Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn't start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back.
Despite their total lack of charisma or even distinguishable characters, zombies have somehow become the monsters of our time — but is it because of their lack of personality, not in spite of, that we're so fascinated?
Zombies are having an epically long cultural moment, but why? Author Max Books explains just what's behind that fascination — and when we might expect it to end.
As we know, the World War Z book and movie share two things in common: 1) Their name, and 2) the fact they were made by carbon-based lifeforms. Yet somehow, after author Max Brooks finally saw the movie "adaptation" of his book, he was surprised as anyone when he discovered he somehow enjoyed it.
The first reviews for World War Z have been coming out over the past few days, and they're generally ranging from neutral to sort-of positive. The consensus: Parts of the film are thrilling, parts are painfully slow, and the overall effect is a reasonably solid thriller that happens to have a ton of zombies in it.
The latest trailer for World War Z does go global, but not in the fascinating and heartbreaking manner of Max Brooks' original novel. Instead of seeing the political and social consequences of the zombie pandemic, we get Brad Pitt racing around the world, trying to learn the origin of the outbreak while dodging the…
The Super Bowl spot for Brad Pitt's World War Z trailer is out, and we're not sure what the casual observer is supposed to make out of this hyper-cut crazy. It feels like Pitt is starring in some sort of termite-human pile National Treasure spinoff. Was that the Constitution? At what point are they going to start…
After a tornado of disastrous rumors, the movie adaptation of Max Brooks World War Z trudges on.
Brad Pitt's feature film based off the amazing "zombie war oral history" book World War Z is allegedly in shambles. With a budget raising up to $170 million and five weeks of possible reshoots, what went wrong with this movie?
How will the movie adaptation of Max Brooks World War Z differ from the hoards of undead films before it? How about break dancing zombies? Watch as an infected man twitches into undead death from the WWZ set!
Wondering how World War Z will make the zombie masses stand out from other undead hordes we've seen recently? Wonder no longer — take a look at a collection of zombie faces from the WWZ.
Remember when the World War Z movie held such promise? Now, not so much. Paramount has released the synopsis for its film adaptation of Max Brooks' seminal zombie war story, and people are not happy about the massive deviations.
Sounds like Brad Pitt's movie adaptation of Max Brooks' oral history zombie novel World War Z had a last minute infusion of cash. The production has just hired Cinematographer Robert Richardson (Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds). This is great news.
Despite zombies' current popularity, the film adaptation of Max Brooks' bestseller World War Z can't seem to get off the ground. Paramount is desperately looking for a co-financier to help pay for Z's $125 million budget.
There's a great interview with World War Z author Max Brooks in the student newspaper of UNC Asheville, where Brooks is going to be giving a talk and teaching a creative writing class. Brooks talks about how he wrote his Zombie Survival Guide for fun, and never intended to publish it, and how he spent years and years…
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The author of this oral history of the zombie apocalypse, Max Brooks, confirms that the film adaptation is still very much alive — or very much undead.
After hitting it big with the undead, World War Z author Max Brooks is penning a miniseries about everyone's favorite paramilitary action figures. And his comic promises to be a much grittier interpretation of the Joe mythos.
Even if you think the living dead are overexposed, Christopher Golden's short story anthology The New Dead delivers so many iterations of the undead trope that even the most jaded zombie naysayer will be impressed. Can you say "Twitter zombies?"