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2013-05-01 10:52:16 AM
If Brad Pitt doesn't ask to buy a blind camel, I am going to be seriously disappointed.
 
2013-05-01 10:55:13 AM

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.

 
2013-05-01 10:55:47 AM

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:

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Interesting. So I Googled "Cat in World War Z poster" and this was in the results.

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2013-05-01 10:56:55 AM

elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.

This will be a failure of epic proportions.

Bingo.


This. After Lost, Prometheus, etc, why the fark is this guy still being hired?
 
2013-05-01 10:57:02 AM
Nice.
 
2013-05-01 10:59:32 AM
I have a suggestion.

Why not make the movie exactly the way the graphic novel depicted it????

This isn't a tale of Hollywood making mistakes. This is a tale of Hollywood taking what was a good comic, turning it over a barrel, and ass-raping it mercilessly without lube. This was Hollywood thinking that it's nephew's brainstorms are far superior to what some comic writer came up with.

If the comic was good enough to get your attention, then why not use that to your advantage and make it the same way the comic did?
 
2013-05-01 11:01:09 AM

Moopy Mac: stuhayes2010: I loved the book.  It was a fun read.  I don't hold much hope for  the movie, but according to Wiki:

 Aint it Cool News reviewed the script in March 2008, and said "This isn't just a good adaptation of a difficult book... it's a genre-defining piece of work that could well see us all arguing about whether or not a zombie movie qualifies as Best Picture.


So, maybe there's hope.

Or the check cleared (or exclusive coverage granted).

/Which new Star Wars movie was supposed to blow our minds?


Harry Knowles has been a paid shill for the movie studios for more than 10 years now.

He gave the Jim Carey GRINCH movie a glowing review; well, it was a glowing review of an early draft
of the script about 6 months before the movie was released, and yet when the movie itself came out
he had fark all to say about it because it was so bad.

He should have changed the name of his site to "Ain't I a Tool?" News long ago.
 
2013-05-01 11:01:16 AM

This text is now purple: brandent: elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.

This will be a failure of epic proportions.

Bingo.

who?

The guy who ruined Lost and Prometheus.

Having him as a screenwriter is the equivalent of a movie getting cancer.


God here comes the internet tards again. I hate all this revisionist shiat.

Lindelof CO-CREATED LOST. He wrote the show's bible. He was executive producer along with Carlton Cuse who *also* wrote a lot of the stuff the internet fanboys hate. LOST lasted 6 seasons and was brilliant for most of its run. Of course the finale pissed off the fanboys so now they hate the entire show.

PROMETHEUS was a Ridley Scott film. Again, a lot of fanboys ignore the fact a lot of the things they hated was RIDLEY SCOTT'S IDEA. They can't accept the fact that the man who directed ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER crushed their hopes for a brilliant prequel and are desperately looking for someone else to blame. "Oh, the guy who wrote that sucky LOST finale was a screenwriter on this? Must be HIS fault!"

/morons
 
2013-05-01 11:04:00 AM

NutWrench: elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.

This will be a failure of epic proportions.

Bingo.

This. After Lost, Prometheus, etc, why the fark is this guy still being hired?


fim.413chan.net
Its hollywood, thats how.
 
2013-05-01 11:06:04 AM

Securitywyrm: 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.

The Asylum will surely release their own zombie movie around the time this comes out... and I'll be honest. Their last zombie movie was... one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen. Sure it had low production values, but the story was good, the characters were good, and most of all... at no point in the movie did someone do something absolutely retarded for the sake of plot progression.
"Hello new people. Everyone strip at gunpoint, we're doing a bite check before we welcome you into the group."
"As a new member of the group, please cut off that long hair, ditch the heels, and we're going to a sporting goods store to get you some better clothes and equipment."
ETC.


What's the name of this zombie movie, it's the serious zombie movie I have been dying to see.
 
2013-05-01 11:08:02 AM
FLMountainMan:
Honestly, I'd be more afraid of a single ill-tempered chimpanzee than I would a dozen slow zombies.

I'd be more afraid of a single ill-tempered chimpanzee than most other things on this planet.
 
2013-05-01 11:08:38 AM

trackerbri: BMFPitt: orclover: fireclown: KatjaMouse: Isn't he a bit young for Reddiker?

I wrestled with that, and you're pretty much right.  I was initially thinking Christopher Lee, or maybe Gary Oldman, but Hardy just knocked it out of the park in Bronson.  How old WAS Reddiker?  I'm thinking 60s?

Older probably, he was at least in his 60's when the war started, forward 12 years to the recovery and then the documentary.  Christopher Lee would be a good choice.  Or Anthony Hopkins.  shiat Hopkins could probably pull off the voice and accent.

If Marlon Brando was still alive, and had a little Col. Kurtz left in him.

Eli Wallach if he could pull off the accent.


 www.indiewire.com
Max Von effing Sydow.
Age 84, Swedish accent sounds kinda dutch, and gravitas out the wazoo.
 
2013-05-01 11:13:30 AM
What fireclown said.
 
2013-05-01 11:16:20 AM

daveinsurgent: post0089: THEN WHY BOTHER WITH BUYING THE BOOK RIGHTS IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO USE THE BOOK'S STORY?

He's referring to the history of the production.


and I was referring to this unwanted pregnancy that will result in an expected stillborn
 
2013-05-01 11:16:38 AM

fireclown: trackerbri: BMFPitt: orclover: fireclown: KatjaMouse: Isn't he a bit young for Reddiker?

I wrestled with that, and you're pretty much right.  I was initially thinking Christopher Lee, or maybe Gary Oldman, but Hardy just knocked it out of the park in Bronson.  How old WAS Reddiker?  I'm thinking 60s?

Older probably, he was at least in his 60's when the war started, forward 12 years to the recovery and then the documentary.  Christopher Lee would be a good choice.  Or Anthony Hopkins.  shiat Hopkins could probably pull off the voice and accent.

If Marlon Brando was still alive, and had a little Col. Kurtz left in him.

Eli Wallach if he could pull off the accent.

 [www.indiewire.com image 680x478]
Max Von effing Sydow.
Age 84, Swedish accent sounds kinda dutch, and gravitas out the wazoo.


Remember, he doesnt sound like a dutch immigrant south african native.  He sounds exactly like the black radical leader who stopped apartheid.
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Its not the story of how everything went down.  Its the story of an interview by various documantary interviewers researching the story from the people involved with everything that went down.  Thats World War Z.  Thats what people dont get, the farking wars over, hell its long lover.  This is a history channel documentary about the war that almost ended all of humanity.  And how it drove some people farking crazy.  Remember the teenage girl in the hospital and how the entire staff and the reporter nearly shiat themselves when she mimics zombie moaning?
 
2013-05-01 11:21:11 AM
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FTFA: He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it, screenwriter Damon Lindelof [explained]. But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together.

It always makes me laugh when people are attempting to dissect why something went wrong and then VERY CLEARLY IDENTIFY WHERE THINGS WENT WRONG in the first few seconds... only to quickly move past it and start babbling about other nonsense for hours.

Mr. Pitt, your mistake was not following the book. After that, there was no saving the project.

/could have been awesome
 
2013-05-01 11:21:59 AM

scottydoesntknow: madgonad: Don't understand the WWZ movie hate.

The hate stems from the fact that they're actually using the WWZ name for a movie that really has nothing to do with it. If they had called it anything else you wouldn't see nearly the backlash against it.

Yes there were some slow parts in the book, but there were also some awesome parts. Instead of taking one of those, they just went away from the book completely.

And it's PG-13 with almost no blood. Sure you could make the argument that the zombies don't bleed (coagulation or something), but humans definitely do bleed, yet it's bloodless.


They used the name because they are borrowing too much of the structure of the book's story and obviously want to trade on the cool name.
Too much of what the books tells well just doesn't translate to a film, but is necessary due to how it shapes the story. Because of the narrative major actions were described in a cursory fashion - which the reader's brain fills in - but would require considerable time to film. Things like the coup in China, the floating 'cities', what Cuba became, patient zero, the war between Pakistan and Iran, the decimations in Russia, the explanation of the Reddicker plan. There just isn't much action in these critical scenes - which would make a movie hard to watch and too long. Recall how American society in the west was described and how the nation was recaptured. How do you film this? If you stick to the book you HAVE to film it, but it just isn't going to work. Also, remember that 'time' jumps back and forth between different stories. A movie just wasn't possible without abandoning a lot about what makes WWZ unique. I'm going to wait and see. The idea of a really big budget fast-zombie movie sounds fantastic, even if it deviates wildly from canon.
 
2013-05-01 11:23:40 AM

orclover: Its not the story of how everything went down. Its the story of an interview by various documantary interviewers researching the story from the people involved with everything that went down. Thats World War Z. Thats what people dont get, the farking wars over, hell its long lover. This is a history channel documentary about the war that almost ended all of humanity. And how it drove some people farking crazy. Remember the teenage girl in the hospital and how the entire staff and the reporter nearly shiat themselves when she mimics zombie moaning?


I agree completely.  Sorry about the Dutch accent thing.  Reddikers accent would be Affrikans, which to me sounds like German by way of New Zealand.  My point is that his accent isn't British: I'm sick of British just meaning "foreign".

My view of how to do the Reddiker story on the cheap is to hire someone appropriate (and I'm liking Von Sydow more and more for the part) is to do it as an interview.  One guy interviewing an old dude in a hospital about the bad old days, how they played out, how hard decisions got made, and the slow reveal that we are talking to Reddiker himself.  Even if Reddiker doesn't know it.  Zero CGI, no explosions, no zombies for that matter.  Hell, it would make a great stage production.
 
2013-05-01 11:24:46 AM

peterthx: PROMETHEUS was a Ridley Scott film. Again, a lot of fanboys ignore the fact a lot of the things they hated was RIDLEY SCOTT'S IDEA. They can't accept the fact that the man who directed ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER crushed their hopes for a brilliant prequel and are desperately looking for someone else to blame. "Oh, the guy who wrote that sucky LOST finale was a screenwriter on this? Must be HIS fault!"

/morons


You might want to not be so hasty to throw around epithets like that... I don't know about Lost, but I do know you're wrong about Prometheus. Ridley Scott did not write Prometheus. The script was originally written by Spaihts, and the ideas for it originally came from him. Then Scott got Lindelof to take a look at the script...... and he totally butchered it.

Pretty much everyone who has read the original Spaihts script thinks it was great, and in it all the plot holes and fatally stupid characters weren't there until Lindelof re-wrote it.
 
2013-05-01 11:27:04 AM

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.


It's the only movie I have ever walked out on
 
2013-05-01 11:28:11 AM

mongbiohazard: Pretty much everyone who has read the original Spaihts script thinks it was great, and in it all the plot holes and fatally stupid characters weren't there until Lindelof re-wrote it.


Tell me you're talking about that red haired scottish guy.
 
2013-05-01 11:29:18 AM

Suflig: I don't get how they would have needed to change the ending. The ending was we won, then the rest of the book is a series of flashbacks via the interviews. Have the narrator explain that in the first few minutes of the movie, show the most interesting scenes from an audience's perspective, then at the end, show the narrator compiling WWZ into a compendium and zoom out to him sitting in the world's last library in front of a huge WWZ encyclopedia

It could be very similar to the ending to "The Book of Eli"


You say that as if it would be a good thing.....

/THE BOOK OF ELI was not very good
 
2013-05-01 11:30:25 AM

madgonad: A movie just wasn't possible without abandoning a lot about what makes WWZ unique.


So why make it? Like I said, the biggest issue is trying to cash in on the name while abandoning everything about the name.

The idea of a really big budget fast-zombie movie sounds fantastic

Yes, because that's never been done before...
 
2013-05-01 11:30:43 AM

fireclown: Max Von effing Sydow.


The best. Next time you watch Flash Gordon pay attention to his performance on the platform at Sky City where he offers Flash dominion over Earth. It's an acting class in three minutes - in the farking Flash Gordon movie. There's a minute there where you think, shiat, this guy really IS Ming the Merciless.
 
2013-05-01 11:33:50 AM

fireclown: Hell, it would make a great stage production.


That would be farking awesome, some no profit college run bit that brings in some ancient but awesome actor for the main bit.  Sydow is still alive? cuz he would be great.  Hell theres alot of old actors that could pull it off, frickin Bill Murry might do it for a bottle of tequilla, he could even be dead serious throughout it.  Adding cutscenes to the big Redikker and leader of Africa meetup would be gravy but not needed.  Although it would be funny to see some onscreen news animation and graphs showing exactly how the Reddiker plan works and how farking crazy it was.  Also its origins as a plan to manage rioting and rebelling native afrikans while keeping white rich settlers in power.
 
2013-05-01 11:35:33 AM

Milo Minderbinder: I refuse to spend money on anything that Lindelof touches. He's a hack that couldn't write a cat food commercial.


I heard about this project just as the first trailer came out. It looked so shiatty that I didn't bother to investigate the film further (after learning that they didn't follow the book)....

I CANNOT BELIEVE they picked the guy that wrote Prometheus and Cowboys and Aliens for this. Honestly, it's UNBELIEVABLE how clueless some people really can be... and yet they get paid millions of dollars a year to do their job (i.e., the producers).

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On the other hand, the guy that's listed on the credits for IMDB now, Matthew Michael Carnahan, has got some game. The Kingdom was awesome (but nobody saw it) and State of Play wasn't too shabby either. He writes good dialog... so that gives me sooooooome hope.

/not really
 
2013-05-01 11:35:34 AM

scottydoesntknow: madgonad: A movie just wasn't possible without abandoning a lot about what makes WWZ unique.

So why make it? Like I said, the biggest issue is trying to cash in on the name while abandoning everything about the name.

The idea of a really big budget fast-zombie movie sounds fantastic

Yes, because that's never been done before...


Why? Because zombies are big right now and Hollywood wanted to make a big budget, globally involved zombie movie. Not in some town in PA. Not in central Georgia. Not in the Caribbean islands. Not in Memphis. Not central London. The whole world would be the conflict.

Well, if they just made that movie - fast zombies and all - Max Brooks could sue them over it. That is why they had to pay him - and make use of a lot of the structure and name. At no time did the creators think that they could stay close to the source material.
 
2013-05-01 11:37:29 AM

fireclown: mongbiohazard: Pretty much everyone who has read the original Spaihts script thinks it was great, and in it all the plot holes and fatally stupid characters weren't there until Lindelof re-wrote it.

Tell me you're talking about that red haired scottish guy.


Here's a synopsis I wrote in a previous thread about it: Link

It really was a lot better than what ended up on the screen.
 
2013-05-01 11:37:29 AM

orclover: fireclown: Hell, it would make a great stage production.

That would be farking awesome, some no profit college run bit that brings in some ancient but awesome actor for the main bit.  Sydow is still alive? cuz he would be great.  Hell theres alot of old actors that could pull it off, frickin Bill Murry might do it for a bottle of tequilla, he could even be dead serious throughout it.  Adding cutscenes to the big Redikker and leader of Africa meetup would be gravy but not needed.  Although it would be funny to see some onscreen news animation and graphs showing exactly how the Reddiker plan works and how farking crazy it was.  Also its origins as a plan to manage rioting and rebelling native afrikans while keeping white rich settlers in power.


The back story could be handled largely as a powerpoint presentation behind the actors.  And yeah, I checked Sydows wiki page: he's 84 and looks great.
 
2013-05-01 11:38:53 AM
shiat hes still kickin!

Somebody get Max on the phone.  Lets do this thing.

/he and Christopher Lee belong to the same club Abe Vigoda does I guess.
 
2013-05-01 11:40:08 AM

fireclown:   Hell, it would make a great stage production.


That seems to be what fans of the book want. They should just stage the damn thing and film it. Make everybody happy.

My Dinner with Zombies.
 
2013-05-01 11:40:13 AM

madgonad: Well, if they just made that movie - fast zombies and all - Max Brooks could sue them over it.


Sue them for what? The movie has pretty much nothing to do with the book. The book didn't even have fast zombies, so them having fast zombies alone would be wildly different than the book.
 
2013-05-01 11:41:07 AM
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Just Shoot Me: the Zombie Apocalypse
 
2013-05-01 11:42:54 AM

TV's Vinnie: I have a suggestion.

Why not make the movie exactly the way the graphic novel depicted it????

This isn't a tale of Hollywood making mistakes. This is a tale of Hollywood taking what was a good comic, turning it over a barrel, and ass-raping it mercilessly without lube. This was Hollywood thinking that it's nephew's brainstorms are far superior to what some comic writer came up with.

If the comic was good enough to get your attention, then why not use that to your advantage and make it the same way the comic did?


Because the source material was not, and never has been, a comic book.

It's a Studs Terkel style oral history novel. Please read it.

/Your description of the abuses heaped on it, however, are spot-on.
 
2013-05-01 11:44:18 AM

scottydoesntknow: madgonad: Well, if they just made that movie - fast zombies and all - Max Brooks could sue them over it.

Sue them for what? The movie has pretty much nothing to do with the book. The book didn't even have fast zombies, so them having fast zombies alone would be wildly different than the book.


Ever since Harlan Ellison successfully sued James Cameron over Terminator infringing on The Demon with a Glass Hand - Hollywood tries to get the Rights. Brooks has resources and the book isn't that old. It would be stupid not to get the Rights and even trade on the cool name.
 
2013-05-01 11:45:35 AM

Dr.Zom: That seems to be what fans of the book want. They should just stage the damn thing and film it. Make everybody happy.


For that part of the story, maybe.  I think we all pretty much want big-ass budget for Yonkers.  With non  CGI Apaches,tons of bullets and ginormous FAE 'splosions.
www.weeatfilms.com
 
2013-05-01 11:48:43 AM

trappedspirit: 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.

It's the only movie I have ever walked out on


I guess you never saw Battlefield Earth.

Or Escape from L.A.
 
2013-05-01 11:52:42 AM

orclover: fireclown: trackerbri: BMFPitt: orclover: fireclown: KatjaMouse: Isn't he a bit young for Reddiker?

I wrestled with that, and you're pretty much right.  I was initially thinking Christopher Lee, or maybe Gary Oldman, but Hardy just knocked it out of the park in Bronson.  How old WAS Reddiker?  I'm thinking 60s?

Older probably, he was at least in his 60's when the war started, forward 12 years to the recovery and then the documentary.  Christopher Lee would be a good choice.  Or Anthony Hopkins.  shiat Hopkins could probably pull off the voice and accent.

If Marlon Brando was still alive, and had a little Col. Kurtz left in him.

Eli Wallach if he could pull off the accent.

 [www.indiewire.com image 680x478]
Max Von effing Sydow.
Age 84, Swedish accent sounds kinda dutch, and gravitas out the wazoo.

Remember, he doesnt sound like a dutch immigrant south african native.  He sounds exactly like the black radical leader who stopped apartheid.


Someone needs to re-read the book.

http://zombie.wikia.com/wiki/Redeker_Plan
 
2013-05-01 11:54:03 AM

madgonad: Well, if they just made that movie - fast zombies and all - Max Brooks could sue them over it.


Way back in time, a group named White Wolf Publishing approached a movie company and asked them to make a movie based on their MET setting material.  They had a world where vampires and werewolves were all over the place but hidden, where there were elder vampires and younger, elder werewolves and younger, older meant stronger, vampires sat around in boring, passionless lives, humans could sometimes be turned into one or the other, and if someone was changed into both a vampire and a werewolf they were called an "abomination."  The movie company said no.

Then hey, a movie comes out, with  exactly the same setting, down to even calling the mixes an "abomination" - a very specific detail.  I'm not going to say bad things about said movie, because anyone that is responsible for putting Kate Beckinsale in that outfit for me to see can't be a bad person.  That said, making a movie that is only vaguely like a book that is vaguely like many other books, isn't that big a deal.  Cut out the specifics, and..there's no reason to pay :P
 
2013-05-01 11:55:47 AM

IamAwake: madgonad: Well, if they just made that movie - fast zombies and all - Max Brooks could sue them over it.

Way back in time, a group named White Wolf Publishing approached a movie company and asked them to make a movie based on their MET setting material.  They had a world where vampires and werewolves were all over the place but hidden, where there were elder vampires and younger, elder werewolves and younger, older meant stronger, vampires sat around in boring, passionless lives, humans could sometimes be turned into one or the other, and if someone was changed into both a vampire and a werewolf they were called an "abomination."  The movie company said no.

Then hey, a movie comes out, with  exactly the same setting, down to even calling the mixes an "abomination" - a very specific detail.  I'm not going to say bad things about said movie, because anyone that is responsible for putting Kate Beckinsale in that outfit for me to see can't be a bad person.  That said, making a movie that is only vaguely like a book that is vaguely like many other books, isn't that big a deal.  Cut out the specifics, and..there's no reason to pay :P


I was wondering if I was the only one curious about the connection between the WW material and Underworld.
 
2013-05-01 11:57:36 AM

trackerbri: orclover: fireclown: trackerbri: BMFPitt: orclover: fireclown: KatjaMouse: Isn't he a bit young for Reddiker?

I wrestled with that, and you're pretty much right.  I was initially thinking Christopher Lee, or maybe Gary Oldman, but Hardy just knocked it out of the park in Bronson.  How old WAS Reddiker?  I'm thinking 60s?

Older probably, he was at least in his 60's when the war started, forward 12 years to the recovery and then the documentary.  Christopher Lee would be a good choice.  Or Anthony Hopkins.  shiat Hopkins could probably pull off the voice and accent.

If Marlon Brando was still alive, and had a little Col. Kurtz left in him.

Eli Wallach if he could pull off the accent.

 [www.indiewire.com image 680x478]
Max Von effing Sydow.
Age 84, Swedish accent sounds kinda dutch, and gravitas out the wazoo.

Remember, he doesnt sound like a dutch immigrant south african native.  He sounds exactly like the black radical leader who stopped apartheid.

Someone needs to re-read the book.

http://zombie.wikia.com/wiki/Redeker_Plan


Been a while, forgot about Xolelwa Azania, still think it should be Nelson Mandella.
 
2013-05-01 11:57:37 AM

Phinn: trappedspirit: 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.

It's the only movie I have ever walked out on

I guess you never saw Battlefield Earth.

Or Escape from L.A.


Wooo, wait a minute you actually paid to see Escape from LA ? Well and Battlefield Earth. although both are funny as hell well you watch them for free, especially the the LA thing.
 
2013-05-01 11:58:09 AM

Poe: I have said this before, but...

If I were Supreme Ruler of the World, I would have had the people behind this movie watch a little flick called The Man From Earth.  It's about a caveman who does not age, and the entire movie is him talking with a handful of other people about his life over the last 14,000 years.  Takes place almost entirely in one room, no CGI or flashbacks to his experiences, and it farking works, because dialogue is so well written that you forget that you are listening to a story and instead see it in your minds eye.  WWZ is written as a series of interviews, and with the right actors and set dressings, it could be done the same way.  The only actual zombies you see would be the half frozen ones in the segment with the girl who's parents took her north into Canada, and you would have to get an outstanding young actress for the feral child part, but it could be done.  With the Hollywood love of remakes, I really hope someone makes a proper WWZ a few years down the line.


I loved that movie!

(Spoilers)

The only part I didn't like was when he was revealed to be the inspiration for Jesus, it was just a bit hokey. But still an awesome movie!
 
2013-05-01 11:58:43 AM

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Just Shoot Me: the Zombie Apocalypse


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2013-05-01 12:00:19 PM

Raharu: This may as well be the thread to share this in.
Did you enjoy Dexter?
Like the walking dead show and comic?
Then this book could be for you.  It's Dexter meets the walking dead.
Undead Situation.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Undead-Situation-Eloise-Knapp/dp/19348615 88

It's the writers first book, I picked it up when it was just 1$ on the barnes and noble ebook store. I enjoyed it so much, that I picked up the audiobook version from audible.

B&N Link

It's pretty good.


This is why I love Fark - every time I check a zombie thread, I get another reading recommendation, and so far I haven't been disappointed.  Thanks!

/Day-by-Day Armageddon is my favorite so far
//Soft spot for World War Z, though
///Concur with the miniseries approach...oh, what could have been!
 
2013-05-01 12:00:28 PM
Didn't WW sue Sony over Underworld and lose?
 
2013-05-01 12:00:41 PM
Anyone who expected different once you saw that first trailer was deluding themselves.
 
2013-05-01 12:07:11 PM
ahhhhhhhh, a final nail in the over done and boring zombie schtick coffin.


"whaddya got kid?"
"it's a ZOMBIE PICTURE!"
"what else ya got?"
"a VAMPIRE PICTURE!"
"uh...what else..."
" that's all I have?! "
"don't call us, we'll call you..."
 
2013-05-01 12:07:15 PM
If critics hate it, usually means I'll like it
 
2013-05-01 12:08:21 PM

Facetious_Speciest: Didn't WW sue Sony over Underworld and lose?


they settled - money was given to WW.  Not nearly enough, because it was an obvious straight-lift from their material (especially given the specifics), but Sony got them to not go to court.
 
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