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Old June 10 2012, 08:18 PM   #91
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^Um, the book was a pretty "epic zombie war". Did you read it?
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Old June 10 2012, 08:23 PM   #92
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Quite silly...
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Old June 10 2012, 09:33 PM   #93
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^Um, the book was a pretty "epic zombie war". Did you read it?
It was and it wasn't. Tone and context makes a huge difference and the tone of the book wasn't some grand sweeping epic about a global zombie apocalypse, it was a collection of very personal stories set against the background of said global zombie apocalypse. Filming it as just a straight-up zombie flick rather misses the point.

They appear to be just making a zombie film in the style of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie when what they should be emulating is something more along the lines of 'Crash' or 'Babel'.
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Old June 10 2012, 09:46 PM   #94
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Oh I agree the movie was doomed the moment they made Brad's character a "scientist trying to stop a zombie apocalypse" instead of keeping to it's anthology base.
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Old June 10 2012, 11:54 PM   #95
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^Um, the book was a pretty "epic zombie war". Did you read it?
Disagree. There was an war going on, but it always felt like it was taking place in the background.

The book felt like a very lorg documentary with personal stories from dozens of people about the fight with the zombies. It wasn't about ONE guy fighting a horde of zombies like this movie seem to be turning into.
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Old June 11 2012, 07:02 AM   #96
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The zombie war was over by ten years. The book was an account of people's experiences during the war, indeed an oral history of the conflict. The war was declared "officially over" but there where still millions of zombies around I believe. I like the found footage suggestion earlier...that could work very well. It is a pretty complicated book to adapt though.
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Old June 11 2012, 07:29 AM   #97
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It wasn't about ONE guy fighting a horde of zombies like this movie seem to be turning into.
Did I say "one guy"? No, I said "epic". You can't tell me that parts of the book weren't epic like the battle of Yonkers or the retaking of the U.S. Yes, as a posted previous to you, they have basically put aside what the book was about.

I think it would have been very easy to do the movie in the style of the book. You could just frame each story with Brad interviewing the narrator of each story. Heck, they could have gone pretty cool with it and had different directors with different styles for each segment. But NOoooo, Brad had to be the Hero with a capital "H" and cause a total rewrite of the concept of the book. As typical with Hollywood, they licensed the book but threw out everything but the title.
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Old June 11 2012, 07:31 AM   #98
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I did post JMS's drafts earlier. They're well worth the read. I think he did the best adaption. They're legit in case anyone was hesitating because of that. JMS acknowledged the site when our very own Jan posted them to his facebook page.
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Old June 11 2012, 10:41 AM   #99
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Oh I agree the movie was doomed the moment they made Brad's character a "scientist trying to stop a zombie apocalypse" instead of keeping to it's anthology base.
Sounds something like omega man.

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Old June 11 2012, 01:34 PM   #100
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I did post JMS's drafts earlier. They're well worth the read. I think he did the best adaption. They're legit in case anyone was hesitating because of that. JMS acknowledged the site when our very own Jan posted them to his facebook page.
It looks like those drafts by JMS have been posted for about a year. Now that JMS is aware of them, they may not be posted for long. Both are very much worth the read, though I think the second draft would probably have worked better. It's a shame what they're doing - the movie doesn't seem like it'll have much resemblance to the book at all.

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Old June 11 2012, 05:19 PM   #101
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Oh I agree the movie was doomed the moment they made Brad's character a "scientist trying to stop a zombie apocalypse" instead of keeping to it's anthology base.
Sounds something like omega man.

Or
The Last Man on Earth
or
I am Legend

Though all 3 of those movies, based on Mathis' book are more about reversing a vampire apocalypse.
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Old June 13 2012, 02:09 AM   #102
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WWZ opens on December 21, 2012, the date of the Mayan end of the world.

Damn, I'm going to have to decide what to do: go to this movie or to the big party in Las Vegas where His Satanic Majesty is set to make his grand entrance from the volcano at The Mirage...
Mick Jagger?
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Old June 13 2012, 09:55 AM   #103
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Brad Pitt's Zombie Nightmare: Inside the Troubled 'World War Z' Production

Read it and weep.

Jesus, Brad, couldn't you leave the kid-friendly stuff to Angie? Your R-rated stuff has been fine for nearly a decade now and, ironically, Killing Them Softly got great reviews at Cannes .....
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Old June 13 2012, 05:17 PM   #104
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WWZ opens on December 21, 2012, the date of the Mayan end of the world.

Damn, I'm going to have to decide what to do: go to this movie or to the big party in Las Vegas where His Satanic Majesty is set to make his grand entrance from the volcano at The Mirage...
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Old June 13 2012, 06:19 PM   #105
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Man and I thought the "Men in Black III" production had problems early on...this whole thing has been a mess from the start.
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