Max Brooks’ classic zombie apocalypse novel has been heading towards the big screen for a couple of years now, but the project is shifting in to high gear. According to Brooks, who spoke to MTV Movies Blog at the San Diego Comic Con yesterday, said that Paramount Pictures and production company Plan B was moving forward with the project and that Brad Pitt was attached to star.
I can’t believe how cool Paramount has been to me and these projects, and how cool Plan B has been… I’m glad they took their time, and are trying to make the best zombie movie they can. I’m so glad they stayed with the project and so glad they found the right team.
It comes as no surprise that Brad Pitt has attached himself to the film. Plan B is, after all, his production company. Plan B won the film rights to the book after a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way shingle.
Additionally, Brooks revealed that Paramount has optioned his original zombie book, The Zombie Survival Guide as well as The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks graphic novel which he wrote. Will these factor in to a new rewrite of the project’s script by J. Michael Straczynski with rewrites by Matthew Michael Carnahan?