11.14.08 9 years ago 11 Comments

Finding Neverland/Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has been announced as the director of World War Z, Max Brook’s bestselling oral history of the zombie wars.  Ordinarily I’d tear this to shreds for being about zombies, but Matt over at WithLeather swears it’s the best thing he’s read since his herpes test came back negative.

Brooks — the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.

“The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the ’70s like ‘All the President’s Men,’ ” Forster told Daily Variety.

This just goes to show what the children of famous people can accomplish when they decide not to be actors, singers, club promoters or DJs.

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