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2013-05-01 12:12:02 PM  
It was terribly obvious...but really, how else were we ever going to get an oWoD movie, much less a cross-over?
 
2013-05-01 12:13:10 PM  

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


WWZ came out in 2007 and was very popular. There were decades between White Wolf and Underworld. The rights didn't even cost that much, so it was certainly a smart move. The movie makers also WANTED to capture WWZ consumers directly, while Underworld was not targeted at paper/pencil gamers.
 
2013-05-01 12:26:31 PM  

Komodicus: But that was the script from five years ago. I am pretty sure that it has undergone multiple rewrites since then. They decided late in filming that they didn't like the ending, changed it, and had to reshoot. The director has also stated that he was going for a PG-13 rating and "avoided" most of the gore and blood on purpose. The movie also takes place over just a "few days" and centers on Brad's character. Brad, who is the one that has the rights to the book in movie form, also stated that he wanted to make a movie that he could show his kids. They must have left a lot of material from the book out of the movie.


That farkin' PG-13 rating. No good has ever come of it. I miss the days when you just had PG movies where no one would blink twice at a bit of nudity or violence because, hey, you had been warned that parental  guidance was being recommended.
 
2013-05-01 12:27:30 PM  
Also Sean Collins really needed to be played by Mickey Rourke.
 
2013-05-01 12:27:36 PM  

MadManMoon: 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!



I really liked DBDA but the last book was a bit disappointing.

Like I said, if you enjoyed dexter and walking dead, you'll like The Undead Situation.

I just started the 2nd book today.
 
2013-05-01 12:28:11 PM  

Infernalist: 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.


As I recall, WW got quite a settlement from the producers of UNDERWEAR... er UNDERWORLD when all
was said and done.
 
2013-05-01 12:29:43 PM  

MadManMoon: 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!



Derp almost forgot, the audible audio books for it are fantastic too.
 
2013-05-01 12:42:14 PM  
Add for the movie Ishtar "Can it really be that bad?".
the answer "Yes!".
 
2013-05-01 12:45:15 PM  
The guy who told me to read WWZ some years back apparently wasn't aware of what "fiction" means. Yes, he tried convincing me this all happened and the ever-ominous THEY didn't want us to know.
 
2013-05-01 12:45:15 PM  

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.


That's how they shot Lethal Weapon 3. Donner woke up every morning and said, "So, what should we shoot today? Blow something up? Car chase? Mel stripping down and showing off his scars? Anybody? Ideas?"
 
2013-05-01 12:56:39 PM  

madgonad: WWZ came out in 2007 and was very popular. There were decades between White Wolf and Underworld.


White Wolf continued to print, and still publishes, game books and that setting. Sure it was years since they first started printing them, but WW was putting out more material in the setting at the time of Underworld's release.
 
2013-05-01 12:58:02 PM  

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.


I didn't walk out on Battlefield Earth.  I kept thinking, "It has to get better.  This isn't sustainable."  But it  was.  And it got  worse.  It was just so horrible in every way a movie can be horrible.  On and on.  Relentless.
 
2013-05-01 01:00:46 PM  

jtown: 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.

I didn't walk out on Battlefield Earth.  I kept thinking, "It has to get better.  This isn't sustainable."  But it  was.  And it got  worse.  It was just so horrible in every way a movie can be horrible.  On and on.  Relentless.


Oh man, "Escape from L.A." was excruciating! I walked out on "Cool World"...hey, another Brad Pitt movie! Hmmm....
 
2013-05-01 01:11:17 PM  

Raharu: MadManMoon: 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!


I really liked DBDA but the last book was a bit disappointing.

Like I said, if you enjoyed dexter and walking dead, you'll like The Undead Situation.

I just started the 2nd book today.


Well dude you've been on my Favs as a guy I'd party /hang out with so I may have to check that out.
 
2013-05-01 01:14:23 PM  

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.


At what point did they decide the zombies were going to be a wave of flesh eating lemmings?

I hope all the people griping about Pacific Rim's physics in the other thread don't give this pile of refuse a pass.
 
2013-05-01 01:16:59 PM  

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.


I disagree. I saw it as a free sneak preview and it was awful. I mean painful.
 
2013-05-01 01:34:25 PM  

PunGent: 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!

Heck, you could do a world-wide COLLABORATIVE mini-series, different teams all around the world doing loosely-coordinated projects.  Subtitle as appropriate...sure you'd get widely varying quality, but you could get some outstanding indie stuff as well.



They did something like that with the Matrix. It was kinda cool.

I saw the trailer for World War Z, it looked like crap. Were they zombies or a SWARM OF BEES? I couldn't tell.

/Zombie bees
//Now that's a movie!
 
2013-05-01 01:41:11 PM  

jtown: 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.

I didn't walk out on Battlefield Earth.  I kept thinking, "It has to get better.  This isn't sustainable."  But it  was.  And it got  worse.  It was just so horrible in every way a movie can be horrible.  On and on.  Relentless.


lol, I lost it when they find the old f-15s or whatever. Hey guys! Some old fighter jets! And they're fully fueled and ready to go! Fancy that.
 
2013-05-01 01:47:41 PM  

Tman144: I didn't walk out on Battlefield Earth. I kept thinking, "It has to get better. This isn't sustainable." But it was. And it got worse. It was just so horrible in every way a movie can be horrible. On and on. Relentless.

lol, I lost it when they find the old f-15s or whatever. Hey guys! Some old fighter jets! And they're fully fueled and ready to go! Fancy that.


The thing about that movie that makes it the worst movie ever made is that it was the great Scientology movie.  It was supposed to change your freaking religion.  And not just yours, but my mealy-mouthed agnosticism, my pal Daves dyed-in-the-wool Catholicism and my ex GFs hard line athiesm.  All at the same time.  They really thought they had something brilliant on their hands.  If you know you're making crap and you turn out Bikini Car Wash 3, that's just a bad movie, but these guys were making LIFE CHANGING ART.
 
2013-05-01 01:49:37 PM  

peterthx: Lindelof CO-CREATED LOST. He wrote the show's bible.


Lost's Bible made less sense than the actual Bible.

\which was cobbled together from multiple sources over 300 years
\\and sums up 1500 years of oral tradition
\\\and was written by committee!
 
2013-05-01 01:50:13 PM  

BayouOtter: madgonad: WWZ came out in 2007 and was very popular. There were decades between White Wolf and Underworld.

White Wolf continued to print, and still publishes, game books and that setting. Sure it was years since they first started printing them, but WW was putting out more material in the setting at the time of Underworld's release.


And they got PAID by the makers of Underworld. Confidential settlement.

So it was pretty smart for Brad to get the rights before filming.
 
2013-05-01 01:51:52 PM  

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!"


http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/opinions/the-8-worst-parts-of-prome th eus-explained-in-the-original-script-jsarg.php

Because it basically was.

Don't get me wrong -- Scott deserve a ton of blame for hiring that idiot, but Lindelof basically came in and butchered a pretty decent script.
 
2013-05-01 01:55:14 PM  

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.


In the original script, the characters are also smart enough to run along the short axis of the falling Engineer ship, not the long axis.
 
2013-05-01 02:04:58 PM  

This text is now purple: 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.

In the original script, the characters are also smart enough to run along the short axis of the falling Engineer ship, not the long axis.


Scott had complete control: his story changes and ideas were written into the script by Lindelof.

Scott has already taken the "credit" (blame) for a lot of the stuff fanboys howl about so much.
 
2013-05-01 02:26:06 PM  

chewielouie: 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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takemymoney.jpeg



Who.  Is.  This.

Who!
 
2013-05-01 02:26:30 PM  

taliesinwi: I thought that was Wing Commander.


Jebus Christ, what they did to that movie was a Joel Schumacher class crime. Origin had a better movie with the cutscenes in WC 3 and 4 (5 got a little alieny). Sonar doesn't 'ping' in space.

That movie could have been so good.
 
2013-05-01 02:26:55 PM  
People haven't even seen it yet and giving their predictions..ugh.
One thing I hate about imdb reviews is people who start off the review "I've read the book..."
Who cares?  It's the movie that matters.  You can't hate a movie because the book it's based on.
I wish they have a filter for "I've read the book" along with spoilers, hated, loved it...etc.

When is a movie exactly like the book...and why would you want it to be?  Movies add sight, sounds, movement, music from someone's perspective.  Of course it will be different than your mind's interpretation.

And Zombie movies/shows.  How different can they be?  Think about The Walking Dead.  My family watches it...but the hospital beginning is a total ripoff of 28 days later.  Headshots kill zombies.  I really don't get how a severed head can survive.  I've seen my fair share of zombie movies and they're all pretty much the same.   Would that be allowed for any other genre?

I think WWZ will have more action..maybe a mix between War of the Worlds, 2012, and a zombie movie of choice.
 
2013-05-01 02:33:27 PM  

dkimball: People haven't even seen it yet and giving their predictions..ugh.
One thing I hate about imdb reviews is people who start off the review "I've read the book..."
Who cares?  It's the movie that matters.  You can't hate a movie because the book it's based on.
I wish they have a filter for "I've read the book" along with spoilers, hated, loved it...etc.

When is a movie exactly like the book...and why would you want it to be?  Movies add sight, sounds, movement, music from someone's perspective.  Of course it will be different than your mind's interpretation.

And Zombie movies/shows.  How different can they be?  Think about The Walking Dead.  My family watches it...but the hospital beginning is a total ripoff of 28 days later.  Headshots kill zombies.  I really don't get how a severed head can survive.  I've seen my fair share of zombie movies and they're all pretty much the same.   Would that be allowed for any other genre?

I think WWZ will have more action..maybe a mix between War of the Worlds, 2012, and a zombie movie of choice.



Your opinion is bad, and you should feel bad.

When I watch a movie based on a book, I would like for it to at least follow the books story, and to resemble the book in tone and mood.

See the walking dead follows a very similar story to the comics, but is still different enough from the comics to keep me interested and watching.
 
2013-05-01 02:38:14 PM  

orclover: 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 image 297x369]
Its hollywood, thats how.


i had the displeasure of attending a writer's seminar in LA. basically it boils down to WHO you know rather than what you know.  you could have the greatest script but it will never be made because you don't have the connections.  lindelof has the connections and he will write movies for years to come.
 
2013-05-01 02:38:17 PM  
Wonder if Brad Pitt will be using the SIR rifle with cherry PIE ammo.
 
2013-05-01 02:38:41 PM  
I thought World War Z was a great book for what it was and I am sorry to hear that the movie will not follow the story too closely. For those of you bashing it: this was a ZOMBIE book, it was not literature in any sense of the word. If you're reading any sort of horror that you would put on a pedestal and call it literature, please tell me what it is.
 
2013-05-01 02:39:44 PM  
Maybe this will finally kill the overdone, stupid zombie fad.

Farking zombies.
 
2013-05-01 02:41:44 PM  
I love how we're seeing these articles, attempting to figure out on whom to hang the blame for this stinker once it flops in theaters.
 
2013-05-01 02:41:54 PM  

Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: If you're reading any sort of horror that you would put on a pedestal and call it literature, please tell me what it is.


Invisible Man
War of the Worlds
Frankenstein
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
 
2013-05-01 02:42:13 PM  

Raharu: MadManMoon: 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!


I really liked DVDA but the last book was a bit disappointing.

Like I said, if you enjoyed dexter and walking dead, you'll like The Undead Situation.

I just started the 2nd book today.

 
2013-05-01 02:42:59 PM  

madgonad: There were decades between White Wolf and Underworld. The rights didn't even cost that much, so it was certainly a smart move.


WWP didn't even exist until 1991, and didn't get any sort of underground popularity until the late 90s, which was around the time WWP approached Sony to make the movie.  Underworld was released in 2003 - which means that between Sony saying no to WWP, and starting production anyway, it wasn't "decades" - it was a couple years.

That, and they didn't buy the rights.  WWP took them to court.  They settled out of court.  There's a pretty heavy NDA surrounding the settlement, so either you don't know how much it was for and you're just making stuff up (which seems to be the case with the "decades" bit anyway) or...that, and "not...that much" may be different for you than it is for a struggling miniature game publishing company which miraculously doubled in size not long after.
 
2013-05-01 02:43:28 PM  

moonage daydream: The guy who told me to read WWZ some years back apparently wasn't aware of what "fiction" means. Yes, he tried convincing me this all happened and the ever-ominous THEY didn't want us to know.


My father worked gospel radio in the midwest many years ago, and got a letter in the mail like that about the movie Highlander, trying to warn him that the Immortals were real and one of them was going to become the anti-Christ. *cough*

Apocalyptic paranoia is pretty interesting stuff. I've never met anybody who thought that way who wasn't desperately unhappy and, on some level, seemed like they actually believed things would either be better for them in the aftermath, or at least that they'd get to see everyone they resented suffer.

After all, when the race war comes and he's got canned tuna to last for years, all the pretty white girls who ignored him in favor of guys with jobs will have to talk to him, right?

/ A friend of mine recently disclosed that her father has started stockpiling mayo for "the collapse". The force is strong with that one.
 
2013-05-01 02:43:49 PM  

Tman144: I saw the trailer for World War Z, it looked like crap. Were they zombies or a SWARM OF BEES? I couldn't tell.


Actually, the swarming zombies in the first trailer I saw looked to me more like ants than bees.

And, I have to say, that take on zombies as individually stupid mechanistic creatures that will model fairly complex
behaviors in large groups thanks to the emergent property is actually unique and fascinating to me as someone who
generally loathes zombie fiction as repetitive and unoriginal.

That said, though, for all my general loathing of the genre, I found the WORLD WAR Z novel utterly engrossing, and
frankly by completely changing the biophysics of Zack completely undercuts one of the central things I liked about it:
that Max Brooks was able to take a well-worn trope (the slow zombie) and make it scary by treating it in (what seemed
to me) to be a realistic manner.  To change the basic mechanics of the threat completely takes out the thing that I
liked best about the book to its detriment.

If this movie wasn't called WORLD WAR Z, I might be inclined to be a bit more forgiving.  But while I understand that
movie adaptations of books involve compromises and changes to the original, this isn't so much a compromise as a
complete trashing.

I just wish that this different take on zombie behavior was being done in a wholly original film.
 
2013-05-01 02:44:53 PM  

Raharu: See the walking dead follows a very similar story to the comics, but is still different enough from the comics to keep me interested and watching.


Tell that to the Firefly people who felt betrayed by Serenity...
 
2013-05-01 02:48:20 PM  

IamAwake: Raharu: See the walking dead follows a very similar story to the comics, but is still different enough from the comics to keep me interested and watching.

Tell that to the Firefly people who felt betrayed by Serenity...



Serenity was a bigger budget long episode of the show, it didn't really destroy canon, and was made by the shows creator with his creative control.
 
2013-05-01 02:50:03 PM  

BMFPitt: Also Sean Collins really needed to be played by Mickey Rourke.


Let Rollins do it.

He totally sold Collins in the audio book.
 
2013-05-01 03:06:39 PM  

dkimball: People haven't even seen it yet and giving their predictions..ugh.
One thing I hate about imdb reviews is people who start off the review "I've read the book..."
Who cares?  It's the movie that matters.  You can't hate a movie because the book it's based on.
I wish they have a filter for "I've read the book" along with spoilers, hated, loved it...etc.

When is a movie exactly like the book...and why would you want it to be?  Movies add sight, sounds, movement, music from someone's perspective.  Of course it will be different than your mind's interpretation.

And Zombie movies/shows.  How different can they be?  Think about The Walking Dead.  My family watches it...but the hospital beginning is a total ripoff of 28 days later.  Headshots kill zombies.  I really don't get how a severed head can survive.  I've seen my fair share of zombie movies and they're all pretty much the same.   Would that be allowed for any other genre?

I think WWZ will have more action..maybe a mix between War of the Worlds, 2012, and a zombie movie of choice.


Just to be 'that guy' I'll point out that the hospital scene in 28 days later was a 'homage' (or ripoff if you prefer) to 'Day of the Triffids'.

/that guy
 
2013-05-01 03:33:20 PM  

Dissociater: The problem is most movies seem to do the '10-15 minutes from infection you become a zombie' thing. The deadliest diseases in history are the ones that incubate for a long time since that's the time needed for it to spread. Otherwise it burns out too fast, killing the host before it gets a chance to pass on.


One of the troubles I have with zombie movies/stories is that the zombies invariably become indestructible with respect to anything except combat vs humans.  Weather and terrain alone would do a great deal of damage to zombies eventually -- cooking in the sun, flesh getting waterlogged and sloughing off due to rain and dampness, bits and pieces getting broken or torn away from falls and skids, etc. -- yet in every zombie movie it seems like zombies, if left alone, would effectively "live" forever.  You'd just have to wait a few weeks or months and they'd all deteriorate to the point where they are no longer a threat.  Hell, most zombies would de-animate after a few days due to lack of energy.
 
2013-05-01 03:37:54 PM  

TheSelphie: Lindelof wrote this? LOL.  Dude's name has been tainted forever after PrometheusCowboys and AliensLost.


FTFY

The guy must be blowing cock hardcore in Hollywood if producers are still accepting screenplays from him.
 
2013-05-01 03:39:06 PM  

Lernaeus: The other day I was moaning about how Hollywood is getting all my money this summer ... but after reading the plot spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness, and now reading that World War Z was written by Damon Lindelof, I'm starting to see where I can save some money.


Aw, shiat.  Lindelof wrote the new Star Trek movie, too.
 
2013-05-01 03:44:05 PM  

dkimball: People haven't even seen it yet and giving their predictions..ugh.


I think that's fair enough given there is enough to see in the trailers to be certain that it is absolutely nothing like the book. Now that might not mean it's a bad movie per se, but one wonders why they'd buy the rights to a book and then just throw it away except for the basic premise and title.
 
2013-05-01 03:58:08 PM  

drxym: dkimball: People haven't even seen it yet and giving their predictions..ugh.

I think that's fair enough given there is enough to see in the trailers to be certain that it is absolutely nothing like the book. Now that might not mean it's a bad movie per se, but one wonders why they'd buy the rights to a book and then just throw it away except for the basic premise and title.


I think that the "Underworld" explanation sums the matter up pretty well.
 
2013-05-01 04:03:45 PM  

Xenomech: TheSelphie: Lindelof wrote this? LOL.  Dude's name has been tainted forever after PrometheusCowboys and AliensLost.

FTFY

The guy must be blowing cock hardcore in Hollywood if producers are still accepting screenplays from him.


Another fanboy with no idea what he's talking about.

/like most of the internet
 
2013-05-01 04:44:51 PM  
Can't we just all be over zombies now?
 
2013-05-01 05:09:24 PM  
I can tell this movie is going to suck because Fark has a thousand idiots dickering about how it's going to suck.  Anything that inspires such rabid fanboism probably sucked to begin with and will continue to suck forever.
 
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