Marc Forster to Direct ‘World War Z’
Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has signed to direct World War Z for Paramount Pictures. The movie will adapt Max Brooks’ novel about “a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission [who] interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the [zombie] crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map”, according to Variety. The adaptation has been written by J. Michael Straczynski with Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.
"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 Variety.
The studio optioned the book in 2006 for Pitt. Brooks is the son of Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft. He first came to attention as author of 2003’s The Zombie Survival Guide. He’s also acted on shows like Roseanne and has done voice work on Batman Beyond and Justice League.