Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' on the Verge of Death Without Some Cash
Last July we found out that Brad Pitt would lead the adaptation of Max Brooks global apocalypse book World War Z, and shortly thereafter a leaked Paramount e-mail confirmed the project's priority status. However, it's been about nine months since the, and no development seems to have surfaced. Now Vulture says that's because Paramount is having some trouble finding a co-financier to help fund the film's $125 million+ budget. But the worst part is that unless someone steps up to the plate, the adaptation from Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) could end up dead in the water. Anyone have millions of dollars lying around?
Thankfully, frequent funding friend David Ellison (of Oracle Corp.) might be part of an eleventh hour effort to get the film off the ground. Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman says, "We're really committed to making a big, kick-ass giant movie with Marc Forster and Brad Pitt." Though studios have had trouble with high profile, high concept properties recently (see Universal's misstep with At the Mountains of Madness), this one seems like less of a problem considering Forster has already agreed to a PG-13 version of the story.
Sounds like someone needs to make it rain millions pretty damn quick or we'll never see Brad Pitt in the undead apocalypse of World War Z. Tell Paramount how badly you want this project to come together below!