It’s official the zombie apocalypse book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (WWZ) by Max Brooks is going to the big screen and Brad Pitt will produce and star in it. Marc Forster is said to direct it, he’s previously directed films like Monsters Ball, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland and Stranger than Fiction. Paramount is currently aiming to release WWZ the Summer 2012. Pitt’s production company Plan B bought the rights to the book and to the Brooks other books The Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks graphic novel.
Here’s the wiki summary of WWZ:
“Rather than a grand overview or narrative, World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdote. Brooks plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission who published the report a decade after the Zombie War. The United Nations left out much of his work from the official report, choosing to focus on facts and figures from the war rather than individual stories; these form the bulk of the novel. The interviews chart a decade-long war against zombies from the view-point of many different people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the changing religious, geo-political, and environmental aftermath of the Zombie War.”
I haven’t read the books but I have seen them beckoning me to take them home in my frequently Barnes & Nobles visits. I do plan on reading ZSG soon, and of course I’ll do a review on here. I love zombies and I love books, it’s match made in undead heaven!