World War Z by Max Brooks, is a collection of individual accounts from zombie apocalypse survivors. World War Z was inspired by The Good War, an oral history of World War II. Brooks plays the part of an operative of the United Nations Post War Commission compiling the personal accounts for his official report.
The movie rights for World War Z were secured by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment in 2007. Filming commenced in 2011 and was originally set for release on December 21, 2012. It’s since been pushed back to 2013 with media reports that the movie is in trouble. Reshoots are rescheduled for September and Paramount has hired Prometheus scriptwriter Damon Lindelof to rework the film’s third act. A surprizing move considering the recent criticism the Prometheus screenplay has received.
Paramount President Adam Goodman told the Hollywood Reporter “…Getting the ending correct is essential, and we are in that creative process…World War Z is a giant summer movie and we are confident it will be a global hit when it’s released June 2013…“
Here’s hoping we survive the actual apocalypse to see the film. If you are not one of the 3.5 million humans that have seen the World War Z trailer it’s embedded below!