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(Vanity Fair)   It turns out that "World War Z" is actually a sequel to "Ishtar"   (vanityfair.com ) divider line
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2013-05-01 03:10:17 AM  
9 votes:
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...
2013-05-01 07:11:05 AM  
8 votes:
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!
2013-05-01 04:02:19 AM  
5 votes:
Could have been a great series. Walking Dead is fun and all but you never get to see the world outside the central Georgia zombie apocalypse. Having a show that went to Prague or Berlin or Australia every week could be pretty awesome if someone was smart enough to figure out how to do it.
2013-05-01 08:55:24 AM  
4 votes:

Bishniak: Ignoring the fact that the Zombies are "fast-movers" which annoy me on general principle, but I can overlook it.  The First two paragraphs talk about how wonderful the book was looking at it on a global scale, and then when it comes to the movie, they had to remove all that, making this your standard run-of-the-mill Zombie movie.  I'll just stick with Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Walking Dead for that storyline, thanks


You can't have slow-moving zombies if you are going to show the zombies taking over the Earth,  Because the audience isn't going to believe a group of slow moving, unarmored, unintelligent human with poor motor skills and no organization are going to be able to end civilization.  Because they couldn't.  Honestly, I'd be more afraid of a single ill-tempered chimpanzee than I would a dozen slow zombies.

Slow zombies only work if you skip ahead to after the apocalypse and you have hordes against small groups of people.
2013-05-01 08:46:53 AM  
4 votes:

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.


That was one of the best strengths of the book. Each of the stories was just long enough to introduce someone, tell their story, and by the time you were just starting to notice flaws in the story... it moves on to another story. WWZ was not written as a novel, it was a collection of short stories sharing a common theme. It would have made an amazing miniseries, but not a full-length movie about a single protagonist.
I knew it was going to bomb the moment they showed that it 'starred' someone.
2013-05-01 07:41:10 AM  
4 votes:
I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.

This will be a failure of epic proportions.
2013-05-01 11:08:38 AM  
3 votes:

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 08:47:15 AM  
3 votes:

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.


I don't understand why it would even be a question.  The book (and the Survival Guide) explicitly state that the zombies are slow and ambling.  Why change it?  The entire point of the battle of Yonkers was that the zombies are slow and horrific and will eventually overrun you if all you're relying on are big, flashy explosions instead of effective tactics.  And then later, with proper strategy, they were able to use that to their advantage.
2013-05-01 08:32:31 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-05-01 10:59:32 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:31:59 AM  
2 votes:

KatjaMouse: fireclown: KatjaMouse: I'm still holding out on the Ken Burns style documentary with "found" footage interlaced through out.

At this point, I could go for the African plan being told by Reddiker as a 30 min monolog.  Find a good actor, put him in a room, set the camera to record.  In the right hands it would cost beans and be phenominal.  I'm saying we go with Tom Hardy.  He did a fantastic job with the guy in jail thing in Bronson.

Isn't he a bit young for Reddiker?


There is only one way to do the part of Reddiker in the right setting.  Nelson farking Mandela.  For the first 45 minutes, never show his face, just his back, his side with face obscured slightly by a plant or something, his voice, his traditional robe.  A nurse or 5 standing by doting on him, caring for him like they were caring for their beloved father.  Big black farking Masai brothers in nurse garb mothering him.  He talks for the entire episode, shiat a seasons worth of episodes about the reddiker plan and how that poor old white guy, that insane genius's plan saved the human race.  What it did to Reddikers mind, how sad the old leader was at toll it took on his good friend Reddikerss mind.  He weeps as he explains it to the reporter.
Last 30 seconds of the episode/wholedamnseason......
Camera pulls around with nelson mandella still talking:
t2.gstatic.com
still talking to the interviewer....some giant black guy (maybe Shaq) puts a bib on him and starts feeding him carringly as the camera pulls out slowly and away from the hospital and into the sky.....


fark you brad pitt.  fark you right in the jolie hole.
2013-05-01 09:37:10 AM  
2 votes:

FLMountainMan: Bishniak: Ignoring the fact that the Zombies are "fast-movers" which annoy me on general principle, but I can overlook it.  The First two paragraphs talk about how wonderful the book was looking at it on a global scale, and then when it comes to the movie, they had to remove all that, making this your standard run-of-the-mill Zombie movie.  I'll just stick with Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Walking Dead for that storyline, thanks

You can't have slow-moving zombies if you are going to show the zombies taking over the Earth,  Because the audience isn't going to believe a group of slow moving, unarmored, unintelligent human with poor motor skills and no organization are going to be able to end civilization.  Because they couldn't.  Honestly, I'd be more afraid of a single ill-tempered chimpanzee than I would a dozen slow zombies.

Slow zombies only work if you skip ahead to after the apocalypse and you have hordes against small groups of people.


I think it depends on how it's done.  We're looking at it with the eyes of those who know about zombies and how zombies 'work' etc.

Think if this happened in real life, and had say a 15-30 day incubation period where they're still carriers but not yet zombies.  Or worse, could spread via bodily fluids prior to zombifying.

The first cases no one would know what it was.  We'd all just think it was a new bird flu, or some fever or something.  Meanwhile we're trying to treat these people in hospitals.  Maybe before symptoms begin showing people are transmitting it via sex or kissing, or blood donation.  Maybe symptoms don't show at all until like 1 day before they die and come back.  In this scenario we don't know who is infected, and it could easily infect huge amounts of the population before we even know what it is, that it's incurable, and causes zombies.  We wouldn't kill the first people to zombify.  We'd be trying to help them, and treat them.  We'd think they're just going crazy or something, meanwhile another x number of people are infected by him.  And on it goes.

The premise relies on the idea that a huge percentage of the population is infected (but not yet zombied) in order to work.  And that a large number of the survivors are infected by the new zombies due to not knowing how to react or respond to the zombies when they do rise.  Then when those guys go down all we have left is our small and outnumber survivor population vs the horde.  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.
2013-05-01 08:44:32 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-01 08:42:19 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-01 08:33:50 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-01 08:31:10 AM  
2 votes:
"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.
2013-05-01 09:19:41 PM  
1 vote:
You can't take the sky from me.
2013-05-01 07:55:32 PM  
1 vote:

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.


A work of great fiction it is not, but you can't put the damn thing down.

/Also wonders why they bought the story rights when they had no intention of filming the story.
2013-05-01 06:39:49 PM  
1 vote:

Komodicus: 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.


There ought to be a law that says once you express concern about what your kids might think about the art you make, your career is over and you're not allowed to make art any more.
2013-05-01 03:33:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:48:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:49:37 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:54:03 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:42:54 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:30:43 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:24:46 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:23:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:08:02 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:04:00 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:01:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:01:09 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:55:47 AM  
1 vote:

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.

2.bp.blogspot.com

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2013-05-01 10:42:34 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-05-01 10:03:37 AM  
1 vote:
This movie was already shot and released, under-budget at $60m, in 2011, under the title "Contagion". And it was good.
2013-05-01 10:01:06 AM  
1 vote:

Quinsisdos: Count me amongst those who hope that this turd of a movie kills the zombie genre for a while.


Or just knocks it back enough that people think twice about producing just any damned thing.
2013-05-01 09:45:26 AM  
1 vote:
Lindelof wrote this? LOL.  Dude's name has been tainted forever after Prometheus.  Sounds like a clusterfark all around.  The meeting after watching the director's cut sounds like the post-viewing discussion of The Phantom Menace in Plinkett's review.
Poe
2013-05-01 09:25:38 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-01 09:24:33 AM  
1 vote:

ruta: 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.

notsureifserious.jpg



There's this too.  Scripts tend to change in the years between initial draft and final cut.  I'm not necessarily defending AICN, but five years is a long time and it's possible the original script was a lot better than this appears to be.  For example:

Fark It: They didn't decide if the zombies would be fast (28 Days Later) or shuffling, a la Romero, until two weeks before filming began.


If true, that's pretty damning.
2013-05-01 09:23:40 AM  
1 vote:

Raharu: Subdue their bellies: This movie is the headshot that will kill the zombie genre.

It could indeed.


Fingers crossed.
2013-05-01 09:12:07 AM  
1 vote:

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.

2013-05-01 09:10:47 AM  
1 vote:

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?


No, this is about Pitt bringing Lindelhof in to do the rewrite.  That comment is a ponderous way of saying "we need an objective opinion."
2013-05-01 09:03:23 AM  
1 vote:
Slow zombies are social commentary. Fast zombies are for action movies. They are designed to appeal to the same people that enjoy the Transformers movies.
2013-05-01 09:00:58 AM  
1 vote:

ruta: 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.

notsureifserious.jpg


Harry Knowles is the embodiment of everything that's aggravated me about fantasy/sci-fi/comic/geek fanboys.  I'd have less resentment towards Comic Book Guy were he a real person.
2013-05-01 08:54:44 AM  
1 vote:
The moment they turned the zombies into weird....rolling things, I knew it was going to have some bizarre problems. There are times when taking liberty on portraying the story from the source material actually works (like Walking Dead), but there are times when you really don't have to do it for the sake of being able to say "This is our spin on the story just because everyone's doing so!".
2013-05-01 08:53:49 AM  
1 vote:

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.


And our course they chose the option that was the opposite of what made that book so creepy. The inevitable, yet slow, tide of the undead.
2013-05-01 08:53:33 AM  
1 vote:

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.


notsureifserious.jpg
2013-05-01 08:44:46 AM  
1 vote:

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.


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.


this makes zero sense. especially since they are barely following the story/s from the book.
2013-05-01 08:40:10 AM  
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Is it too late for the production team to add lots of naked Angelina Jolie scenes to the crapfest that will be 'World War Z'?

/ preferably of a 10 year younger Angelina.
2013-05-01 08:38:37 AM  
1 vote:
I remember an Elaine May quote along the lines of "If as many people had seen Ishtar as criticized it I'd be rich."

Even Gary Larson apologized for using Ishtar as the one video in hell's video store.
2013-05-01 08:38:26 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-01 08:34:34 AM  
1 vote:

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Total Movie Fail.


Oh! The one with Colin Farrel? I totally loved that one!
2013-05-01 08:33:37 AM  
1 vote:
Well, one mustn't offend China.
2013-05-01 08:31:04 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-01 07:44:47 AM  
1 vote:

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

This will be a failure of epic proportions.


Bingo.
2013-05-01 05:11:06 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-01 03:17:33 AM  
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