ecmoRandomNumbers: They shot this thing without knowing how the bad the ending was going to be? Did they just wake up every morning and do improv? The script supervisor probably committed hara-kiri with a clapperboard.
Fark It: ecmoRandomNumbers: They shot this thing without knowing how the bad the ending was going to be? Did they just wake up every morning and do improv? The script supervisor probably committed hara-kiri with a clapperboard.They didn't decide if the zombies would be fast (28 Days Later) or shuffling, a la Romero, until two weeks before filming began.
DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.This will be a failure of epic proportions.
elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.This will be a failure of epic proportions.Bingo.
Raharu: Imagine if you will..A WWZ miniseries, with walking dead level effects and production quality.Each episode is a tale from the book with some filler episodes.At the start of each story we get a glimpse into the world after the zombie war, as the narrator travels to each location around the world to interview one of the survivors.This leaves room for guest stars, new and upcoming actors etc. You could stretch out the material to about 2 full seasons...Naaaaaaaah, lets just but the rights to the name, and go ZOMBIE FLASH FLOOD!
LineNoise: You mean a book that reads like a highschool freshman creative writing paper doesn't translate well to the big screen? Color me shocked.
Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Total Movie Fail.
TeDDD: "But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together."Trans: we kept the 'there are zombies' part, and then discarded everything that made the book great.
medieval: Ishtar was not a bad movie.It got bad reviews, and it wasn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, but it was hardly a bad movie.
Raharu: elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.This will be a failure of epic proportions.Bingo.Come on now, you must admit his previous works such as the storyline of "Lost" are storytelling masterpie......HahahahahahahahahahahaOk I couldn't finish that sentence.
Nuclear Monk: I think I'll wait and watch the poorly/hastily made knock-off with a very similar title that is sure to pop up at Redbox a few weeks before WWZ is released.
duffblue: WWZ was a mildly interesting book, but it is so poorly written that I'm not surprised about the way the movie is turning out. It's like max Brooks learned everything about weapons from call of duty.
Shadowknight: FTFA:The actor asked him to watch an edit, and told him, "The thing we really need right now is someone who is not burdened by all the history that this thing is inheriting, who can see what we've got and tell us how to get to where we need to get."Ok, I'll be the first come out and say it:THEN WHY BOTHER WITH BUYING THE BOOK RIGHTS IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO USE THE BOOK'S STORY?Also, HBO miniseries ect...
Nabb1: LineNoise: You mean a book that reads like a highschool freshman creative writing paper doesn't translate well to the big screen? Color me shocked.Heh. I enjoyed the book, and it was good in some parts but this is pretty accurate.
Jim_Callahan: The problem with taking world war z and making a movie without the documentary format is... well, that the documentary format was literally the only interesting thing about the book. There wasn't really a developed story, and the characters and zombies certainly weren't original, and the writing itself was hardly brilliant.The implied joke of people looking back on zombie silliness as a history channel special was pretty much the whole deal. Which was fun, because other zombie movies sort of keep the scale down due to zombies not being very threatening when there are more than a few protagonists.
Facetious_Speciest: I like zombie movies. I even recently watched Osombie. All of it.I'll just close my eyes when the title rolls and move on. It's not World War Z, it's just a fast-zombie movie with Brad Pitt. Ok.
lemurs: Milo Minderbinder: I refuse to spend money on anything that Lindelof touches. He's a hack that couldn't write a cat food commercial.Seems appropriate:[i.imgur.com image 640x624]
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