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Are any of you guys waiting for the film adaption of WORLD WAR Z? And what did you guys think of Marc Forster as the director ?
post #2 of 292
Personally, I think this would be best suited as an HBO miniseries. The episodic structure of the novel would work best that way, one episode per chapter. I expect that the movie will only focus on one or two of the book's storylines.

I think Forster is an interesting director and could do a good job with this, so long as he lays off the shaky-cam that burdens Quantum of Solace (I don't know whether that was his call or a mandate from the producers).
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the shaky-cam that burdens Quantum of Solace

Ah crap...well, this won't be a blind buy.
Damn Bourne all to hell!!!
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What's this one about?
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Originally Posted by GrouchoDude View Post

What's this one about?

Zombie apocalypse.

The book is pretty cool. Each chapter is a different vignette with a new set of characters (though some do come back around) telling the story from different points of view, from the initial outbreak through to worldwide panic. It has some pretty inventive ideas about what would happen if the world were overrun by zombies.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Zombie apocalypse.

The book is pretty cool. Each chapter is a different vignette with a new set of characters (though some do come back around) telling the story from different points of view, from the initial outbreak through to worldwide panic. It has some pretty inventive ideas about what would happen if the world were overrun by zombies.

Sounds cool...look forward to it.
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Zombie apocalypse.

It has some pretty inventive ideas about what would happen if the world were overrun by zombies.

I know that's a subject that keeps me awake at nights. I trust our new President has a plan to deal with any hostile zombie attacks on the Homeland.
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I trust our new President has a plan to deal with any hostile zombie attacks on the Homeland.

Of course he does.
If the country that has been sheltering them for the last 7 years won't turn them over, then we will go in and get 'em ourselves.
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I'm interested to see how this will translate to film. I enjoyed the book a lot, along with his previous "The Zombie Survival Guide."

His dad (Mel Brooks) taught him well...
post #10 of 292
I hope the battle of Yonkers is in this movie!
post #11 of 292
I'm waiting for it
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Originally Posted by mpalmieri1203 View Post

I hope the battle of Yonkers is in this movie!

If so, the budget for this will be astronomical.

My favorite part of the book was finding out what happened to all the zombies that fell off ships or were dumped into the ocean.
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A movie based on the awesome Max Brooks, World War Z book has been bandied about for years. Brad Pitt's production company had the rights and just now they are saying he will star in it. Slated for a 2012 release. For those who have not read it, WWZ is a wonderfully written, serious Zombie book. It is the definitive work for the genre IMHO. I am hoping, with BP in the mix, this will be done tastefully with all the mood and suspense of the book.


The MTV link was broken so here is a different write up.
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/20984
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I had read a blurb on this a while ago and it seemed interesting. Brad Pitt has earned his props in my book, so I'm looking forward to this movie. Thanks for the link.
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Interesting. I ordered the book and hopefully I'll get time to read it before the movie comes out.

larry
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Thread Starter 
I read the book twice already and it was terrific. I really loved the different stories, suspense and horror of the whole zombie apocalypse. Hope Paramount and Brad Pitt could do justice to this book.
post #17 of 292
I assume he will be the guy that collects all the stories but would be nice if they made it so HE was involved with one of the stories. Then he could use his Inglorious bastards line and be out there "Killin Zambies"
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

Then he could use his Inglorious bastards line and be out there "Killin Zambies"

I can't think of BP now without hearing "Bonjourno".
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

Then he could use his Inglorious bastards line and be out there "Killin Zambies"

LOL..ya gotta love it!...LOL!
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I can't think of BP now without hearing "Bonjourno".

Yeah, that was a little over the top for me
post #21 of 292
What do they say about timing?
I just picked this book up off a stack and started reading it last night.....
post #22 of 292
I will be curious to hear what you think of it.
post #23 of 292
I had forgot about this thread and was encouraged when I saw an article about Pitt being in Malta for the shooting of the movie. I finished the book not long ago and liked it a lot. It will be interesting to see how they do the movie. There's great potential but I'm not going to get my hopes up because there's a good chance it will just be Hollywood cookie cutter film making because it is just all about the $$$. Will it be PG-13 or R? Place your bets....

Actually, because of the way the book/story is told, a mini-series would probably be a better way to do it. There are quite a few single parts or the book that could easily be one movie.

larry
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I had forgot about this thread

What about this one?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1092099
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I picked the first one I saw in my search. I'll merge...
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What do they say about timing?
I just picked this book up off a stack and started reading it last night.....

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.
post #27 of 292
Looking forward to this when it ever comes out. If there had been an action hero in this it would have been green lit by now...
post #28 of 292
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Looking forward to this when it ever comes out. If there had been an action hero in this it would have been green lit by now...
Isn't "filming" past the "green lit" stage?

larry
post #29 of 292
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Isn't "filming" past the "green lit" stage?

larry
Ah, I had not heard it was filming. I wanted to believe that was what you meant about BP being there for filming. I hope it is done well.
post #30 of 292
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I will be curious to hear what you think of it.

Geez, sorry I didn't get back to you.

I thought it was simply terrific.
Very clever and very well written.
Young Mr. Brooks, without question, gave it much thought before putting it down on paper.
The wife and I were both very impressed.

BTW, there is a recent book with a similiar plot you may find interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robopocalypse
Also very impressive....gotta wonder if the author had read WWZ beforehand.
IIRC, Spielberg has bought the rights.
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