Annnnnnd so much for the World War Z movie.

There’s a part of me that is kind of glad that I missed the original controversy over the World War Z movie – essentially, that the studio threw out the perfectly good script, original premise, timeline, …and everything else except the title, really.  I’m glad because this way I get to have that horror added to the Liveliest Awfulness that @allahpundit and @Slublog found:

The movie will have fast zombies.



Don’t get me wrong: fast zombies are a great addition to the genre.  28 Days Later? Zombieland? Great stuff.  But fast zombies just doesn’t fit into any part of World War Z, and honestly?  If they’re trying to rope into theaters the people who loved the book, possibly they should consider showing the film version of the stuff that made people love the book?  And if they can’t do that and still make money, well, it’s OK not to make a movie out of a book.  Really.

Book of the Week: World War Z.

I’m going with World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War mostly because I’m re-reading for some reason; I’m not entirely certain why. It’s certainly worth re-reading, but there was no particular triggering event that caused me to take it off the shelf. Odd.

But I’ve not forgotten The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.