Brad Pitt Beats Leo Di Caprio for Zombie "War" Rights

by | June 15, 2006 | Comments

After a reportedly fierce contest, Brad Pitt has beat out Leonardo Di Caprio not for the title of ‘World’s Sexiest Man,’ but for the rights to adapt zombie horror novel "World War Z."

Pitt‘s Plan B production company won the bidding war with Di Caprio‘s Appian Way to secure the rights to Max Brooks’ zombie history story, which will be published later this year and follows his 2003 hit novel, "Zombie Survival Guide."

Plan B, notoriously co-formed by Pitt with former wife Jennifer Aniston (who relinquished her control of the company when the couple split in 2005) has a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures and has thus far been involved with "Troy," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the upcoming "The Departed."

More on the "World War Z" plot from the Hollywood Reporter:

"World War Z" also tackles the zombie genre but is set 10 years after a great global zombie epidemic and is a serious oral history of the future zombie told from many perspectives from around the world."

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