WORLD WAR Z Rumored For A Fall London Shoot

Is London about to be overrun with zombies?

The folks over at Bleeding Cool seem to think so as they are reporting from unnamed sources that Paramount’s World War Z is set to film in London and at Pinewood Studios in the fall.

Not much more information than that is known, but if true, it suggests that Paramount has finally worked out their financial concerns with the project’s $125 million price tag. Two weeks ago, the studio was looking for a co-financier to split the cost of production. Last week, it looked as if they had found such a partner in David Ellison and his production company Skydance, who was already working with Paramount on their upcoming films Mission: Impossible IV and Top Gun II.

Based on Max Brooks classic novel, World War Z will tell the story of a man trying to piece together exactly how a zombie uprising almost destroyed the war. Brad Pitt is set to star and producer through his company Plan B. Quantum Of Solace‘s Marc Foster is set to direct.

World War Z is just one of a number of high profile zombie projects in development around Hollywood at the moment. They include a sequel to Zombieland, new installments in the 28 Days Later and Resident Evil franchises,  two scripts that were on last year’s Black List – The Kitchen Sink, which has Jonah Hill attached to direct, and Boy Scouts Vs Zombies – and Paul Is Undead, a comedy which retells the story of the Beatles as if they were zombies.

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April 15, 2011 2:57 pm

False, I rang Elstree Studios and they said it was not based at the studio.