    I enjoyed the book, but I’m a bit confused as to how it’ll be done as a movie. I imagine it’ll be a big ensemble piece but how are they going to divide it up? Each character telling a portion of the story, jumping around like in the novel?

    I did enjoy the audio-book, they did a good job using a full cast. Sadly, its abridged.

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