I’m thinking of starting a FilmDrunk feature called Zombie Movie of the Day. Seems like there’s enough material.
Anyway, the story is that Max Brooks novel (not a graphic novel – weird, I know) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is being adapted into a film. J. Michael Straczynski (who’s also writing Silver Surfer) will be doing the screenplay. I don’t know much about him, but with an initial for a first name you gotta figure he’s either a Scientologist or a Libertarian Futurist.
The book, for those who haven’t read it, is told in the style of a series of interviews with survivors of worldwide plague which caused much of the world’s population to die and then reanimate as drooling, stumbling, ravenous, jaw-snapping zombies who can infect the living with a single bite, thereby dooming them to zombie hell. [Cinematical]
So like, a mockumentary zombie movie? Should Christopher Guest be directing? Ugh, who cares. I think the cartoon below best sums up my feelings about this.
[Credits: Punchface Thunderdog on the above photo and Steve Wolfhard on the below cartoon.]