Listened to the audiobook for World War Z, after +Wil Wheaton
's recommendation. It was utterly fantastic and I'm going to have to find some time to read the book now, audiobooks are just so easy with an hour drive to work and such, but it was abridged, and I want more of that story. I kind of worry that this will ruin any other zombie movies/stories for me. And I know from watching the trailers that the movie coming out next year is going to be nothing like the book. They'll have thrown away a masterpiece to shill out a generic zombie movie.
You're not talking about a book that sold in numbers like the big book-> movie adaptations we're seeing in recent years, but why would you take something that was unique, and wonderfully executed, argue for movie rights, and then throw away everything that made it unique? You could have just thrown that movie under any name other than world war z and you wouldn't have even had to pay for movie rights, and you wouldn't have a lot of pissed off fans to boot.