Screen Junkies » Max Brooks http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Don’t Worry. There Are Fast Zombies In ‘World War Z’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dont-worry-there-are-fast-zombies-in-world-war-z/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dont-worry-there-are-fast-zombies-in-world-war-z/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 23:11:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=227040 Oops. I meant you SHOULD worry.

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Don’t fret. Your previously unjustified concerns that World War Z would stray from the source material by featuring fast zombies turned out to be justified after all. Because, hey look, fast zombies.

The above video from the Glasgow set shows a stampede of people running as fast as they can away from the zombie threat, but not fast enough. With everyday that passes, this movie looks less and less like the book. At this point, don’t be surprised if the war element gets downplayed to a tickle-fight. (via FilmDrunk)

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Ladies (Casting) Night: ‘World War Z’ And ‘Five Year Engagement’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-casting-night-world-war-z-and-5-year-engagement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-casting-night-world-war-z-and-5-year-engagement/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:24:29 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209028 If you like Mireille Enos or Mindy Kaling, you'd better put a casting ring on it.

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If you like these ladies, you need to cast them in major upcoming motion pictures. No flowers or stuffed bears accepted. Luckily for these actresses, some casting directors did just that.

Mireille Enos (AMC’s “The Killing“) has snagged a role in Paramount‘s World War Z, based on the Max Brooks bestseller about zombies. This is the first movie Hollywood has made about zombies in a long time. She’ll play wife Karin Lane to star Brad Pitt. Though Enos has starred in TV shows like “Big Love,” this is the first time her face will be stretched to movie theater proportions in a major role. (Deadline)

Meanwhile, the Judd Apatow produced comedy Five Year Engagement is importing a new lady from NBC Thursdays to join the cast. Mindy Kaling “The Office“) will join Alison Brie (“Community”), as well as Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans and Chris PrattParks and Recreation“). With all that NBC talent on board, they’d better hope a film opening opposite them doesn’t feature stars from CBS, or they will be crushed at the box office. (Variety)

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Somebody Had Better Damned Well Pay For Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/somebody-had-better-damned-well-pay-for-brad-pitts-world-war-z/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/somebody-had-better-damned-well-pay-for-brad-pitts-world-war-z/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:36:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202941 Max Brooks' World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War is easily in the upper echelons of zombie fiction. Then why is Paramount having a hard time finding somebody to pick up the tab?

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Max Brooks’ World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War is easily in the upper echelons of zombie fiction. Then why is Paramount having a hard time finding somebody to pick up the tab?

Casino Royale‘s Marc Forster is attached to direct and Brad Pitt is attached to produce and star in what could be the best movie about zombies of all time. The problem here is the price tag on the expansive globally-set story. Coming in at $125 million has the studio ready to drop the project and focus on easier to produce fare like more Justin Bieber biopics. The same thing happened with Guillermo Del Toro‘s At The Mountains Of Madness. Despite killer material, an awesome director, and one of the biggest stars in the world, they still couldn’t get financing.

It’s a bit of a different case here, however. Mountains was to be R-rated while Paramount has the guarantee from Forster that World War Z will be PG-13. Lame, but whatever. At least it will exist and”The Walking Dead” gets away with some pretty gnarly effects despite television censor restrictions. Paramount is reaching out to their normal financing partners but I’d think Brad Pitt wouldn’t have to look too far for the money himself. Just recruit the cast of Ocean’s Eleven for the dead-raising funds. Or ask Maddox. You KNOW that kid’s got the scratch. (Vulture)

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‘World War Z’ Development Lumbers Forward http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/world-war-z-development-lumbers-forward/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/world-war-z-development-lumbers-forward/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 PEW. PEW. PEW.It's been a long time since we've heard anything about the adaptation of World War Z. Max Brooks, the book's author, spoke with MTV and gave the update that we're about a month away from seeing a rewrite from Matthew Carnahan. After that point, it's up to Paramount to decide when and how awesomely it gets made.He also acknowledged that the style of the book is impossible to translate to film and commended the original script's ability to weave a cohesive narrative from the numerous, sprawling entries in the book. Until we hear more, readers are advised to prepare for the impending zombie uprising. A nice way to do so would be with this combination night table/zombie-proof bat and shield. Also effective against cat burglars.

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PEW. PEW. PEW.

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the adaptation of World War Z. Max Brooks, the book’s author, spoke with MTV and gave the update that we’re about a month away from seeing a rewrite from Matthew Carnahan. After that point, it’s up to Paramount to decide when and how awesomely it gets made.

He also acknowledged that the style of the book is impossible to translate to film and commended the original script’s ability to weave a cohesive narrative from the numerous, sprawling entries in the book. Until we hear more, readers are advised to prepare for the impending zombie uprising. A nice way to do so would be with this combination night table/zombie-proof bat and shield. Also effective against cat burglars.

 

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