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'12 Years A Slave' Director Steve McQueen & 'World War Z' Scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan Developing HBO Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 1:11 PM
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Steve McQueen is one of those directors who we would pretty much follow anywhere and as his new drama "12 Years A Slave" continues to amass critical raves with an eye towards Oscar gold it seems like he can do pretty much anything. One of those things, according to Deadline, is a new series for HBO from "World War Z" writer Matthew Michael Carnahan and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. The untitled drama, according to the site, is being described as "'Sex Degrees of Separation' meets 'Shame.'" Aaaaaaaand we're in!

‘World War Z’ Endings: The Bloody Battle In Russia Vs. Damon Lindelof's Rewrite, What Was Changed & Why

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 25, 2013 12:31 PM
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World War Z, Brad Pitt
History is littered with movie productions that went haywire and melted down (we recently chronicled a few that survived bad buzz and some that didn't). Either imploding on set because of director/actor spats, budgets that ballooned into excess causing for major flops, or any number of confluent forces that created disaster. Some films escaped their thought-to-be impending doom (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) and others (“John Carter,” “Battleship,”), well, they pretty much lived up to their “this is going to bomb” narrative.

How Brad Pitt Starved Himself, The Deleted Budapest Sequences & More Learned From 'World War Z'; Plus New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 29, 2013 12:20 PM
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Entertainment Weekly's got the goods on "World War Z," the new geo-political zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt that is scheduled to arrive this summer via Paramount and Pitt's Plan B shingle. At $170 million, it's the most expensive zombie movie ever made (going $50 million above its original budget) and the lengthy and complicated production was rumored to be in dire trouble last year.

Martin Scorsese Eyeing Jo Nesbø's Scandinavian Serial Killer Tale 'The Snowman' At Working Title

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 26, 2011 11:48 AM
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'World War Z' Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan Penning ScriptGosh, it seemed like only last week we were discussing the rising stock of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø. With "The Killing" and "Wallander" going great guns on TV, and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" poised to be a big Christmas hit, anything with murder and a setting north of Germany is ripe for optioning. And Nesbø, whose novels were among the first to cash in on the post-Stieg Larsson trend when translated into English, and whose "Headhunters" has proved a hit on the festival circuit (read our LFF review here), is one of the most eagerly sought-after.

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