The “World War Z” movie might suck.

Run away, Brad! Run like the wind!

Of course it couldn’t be faithful to the book.

The novel charts a U.N. worker’s accounts of oral histories of a decade-long zombie war. The movie, according to bloggers who saw the press release, will take place as the zombie world war is breaking out when there is still time to stop it — completely different from the premise — and the timing — of the book.

There had been reports that this atypical monster tale would certainly be a challenge to put into film. Paramont’s seeming solution? As the AV Club sees it, “Make a typical zombie movie anyway.”

Movies.com quotes the press release as explaining the film this way: “The story revolves 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.”

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Posted on August 23, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. My take is this: Hollywood is patently incapable of creating a good movie of the book “World War Z”. Given its structure and content, they would never had been able to reduce it to two hours, make it visually interesting, and keep the intelligence of the book. This leaves us with three possibilities for this prequel-of-sorts,
    • The movie still sucks.
    • The movie is a halfway decent Zombie flick but screws up the continuity of the book.
    • The movie is a halfway decent Zombie flick that meshes well with the continuity of the book.
    If Option 2 happens, I just pretend the movie and the book have nothing to do with each other and enjoy an unrelated but halfway decent Zombie movie. Score!
    If Option 3 happens, we get a prequel to the book as well as a halfway decent Zombie movie. Score!

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