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World War Zombie

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:13 AM
If you've read World War Zombie,, some of you may, may not know that it's being converted to a film by Brad Pitt Studios.

Well, they've made some changes. One example so far is the virus itself.

If you've enjoyed the book, then you probably remember the name of the virus was called "African Rabies" due to it's symptoms.

Well, I've been checking the news on the movie, and this is a link pushing the release date of the movie.

Betcha they changed it due to the swine flu.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:53 PM
Hope not... Amazingly, the rabies virus is very similar to a zombie-like virus. It's 100% fatal, makes one thirst (so a mutation could trigger hunger instead), makes victims aggressive, starts with a fever, eventually attacks the brain and nervous system, etc. A rabies outbreak (assuming you made the public aware of the symptoms of full blown rabies) would be the PERFECT cover story for a zombie outbreak...and that's why it works in the book.

I wonder how they'll do it. It would seem pretty boring to go like the book, and be recollections. Would probably have to have a couple different stories of people and their troubles during the war, and then weave them together with some inter-related characters or something.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

The writer film said it's to be styled after the Bourne Identity, Ain't It Cool News compared it to Children of Men.

Here's a review of the script, my main issue here is that it's been in pre-production now for awhile, and the script was leaked a year ago.

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 08:38 AM
Sounds like they do plan to follow the format of the book. I'm just not sure that will work in a 2 hr film, but JMS is an extremely creative guy, so who knows? Would be neat to see an Oscar-worthy zombie film...but I don't know if 2 hrs is enough time to realize it....

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 01:45 AM
If you click the first link that RuneSpider posted and press CTRL+A, you will uncover a reference to the bible verse Daniel 12; 1-13.

This is the verse, for anyone who does not own a bible:

The Resurrection of the Dead

‘At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book sealed until the time of the end. Many shall be running back and forth, and evil shall increase.’

Then I, Daniel, looked, and two others appeared, one standing on this bank of the stream and one on the other. One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, ‘How long shall it be until the end of these wonders?’ The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, raised his right hand and his left hand towards heaven. And I heard him swear by the one who lives for ever that it would be for a time, two times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end, all these things would be accomplished.

I heard but could not understand; so I said, ‘My lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?’ He said, ‘Go your way, Daniel, for the words are to remain secret and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked shall continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.

From the time that the regular burnt-offering is taken away and the abomination that desolates is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Happy are those who persevere and attain the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. But you, go your way, and rest; you shall rise for your reward at the end of the days.’


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