Paramount Sets 'World War Z' Adaptation for Release December 2012
by Alex Billington
August 9, 2011
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!
sounds good to me!
Phillip Gockel on Aug 10, 2011
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.
Jordan Ivey on Aug 10, 2011
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!
grimjob on Aug 10, 2011
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.
WB Exec on Aug 10, 2011
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.
grimjob on Aug 10, 2011
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.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011
I'm there, just don't fuck it up!
Johnny Neat on Aug 10, 2011
oh cmon! Tarantino has to move that date up, we'll be apocalypsed by the 24th! damn... its going to be an interesting christmas
Lando on Aug 10, 2011
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