Last week it was reported that WORLD WAR Z was having difficulty finding financing. Seems like quite a few big budget films are getting the second look these days; no one seems to want to go out on a limb for riskier projects. Paramount was having trouble giving the greenlight to WORLD WAR Z, even though Marc Forster was attached to direct and with Brad Pitt set to star.
Well, according to Deadline, possibly three financiers are stepping in to negotiate for rights and funding, including David Ellison's Skydance Productions (TRUE GRIT, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, GHOST PROTOCOL). I'm hopeful that money discussions are successful, and that we will see Max Brooks' book adapted for the big screen. The common complaint is that there's too many zombie movies right now. Personally, I can't get enough of them. But if we're going to go big with the zombie apocalypse, we may as well go all the way, and I think Brooks' novel was a fascinating read, scary and full of ideas, and I still want to see it adapted.