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Jun. 16, 2009by:

Back in January we posted some concept art from WORLD WAR: Z as Marc Forster was developing the film. There was a script by J. Michael Straczynski that everyone seemed to love and people were optimistic that filming would begin later this year. Nope. Live for Films translated an interview with director Forster from Swiss magazine Migros Magazin where he says WW:Z ain't going anywhere, anytime soon. Forster told the magazine the the film is "still far from realization" and that the screenplay "needs much development."

Now keep in mind that this translation was done with Google Translation, which is far from perfect. I checked out the article and they say the book was written by Mel Brooks co clearly their facts aren't all straight. But Forster does say he's working on another film first, which would seem to confirm that WW:Z has hit some roadbumps. Hopefully we'll get some official word on the production soon.

Extra Tidbit: In a previous article on the book, a reader threatened to never return to JoBlo.com because I said I "didn't connect" with the book.
Source: Live for Films

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5:06PM on 06/19/2009
I've always enjoyed war movies...
I've always enjoyed war movies...
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11:33AM on 06/22/2009
Me too. And zombies are always good!
Me too. And zombies are always good!
11:26AM on 06/18/2009

Bummed

I'm Dying for a good zombie movie!!! WW:Z wasn't as good as his Zombie survival guide but definatly a good read.
I'm Dying for a good zombie movie!!! WW:Z wasn't as good as his Zombie survival guide but definatly a good read.
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9:27PM on 06/16/2009

Cool!

If well edited,this could be the next big thing in Zombie movies...
If well edited,this could be the next big thing in Zombie movies...
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6:38PM on 06/16/2009
This would make such an awesome movie. =(
This would make such an awesome movie. =(
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9:14AM on 06/16/2009
The book was hit and miss. The first sections were great, page turning zombie action. But many of the segments dragged...
The book was hit and miss. The first sections were great, page turning zombie action. But many of the segments dragged...
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10:32PM on 06/16/2009
If District 9 goes over well they might be a little more apt to get this going with gusto. In my head this movie looks a lot like one of Blomkamp's short films...a stretch perhaps?
If District 9 goes over well they might be a little more apt to get this going with gusto. In my head this movie looks a lot like one of Blomkamp's short films...a stretch perhaps?
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5:59PM on 06/16/2009
WWZ is one of my favorites. I'm skeptical of the movie because I think this should be done like CSA was. I can see how this book isn't for everyone because it's not a an action thriller or plot based narrative. It's interviews, so it's stories that slowly unfold the plot for you. Also, 2nd on the Wellington comment. Love his books. 13 Bullets needs to be a movie.
WWZ is one of my favorites. I'm skeptical of the movie because I think this should be done like CSA was. I can see how this book isn't for everyone because it's not a an action thriller or plot based narrative. It's interviews, so it's stories that slowly unfold the plot for you. Also, 2nd on the Wellington comment. Love his books. 13 Bullets needs to be a movie.
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2:52PM on 06/16/2009

Agreed

I agree with the "didn't connect" comment. Just isn't for me.
I agree with the "didn't connect" comment. Just isn't for me.
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11:04AM on 06/16/2009
Like Stephen King's the Mist, you must listen to the amazing book on tape version of WWZ to get the impact.
Like Stephen King's the Mist, you must listen to the amazing book on tape version of WWZ to get the impact.
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9:32AM on 06/16/2009

Meh.

I myself would rather see a trilogy based on the 'Monster' books by David Wellington.
I myself would rather see a trilogy based on the 'Monster' books by David Wellington.
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9:10AM on 06/16/2009
So... Did he return or not. Is he still crying about it? I bet he retired to his "Adjacent room" ;-)
So... Did he return or not. Is he still crying about it? I bet he retired to his "Adjacent room" ;-)
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1:20AM on 06/17/2009

Ne neither.

I've got to say that I didn't find it a great piece of writing either.
An interesting experiment, but not very well implemented.
I've got to say that I didn't find it a great piece of writing either.
An interesting experiment, but not very well implemented.
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6:15PM on 06/16/2009

Of Course It's Not Gonna Happen

It's actually good (and not a remake)
And to think I was actually excited about this.

Fuck Hollywood.
It's actually good (and not a remake)
And to think I was actually excited about this.

Fuck Hollywood.
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9:11AM on 06/16/2009
Just throwin' it out there but, the book was actually written by Mel Brooks' son.

This is good news though. I've often tried to wrap my head around how they would make this book into a movie. I think that if they pursued a documentary/found footage style film it could be good. Straight up narrative, I feel, might not be the best way to go.
Just throwin' it out there but, the book was actually written by Mel Brooks' son.

This is good news though. I've often tried to wrap my head around how they would make this book into a movie. I think that if they pursued a documentary/found footage style film it could be good. Straight up narrative, I feel, might not be the best way to go.
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