‘World War Z’ Prepares for Production Start at Elstree Studios

Cinematographer Robert Richardson is currently working on the Max Brooks adaptation, which may start shooting very soon.

World War Z preparing to start production at Elstree Studios in London
World War Z preparing to start production at Elstree Studios in London
Paramount Pictures' World War Z keeps inching towards production with news that director of photography Robert Richardson is currently prepping the movie at Elstree Studios in London.

A few weeks ago, we reported that Paramount was seeking another financial backer to share the $125 million production cost. A week after that news hit, we reported that David Ellison and his Skydance Productions company were in talks to co-finance World War Z. It isn't known if a deal was actually made between Skydance and Paramount, but with the director of photography already starting his prep work, it seems certain World War Z is moving in the right direction. That report indicated a June production start is being targeted by the filmmakers.

Brad Pitt is attached to star in World War Z, with Marc Forster directing from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan. Max Brooks wrote the original novel, which follows a group of survivors trying to remain human in the face of a zombie outbreak.

World War Z was released June 21st, 2013 and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse. The film is directed by Marc Forster.

Sources: Bleeding Cool

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Comments (16)

  1. Emmytt

    good to hear

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. bud2fresh

    I remember a few years back when Brad's company bought the rights to this and the lost city of Z, i was hype!!!He will be coming out with that at a later date but still to see World War Z on the big screen will be nuts!!! Great Books!!!!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  3. TheMime

    hope this one doesn't come out as a copycat....

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  4. Dan

    F*CK YEAH.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. skywise

    Now that is some news i can get excited about. I never thought they were going to get this thing up and running...it has taken FOREVER! Cant wait for this.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Jay.A.Ottley


    4 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  7. Cripple

    Very nice to see Richardson is on this.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  8. Corey W.

    Can't wait!!

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  9. K-Man

    This is the first zombie movie I have ever been excited for. Great director, great cast (thus far), great dp and, from what I've heard, great script.

    Looking forward to this!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  10. m2

    I have not read the books but I will definitely watch this.

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  11. J.P.

    @bawnian-dexeus LOL. Me too. I've been planning to read it before the film but haven't had the time lately.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Gotta get this book.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Timmy

    Very true @diaigma and completely agree @dr-carter. This flick sounds really hard to make but i have the faith.

    4 years agoby @timmyFlag

  14. Dr.Carter

    I absolutley love the book. The best story is a tie between the blind man and the little girl in the church who could make the zombie noise. That sh*t was scary!

    4 years agoby @dr-carterFlag

  15. Diaigma

    Yes! This has the making of the most epic zombie production of all time! :D

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  16. nitti21

    Please, please be true.

    4 years agoby @nitti21Flag

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