Examiner.com: World War Z director talks changes to Max Brooks’ novel, Brad Pitt and fans

September 17th, 2011

Examiner.com- Pittsburgh, PA

World War Z director talks changes to Max Brooks’ novel, Brad Pitt and fans

By Debra Peterson, Pittsburgh Movie Examiner
September 17, 2011

Brad Pitt is the most famous on-screen face involved with “World War Z,” the geo-political zombie thriller. But it is director Marc Forster who has been getting a lot of interview face time recently, offering comments about adapting Max Brooks’ best-selling novel and working with Pitt.

Forster addressed changes to the novel while speaking to MTV News about his upcoming “Machine Gun Preacher” at the Toronto International Film Festival.  In an article published Sept. 15, Forster addressed the movie’s changes to the book. He also offered reassurances to fans of the novel and praised Pitt’s work on the project.

Max Brooks’ book, subtitled “An Oral History of the Zombie War,” presents the stories of various characters and places, an account of the war recounted by survivors. The multiple stories, from multiple perspectives, and fragmented pieces collectively suggest something of the experience as a whole.

In adapting Brooks’ work, the filmmakers face the challenge of presenting a coherent story for the medium and genre.  Read More…