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Zombie epic World War Z gets a living human female

Apr. 25, 2011by:

After a few years shambling around development hell, a feature adaptation of Max Brook's book WORLD WAR Z is finally getting an adrenalin shot, and a leading lady.

TV regular Mirelle Enos will join Brad Pitt in the aftermath of the global zompocalypse. Enos currently stars on AMC's well-received new murder investigation series "The Killing" (which sadly still remains unwatched on my DVR), and was also a recurring player on HBO's "Big Love".

Enos will play the wife of Pitt's WWZ character, a U.N. worker chronicling the undead disaster.

The book, set several years after a war between humanity and a legion of flesh-eating zombies, is told anthology-style through a series of “interviews” with survivors -- Pitt's character is obviously the means for viewers to experience these horrific recollections. J. Michael Straczynski (writer of CHANGELING and creator of "Babylon 5") and Matthew Michael Carnahan (THE KINGDOM, STATE OF PLAY) have each taken cracks at the script.

Marc Forster (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) will direct the big-budget Paramount project starting in June, with Pitt also producing through his Plan B company. Recent reports claim the studio somehow wants a PG-13 rating to maximize their potential audience.

 

Extra Tidbit: If AMC's "The Walking Dead" series was a movie, do you think it would get away with a PG-13 rating without any edits?
Source: Heat Vision

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7:56PM on 04/26/2011
The Killing>The Walking Dead
The Killing>The Walking Dead
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5:10PM on 04/26/2011
So they call is World War Z but now its looking more and more like any other zombie movie out there. As the book said, the narrator was the only human element to be removed to let the stories live themselves.

This is my favorite book, and you could feel the emotion and pain they suffered. But now we will follow Pitt and he will get all the lines and the stories will fall flat.

EPIC FAIL!
So they call is World War Z but now its looking more and more like any other zombie movie out there. As the book said, the narrator was the only human element to be removed to let the stories live themselves.

This is my favorite book, and you could feel the emotion and pain they suffered. But now we will follow Pitt and he will get all the lines and the stories will fall flat.

EPIC FAIL!
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4:42PM on 04/26/2011

Boo to PG-13

Dave watch The Killing already. That show is bad ass so far. AMC has been hitting home runs lately.
Dave watch The Killing already. That show is bad ass so far. AMC has been hitting home runs lately.
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11:40AM on 04/26/2011
Hasn't Mr. Brooks pretty much acknowledged the fact that his book was butchered, and hes not even involved anymore?
Hasn't Mr. Brooks pretty much acknowledged the fact that his book was butchered, and hes not even involved anymore?
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10:25AM on 04/26/2011
P.S. Mr Pitt if you read this. Dude you're making a big mistake making a pg 13 Zombie movie. It's the blood, violence and gore that attract an audience to a Zombie flick. Without these key ingredients you may as well just make another Benjamin Button movie.
P.S. Mr Pitt if you read this. Dude you're making a big mistake making a pg 13 Zombie movie. It's the blood, violence and gore that attract an audience to a Zombie flick. Without these key ingredients you may as well just make another Benjamin Button movie.
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10:17AM on 04/26/2011

Oooh lets all go and watch goreless Zombies.

HollyHellWood can kiss my PG 13 rated ass.....Ohh hang on.....Sorry, Thats right, my ass is rated R.
HollyHellWood can kiss my PG 13 rated ass.....Ohh hang on.....Sorry, Thats right, my ass is rated R.
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8:05AM on 04/26/2011

PG-13 Zombies....

.....my arse! This will be an epic fail for the epic original material.
.....my arse! This will be an epic fail for the epic original material.
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7:07AM on 04/26/2011

PG fu**ing 13 !

I'm glad the movie goes ahead...
But PG-13 zombies ?!
On the other hand, can you blame the studios ? There purpose is to make money, not art, and, recently, almost EVERY risks the Studios have taken with movies resulted in financial failures... So now, they WON'T take anymore risk !
Why do we have shitty basic, PG-13 movies ? Because we don't go to see the originals ones !
I'm glad the movie goes ahead...
But PG-13 zombies ?!
On the other hand, can you blame the studios ? There purpose is to make money, not art, and, recently, almost EVERY risks the Studios have taken with movies resulted in financial failures... So now, they WON'T take anymore risk !
Why do we have shitty basic, PG-13 movies ? Because we don't go to see the originals ones !
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6:48AM on 04/26/2011
If this is PG-13, the studio better beautiful ushers to personally blow me, so I can at least get some R-rated action that way.

Re: Tidbit. No. Fucking. Way. Too gory for PG-13. This rating forces you to cut away and rely on sound to create the illusion of violence.
If this is PG-13, the studio better beautiful ushers to personally blow me, so I can at least get some R-rated action that way.

Re: Tidbit. No. Fucking. Way. Too gory for PG-13. This rating forces you to cut away and rely on sound to create the illusion of violence.
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5:36AM on 04/26/2011
I'm torn... on the one hand I want the movie to happen because it could be badasss (though a series would make a helluva lot more sense), on the other I want them to just leave it the hell alone...
I'm torn... on the one hand I want the movie to happen because it could be badasss (though a series would make a helluva lot more sense), on the other I want them to just leave it the hell alone...
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11:30PM on 04/25/2011

Meh

Good actors, but they're clearly already moving well away from the book. Which is probably a bad thing.
Good actors, but they're clearly already moving well away from the book. Which is probably a bad thing.
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11:09PM on 04/25/2011
I'm excited to see that the film is still moving forward but I'm bit disappointed that they're not doing this as a sort of faux-Ken Burns documentary. I guess that just wouldn't be terribly thrilling as a film. And to hell with the studio's stupid idea of a PG-13 rating. Do they honestly think that could work?
I'm excited to see that the film is still moving forward but I'm bit disappointed that they're not doing this as a sort of faux-Ken Burns documentary. I guess that just wouldn't be terribly thrilling as a film. And to hell with the studio's stupid idea of a PG-13 rating. Do they honestly think that could work?
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11:08PM on 04/25/2011

Hell no

This is a sign of more Hollywood neutering and getting a "bigger umbrella" for a wider audience. ^$^# that.
This is a sign of more Hollywood neutering and getting a "bigger umbrella" for a wider audience. ^$^# that.
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10:49PM on 04/25/2011
Great, they're already inventing characters that don't appear in the book.

Seriously, the only proper way to do this is an HBO miniseries. The only place that would have the freedom to give the major stories their due...from South Africa to the Chinese sub to the downed pilot to the propaganda filmmaker and the many exploits of Todd Waino.
Great, they're already inventing characters that don't appear in the book.

Seriously, the only proper way to do this is an HBO miniseries. The only place that would have the freedom to give the major stories their due...from South Africa to the Chinese sub to the downed pilot to the propaganda filmmaker and the many exploits of Todd Waino.
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10:42PM on 04/25/2011
Good news that the movie is coming along nicely.

Second point, make this rated R or it will not be as good as it should be.

The Extra Tidbit...no. Zombie movies should be done with a Hard R rating.
Good news that the movie is coming along nicely.

Second point, make this rated R or it will not be as good as it should be.

The Extra Tidbit...no. Zombie movies should be done with a Hard R rating.
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