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Old November 26th 07, 17:16   #1
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World War Z

Is the script for World War Z done yet, and just waiting to go into Production, or is it held up by the Writer's Strike now? Can't wait to see JMS take on Zombies.
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Old November 26th 07, 18:02   #2
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Re: World War Z

According to this post from late Sept.
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to directors are going out on World War Z and as soon as someone says
yes it goes into production,...
Which isn't to say that there wouldn't be other drafts still to do but it seems that the majority of the work has been done for a while.

I'm about halfway through the book. I'll be very interested to see what JMS does with it.

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Old November 26th 07, 20:43   #3
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According to this post from late Sept.

Which isn't to say that there wouldn't be other drafts still to do but it seems that the majority of the work has been done for a while.

I'm about halfway through the book. I'll be very interested to see what JMS does with it.

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Thanks Jan. I'm interested in reading the book myself, but, generally like to see movies before reading the books, to get the added enjoyment, rather than the letdown movie adaptations generally are. I have faith in JMS, but, even he would need to change things for an adaptation book-to-screen, and if the book is long enough would have to drop things.

We're big horror buffs, and Zombies are the favorite of the Genre.
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Old December 14th 07, 14:56   #4
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"World War Z" made it to the 'Black List' of favorite scripts chosen by high level producers and their assistants. Deadline Hollywood Daily "The Changeling" was on it last year. Way to go, JMS!

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"World War Z" made it to the 'Black List' of favorite scripts chosen by high level producers and their assistants. Deadline Hollywood Daily "The Changeling" was on it last year. Way to go, JMS!

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That name "Black list" doesn't sound impressive, but, I get the impression your post means several producers will be "fighting" over the opportunity to make it? That's great news. Brad Pitt's Production company are the ones who optioned it, right? Any idea if that's any indication who might direct?
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That name "Black list" doesn't sound impressive, but, I get the impression your post means several producers will be "fighting" over the opportunity to make it? That's great news. Brad Pitt's Production company are the ones who optioned it, right? Any idea if that's any indication who might direct?
I gather that the 'black list' name is a swipe at the McCarthy-era blacklist. The new one is desireable to be placed on.

Yes, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment commissioned it and Paramount is listed as the distributor. This is what JMS said in his latest year-end roundup post
( http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17698 ):

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Paramount is still looking for an a-list director for World War Z, and
the moment they find one who says yes, that will go into production.
These are solid production offers.
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Old December 14th 07, 23:31   #7
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Jan,

Not to be too off topic, but the writers strike WAS mentioned, I heard today that the Guild was urging a boycott of DVD sales as that is part of what the strike is about. From your avatar, I'm guessing your a tad more informed than I. Is this a fact and are there any other ways to show support? Thanks.
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Old December 15th 07, 00:31   #8
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Fisheggs, you might want to check out http://www.fans4writers.com/ . It's a group that started out as Joss Whedon fans arranging a pizza drop to the writers and blossomed. Besides my avatar, I'm regularly sending postcards to the 'moguls' to urge them back to the bargaining table and I've contributed to sending them pencils and donated toward more food drops. All little things, but hopefully they'll all add up.

I hadn't heard of the DVD boycott. Most of my info comes from Nikki Finke at http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/ . As of last night the WGA has filed suit with the National Labor Relations Board over the moguls issuing ultimatums and conditions before they'll return to the bargaining table.

Glad you're interested and I hope others might be.

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I have heard that a DVD boycott isn't a good idea, because most of the writers are living off of DVD residuals alone at the moment (pitiful as their percentage may be). If you want to support the writers, fans4writers.com has ways.
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Here's a review of the WWZ script by Moriarty of AICN (SPOILERS if you follow link) http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36168

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