Paramount Pictures has re-upped on their option to adapt Max Brooks’ post-apocalyptic zombie novel World War Z. I have friends who are fans of the books and they’re wondering about when the film adaptation is coming along. Director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is unfortunately still attached to helm the flick. However, the flick has made an improvement in the screenwriter department by replacing J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling) with Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play).
Brooks’ book is about a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission who interviews survivors from all over the world in order to put together a post-mortem on a war that destroyed every country around the globe. [Variety]