‘World War Z’ Author Confirms Pitt’s Attached to Star

Brad PittWorld War Z author Max Brooks has told MTV that Brad Pitt is now officially attached to star in the adaption of his novel about a zombie apocalypse.

Brooks also told MTV that Paramount has optioned the movie rights to two more of his projects: The Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks graphic novel.

Pitt’s Plan B first secured the rights to World War Z in 2007 after a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way. The actor has long been rumored as a potential lead for the film, but in a nice Comic-con touch, Brooks received the call confirming Pitt’s attachment while signing copies of the books Wednesday evening, during the event’s Preview Night.

According to Brooks, the studio is currently targeting a summer 2012 release for Z.

Brooks said the studio recently received a new draft of the World War Z script, and Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster is still attached to direct the film.

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