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James Badge Dale goes from WWII to WWZ

06.11.2011
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Assuming that no outbreak occurs in the next year or so, we'll get to see WORLD WAR Z before an actual zompocalypse.

Paramount's big-screen, big-budget adaptation of Max Brooks' novel is currently coming to life, and has just added James Badge Dale (HBO's "The Pacific") to the non-zom cast. The actor has also appeared in "24", THE DEPARTED and AMC's "Rubicon".

The story, set in the aftermath of a global undead disaster, stars Brad Pitt as a U.N. worker chronicling the events across the world. Mirelle Enos (AMC's "The Killing") will play his wife, and Dale is a soldier who was one of the first to become aware of the zombie threat.

Anthony Mackie (THE HURT LOCKER) has also been rumored for a role, although he just joined Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin in GANGSTER SQUAD, so that could end up being a schedule conflict.

Marc Forster (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) is directing the nightmarish near-future.

Extra Tidbit: The audiobook of WORLD WAR Z featured the voices of Mark Hamill, Alan Alda, John Turturro, Henry Rollins and the author himself.
Source: Variety

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8:32PM on 06/12/2011
I have yet to read this book, but maybe I should. When I fist heard about this I thought Brad Pitt was just producing. It's cool to see he's actually in it.
I have yet to read this book, but maybe I should. When I fist heard about this I thought Brad Pitt was just producing. It's cool to see he's actually in it.
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5:37PM on 06/12/2011

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World War Z is a great book, as is Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide as well as the companion graphic novel!

Oh yeah, and he's Mel Brooks' son too.
World War Z is a great book, as is Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide as well as the companion graphic novel!

Oh yeah, and he's Mel Brooks' son too.
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10:13PM on 06/11/2011
I know nothing about this movie but the Premise and Brad Pitt and thats all I need to know to be excited for this.
I know nothing about this movie but the Premise and Brad Pitt and thats all I need to know to be excited for this.
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4:40PM on 06/11/2011
anyone else not really like James Badge Dale?
anyone else not really like James Badge Dale?
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6:59AM on 06/11/2011
Good choice, but I have to agree with TarantinoDork, that I'm not sure I like the vibes I get from this one. That it's gonna be too America centered. But then again, maybe I'm wrong (Hopefully, I'm wrong!) And JBD's character could be combination of some other characters from novel, since it is nearly impossible to fit all of them into the movie.

And have to agree, that it would work better as miniseries. There sure is enough material to several episodes.
Good choice, but I have to agree with TarantinoDork, that I'm not sure I like the vibes I get from this one. That it's gonna be too America centered. But then again, maybe I'm wrong (Hopefully, I'm wrong!) And JBD's character could be combination of some other characters from novel, since it is nearly impossible to fit all of them into the movie.

And have to agree, that it would work better as miniseries. There sure is enough material to several episodes.
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1:41AM on 06/11/2011
Getting very bad vibes about where this movie is heading. JBD's a fantastic, undervalued actor...but he's apparently playing yet another character that doesn't appear in the book. Even though he'd have made a great Todd Waino, among others.

Sighs...the only way to have done this book proper would be an HBO miniseries...I'd say three two-hour parts. I fear they're making something American centric, when so many of the best stories are in China, South Africa, India, France, and outer
Getting very bad vibes about where this movie is heading. JBD's a fantastic, undervalued actor...but he's apparently playing yet another character that doesn't appear in the book. Even though he'd have made a great Todd Waino, among others.

Sighs...the only way to have done this book proper would be an HBO miniseries...I'd say three two-hour parts. I fear they're making something American centric, when so many of the best stories are in China, South Africa, India, France, and outer fucking space.
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7:04AM on 06/11/2011
I gotta say, I love the space station story! I've read the novel four times (so far) and always get the biggest chills when the character is describing the last broadcast from Buenos Aires, the lullaby, just before city is overrun.
I gotta say, I love the space station story! I've read the novel four times (so far) and always get the biggest chills when the character is describing the last broadcast from Buenos Aires, the lullaby, just before city is overrun.
1:14AM on 06/11/2011

Congrats to Badge...

He's a really good guy, glad to see him get something pretty big like this. Kudos to MJ as well.
He's a really good guy, glad to see him get something pretty big like this. Kudos to MJ as well.
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