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Anthony Mackie set to join Brad Pitt in adaptation of World War Z

04.30.2011by: Jared Pacheco
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One flick I really hope ends up being a big deal is Marc Forster's WORLD WAR Z, the adaptation of Max Brooks' popular zombie novel. This thing has been trying to get going for some time now and it finally seems it's moving on forward.

It was just the other day we learned that Mireille Enos (below) was gearing up to join the film opposite Mr. Brad Pitt and now we have word coming in from Variety that an offer has gone out to Anthony Mackie for a role in the film.

The young actor has been a busy bee since his turn in THE HURT LOCKER. He was just recently seen in THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU and has just wrapped MAN ON A LEDGE and TEN YEAR. He's also got flicks REAL STEEL and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER heading our way, the second of which he's currently filming. Like I said... Mackie is one busy dude! Mind you that's a good thing in my book because the guy rocked in HURT LOCKER.

WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR is a 2006 post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks. It is a follow-up to his 2003 book The Zombie Survival Guide. Rather than a grand overview or narrative, World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdote. Brooks plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission who published the report a decade after the Zombie War. The United Nations left out much of his work from the official report, choosing to focus on facts and figures from the war rather than the individual stories that form the bulk of Brooks' novel. The interviews chart a decade-long war against zombies from the view point of many different people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the changing religious, geo-political, and environmental aftermath of the Zombie War.

So there you have it folks. We've got a director and a pretty decent cast building up. WORLD WAR Z is set to kick off production this Summer so be sure to check back soon for more updates on the long-awaited film!

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Brad Pitt performance?
Source: Variety

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