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.
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....offers
to directors are going out on World War Z and as soon as someone says
yes it goes into production,...
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?
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.
A very good review from Mr McWeeney. I'm reading the book myelf. It's odd that the serious WWZ is a follow-up to the satirical "Zombie Survial Guide", which was just a one-off gag book.
Did you know the author, Max Brooks, is a former SNL writer and the son of Mel Brooks and Ann Bancroft?
Any kind of disease-spread threat could have been used... I admit I have to wonder why the 'flesh-eating zombies' was chosen. First there was the vampire craze, then came the comic book craze, is it the zombie craze next?
As for "WWZ," "The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like 'All the President's Men,' " Forster told Daily Variety.
Par bought the book for Plan B in 2006, and it is one of several high-profile projects for the company headed by Pitt, who next stars for the studio in the David Fincher-directed "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."