Though the first World War Z was a hit, it’s not necessarily a movie I was excited to see a sequel for. But that all changes with two words: David Fincher.
In the movies, Jason Voorhees always came back. But at the theater, his resurrection is becoming increasingly difficult. For the fourth time, the Friday the 13th reboot has been delayed.
Talk of a World War Z sequel has been lurching around Hollywood nearly since the hit zombie film’s 2013 release. But after new scriptwriter Dennis Kelly was brought in to work with director J.A. Bayona, the latter signed to direct Jurassic World 2. Now producer-star Brad Pitt has a reunion he’s hoping to make happen.
World War Z had a troubled production, but since it’s release, there have been efforts on a sequel film. Now, the movie has a new writer that gives us some hope that it might actually be good: Dennis Kelly, creator of the UK show Utopia.
One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can’t follow. Recently creators have taken an interest in visually showing us these impossible places, and we love it. Here are 10 books that we think can’t be put on film, but we’re hoping that someone…
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.
The World War Z film adaptation of the hit book made a lot of money, but let's get real, it was nothing like the fantastic source material. Which is why we're happy that the sequel is going to be a "clean slate"... or maybe we're just cautiously optimistic.
Zombies have been tearing apart our fictional worlds for some time now, on-screen, on the page, and sometimes both, like in World War Z. Even when they share a story, though, the versions aren't always equally successful. But what made the World War Z book work while the movie failed?
In an eerie real life version of Max Brooks' World War Z, China announced it was quarantining a town of 30,000 people after a "Bubonic Plague" outbreak. That doesn't fool us, what zombie apocalypse plans will you be activating now?
Or as near enough as makes no difference. ThinkGeek is now offering the new "Crovel Extreme II", a super-utility weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the Lobo that helped our boys defeat the undead in the original World War Z novel.
World War Z gets the Honest Trailers treatment. We've been waiting for this moment, Pepsi in hand.
John Hurt isn’t the only Doctor Who Doctor that somehow got lost in the timestream. Before Chris Eccleston helped revive the series in 2005, there was another Ninth Doctor entirely, one that disappeared… until this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Plus: shirtless superheroes, the fastest zombies on Earth, and more!
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.
Even if World War Z isn't your cup of undead tea, it's fascinating to see how the visual effects artists at MPC created the massive zombie crowd in the Jerusalem scene, using a combination of motion-capture performances and AI interactions.
Courtesy of The Oatmeal. I'd say he's forgotten one very important similarity, though: Both were made by carbon-based lifeforms.
World War Z has already earned $66 million in North America and $111.8 million worldwide this weekend, making it the biggest debut of Brad Pitt's career. So it's no surprise that Paramount is already planning a sequel. It seems the zombie apocalypse will have to go on a bit longer.
We knew that the World War Z film wasn't going to be faithful to Max Brooks' book, but what if the producers had gone in the opposite direction, shooting the movie as a Ken Burns-inspired mockumentary?
World War Z is basically a big-budget B-movie. A lot of the action sequences are lifted straight out of Resident Evil, and its basic tropes are a somewhat unstable mixture of disaster movie and political thriller. But there are a couple of great zombie movie ideas inside it, struggling to get out.
Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the…