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Old August 10 2011, 04:27 AM   #16
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Re: World War Z premiere to coincide with end of the world

okay did some diging on my nook and found both world war z and zombie survival guide are on my nook. which do I read first?
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Old August 10 2011, 05:35 AM   #17
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^ It doesn't matter. I read World War Z first before the Guide. The Guide is really a reference manual teaching you how to survive in the universe
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Old August 10 2011, 07:44 AM   #18
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So will this be like Babel but with zombies?
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Old August 10 2011, 01:04 PM   #19
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I'm definitely looking forward to this movie, though I'll be interested to see how well the movie adapts the book. I have read that they've decided to center the movie around the person doing all of the recording as a way of centering the movie on at least one character we can view the events from, which makes sense to me.
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Old August 10 2011, 06:13 PM   #20
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Capsule synopsis from the studio:

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. [Mireille] Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; [Daniella] Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Um... that's nothing like the book.
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Old August 10 2011, 06:51 PM   #21
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Capsule synopsis from the studio:

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. [Mireille] Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; [Daniella] Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Um... that's nothing like the book.
At least they left the zombie pandemic ...
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Old August 10 2011, 07:07 PM   #22
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Nah, the film will be perceived as anti-zombie propaganda. They'll boycott it with large picket signs.
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Old August 10 2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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Stone_Cold_Sisko wrote: View Post
Capsule synopsis from the studio:

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. [Mireille] Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; [Daniella] Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Um... that's nothing like the book.
Ugh! Don't they have enough confidence in the material to just adapt it, as is? The book certainly didn't lack dramatic oomph, just because the narratives were being told "in the past" after the danger was over.

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Capsule synopsis from the studio:

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. [Mireille] Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; [Daniella] Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Um... that's nothing like the book.
At least they left the zombie pandemic ...
We're lucky they didn't change it to vampires, who are also giant transforming robots.
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Old August 10 2011, 08:13 PM   #24
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Ugh! Don't they have enough confidence in the material to just adapt it, as is? The book certainly didn't lack dramatic oomph, just because the narratives were being told "in the past" after the danger was over.
I guess they wanted a definite main character. I just hope it won't turn into "Brad Pitt saves the world from zombies".
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Old August 10 2011, 08:18 PM   #25
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No it will be Bryan Cranston saving the world from zombies.
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Old August 10 2011, 08:22 PM   #26
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Ugh! Don't they have enough confidence in the material to just adapt it, as is? The book certainly didn't lack dramatic oomph, just because the narratives were being told "in the past" after the danger was over.
I guess they wanted a definite main character. I just hope it won't turn into "Brad Pitt saves the world from zombies".
Well, the movie is his baby. He's the one that got it rolling and he's been working on getting it going for at least 3 or 4 years. JMS actually wrote the script for it, but, it wasn't "Commercial" enough, so, they had someone else write it (or edit his script).
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Old August 14 2011, 01:04 AM   #27
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I can understand not wanting to present it as a bunch of flashbacks. That format works better in a book than in a movie. But one of the best points about the book is meeting all these characters and getting their stories. If Pitt is the guy who goes from location to location interacting with them, it could really work.

But if they're going to abandon that, then what is the point of turning World War Z into a movie? World War Z is different than the usual zmobie movies. Leave it to Hollywood to crush any originality in order to make it conform to the same old shit.
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Old August 14 2011, 01:18 AM   #28
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I wonder how much of JMS's drafts were retained for the current production draft or were his draft disregarded and completely re-written? I've not been paying attention to the production.
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Old August 14 2011, 03:21 AM   #29
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I think the flashbacks could work in a movie just as well as the book - a story either has enough dramatic oomph to overcome the foregone-conclusion problem, or it doesn't, and this one does - but it would require Hollywood take a tiny leap of faith and not do the boringly expected thing for once.
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Old August 14 2011, 03:32 AM   #30
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I think the flashbacks could work in a movie just as well as the book - a story either has enough dramatic oomph to overcome the foregone-conclusion problem, or it doesn't, and this one does - but it would require Hollywood take a tiny leap of faith and not do the boringly expected thing for once.
Sadly, I wouldn't count on that.
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