Brad Pitt To Star In World War Z: Oral History Of The Zombie War
Brad Pitt To Star In Film Adaptation of World War Z By Max Brooks
Brad Pitt's production company bought the right to the horror novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War a few years ago now it has been confirmed at the San Diego Comic-con that Pitt will star in a movie version of World War Z, scheduled for release in 2012.
Brad Pitt is attached to the zombie flick “World War Z.” The Oscar-nominated actor’s production company purchased the rights to the film three years ago and he was long rumored to be attached as a star. On Wednesday at Comic-Con in San Diego, the author of the graphic novel confirmed to MTV that Brad Pitt will indeed star in the movie and the studios expect a summer 2012 release.
World War Z is the follow up to Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide. World War Z tells the story of Zombie Wars from various firs-person accounts.
Through a series of oral interviews, Brooks as an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission describes the history of World War Z. Although the true origin of the zombie pandemic is unknown, the story begins in China after a zombie from a previous outbreak bites a young boy. The Chinese government attempts to contain the infection and concocts a crisis involving Taiwan to mask the true purpose of increased military activity. Infected refugees seeking a cure and the black market organ trade spread the infection to other countries; an outbreak in Cape Town, South Africa finally brings the plague, then known as "African rabies", to global attention.