Paramount Sets 'World War Z' Adaptation for Release December 2012
Briefly: It's coming. World War Z. The long-awaited adaptation of the zombie cult classic is shooting, and will be in theaters late next year. Paramount announced a December 21, 2012 holiday release for World War Z, director Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' novel about a global zombie takeover. This stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Bryan Cranston; Pitt is also producing with Plan B partner Dede Gardner, financed by Skydance Productions. This puts the zombie epic up against Disney's The Lone Ranger and Ang Lee's Life of Pi that very weekend, plus Tarantino's Django Unchained on Christmas Day.
The screenplay is by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, State of Play) and J. Michael Straczynski ("Babylon 5", Changeling, Ninja Assassin). As a final bit of hype, take another look at some of the kick ass concept art for World War Z, originally released way back in 2009. This is going to be awesome, can't wait!