Max Brooks’ best-selling chronicle of the world in post-apocolyptic zombie takeover may be gaining some momentum to head to the big-screen.
Brooks tells MTV News that after Plan B acquired the rights to the movie and assigned “Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster to the project, that the script has been in a bit of development limbo.
Initially a script was adapted by “Babylon Five” creator J. Michael Straczynski.
“I read Straczynski’s first draft, and it was f—ing brilliant. As the book writer i know that’s sacrilege to say, but it really was good,” Brooks said. “I turned to my wife and said ‘Honey, this is as good as the book. This is gonna be an amazing movie.'”
First drafts being what they are, you can expect that the script has changed some since Brooks first read it. “You know… the studio comes in and gives their notes and Forster came in and gave his notes,” he explained. “Carnahan was brought in for reasons unbeknownst to me. Maybe he’s doing a polish, maybe he’s doing a top-down rewrite. I know that his draft is supposed to come in in the next few weeks.”