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quietearth [Celluloid 01.07.08] post apocalyptic movie news



If you needed any more convincing that the post apocalyptic genre is now mainstream after blockbusters like I am Legend, then look no further. Quiet Earth friend and filmmaker Christopher John Stack let me know about a yearly poll of executives on what the hottest unmade scripts in hollywood are called the "black list". It seems 4 of them are yes, post apocalyptic. One of these is no surprise, being based on the highly popular book World War Z by Max Brooks which Brad Pitts production company optioned the rights to.

We haven't announced 2 of these, but I've been sitting on them and plenty others waiting for some actual news or a greenlight. Rest assured, there is plenty more PA to come.


THE BOOK OF ELI by Gary Whitta
Being Directed by Albert Hughes
Warner Brothers
"A post apocalyptic western in which a lone hero must fight his way across the wasteland of America to protect a sacred book that holds the key to saving the future of humanity"

SHELTER by Karl Mueller
Mandate
"A group of nuclear holocaust survivors caught in a bomb shelter begin to turn on each other as they wait for rescue."

WORLD WAR Z by J Michael Straczynski
Paramount
"A sober telling of the aftermath of a war fought against a legion of humans who were inflicted with a virus, died and were re-animated into flesh-eating zombies."

ZOMBIELAND (2009) by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
Being directed by Ruben Fleischer
Sony
"After a zombie plague ravages America, a pair of 'odd couple' survivors team up to find purpose and combat the living dead in the post-apocalyptic Southwest."

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