Brooks talks World War Z
Max Brooks, the man who wrote the book World War Z, has been talking about the treatment that it has received in Hollywood, and he sounds more than positive, in fact he sounds utterly excited.
While we may have some reservations about what Marc Forster will do with the film, he sounds more than convinced that it's going to work.
“I’m thrilled that the man who created BABYLON 5 is working on this movie. I can’t give it away, but Straczynski found a way to tie it all together. The last draft I read was amazing.”
He then said that he's more than content to head off to Iceland and let them make their version of World War Z, showing utter confidence in Forster and his casting, location, and direction choices. I wonder if he has seen Quantum of Solace (Filmstalker review), or perhaps there's just no action in it.
He does sound utterly exstatic with the script treatment from J. Michael Straczynski, and when he reveals that he's found some great way to tie it all together on film that even he thinks is amazing, then you have to wonder if this project is blessed from the beginning.
I'm looking forward to it, but as I said on the Cinema Blend podcast, if it sticks with the talking heads the Forster's going to be good, but if it turns towards action then I think we're in for some difficult times, unless he's learnt something from Quantum of Solace.