broke the news today that Paramount has set "Quantum of Solace
" director Marc Forster
to helm "World War Z
," based on the Max Brooks
bestselling novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.
"Changeling" scribe and comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski
is taking care of the screenplay, and Brad Pitt's Plan B is producing.
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.
Wow, and just when I thought this project might have been "dead"- pun intended, I get this good news. Well here's to hoping they don't screw it up.
Oh and by the way, when the Zombie War does break out, watch out for sock puppet zombies! They're the worst!