Fans of Max Brooks’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War have been up in arms since Paramount Pictures issued a press release for their upcoming film adaption of the novel. The synopsis included in the release seems to dictate that the movie will be quite different from the book. Marc Forster, director of Paramount’s World War Z, addressed the movie’s changes in a recent conversation with MTV. In the interview, Forster says they are “trying to still include as much as we can from the book,” but admits that there are differences from the novel. One change he acknowledges is the characteristics of the zombies. In the novel the zombies are classic, slow-walking corpses, but the zombies in the movie will have a “different approach” says Forster. Check out the entire interview at MTV.com. World War Z is scheduled for release on December 21, 2012.
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Death Valley, a police mockumentary with an undead twist, premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c on MTV. Death Valley is comedy along the lines of Reno 911 that follows the Los Angeles Police Department’s special Undead Task Force (UTF) as they hunt down zombies, vampires, and werewolves running rampant in the San Fernando Valley. Watch the trailer below:
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MTV and The American Legacy Campaign have teamed-up for the latest round of Truth anti-smoking ads–The Real World: Zombieville. The ads are currently airing during The Real World: New Orleans.
Zombies have already infiltrated movies, video games, and novels, and the UK’s Guardian predicts that television will play host to the next zombie trend. AMC’s upcoming adaption of The Walking Dead is the most obvious example of the emerging zombie television craze, but other major networks also have zombie programs in the works. Syfy Channel recently announced its plans to air a COPS-style show about zombie exterminators called Zeros (Zombie Extermination and Removal Operations), and Deadline.com has reported that NBC purchased a spec script, called Zombies Vs. Vampires, about a vampire detective who is assigned to the police department’s “zombie crime” unit. Lastly, it has been rumored that MTV is working on a Dawn of the Dead spin-off television series. Hopefully the zombie TV trend will bear entertaining fruit (see the UK’s Dead Set), but for now we can be content with the fact that the zombie masses are invading new territory.