September 12, 2008

World War Z Movie

I just found out that the book World War Z is in pre-production for a film. The screenplay is being written by J. Michael Straczynski (of Babylon 5 fame) no less!

The book is written after a worldwide outbreak of zombies; humanity has recovered and is rebuilding civilization, when the author travels the globe to record first-person accounts. All types of people are represented, from every corner of the globe, each with a unique viewpoint. The story is even graced by a few famous people, some real and others thinly disguised doppelgangers of well known people.

Like the great Romero films, the science in this is lightly handled...the dead have risen and eat the living, it's just about that simple (though it seems to be a viral infection of some sort, not something mysterious ala Romero).

If you're a fan of zombies or horror, you'll find this book impossible to put down. But a movie based on this book? I can't wait to preorder my ticket!


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