WORLD WAR Z Film Adaptation is in Trouble
I'm surprised that the World War Z film adaptation isn't in production yet. The book is incredible, zombies are more popular than they've ever been, Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company is producing the project, and Quantum of Solace's Marc Forster is attached to direct, so what in the hell is the hold up? Why hasn't this movie been made yet?
The budget for the film has been set at $125 million dollars, and Paramount Pictures hasn't been able to find a partner to help split the cost of making the movie. They don't want to take 100% of the risk. If it were me, and I had the money I'd put in the full amount. I think the movie will be a huge hit.
According to Vulture if Paramount doesn't find someone to partner up with the studio will just pull the plug on the project, which is the worst thing they could do! But, "Insiders say an eleventh-hour effort is being made to court frequent Paramount co-financier David Ellison (Mission: Impossible IV, Top Gun II) as well as another, unspecified investor." Hopefully something works out because it would be a shame to see this film fall apart.
Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman had this to say in a statement,
We're really committed to making a big, kick-ass giant movie with Marc Forster and Brad Pitt.
That's all fine and dandy, if paramount actually moves forward with the film. I'm really excited to see this movie finally get made. But, if Paramount ends up killing the adaptation of Max Brooks book, we can only hope some other studio comes around to pick it up. You'ld think making this film would be a no brainer. What do you all think?