To Z or not to Z: World War Z…Cancelled?!
To Z or not to Z: Is the World War Z movie cancelled?!
March 25, 2011
Well, the corporate drones are at it again, trying to spoil all of our fun. As many of you may know, over three years ago Paramount Pictures signed on for a film adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z, and now it looks as though the flick may be doomed for the cutting room floor.
Despite A-list actor Brad Pitt’s involvement, and an agreement from director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner) to make it PG-13, executives are hesitant to continue without some sort of financial partner. The current budget is placed at $125 million, and with the current economic climate, Paramount appears to be unwilling to shoulder the risk alone.
Sure, it’s a pretty big price tag, but with such reliable money making traits as an A-list actor and highly successful director, an already wildly popular story, a solid fan base, explosions, and of course our favorite flesh-eating fiends, it seems like a no-brainer to me. Besides, do we really need to see another 3-D remake of a movie that sucked to begin with? I’m sure I’m not the only person who is flat out sick of Sandra Bullock, and I, for one, will die before I watch another one of my childhood memories be bastardized by CGI. Let’s all keep our filthy little fingers crossed for Paramount to follow through, and maybe help me maintain some respect for humanity and the blundering movie business. Long “live” the undead.