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    At least somebodys recorder was working and I think this is important news so
    here's what JMS said about the new "World War Z" project:

    "You all know the novel World War Z? I'm adapting that for Paramount. For Brad
    Pitt potentially -- we'll see what happens. He might be the star in it. So
    things are going very well for a TV guy."

    "You all know the novel World War Z?" asked Straczynski of his audience during a
    New York Comic-Con panel on Friday. "I'm adapting that for Paramount. For Brad
    Pitt potentially -- we'll see what happens. He might be the star in it. So
    things are going very well for a TV guy."

    "What you have to do is… the book, if you haven't read it, is a wonderful,
    wonderful book in an interview format after the zombie wars. You see how we
    survived. It's very political, very smart, very cagey, but there's no main
    character. So you have to create who the interviewer is and give him some
    background and bring him from place to place to place to place. And they said,
    'Feel free to get as political as you want, as incisive as you want, to play
    with it. You could look at this as a Katrina kind of catastrophe.' But I'm being
    very faithful to the book, letter by letter when I can, and I'm on about page 70
    right now and I'm really happy with it. I'm really pleased with it actually, so
    if that goes well we might go into production on that one."
    I've read the first few interviews in the book and I can see that this would be a great project for JMS. I can actully (so far, at least) see it being done as is, without a main character, though it would be very off-format. I like the experimental, off-format stuff as long as it's accessible which JMS's stuff is.

    Jan
    Last edited by Jan; 02-24-2007, 07:16 AM.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    A friend of mine got the book for Christmas and has been raving about it. I think I'll have to ste--, err, borrow it off him.
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