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World War Z is delayed

WorldWarZ.jpgThe World War Z adaptation has been on the go for a while now. Mark Forster and J. Michael Straczynski are the people behind the adaptation.

Mark Forster though says that things are moving pretty slowly. I don't think we should hold our breath on this one.

World War Z tells the story of a worldwide Zombie pandemic. The book is told from the point of view of a journalist working for the UN, who is looking back on events. Their interviews with survivors and official documents of the time all play a part.

In February 2007, J. Michael Straczynski accepted the job of adapting it for the cinema. And Mark Forster also took on directing duties. Straczynski's plan seemed to be that the film would document events as they happened. We would see the author gathering the information for his book, with a healthy smattering of flashbacks. I guess it would be kind of prequel to the book.

The project has kind of stalled since then. And now Mark Forster has told Migros Magazin, through Dark Horizons and Arrow in the Head, that it has hit a delay of sorts. The script still needs work and it is:

still far from realization.

Such is the delay that Forster has moved onto another film, Disconnect. We will be waiting for a while before we see the book come to life. Which works out well for me, I have time to read the copy Richard gave me.

Do you think World War Z will make for a good adaptation?



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