Brad Pitt, zombie war survivor.
Wow, I didn’t know you could star in a war?!
Oh, now I see–it’s not starring in a war, it’s starring in a movie about a fictional war. Ah, Hollywood, you take in naive me every time.
In an interview with MTV at Comic-Con, Max Brooks, author of “World War Z,” said that Paramount is planning a summer 2012 release for the adaptation of his movie of his zombie apocalypse novel. The really big news, though, is that Brad Pitt will star in it (oh, damn, I gave that away in the title, didn’t I…). That’s been a rumor for a while, but Brooks got confirmation while at Comic-Con.
Hey, what’s “World War Z” about? Well, I’ll tell you…as described by ComingSoon. The book is about:
“a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. Brooks — the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.”
I’m not nearly as sick of zombies as I am of vampires, but they are wearing out their welcome. Nevertheless, Brooks sounds like he had a clever take on our old, “Die, already, will you?” friends, so I suppose I have to give it a chance. I guess Pitt will play the UN researcher. It’s not likely he’d play a zombie, right? The former Sexiest Man Alive does not make movies where he wears raggedy clothes and has his nose rotting off his face.
Marc Forster is already set to direct.