World War Z Official Trailer is out now. We’ve heard that their were a lot of problems on the set of World War Z and it’s pretty clear they aren’t doing this like the book at all, but when you see an army of the dead scaling a wall like ants that’s pretty damned cool. They’ve already got my money.
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Brad Pitt’s costar on the set, James Badge, let the rumor drop.
“That book [the flick is based on the best-selling tome of the same name] is such a thick dense book of so many socio- and political and economic views that says a lot about us as people,”
“So I think we’d like to make 18 more World War Z’s and we’d still have more material because it’s an ongoing story.”
While I’m all for having a epic zombie trilogy to rival “The Lord of The Rings” some of the choices being made are upsetting the diehard fans of the novel. For one thing the novel is very episodic in nature and told in a series of flashbacks. The movie plot seams to be changed to follow Brad Pitt’s character as he tries to fight the growing zombie threat. That’s a pretty big change.
Look I’ll be honest here, That is a GOOD change. I loved the novel, it was great, but any story told as flashbacks immediately loses a tremendous amount of tension. You already know how it’s going to end up for the most part. That’s not to say that can’t still be done well, I read a lot of H.P. Lovecraft and most of his stories are told that way, with the main character telling you what has already happened. The novel is great, but it’s hard to make a movie like that.
Here you can see some actual filming for the movie, which brings me to the next thing die hard fans are complaining about.
Max Brooks, the author of the novel, is on record as not being a fan of them and you can clearly see the zombies being pretty dang lively in the above clip. Again I’m going to break with the purists here and say I love fast zombies. I like slow zombies too, but they don’t make me wet my pants and curl up in the fetal position. Fast zombies may not have the slow macabre dread of the original George Romero pop culture zombie, but let’s be honest, they are scarier to face overall.
Who knows how much control Brooks has over what goes on in the filming of his novel. I’m guessing not a lot. I have no idea whether “World War Z” will do well at the box office or not, but I’m keeping hope alive. Really good zombie movies are few and far between.
The often rumored adaptation of Max Brook’s “World War Z” has some set pictures out now. Check these out. It looks like they are shooting scenes for the portion of the book that takes place in Israel.
Personally I’m holding out for the battle for Yonkers part of the novel. That’s probably the most pivotal and cinematic part of the book. Can’t wait for this movie to come out.
Thanks to Alicia for the information.
I’m torn here… On the one hand I hate Brad Pitt for various ridiculous and immature reasons… On the other hand he’s bring to movie theaters the movie version of Max Brook’s “World War Z.”
I’m So conflicted.
News Blatantly stolen from The Independent.
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.