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?


Sleepy Skunk created this short for Film School Rejects, and while it doesn't run with the concept as much as it could have, it's still interesting to consider World War Z not as an action blockbuster, but as something closer to the original book's faux oral history. I maintain that World War Z could be filmed as a series of interviews, either using direct portions of Brooks' original monologues or with some world-class ad-libbers. It would even be grand to see someone animate some of the sequences from the spectacular audiobook version.


Video: Ken Burns’ ‘World War Z’ [Film School Rejects via MetaFilter]

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