Paramount Renews Option for ‘World War Z’

It was officially announced that Paramount Pictures has renewing the option to make World War Z, a bigscreen adaptation of Max Brooks’ best-selling post-apocalyptic tome about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. Filmmaker Marc Forster is developing the project, while Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle is producing. In his tome, Brooks — son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — tells the tale of a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission who interviews survivors from all over the world in order to put together a post-mortem on a war that destroyed every country around the globe.