'World War Z' will be Directed By Marc Forster!

by Joey Paur

Just in case you have no idea who Marc Forster is he recently directed a little film called 'Quantum of Solace', and he has been set to direct 'World War Z' with Paramount Pictures. 'Changeling' screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski will write the script and Brad Pitt's Plan B is producing the film, which is based on Max Brooks bestselling novel. This film has gathered together an incredible amount of talent so far and it is on it's way to becoming a great Zombie film. Variety reports:

Brooks -- the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft -- wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.

Forster is unlikely to return for another James Bond installment.

As for "WWZ," "The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like 'All the President's Men,' " Forster told Daily Variety.

Par bought the book for Plan B in 2006, and it is one of several high-profile projects for the company headed by Pitt, who next stars for the studio in the David Fincher-directed "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

This news is definitely something to get excited about. I was afraid they were going to get someone like Brett Ratner to direct it.


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