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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

World War Z has hit some delays

Some bad news for fans of cool zombie literature (that includes me). Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) says that the anticipated film adaptation of World War Z may have to wait a little longer.

Speaking with Migros Magazin, Forster says the film's script still needs a lot of development and is "still far from realization". As a result he's likely moving forward with another project entitled Disconnect which is 'ready to go'.

Disconnect is said to be about how humans deal with new technologies and the changes it causes to interpersonal relationships.

World War Z, based on the novel by Max Brooks, is a series of interviews conducted with various people about the events that transpired when a zombie pandemic swept the globe.

I am a bit surprised about Forster's comments as a script written by J Michael Straczynski has been around for ages (check out the script review). In December last year Straczynski also said "I’m working with [Marc Forster] notes to make one final pass on the script, Our hope is to get it moving into production by the first of the year."

It looks as if they haven't got final draft sorted. I have an awful feeling that there are some disagreements on the way the film should go and that the film may not be as cool as the book. Fingers crossed they get it resolved soon.

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JAMES said...

Too bad!!! I really enjoyed the book...