New Writer Penning ‘World War Z’ Adaptation

During an interview of Fangoria Radio, author Max Brooks revealed that Paramount Pictures has hired Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs, State of Play) to adapt Brooks’ World War Z, original scripted by Michael Straczynski (Changeling). “He’s one of Hollywood’s hot A-list writers, so if they went after him and paid him a mountain of gold, it definitely shows their confidence in this project,” Brooks said on the show. Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is still lined up to direct.