In a story from Variety, Paramount Pictures has tapped Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) to direct World War Z.

The film is based on Max Brooks novel. It looks at what would happen if the planet were overrun by zombies.

Writing the script will be J. Michael Straczynski. Plan B, Brad Pitt's production company, will be handling producing duties.

"The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like All the President's Men" Forster states.