The last we heard about an adaptation of Max Brooks's World War Z was back in July when we reported that screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan had taken over the writing duties. Now, FearNET recently spoke with Max Brooks and said that Paramount has renewed the option for the film.
It seems that the studio is committed to making the film, saying the option was for, "half the time and twice the money, so that might signal interest." Brooks also said that director Marc Forster is still attached to the project and is, "raring to go." Here's an excerpt from the interview when Brooks was asked about the budget for the film.
"That's a good question, because I think the size of the book, the scope of the book, makes it hard to produce, in that this thing's gotta be done right or it just can't be done. You can't do a cheap and dirty World War Z. It's a world war, and I think that makes studio executives nervous. I think it limits its options, so that's running against it."
Brooks also said that Carnahan's draft was expected, "in a month or so." We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further news for World War Z as soon as we have more information.