Quantum of Solace director to direct World War Z

Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster will direct World War Z, the movie adaptation of the cult novel of the same name.

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

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a novel by Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks) which chronicles a fictional zombie apocalypse, specifically the titular “Zombie World War”, as a series of after-the-fact oral history interviews with prominent survivors.

If you’re not familiar with the work, Wikipedia has the details here, but warning, serious spoilers.