World War Z premiere to coincide with end of the world

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Shurik

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    At least they left the zombie pandemic ...
     
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  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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.

    We're lucky they didn't change it to vampires, who are also giant transforming robots. :rommie:
     
  4. Shurik

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    I guess they wanted a definite main character. I just hope it won't turn into "Brad Pitt saves the world from zombies".
     
  5. Obiwanshinobi

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    No it will be Bryan Cranston saving the world from zombies.
     
  6. Sindatur

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    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).
     
  7. DarthPipes

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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.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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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.
     
  9. Temis the Vorta

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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.
     
  10. DarthPipes

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    Sadly, I wouldn't count on that.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    The reason why I bring up JMS's drafts is because they seemed much more faithful an adaptation than what the synopsis revealed from what I recall of them.
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Hah, I know. I was just throwing it out there as an almost-certainly theoretical argument. :rommie:
     
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    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Exceptional spasm-ing! :bolian:

    Are they adding zombie makeup digitally? Or was that a practice session? (The guy seemed to get down on the ground at the end and practice some more.)
     
  15. FluffyUnbound

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    Fast zombies = Not World War Z.

    This is now 28 Days Laterer: Electric Boogaloo.
     
  16. Obiwanshinobi

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    Fast zombies are scarier anyways.
     
  17. Cutter John

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    Meh. Fast zombies are for lazy directors and energy drink swilling 14 year olds.
     
  18. timothy

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    I LOVE the zombie that were in the walking dead and all the george remaro movies.
    all so the ones in zombie land were the fastest they will ever need to be.
     
  19. Scroogourner

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    Um, forgive me if I am wrong, but when do we see a fast zombie in that clip? We see a guy spasming on the ground in what looks like conversion to zombie status, but we don't actually see any zombies running nor him run. He actually appears to slow down abit when he gets back up and walks into the side of the minivan.
     
  20. Obiwanshinobi

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    I'm just saying, if zombies were real that is, a horde of fast zombies that can swarm on you would be more terrifying than the slow ones swarming on you. At least you have more of a chance of out running them.