Saturday, 24 July 2010

Brad Pitt to produce and star in film adaptation of 'World War Z'

From the Independent's website:
"The film rights to author Max Brooks' zombie book World War Z have been bought by Brad Pitt to be adapted for his production company Plan B, MTV reported. Pitt also plans to act in the film. The movie is planned for release during summer 2012."
This is pretty cool news. World War Z is an excellent book, although may not be easy to adapt to the big screen given that it is essentially a collection of interviews and memoirs from various survivors of the zombie outbreak. However, there's some wonderful moments in the book that will no doubt translate very well to the film medium; the battle of the US army against a million zombies at Yonkers could look pretty spectacular.

Definitely one to watch.

My review of World War Z can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty cool book, gotta check it out when I have time. Is it like that Bram Stoker book, where everything's told through diary entries and notes and such?

James said...

I don't think it's that similar to Dracula in terms of the style its written in. I think mostly World War Zero is presented as a selection of memoirs from survivors, told in both first and third person. I haven't got my copy to hand though, so can't properly check.