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Old November 11 2012, 02:47 AM   #166
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Re: World War Z premiere to coincide with end of the world

Are there even any characters from the book who appear in the film at all?
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Old March 28 2013, 01:32 AM   #167
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Old March 28 2013, 05:38 PM   #168
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Wow, that's an awesome scene on the airplane. I'm just hoping the cgi fast zombies don't look cheesey. The film has potential and unlike with the Walking Dead deals with the world wide zombie acopolypse.
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Old March 29 2013, 05:28 PM   #169
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Apparently there was some footage screened recently, and it doesn't sound too promising.

It's one thing for a lighthearted comedy like Warm Bodies to not have any blood and gore... but an intense horror/action flick like WWZ? I just don't know how that wouldn't be distracting as hell.
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Old March 29 2013, 09:26 PM   #170
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Since no one cares about World War Z anymore, this topic is now about The Walking Dead.

Did you see the last episode. The death was pretty sad.

I hope they can pull of making the season finale awesome!
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Old March 29 2013, 11:16 PM   #171
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So just so we're clear, does this film have *anything* to do with the book now beyond the title and the fact it has zombies? Sure doesn't look like it.
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Wow, that's an awesome scene on the airplane. I'm just hoping the cgi fast zombies don't look cheesey. The film has potential and unlike with the Walking Dead deals with the world wide zombie acopolypse.
Did we watch the same trailer because all I saw was a bunch of overblown crap with an expensive effects budget?
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Old March 30 2013, 12:59 AM   #172
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I'm not seeing WWZ anywhere in there. Or at least what I think of WWZ.
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Old March 30 2013, 07:23 PM   #173
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There's info and a big Q&A with the director here.

Reading the interview made me a bit more interested in the film. I'm interested to see what critics say when it eventually comes out.
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Old March 31 2013, 12:35 AM   #174
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^Your argument would have merit if they hadn't bought the rights to the book before ever having an idea for the movie. nevermind a script. And I would argue that the movie we are getting is far enough from the book that even copyright laws wouldn't be an issue.
I'm sure Paramount saw the book and thought it may be a good story and bought the rights. The problem obviously has become is how to make the film into a blockbuster and adhere somewhat to the book and the original storyline.

Temis made a good point earlier as well that it may have been an interesting story for some of us to film the zombie plague as written, I'm doubting that approach would have had mass appeal. The general public expects big visuals and it to be fast paced.

I'll give you a great example of a big budget film that flopped but still IMO was a great story. I saw Cloud Atlas last weekend. Great story, top rate actors, good story [albeit a little long at almost 3 hours] but very, very slow. And it cost a fortune to film at nearly $100 million. It's being dubbed the $100 million flop.

World War Z is a great story as written but not IMO a great story to put into a ~ 2 hour film with big stars who command large salaries which makes the film very expensive to make and therefore demands a large audience to pay for itself.
I thought World War Z would have made a better HBO limited series. But I guess with The Walking Dead around, you're not going to see another zombie TV show like that for the time being.
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Old March 31 2013, 02:15 AM   #175
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Given the format of the book, I've always thought it would have been ideal material for a mockumentary style mini-series. The trick would have been tying the various segments together into cohesive episodes.
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Old April 1 2013, 06:05 AM   #176
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Fearing Chinese Censors, Paramount Changes 'World War Z' (Exclusive)

So they did the reshoot only for its China release.

And the budget went up to $240M after reshooting.

Similarly, the minor alteration to a $240 million dollar zombie film will go unnoticed by viewers, but it speaks to the substantial influence China is having on American cinema
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Old April 1 2013, 02:42 PM   #177
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Hollywood, please stop kissing China's pork fried ass.
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Old April 1 2013, 02:55 PM   #178
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Hollywood, please stop kissing China's pork fried ass.
They have 1.3 billion people. If only 1/2 of the population is able to consider watching any Hollywood film that still exceeds the entire population's of the US, Canada, and all of Europe.

They'd be fools to not kiss their asses.
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Old May 5 2013, 06:16 AM   #179
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World War Z: is Brad Pitt making the most expensive disaster of all time?
The negative hype surrounding Brad Pitt's zombie epic World War Z is getting worse all the time, with news of rewrites, reshoots and a budget that has ballooned above $400m

Since 2008, when that screenplay leaked, matters have taken such a turn for the worse that Pitt must surely be starting to regret ever naming his production company Plan B. First Straczynski's script was jettisoned for failing to hit the necessary action tentpole beats, with The Kingdom's Matthew Michael Carnahan brought in to do a complete rewrite. Then, after the shoot finally completed last year, Pitt and his team decided (with the help of Lost's Damon Lindelof) that the entire 40-minute-long third act would need to be reshot and replaced at vast cost. There are also rumours that Pitt and director Marc Forster refused to talk to each other on set by the end of production. As we head inexorably towards the film's 21 June release, some reports suggest the budget has ballooned to more than $400m, which would make World War Z the most expensive film of all time.

So negative has the publicity surrounding Pitt's movie been thus far that the film's producers appear to have just about given up trying to stem the flow of negative hype. A recent Vanity Fair article on the star's "epic struggle" to make World War Z delved extensively into the movie's shortcomings, candidly exposing the collective myopia of a creative team that apparently had little experience of big-budget, spectacle-heavy film-making prior to entering production. (At one point, an entire day of filming was lost because the caterers didn't have enough food to feed 750 extras, and later on producers discovered a cache of undocumented unpaid bills from a Malta shoot that added considerably to budget costs.)
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