Sunday, 20 October 2013

Free eBook Day / World War Z tie-in

It's finally here. World War Z is released on DVD in the UK today! Woohoo! I've been waiting for this film for ages (I think I saw the first rumours about the film back in 2008) and today I will finally watch it. I've managed to avoid all the reviews, all the spoilers and synopsis. What little I know is:
1) Some of it was filmed in Glasgow (I'm hoping this is the Battle of Yonkers.)
2) Brad Pitt's in it as some UN guy (presumably the Max Brooks/Narrator character from the book
3) From the rumours I couldn't avoid see zombies can run, climb and fly (which I'm assuming is some kind of joke. I mean, flying zombies? Well, its an interesting idea, sure, but would completly change the survival tactics humans would need to employ)

I'm going to pick up a copy of the film later, and this evening, finally, finally, I will get to watch it...

In honour of that, for today the short story Zombies vs The Living Dead will be free on Amazon.

UK click here

US click here

edit (22/10/13):

Well, the promo is over and I hope everyone who downloaded the story enjoys it.

As for the movie... well... um... I think it would be fair to say that having waited so long to watch a film there was no way it could ever have met my expectations. After the initial shock wore off (and I went online to read a few reviews) I sat back and, after a while, actually enjoyed it.
As far as zombie films go it's actually good, isn't it, but as far as book adaptations go... Well I've found a comic that expresses it rather well, click here for World War Z comic from The Oatmeal.

Now I'm starting to worry about what the Hobbit will be like (I'm waiting until all three films are out before I watch them.)