‘World War Z’ Rises From The Dead Like Some Sort Of…Thing

Tuesday, March 29 by

Hollywood giveth, Hollywood taketh away, then Hollywood giveth one more time, and that’s where we hope the madness stops. It appears that the much-anticipated World War Z film is back after circling the drain due to financing concerns.

Today, it was announced by Deadline that WWZ might have all the financing it needs, as well as a June start date. Nothing’s set in stone, but it appears the project is back on track after a scare last week.

Who do we have to thank for this salvation? David Ellison a Paramount exec and brother of rock-star-movie-saver Megan Ellison, who has recently helped get made: True Grit, Cogan’s Trade, The Wettest County in the West, and an untitled Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman collaboration. Yeah, you could say we’re fans of the Ellisons.

For those not hip to World War Z, it is based on a book of the same name that served as an oral history of a fictional zombie war that the entire globe was a part of. It has a loyal following (because it’s really great) and Brad Pitt will be producing and starring in the film. It rides a wave of zombie-centric entertainment unleashed on the masses, but many feel that it stands on its own enough to differentiate itself from the myriad other projects out there.

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  1. March 29, 2011 1:55 pm


    love zombie stuff – can’t wait to see this

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