“World War Z”, the book about the eternal war against the earworm that is The Cranberries song “Zombie”, is apparently almost ready to go into production, as the cinematographer, Robert Richardson, is prepping the studio to shoot.
Richardson as cinematographer is great news, especially considering they got Marc Forster, of all people, to direct. Forster’s career has mostly been about making handsome, boring ads and then trading that to make handsome, boring features (among the movies he’s made that you’ve slept through are “Finding Neverland” and “the Kite Runner”). He has absolutely no detectable sense of humor, which is a bit unfortunate considering how varied “World War Z” is as a novel.
Richardson, on the other hand, shot “Kill Bill” and when Quentin Tarantino demanded for different looks for four different parts of the film, Richardson didn’t blink. Seriously, read what he has to say about shooting “Kill Bill”; it’s vastly more entertaining than what Tarantino has to say about it. He’s an experienced cinematographer and he’s got a great sense of humor.
In short, “World War Z” might about to be made into a thuddingly serious movie, but at least it’ll look good.
[ via the zombie generals at Bleeding Cool]