Oh my god, Brad Pitt is a horrible producer.
You know if it wasn't for the Vanity Fair article I read on World War Z, I would not have known about Pitt's new movie. Ya. And I think I was the only one who posted on the movie on Datalounge. It's coming to theatres soon, I think on the 24th of this month. Why isn't there more advertisements on this film. Someone on board Pitt's film is doing a horrible job at marketing the film.
[quote]Why isn't there more advertisements on this film
Why is straight me so stupid?
I work in downtown Philly and there are plenty of advertisements for it, especially on bus stops.
I just can't get enough zombies.
I rather watch this than superman
Love the format of the book, it's what made it interesting. Apparently the film has completely abandoned that approach.
It's being advertised regularly. OP is a fuckwit.
Geez, OP. Read your topic header out loud.
What's to talk about? It's Brad Pitt. There's zombies. Neither topic is especially provocative.
What are you talking about? I've been seeing the commercials regularly for the past couple of weeks. Billboards everywhere too.
If this flops, it's because it looks like a standard apocalyptic movie. There's nothing all the compelling about it. They're lucky they at least have a pretty great title to get people wondering about it.
"Someone on board Pitt's film is doing a horrible job at marketing the film."
I've seen lots of commercials, more's the pity.
Now in cases where movies are released with minimal or no marketing, it's because the studio is so convinced it'll bomb that they withdraw the marketing budget. If there have been advertising budget cuts they wouldn't be coming from PItt's company, but from a studio that is hanging Pitt's company out to dry.
Pitt's ex agent/manager is the CEO of Paramount who is distributing this - so he will never hang Pitt out to dry despite so many Pitt flops.
r7, what is the format of the book?
I'm interested to see just how terrible the zombies look if they won't show them in any of the ads.
Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
Would all of you grammar kindly queens go fuck yourselves, puhleeeze?
I've seen many posters at the movie theater. Is this a death&destruction, good guy trying to save his family, or something more complex?
R14: The book is written as a series of short stories based on first hand accounts from survivors from multiple nationalities and backgrounds. The writer, Max Brooks, pulled it off really well.
They spent like 200 million on this film and it's going to bomb.
Thanks, r7/r19. That does sound like an interesting form--it could probably have worked as a film as well. But I suppose that would mean no big starring role for Pitt.
I love Ebonics, OP. Don't let them get you down, bro!
It would have worked much better as a faux documentary miniseries or on-going series. The Battle of Yonkers would have been epic.
The Battle of Yonkers was one of my least favorite parts of the book. It was a monumental disaster for mankind and just left me depressed. But I know it is a big favorite among fanboys and gamers.
I much prefer the battle near the Rockies AFTER the military has figured out how to attack Z. That was uplifting.
I also prefer the stories where people use their ingenuity to outwit Z and survive. Like the downed female pilot and the computer geek in the apartment building.
But as much as I liked the book I am looking forward to a different treatment on film. The book really did not lend itself to filming.
[quote] . . . it could probably have worked as a film as well. But I suppose that would mean no big starring role for Pitt.
And no financing for the film.
I think people are tired of all these futuristic/sci-fi movies that focus more on CGI than actual acting or a good storyline.
OP/George Bush, is that you?
No Child Left Behind
I know this is terrible, but I'm hoping this movie tanks like Will Smith's movie did.
[quote]They spent like 200 million on this film and it's going to bomb.
I don't think it will. It's gotten good reviews so far and you can bet the Brangelina fans will go see it.
they just isn't
The original budget was $150 million and the rewritten final section and reshoots cost $20 million so it cost $170 mil for production.
If the book had been filmed as is no one would go see it. Maybe a handful. The book is not as wide read as the very vocal fanbase makes it seem. I enjoyed the book very much but it was not a particulalry well written book. The ideas were what made it enjoyable. The original book - the Zombie Survivial Guide was actually boring after the novelty wore off early into it. But a simple conversion to screen of WWZ? It probably wouldn't have gotten financing.
I'll see the film for its excitement level.
It looks like it has fast-moving zombies and I aren't interested in them.
R29, Brangeloonies make a lot of noise on the internet but that doesn't seem to translate into bums on seats.
Paramount is downplaying the cost of this, 200 million is probably right (some are saying 400). Add to that a good 100 mill marketing budget and you have yourself a bomb.
The book was great though, they totally bought the rights just for the cool title.
Yeah the Brangeloonies don't go to movies. Most can't afford to, they seem to be living just like Angie only on welfare and without a man in their lives, which is no problem but when one can't afford to feed themselves & is on gov't handouts it's hard to see movies in the theatre with 6 brats.
R34, why are you here at DL? Fraus to the left.
Supposedly Brad pushed Angie to go public with the double mastectomy so he'd have an angle for World War Z promotion.
Zombies is dead to me!
R36, LOL! Supposedly to whom?
Double mastectomies do not get the target audience into the seats. They are of no interest whatsoever to it. So the question is are you just making this up or did you really read such an inane thing somewhere and where?
Because it will bomb.
There's a new strategy by Pitt & Paramount though (snicker snicker), if you pay $50, you get to see the movie 2 days earlier.
The book's author, Max Brooks, was not involved at all in the movie. As someone noted, the zombies in the movie are ridiculously fast-moving. The scene in the commercial showing the zombies scaling a wall in an ant-like fashion is cartoonish. The signs are pointing toward a huge flop.
I loved the book. According to Brooks, every one of the incidents in the book was based on actual historic events (including Yonkers).
they're busy learning grammer.
And how did Max Brooks get published so young?
Easy, he's the son of privilege MEL BROOKS.
OP = the Illiterate Troll
They are calling the new WWZ the new ID:4 (Independance Day). Think ill wait till it comes out on pay-per-view.
World World Z is "loosely" based on the book, so don't expect miracles. It's a popcorn movie...HEL-LO?
Why "isn't" more people schooled in proper English???
What a dumb fucking country we are.
They said the FX looks really fake, you can tell the zombies are fake.
This ain't no disco buddy.
Can you guys learn how to spell properlly?
The World War Z book would have made an excellent TV series or min series.
Weekend box office predictions? I've seen between $45 to $65 million.