Coming to theaters in 2012
You cast Brad Pitt.
The actor, who was initially slated to produce an adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z, is now attached in a leading role. Brooks received the news himself while conducting an interview with MTV.
Pitt’s production company Plan B first secured the rights to World War Z back in 2007.
Brooks says that the studio is targeting a summer 2012 release for the film, about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. 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.
The original screenplay was written by J. Michael Straczynski, but was later rewritten by Matthew Michael Carnahan.