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BROOKS: WORLD WAR Z IN NAME ONLY

BROOKS: WORLD WAR Z IN NAME ONLY

In this interview at Mansfield University, Max Brooks discusses his complete lack of involvement with the film adaptation of his novel World War Z, saying that the movie is related to his book in name only.

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  1. Interesting. All the more so when considering what is already part of the official Wikipedia.org page for the movie: “When asked about his involvement with the film, Brooks stated that he had “zero control”, but favored a role for Brad Pitt, and expressed approval for Straczynski as screenwriter. In an interview with Fangoria, Brooks said, “I can’t give it away, but Straczynski found a way to tie it all together. The last draft I read was amazing.” As well as: “In July 2009, Brooks revealed to Fangoria that the script was being re-written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. Brooks believes this “shows [the producer’s] confidence in this project” because of the amount of money that was being invested in it. Paramount Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures announced at the 2010 Comic-Con that Forster is set as director, and Brad Pitt has been confirmed to play the lead role.”

  2. It really makes me understand that he knew what was going to happen in 2005 when they planned on making the movie. He even explained a few details that really state that he had no power, whatsoever, in the movie. The only way for him to get some power was to go for a low budget area or not do the movie. We shouldn’t hate Max for this, we should hate the process that Hollywood created.

    This movie isn’t going to be the book that I loved and I knew that after I read some of the release notes on it. I am not even sure if I am going to watch this insult of a movie. But maybe later on after while, I’ll watch it just once to see how the movie really is.

    As I heard from elsewhere by a movie maker, “Movies is dreams coming to life” and my dream didn’t came to life with this movie.

  3. As bad as this is for the author , imagine the poor poor Tolkien family. They fought so many legal battles to keep that fraud jackson away from it.. peter jackson if you see this I wish you misery for you you did to and are doing to them and Prof. Tolkien , you no talent bum !

  4. Jason A. Martin

    That has to be one of the fairest and most honest views I have ever heard from an author about a film based on their own work. I’m sure that – no matter how faithfully the film makers stick to the book – there are gonna be fans who are badly disappointed; look at the Lord of the Rings saga, and that was pretty well done. I plan to see the flick when it comes out, but I’m certainly not expecting it to look the way I imagine it.

    If I wanted it to look like I imagine it, I’d just read the book again and use my own imagination (which is probably better for every reader anyway).

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