Today Paramount announced their planned release date for Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel of World War Z. The screenplay was written by J. Michael Stracynski and the film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel and Julia Levy-Boeken. The huge film will be released December 21st 2012, just a few weeks after Peter Jackson’s first part of his Hobbit double bill titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a mere few days before Tarantino’s Django Unchained. A brave move, but clearly there is a lot of confidence in the film doing very good business indeed.
Brad Pitt’s own production company Plan B are involved in this epic tale of the greatest Zombie war the world has ever known. Filming in locations all over the world, the film will take place ten years after the war and survivors are asked to re-live their accounts of what happened to them.
This is gonna be something truly special indeed, as will December 2012, the supposed month the world will end! For more on this stunning film including some recent images, click here
By Matt Wavish
(UPDATE) Paramount just released some brand new plot details on their zombie epic along with some casting updates. Joining the cast, after rumours he had decided against the job, is Matthew Fox, and also making her feature film debut is Daniella Kertesz. Now, here are the new plot detaisl from the press release:
The story is said to revolve around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen. The plot is a bit interesting because the Max Brooks best-selling novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War which the movie is based on, dealt with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Hopefully this approach will work for the film.