(RTTNews) - Actor Brad Pitt has signed on to star in a film adaptation of Max Brooks' "World War Z" graphic novel.
The announcement was made by Brooks himself at San Diego's Comic-Con. Marc Foster, who previously directed "Quantum of Solace," the latest installment in the "James Bond" series, will direct the new film.
Plan B Entertainment, Pitt's production company, edged out Leonardo DiCaprio's company for the rights to "World War Z" in 2007. They also acquired the rights to the two follow-up graphic novels, "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks."
Brooks revealed that he hopes to have the film out sometime in 2012.
Great news. With The Walking Dead trailer released and this news, I am officially excited. I read the old script that was thrown out, and I though it was pretty solid, so I'm still a little anxious about the story, but as long as it stays pretty close to the book it should be fine.