Matthew Michael Carnahan Penning World War Z

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Acccording to author Max Brooks, Paramount Pictures has brought on Matthew Michael Carnahan to adapt Brooks’ World War Z, about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.

Originally, J. Michael Straczynski penned a draft. Of Carnahan’s involvement, Brooks tells Fangoria, “He’s one of Hollywood’s hot A-list writers, so if they went after him and paid him a mountain of gold, it definitely shows their confidence in this project.”

Carnahan–brother of Joe Carnahan–also penned The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs and State of Play. Marc Forster is attached to direct World War Z.