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Old September 19 2011, 02:05 AM   #76
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Re: World War Z premiere to coincide with end of the world

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JMS's drafts were pretty close to the book...looks like I got my answer from a few pages ago and they went in a drastically different direction from the source material.
I had heard JMS got it pretty right, but, the money wanted it to better fit a money making "formula" and had it revised
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Old September 19 2011, 01:02 PM   #77
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I had heard JMS got it pretty right, but, the money wanted it to better fit a money making "formula" and had it revised
One of the main reason that with a few exceptions, I've given up on movies. They've gotten lazy in the pursuit of the almighty dollar.
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Old September 20 2011, 12:20 AM   #78
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The disappointing thing is we've seen a big budget movie that did well with the interview story telling format, and Brad Pitt was in it! Anyone remember Interview with the Vampire?
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Old September 20 2011, 12:47 AM   #79
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The disappointing thing is we've seen a big budget movie that did well with the interview story telling format, and Brad Pitt was in it! Anyone remember Interview with the Vampire?
This. An 'unfilmable' story just means they haven't found a writer/director with the skill or imagination to pull it off.
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Old September 20 2011, 12:55 AM   #80
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Re: World War Z premiere to coincide with end of the world

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The disappointing thing is we've seen a big budget movie that did well with the interview story telling format, and Brad Pitt was in it! Anyone remember Interview with the Vampire?
This. An 'unfilmable' story just means they haven't found a writer/director with the skill or imagination to pull it off.
Either that, or they just can't be bothered to even try.

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Old June 9 2012, 05:47 AM   #81
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Damon Lindelof has been brought on to rewrite WWZ script.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...ad-pitt-335241

There will be SEVEN weeks of reshoots. It has been delayed until June 2013. This might also be a PG-13 zombie movie.

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/06/01...can-this-mean/

Yikes! I think this movie might be having some big problems...
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Old June 9 2012, 07:25 AM   #82
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Old June 9 2012, 08:28 AM   #83
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Yeah, this doesn't look good. Lindelof wrote the stupid fest that was Prometheus. Dunno how the hell this guy's getting jobs nowadays??
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Old June 9 2012, 03:01 PM   #84
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Here are JMS's scripts available for those who haven't checked them out...it's sad what has happened to the production and all these problems.

http://www.zombiefiend.com/forum/top...war-z-original
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Old June 9 2012, 08:35 PM   #85
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We'd all be better off if HBO would adapt the novel to a TV series, with each episode being a chapter. Some might require two episodes. There's no main character, it's an anthology format.

The real problem here is that an episodic anthology format doesn't jibe with expectations for movies, and that has more to do with the movie business than creative issues.
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Old June 9 2012, 08:42 PM   #86
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I thought we were in trouble when this became a starring vehicle for Brad Pitt. Now it might be PG-13? Ugh!

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Old June 9 2012, 11:53 PM   #87
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We'd all be better off if HBO would adapt the novel to a TV series, with each episode being a chapter. Some might require two episodes. There's no main character, it's an anthology format.
Nah, it'll seem to everyone that HBO was trying to copy the success of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Besides, they already have two huge ratings hits with True Blood and Game of Thrones. They aren't that desperate for a hit.
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Old June 10 2012, 06:53 AM   #88
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The movie should be a documentary. Complete with found footage and everything.
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Old June 10 2012, 07:02 AM   #89
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Damon Lindelof has been brought on to rewrite WWZ script.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...ad-pitt-335241

There will be SEVEN weeks of reshoots. It has been delayed until June 2013. This might also be a PG-13 zombie movie.

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/06/01...can-this-mean/

Yikes! I think this movie might be having some big problems...
Lindelof? Fuck me, that's not what I wanted to hear after my experiences with LOST and Prometheus.

Guess he's the flave of the month in the film industry.

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Old June 10 2012, 07:20 AM   #90
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The movie should be a documentary. Complete with found footage and everything.
They seem to want to turn this into some kind of epic zombie war movie which would be a mistake. That would only increase the budget by a lot and make it harder to do well and get sequels. Zombie movie simply aren't THAT big so they need small or modest budgets in order to do well.
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