Adaptation #50: World War Zombie Apocalypse

header050Quickly becoming zombie connoisseurs with our fifth zombie related podcast, the hosts discuss Marc Forster’s film adaptation of World War Z and whether it’s really an adaptation or just a zombie movie in its own right.

Don’t forget to check out our episode on the novel by Max Brooks!

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For more zombie adaptation discussions check out our episodes on Warm Bodies the novel and the film and Resident Evil.  Or if suspense and action is what you’re into, try our episodes on The Evil Dead, or The Woman in Black the novel and the film.

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‘Don’t Ever Cross Alex Cross.’

That’s the tagline for director Rob Cohen’s new film Alex Cross which is an adaptation of James Patterson’s novel Cross, the twelfth in his series featuring his most famous character, you guessed it, Alex Cross. In the novel, the plot revolves around a series of killings in Washington D.C. that are related to a mob boss that Alex thinks is responsible for killing his wife over a decade in the past.

The film, however, seems to have simplified this plot to a serial killer that just enjoys inflicting pain. Starring Tyler Perry as the title character and Matthew Fox as the crazed serial killer, the film will be released October 19 in the US and November 30 in the UK. The screenwriters on the project are Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson. Here is the first look at the trailer and the film poster:

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