World War Z is being made into a movie! I’ve known this on some level for at least a few months, but I finally tracked down more info.

Basic movie stats here says that it’ll come out in 2010. WHY SO LONG?! haha, I want it NOW!! But I understand, the scale of this movie is going to be insane. After all, the story takes place all over the world, so they’re going to have to film all of those different regions and interviews and stories.

Max Brooks, author – and J. Michael Straczynski, screenwriter.

Directed by Marc Forster and produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, the script was/is being written by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, and writer of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Changeling’. The book is an oral history of the zombie war, put together by an unnamed government employee. The movie will follow the researcher (possibly to be played by Brad Pitt, who is producing the project) as he travels the world interviewing survivors 10-years after “World War Z”.

Straczynski said in an interview with MTV: “Most zombie movies to this point have been small, focusing on a few people in a house. And this has got real scare. You’re in India with hundreds of boats trying to get out of there with a tidal wave of zombies. The scale of what we’re doing here is phenomenal.”

In other Zombie news, I’m excited to learn more about Army of the Dead.
Zack Snyder, director of 300, and Dawn of the Dead, will be working with Warner Brothers to make an Army of the Dead zombie action-thriller. And it’s not a remake! It’s an original story by Snyder himself! I just love new zombie stories! Snyder and Warners hired Joby Harold (Awake) to write the script.

Set in a quarantined Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future, the film focuses on a father who tries to save his daughter from imminent death in a zombie-infested world.

I think the contrast and feel that they put into 300 would work great in a zombie movie, just not too comic booky. I don’t want all green screen filming for the whole thing, maybe for just a few really intense scenes. I want it to be grounded in reality and look realistic.

Snyder has been busy directing the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel Watchmen, about a group of superheroes who come out of retirement to save the world. I forgot that you might not want to know what it was about before reading it or seeing the movie. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It’ll get you thinking. I can’t wait to see the movie. (Watchmen movie release info.)

Anyway, all I really wanted to say is: I’m so excited I think I might pee myself.