Max Brooks' Advice To New Writers: "Be Brave, Put Your Stuff Out There"

Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn't start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back. » 3/31/15 4:17pm Yesterday 4:17pm

The World War Z Movie Sequel Will Start With A "Clean Slate" 

The World War Z film adaptation of the hit book made a lot of money, but let's get real, it was nothing like the fantastic source material. Which is why we're happy that the sequel is going to be a "clean slate"... or maybe we're just cautiously optimistic. » 1/20/15 8:40am 1/20/15 8:40am

Why The World War Z Book Succeeds Where The Movie Fails

Zombies have been tearing apart our fictional worlds for some time now, on-screen, on the page, and sometimes both, like in World War Z. Even when they share a story, though, the versions aren't always equally successful. But what made the World War Z book work while the movie failed? » 1/16/15 4:20pm 1/16/15 4:20pm

You can finally buy World War Z's ultimate zombie-killing weapon

Or as near enough as makes no difference. ThinkGeek is now offering the new "Crovel Extreme II", a super-utility weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the Lobo that helped our boys defeat the undead in the original World War Z novel. » 1/23/14 6:00pm 1/23/14 6:00pm

Doctor Who reveals another forgotten Doctor in This Week’s DVDs

John Hurt isn’t the only Doctor Who Doctor that somehow got lost in the timestream. Before Chris Eccleston helped revive the series in 2005, there was another Ninth Doctor entirely, one that disappeared… until this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Plus: shirtless superheroes, the fastest zombies on Earth, and more! » 9/16/13 2:20pm 9/16/13 2:20pm

Against all odds, author Max Brooks didn't hate the World War Z movie

As we know, the World War Z book and movie share two things in common: 1) Their name, and 2) the fact they were made by carbon-based lifeforms. Yet somehow, after author Max Brooks finally saw the movie "adaptation" of his book, he was surprised as anyone when he discovered he somehow enjoyed it. » 7/20/13 6:50am 7/20/13 6:50am

How World War Z‘s VFX crew used AI to create the zombie swarm

Even if World War Z isn't your cup of undead tea, it's fascinating to see how the visual effects artists at MPC created the massive zombie crowd in the Jerusalem scene, using a combination of motion-capture performances and AI interactions. » 7/06/13 11:00am 7/06/13 11:00am

Here's everything the World War Z movie has in common with the book

Courtesy of The Oatmeal. I'd say he's forgotten one very important similarity, though: Both were made by carbon-based lifeforms. » 6/26/13 9:20am 6/26/13 9:20am

World War Z has already earned $66 million in North America and $111.8 million worldwide this weekend, making it the biggest debut of Brad Pitt's career. So it's no surprise that Paramount is already planning a sequel. It seems the zombie apocalypse will have to go on a bit longer. » 6/23/13 1:30pm 6/23/13 1:30pm

What World War Z could have looked like as a mockumentary

We knew that the World War Z film wasn't going to be faithful to Max Brooks' book, but what if the producers had gone in the opposite direction, shooting the movie as a Ken Burns-inspired mockumentary? » 6/22/13 1:00pm 6/22/13 1:00pm

World War Z fails the zombie bite test

World War Z is basically a big-budget B-movie. A lot of the action sequences are lifted straight out of Resident Evil, and its basic tropes are a somewhat unstable mixture of disaster movie and political thriller. But there are a couple of great zombie movie ideas inside it, struggling to get out. » 6/21/13 9:00am 6/21/13 9:00am

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

Check out new videos for Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D., and World War Z!

The very funny Charlie Day explains why he isn't just comic relief in Pacific Rim. Patricia Clarkson joins the latest dystopian YA novel adaptation. BSG star Katee Sackhoff talks Riddick. Could a character more famous than Green Arrow himself show up in Arrow's second season? Plus Orphan Black hints. Spoilers right… » 6/20/13 6:00am 6/20/13 6:00am

The Man of Steel Easter Egg That May Set Up the Sequel

Anthony Mackie reveals his approach to his Captain America: The Winter Soldier character, while Idris Elba says Heimdall the Gatekeeper has a story in Thor: The Dark World. Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham explains how the tie-in graphic novel fits in. Plus hints about Under The Dome from the show's stars.… » 6/19/13 6:00am 6/19/13 6:00am

Astonishing World War Z concept art shows a zombie mosh pit

Will World War Z be the zombie apocalypse movie we deserve? We'll find out in a few days — but in the meantime, you have to admit some of the scenes of rampaging zombie mobs look pretty intense. And here's some stark, thrilling concept art showing just where those images come from. » 6/18/13 11:20am 6/18/13 11:20am

New Photos and Videos from the Godzilla and Transformers 4 Sets!

Check out new trailers and clips for Riddick and World War Z. Take a look behind the scenes of Despicable Me 2. The Sin City sequel got pushed back a year. Plus intriguing hints for what lies ahead on True Blood, Falling Skies, and Teen Wolf! Spoilers right now! » 6/18/13 6:00am 6/18/13 6:00am

Check out crazy set photos and videos for the Captain America sequel!

Plus Dominic Cooper is weirdly confused about the role Howard Stark plays in The Winter Soldier. There's a Pacific Rim featurette, an R.I.P.D. trailer, and a World War Z clip. David Goyer explains how Man of Steel could pave the way for Justice League. Harry Potter's Emma Watson may have found a new fantasy franchise.… » 6/14/13 6:00am 6/14/13 6:00am

Just how involved will Joss Whedon be in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

There are more behind-the-scenes videos of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and World War Z. Joss Whedon explains how Guardians of the Galaxy will be like Star Wars: by trying not to be like Star Wars. Plus a Riddick banner and a new glimpse of Neill Blonkamp's Elysium. Spoilers! » 6/12/13 6:00am 6/12/13 6:00am

George R.R. Martin insists Game of Thrones won't catch up to his books

Jennifer Lawrence is back in blue in new X-Men: Days of Future Past set photos... but who's standing next to her? Check out the latest set videos for Godzilla and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, plus new trailers for World War Z and Carrie. David S. Goyer explains why fatherhood is so crucial to Man of Steel.… » 6/11/13 6:00am 6/11/13 6:00am