Straczynski Declares World War ZGoon
J. Michael Straczynski announced over the weekend at the New York City Comic Con that he will be adapting the Max Brooks novel World War Z for Paramount. IGN was on hand to catch this news and a couple nice little tidbits. Apparently the project will be produced by Brad Pitts production studo Plan B. He may also be the star in the flick following the trend of major A-list actors crossing over to horror.
J. Michael Straczynski is probably the perfect choice for the job. He is famous in comic circles all over and is also working on the TV show Babylon 5. Straczynski admits that it will need alot of work to translate into a film. The actual novel is a patchwork of stories put together after the fictional war that humans survived against flesh eating zombies.
If you have read the novel you will be pleased to hear what he has said about the work he is doing on it now. "I'm being very faithful to the book, letter by letter when I can, and I'm on about page 70 right now and I'm really happy with it. I'm really pleased with it actually, so if that goes well we might go into production on that one."