Many have been hoping for a film adaptation of Max Brooks’ best-seller “World War Z”, however it looks as if the project is on the verge of falling apart.
Vulture reports that with a budget estimate of $125 million, Paramount will likely ditch the project unless it can find a co-financier to share the burden.
The group are currently chasing David Ellison and an unnamed investor in a last-ditch effort which means either the film will go forward in this incarnation in the next few months, or it will be set free again to try and find a berth somewhere else.
J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan adapted the script which follows a UN bureaucrat named Gerry Lane who is asked to compile a complete report on the events leading up to, during, and after a global zombie war changed civilization forever.
Marc Forster remains slated to direct and Brad Pitt to star and produce the project. In fact, Forster also has a deal to deliver a PG-13 rating which means Paramount would be more inclined to make the film.