MTV recently spoke with author Max Brooks, whose book, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, has been in development for some time now.  Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle snapped it up, and after several delays, it looks to be finally moving forward.  What’s more, according to Brooks, Pitt has officially signed on to star in it as well as produce.  Additionally, Brooks stated that Paramount has also picked up the options on his The Zombie Survival Guide novel and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded
graphic novel.  The Zombie Survival Guide offers instructions for surviving an attack
by the living dead, while
Recorded Attacks chronicles some of the
major battles that occurred in the war against zombies.

Brooks, whose dad happens to be Mel, said the following about the project: “I can’t believe how cool Paramount has been to me and these projects, and how cool Plan B has been….  I’m glad they took their time, and are trying to make the best zombie
movie they can.  I’m so glad they stayed with the project
and so glad they found the right team..

Marc Forster is still attached to direct and Paramount is currently targeting Summer 2012 release for World War Z.