Next Up for Marc Forster is Disconnect, Not World War Z
by Alex Billington
May 8, 2009
As much as I'd love to see a World War Z movie next year, it looks like that won't be the next project for director Marc Forster. As announced today via Variety, the next gig for Forster will be a tech thriller called Disconnect that is being developed by the indie company Nala Films. Written by Andrew Stern, the script explores the mystery of how people live in today's wired world, where the technology meant to bring them together only forces them further apart. I'm not sure if that means it'll involve some sort of high concept global threat or a small scale interpersonal struggle, but it should be interesting to see either way.
Back in November, on the eve of the opening of Forster's Quantum of Solace, it was announced that he would direct the highly anticipated adaptation of Max Brooks' beloved zombie book World War Z. I actually really love Forster and his style and his directing and was happy to see him take on that adaptation. He's still set to direct it, however he'll probably shoot Disconnect before he gets to that. As for this thriller, I'm concerned that it'll be way too similar to Eagle Eye or The International, so I certainly hope Stern's script is not like either of those and is both original and entertaining. I expect to hear casting on this fairly soon.