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Book Review: WORLD WAR Z - THE ART OF THE FILM - Movies In Focus
World War Z had a lot of negative press before it hit screens this summer. The screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel underwent extensive reshoots, which many thought was a sure sign that it was going to be a disaster. However, the film went on to surpass expectations at the box office and its well on its way to recouping its $190 million budget (a sequel is in development). It was unlikely that we were never going to get a traditional making-of tie-in publication because of the behind the scenes shenanigans. However, interestingly enough, we do get World War Z – The Art Of The Film, which features the film’s shooting script (sorry guys, it doesn’t feature the original final act). Matthew Michael Carnahan , Drew Goddard , Damon Lindelof screenplay is an interesting read, and it charts the journey of Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt in the movie) as he struggles to help his family survive following the outbreak of a zombie pandemic. It’s pretty thrilling stuff, and the story is cohesive – despite the famed rewrites. The screenplay is accompanied by some very impressive concept art, stills and storyboards, which should interest fans of the movie and cinema in [...]