Zombie movies are about to get a whole lot hotter! Brad Pitt has officially signed on to make the post-apocalyptic zombie film adaptation of Max Brooks “World War Z.”
The actor’s production company, Plan B Entertainment, won he rights to the film back in 2007, just a year after Brooks’ book was published. Although the walking dead thing has already been beaten to death in the box-office, this grim tale will be the first movie to land an A-list actor.
“I can’t believe how cool Paramount has been to me and these projects, and how cool Plan B has been,” said author Brooks to MTV when asked for his reaction to the news.
Acclaimed for “reinventing the zombie genre,” World War Z is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of a UN agent 10 years after a Zombie Apocalypse. Brooks says everything, except the infectious disease that turns humans into flesh-craving animals, is completely accurate in his book. He did full research into technology, politics, military tactics and culture to try and imagine exactly what would happen to the world given this scale of crisis.
“I’m glad they took their time, and are trying to make the best zombie movie they can,” said Brooks. “I’m so glad they stayed with the project and so glad they found the right team.”
I have to say, I am a fairly avid fan of this genre, and I’m thrilled to see how realistic Brad Pitt and Plan B productions can make this film feel! There’s always that point in these kind of films where the writer seems to sacrifice logic for plot, but I have a feeling Pitt won’t let that happen. Are you excited to see Brad Pitt’s zombie movie? Is the genre already played out? Give me your thoughts in the comment section!
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