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Old 09-26-2008, 12:49 AM
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There are two new posts now that sound less clueless - it still could be all a fake and nonsense, of course, but at least this time the guy has a verified account and he's is giving a name and where his info is coming from:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/...&p=1#118596324

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/...&p=1#118717419

As much as I want to believe this, part of it sounds almost too good to be true.

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Old 09-26-2008, 01:32 AM
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As much as I want to believe this, part of it sounds almost too good to be true.
His source is a guy in a mailroom??

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Old 09-26-2008, 01:54 AM
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Whatever that actually means. Depending on how confidential the information is at that point, and how the company treats it, that wouldn't worry me too much. If information is leaking, there's no reason a mailroom guy couldn't have caught at least part of it. The script started leaking almost a year ago.

The possibility of Pitt in the lead was mentioned by JMS himself, and Fincher as a possible director has been rumoured for some time now. I'm not sure what Jolie and Portman are doing in the cast list, but who knows.

What's more suspicious is the part about Yonkers. 42 minutes for the Yonker's battle sounds like hyperbole.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:11 AM
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That 'offer list' and the 42 minute Yonkers scene are what I find unlikely.

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:17 AM
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I agree. There are just too many big names in that offer list.

Still, there is a possibility that at least part of the information is legit. I think Fincher isn't an unlikely choice at all, assuming he agrees.
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His source is a guy in a mailroom??

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That makes a change form the tea lady.

Some of the offer list could be alternatives.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:35 PM
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JMS just replied to this:

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by straczynski (Fri Sep 26 2008 15:28:31)

Sorry, absolutely none of this is true.

Paramount will distribute, not Lion's Gate.

There is no 42 minute Yonkers scene.

There will not be an offers list unti the director is on-board.

There are no negotiations with Fincher and he is not on the radar for this project, though he is a very good director whose work I admire.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:40 AM
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Sorry to hear that Fincher isn't considered. So still no news on the director's front *sigh*

If JMS is going to debunk all false rumours about his movies on IMDB, he's got a lot of work ahead of him.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:24 AM
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admirable of him though

you gotta like somone who will go out of his way to debunk the random falsehoods that such trolls post, one wonders is it a form of feeding them though.

sorry if I seem a tad random i'm coming to the end of a hard year's work on my final degree and am just starting to re-involve myself in the forums I'd been ignoring.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:46 AM
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Woke up this morning to news from Variety that Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) will be directing "World War Z".

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As for "WWZ," "The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like 'All the President's Men,' " Forster told Daily Variety.More than one option(Co) Daily Variety
Looks like this is gonna be a huge movie!

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Woke up this morning to news from Variety that Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) will be directing "World War Z".

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As for "WWZ," "The genre always fascinated me, and when they pitched it to me, it reminded me of the paranoid conspiracy films of the '70s like 'All the President's Men,' " Forster told Daily Variety.More than one option(Co) Daily Variety
Looks like this is gonna be a huge movie!

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My only concern now is that with all of the big movie premieres in the future Joe won't have any time to sleep or write.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:31 AM
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Well, we already know that he can go for five years without sleep. Hopefully he's got a meter installed to let him know when his head will implode from lack of writing.

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The 42 minute Yonkers thing was just a bit too much to swallow. How long is the film? 7 hours? The Yonkers scene only reads about 10 minutes. It's a pivotal scene and with a lot of kabooms and such it could go even 15 minutes on film, but I suspect it won't.
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I'm just hoping Michael Stipe makes an appearance.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:59 AM
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The 42 minute Yonkers thing was just a bit too much to swallow. How long is the film? 7 hours? The Yonkers scene only reads about 10 minutes. It's a pivotal scene and with a lot of kabooms and such it could go even 15 minutes on film, but I suspect it won't.
Is that rumor still making the rounds? JMS debunked that *long* ago. How could there possibly be a single scene lasting 42 minutes?

Found a post by JMS about the announcement on the newsgroup:

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Title: Re: Attn: JMS - Forbidden Planet!
Author: "jmsatb5@aol.com" <jmsatb5@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:09:15 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <6a1fc02a-1b51-49b8-b97e-0586b0ccafd3@v22g2000pro.googlegroups.com>

Another announcement to make, as per Daily Variety, which just went
online with this about an hour ago...there's a director now attached
to World War Z: Marc Forster, whose most current project is the new
James Bond movie.

I'm now finishing up the revisions per Marc's director's notes, and
with any luck, we can get this thing moving forward after the first of
the year. Given the scale of the story, Marc's a perfect choice.

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