Pitt Set For Zombie Movie

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July 23, 2010 | 4:00am EST

Brad Pitt is set to destroy zombies in World War Z if comic book icon Max Brooks gets his way.

While his partner Angelina Jolie was wowing fans on the opening day of this year’s Comic-Con comic book convention in San Diego, California, Pitt was part of major news as Brooks revealed the movie stud was his first choice to front the adaptation of the post-apocalyptic zombie horror novel.

Pitt’s production company, Plan B, reportedly picked up the rights to World War Z in 2007, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.

Brooks told MTV News that Quantum of Solace’s Marc Forster will direct the zombie action film, which is set for a 2012 release.