We haven’t heard anything on World War Z for a few months, and the last thing we did hear was from director Marc Forster who said the film’s script still needed a lot of development and is “still far from realization”. Now we have an update from author Max Brooks who commented on the scripting process and expects a new draft in a few weeks time:
The initial script, the first draft from Straczynski, left the book’s author very impressed. “I read Straczynski’s first draft, and it was f—ing brilliant. As the book writer i know that’s sacrilege to say, but it really was good,” Brooks said. “I turned to my wife and said ‘Honey, this is as good as the book. This is gonna be an amazing movie.'”
First drafts being what they are, you can expect that the script has changed some since Brooks first read it. “You know… the studio comes in and gives their notes and Forster came in and gave his notes,” he explained. “Carnahan was brought in for reasons unbeknownst to me. Maybe he’s doing a polish, maybe he’s doing a top-down rewrite. I know that his draft is supposed to come in in the next few weeks.”
World War Z takes place ten years after the human victory over a world wide Zombie epidemic, and above you can see some concept art for the film.