Marc Foster Gets Ready for World War Z

Here’s one thing you can’t say about Swedish director Marc Foster: you can’t pigeonhole the guy, that’s for sure. After some high-profile arthouse pictures (“Monster’s Ball”, “Finding Neverland”), he decided to give Hollywood thrillers a try (“Stay”), before hopping over to comedy (Will Ferrell’s “Stranger Than Fiction”), and most recently, took a shot at in-your-face action with the current Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace”, opening today. Having already publicly announced that he wouldn’t be doing the next Bond movie, despite having been offered the job, what’s next for the hairfree Foster? How about zombies. Yes, friggin’ zombies. I told you this guy can’t be pigeonholed. You didn’t believe me, did you?

Variety has more:

Paramount has set “Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster to helm “World War Z,” based on the Max Brooks bestselling novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.

“Changeling” scribe J. Michael Straczynski is writing the screenplay, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.

Brooks — the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.

Wait, if the zombie world war “obliterated every country on the map”, why is there still a U.N. around? Are you telling me the U.N. is capable of surviving a world war that took out every country in the world? Wow. I guess they’re sorta like cockroaches, huh? I’m just saying.

Anyways, from a forbidden interracial love affair to surreal comedy to Hollywood action — and now zombie infestation. Geez, I’m already excited to see what this guy does next.