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It's been in my Kindle for awhile...just started reading it yesterday. I'm hooked. There's no way the movie is going to be this good. It might as well be an HBO mini series as Josh Z suggested. I also started skimming through Brook's Zombie Survival Guide. Some funny stuff in there.

I think Josh is right...a miniseries is the only to do justice to the book.

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Some on set photos:

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Some on set photos:

http://www.filmofilia.com/2011/07/06...-z-set-photos/

Ahh, now I get it...
Couldn't understand why BP would be in this movie....
Duh, should have guessed he would be "Max Brooks."
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Some on set photos:

http://www.filmofilia.com/2011/07/06...-z-set-photos/

PG-13. One step in the wrong direction...

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Ahh, now I get it...
Couldn't understand why BP would be in this movie....
Duh, should have guessed he would be "Max Brooks."
Stupid me.

?... Oink, I don't follow what you are saying?

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?... Oink, I don't follow what you are saying?

You read the book? What oink said makes sense if you have unless they're making the movie based on one interview/scenario in the book -> which wouldn't make any sense -> which has never stopped Hollywood before ->

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You read the book? What oink said makes sense if you have unless they're making the movie based on one interview/scenario in the book -> which wouldn't make any sense -> which has never stopped Hollywood before ->

larry

Looks like they tweaked it a bit so the narrator is a bigger part of the story - if this synopsis is correct. Makes sense if BP is the narrator, ie Max Brooks.

I would prefer R, but if the gore gets toned down but the action and horror/suspense are well done it could still work. Probably not, but you never know.

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Based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks, WORLD WAR Z follows United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he tries to stop a global Zombie pandemic. With armies crumbling and governments rendered useless, Gerry must head out into a hellish and gruesome new world to find allies in his cause. In each country he visits, he learns new information about the origin and habits of the Zombies (or Zs as they're now called) and begins to build a plan to destroy them. Throughout his odyssey, Gerry longs to be reunited with his wife and children. But there's something he has to do first... Save the human race.

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You read the book? What oink said makes sense if you have unless they're making the movie based on one interview/scenario in the book -> which wouldn't make any sense -> which has never stopped Hollywood before ->

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I see. I have not read the book. Thanks.

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How do you do a proper zombie apocalypse film with a PG-13 rating? An R rating would help the marketing effort; don't they understand that?

Or maybe it's because they can then sell shiny disks with an "unrated" version and create more revenue on the back end. Either way, it's gotta' be about the Benjamens. I want Oliver Stone to do a zombie apocalypse movie. You know he wouldn't sell out to The Man.
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I see. I have not read the book. Thanks.

Yeah, what Larry said....

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Looks like they tweaked it a bit so the narrator is a bigger part of the story - if this synopsis is correct. Makes sense if BP is the narrator, ie Max Brooks.

I would prefer R, but if the gore gets toned down but the action and horror/suspense are well done it could still work. Probably not, but you never know.

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Based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks, WORLD WAR Z follows United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he tries to stop a global Zombie pandemic. With armies crumbling and governments rendered useless, Gerry must head out into a hellish and gruesome new world to find allies in his cause. In each country he visits, he learns new information about the origin and habits of the Zombies (or Zs as they're now called) and begins to build a plan to destroy them. Throughout his odyssey, Gerry longs to be reunited with his wife and children. But there's something he has to do first... Save the human race.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/1272

Based on the synopis, I've lost more interest. Although I don't know why I even thought the movie would come close to the book. They rarely do. They more than tweaked it "a bit" if the war is present tense and one person is going to save the human race. I don't want to go into details because the book is excellent and some people who haven't read it may do so now.

"...longs to be reunited with his wife and children..." .. Sigh... More Hollywood goobletie-gook. I wonder how they'll tread, if at all, around the no nonsense, brutal, decisions that needed to be made to prevail against the Zs.

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I would think that the success of The Walking Dead would make it difficult for this to be done as a miniseries.
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Based on the synopis, I've lost more interest. Although I don't know why I even thought the movie would come close to the book. They rarely do. They more than tweaked it "a bit" if the war is present tense and one person is going to save the human race. I don't want to go into details because the book is excellent and some people who haven't read it may do so now.

Yeah, that synopsis makes it sound like it has nothing to do with the book other than that they're both about zombies.

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Yeah, that synopsis makes it sound like it has nothing to do with the book other than that they're both about zombies.

Argh...

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I would think that the success of The Walking Dead would make it difficult for this to be done as a miniseries.

A little sarcasm?

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A little sarcasm?

No? Am I missing something? lol..
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The Walking Dead may be successful by some criteria, but it's pretty tame and contains a lot of Hollywood's cookie cutter sub plot themes to make it more widely appealing, just like it seems WWZ, the movie, is doing.

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The Walking Dead may be successful by some criteria, but it's pretty tame and contains a lot of Hollywood's cookie cutter sub plot themes to make it more widely appealing, just like it seems WWZ, the movie, is doing.

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I am not giving up on WWZ....yet.
BP has a fairly high winning percentage.

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"...longs to be reunited with his wife and children..." .. Sigh... More Hollywood goobletie-gook. I wonder how they'll tread, if at all, around the no nonsense, brutal, decisions that needed to be made to prevail against the Zs.

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Yes, but after he saves the world he gets back to his wife and children and finds they are now..Zombies!

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Yes, but after he saves the world he gets back to his wife and children and finds they are now..Zombies!
I can't remember what they called it in one of the interviews, but it was something like a fireman's axe. If BP uses that to put down his family upon return, then we may have something worthwhile...

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I can't remember what they called it in one of the interviews, but it was something like a fireman's axe. If BP uses that to put down his family upon return, then we may have something worthwhile...

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That would be a powerful scene. Put that in the middle of the movie, maybe even a flashback, to show the extra drive he has to fight the Z's.

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Here's a script review of World War Z :http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/201...rld-war-z.html

I'm kinda sad this thing is gonna have a PG-13 rating. How can you make a zombie movie really effective with a PG-13 rating ? Lets hope that at least they can make it scary.
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Here's a script review of World War Z :http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/201...rld-war-z.html

I'm kinda sad this thing is gonna have a PG-13 rating. How can you make a zombie movie really effective with a PG-13 rating ? Lets hope that at least they can make it scary.

Each new glimpse of the movie we get, my expectations go lower.

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Each new glimpse of the movie we get, my expectations go lower.

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Sadly, me too. Sounds more like they could have used Richard Dreyfuss instead of BP for all the action and horror that is (or is NOT) implied in the script.

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I would think that the success of The Walking Dead would make it difficult for this to be done as a miniseries.

Even with it's success TWD is pretty much a watered down version of the comic. If it was on HBO or Starz I think it would have been much better.
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Even with it's success TWD is pretty much a watered down version of the comic. If it was on HBO or Starz I think it would have been much better.

I'm not sure if anything could have saved it.
Too many fundamental errors for a decent zombie drama.

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They run...

Oh boy, that looked GREAT...the zombie attacking its own reflection in the window.

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