Friday, November 14, 2008

Zombie Fans?

I must admit, here for you now, that two – possibly three of the Evil Chicken clan are and always will be ZOMBIE FANS.


Zombies; you know, the undead? The topic, their place in storytelling (in movies and literature), game play, and folklore always get our attention.

“Whose attention?”

Ours; Chick 1.0’/Bad Wolf's and, mine, Evil Chicken’s. We dig Zombies here at the Chicken Coop. So it was with great joy that I read this here: Feel free, read it over.

So there you have it and just so you know, Marc Forster has been announced to be the director for Max Brooks, “World War Z” for Brad Pitt’s company, Plan B. Mr. Forster is a pretty decent story teller, in fact you can go this weekend to see the newest James Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace” and see some of his handiwork for yourself.

Chick 1.0, as a testament to my parenting skills, is a Zombie Nut. She loves them any way she can get them. Trust me, when the Zombie Uprising happens, you will want her in your corner. Any way, she and I were talking after dinner and I told her that a director has been chosen and that Mr. Brad Pitt’s company, Plan B, is producing. She’s ecstatic, she knows that the story is in good hands BUT she asks, “Are they going to have Max Brooks and the interviewer?” I had to tell her that I didn’t know. “He’s gotta be the interviewer! The way he writes prose… he’s gotta be the guy.”

Ah, from the mouths of babes.

You know what? She’s right. Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft NEEDS to be “The Interviewer” in this film. Seriously. If you have had the chance to read the book or listen to the audio version you will understand. Come to think of it some of the other actors from the audio book version could be used too; Alan Alda, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, John Turturro, and Rob Reiner would truly be feathers in the cap for this production. Really. If you have not read it, check it out. Mr. Max Brooks had done a pretty amazing job of making the unreal real. The beauty is watching humanity’s response to the crisis and that is where Mr. Brooks shines.

We can’t wait to see this play out on the big screen. I know that Chick 1.0 and I will be there.


Pax Romano said...

Finally, a film I can geek out over.

I think (and I might be wrong) but I believe that Pitt will be the interviewer, stringing all of the various stories together.

Who would have thunk that Brooks and Bancroft would breed a zombie scribe?

Evil Chicken said...

Howzaboutdat?. Pitt’s an amazing actor (“Fight Club”, “12 Monkeys”, “Interview with the Vampire”) and he’ll do a great job in the role but Max Brooks is soooo good in the part on the audio version of the book. You really have to hear it. It’s abridged though so we have both the CDs and the book.

We’re a little on the geeky side over here at the Chicken Coop. Either way, “World War Z” is a movie that CAN NOT happen soon enough for me too! In the right hands this will translate very well to the big screen; AND it’s in the right hands.

Life is good.