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Paramount Sets 'World War Z' Adaptation for Release December 2012

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August 9, 2011
Source: Deadline

World War Z

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!

World War Z Concept Art

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gockel Phillip Gockel
    sounds good to me!
  • Jordan Ivey
    easily the best zombie story i've ever come across. i hope this film does justice to the story. i'm sure it will. can't wait.
  • grimjob
    Dammit. A year and 4 months. That's going to be an expensive week for movies. This, Django Unchained, and Life of Pi. Expensive, but so awesome!
  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyNeat Johnny Neat
    I'm there, just don't fuck it up!
  • WB Exec
    Is Christmas really a time people will want to see a Zombie film? I will be there but I am talking the general audience. Also the book was great can you guys recomment any other good zombie books? I read day by day armageddon already.
    • grimjob
      David Wellington's trilogy is excellent. Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet. He has a different take on standard zombie lore, but it is a great story. Never wanted to put them down, and was so bummed when I was finished. Highly recommend them.
    • Anonymous
      ha! you're right - hey, kids, what do you want to see? action adventure in the The Lone Ranger, existential drama in The Life of Pi, or v. violent (come on, it's Tarantino) Western Django Unchained? doesn't matter what *we're* going to see - for the *family* Christmas film box office, Disney wins. great book, fingers crossed for a great film, odd release date.
  • Lando
    oh cmon! Tarantino has to move that date up, we'll be apocalypsed by the 24th! damn... its going to be an interesting christmas

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