As some of you may know, Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks, has written two books on the subject of flesh-eating ghouls, namely the Zombie Survival Guide, and World War Z. The former, intended to be humorous, blossomed into a gritty, hardcore sequel that Brad Pitt won the rights to do a film adaptation of. The trailer was just released and I couldn't have been more crestfallen to find out that the zombies are the running variety. Not only is that the polar opposite of what his books describe the zombies as being, but the story looks like it couldn't have less to do with the book and is related to it in name only.
I know books and movie adaptations of them often differ but frankly this is utterly ridiculous. I know many people who haven't read the book say the trailer looks intriguing but it just lacks the spirit Brooks put into every page. To make a slow-moving drone scary is difficult but he pulls it off with aplomb, while Hollywood is so quick to go with what seems to be the more appealing, modern representation of the running, not walking, dead.
So, rant over. I just wanted to get that off my chest and see if anyone cares enough to comment. Anyone who's read the book, and/or seen the trailer, please tell us what your opinion is. Also, feel free to give your two cents on the shambling, stiff zombie versus the more 'alive but infected and running' variety. Cheers!World War Z - Official Trailer (HD)