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  • Article about JMS' WWZ script at AICN

    (SPOILERS if you follow link) http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36168

    Never heard of the book before a while ago when JMS announced he was writing the adaptation. Sounds pretty awesome.
    Last edited by Jan; 03-27-2008, 07:46 AM. Reason: add spoiler warning
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  • #2
    I just (accidentally) doubled up on this bit of news in the 'Scripts' forum, but I'll repost what I said there here:

    Sounds really good, I'm quite looking forward to seeing this get made. I didn't think that much of the portion of The Zombie Survival Guide that I read, but I might have to get a hold of WWZ and give it a read sometime based on the insane loving it gets from people.

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    • #3
      Either place is good to discuss but I've added spoiler warnings if people follow the links because Moriarty posts spoilers about both the book and script.

      Jan
      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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      • #4
        There's another review that's been posted for a while - but for the sake of completeness:

        http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option...3947&Itemid=99

        Spoiler warnings as well.

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        • #5
          My girlfriend got me World War Z a few weeks ago, and I absolutely loved it. It's deeply, deeply political (in a highly critical way), touching, sad, engrossing and occasionally also (a little) scary. Very much in the tradition of Romero's zombie movies. It was one of the best books I've read in recent years.

          I am looking forward to JMS' version a lot. I hope they get a good director.
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          • #6
            And more script reviews coming in:

            http://www.geekinthecity.com/rants/world_war_z_spo.php

            Possible spoilers again.

            Does anyone know why according to imdb the release date has been pushed back to 2010?

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            • #7
              No idea but a few things come to mind that might have an effect on it.

              -- No director yet

              -- I'm sure it'll be extremely effect heavy

              -- If it's already being bandied about as being Oscar-worthy, they'll probably want to position the release as carefully as they did "Changeling"

              Jan
              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                No idea but a few things come to mind that might have an effect on it.

                -- No director yet

                -- I'm sure it'll be extremely effect heavy

                -- If it's already being bandied about as being Oscar-worthy, they'll probably want to position the release as carefully as they did "Changeling"

                Jan
                Not to mention the writer's strike and now the possibility of an actor's strike are playing havoc with the studio's schedules. It why many studios (except mainly Disney) are scaling back their slates right now.

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                • #9
                  Maybe it's a deliberate thing. In the book, the zombie war starts in 2010.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mandragora View Post
                    Maybe it's a deliberate thing. In the book, the zombie war starts in 2010.
                    Ooh, that would be smart, wouldn't it?! Thanks for that, Mandragora!

                    Jan
                    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                    • #11
                      While 2010 would be a great release date as a nod to the book... I don't want to wait that long!!!

                      Although, I don't care it people invloved take their time, it deserves a quality cast and crew.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by geekinthecity View Post
                        Although, I don't care it people invloved take their time, it deserves a quality cast and crew.
                        I agree. I so hope they won't butcher that script with rewrites to make it more "comfortable".

                        Any suggestions who might/should be directing it?

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                        • #13
                          Here's another article on the script (spoiler warning):

                          http://salscripts.tumblr.com/post/40...el-straczynski

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                          • #14
                            I know Max Brooks' wife, she is in the same graduate program I just finished, and she told me that her husband was ecstatic when JMS was announced as the screenwriter for the adaptation of WWZ. She says he's a big fan of his work, including B5.
                            Last edited by Clark Kent; 06-28-2008, 11:29 AM.

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                            • #15
                              That's great to hear, Clark Kent. Thanks for posting.

                              Jan
                              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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