Pitt and DiCaprio fight over zombies
The production companies of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were engaged in quite a bidding war over the last few days to secure the rights to World War Z, a more serious look at a world overrun by zombies, written by Max Brooks the writer of Zombie Survival Guide. Pitt's company Plan B won the bidding.
The story sounds good, if it's going to take a serious stab at the genre rather than going the traditional route of shambling zombies and comic violence and gore. From Yahoo News:
"World War Z" also tackles the zombie genre but is set 10 years after a great global zombie epidemic and is a serious oral history of the zombie future told from many perspectives around the world. Crown Publishing is putting the book out in the fall...
...In 2003, Brooks wrote "Zombie Survival Guide," which explained in great deadpan detail how to survive a supposedly impending zombie apocalypse. The book went on to become a surprise cult hit.
Apparently when a franchise was sniffed the two companies became involved and went at it for the bidding war, finally the rights were secured for six figures and, according to the news source, hitting seven figures if the film is actually made.
Will it be a Pitt starrer do you think? Could he pull off a serious zombie movie?