Max Brooks, who penned The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, is taking on Minecraft.
World War Z was a super generic zombie movie but the book, written by Max Brooks, was this really interesting “post-zombie-war mockumentary”. Brooks has just announced his next project, and it’s taking place in the Minecraft universe, of all places. His new book will be called “Minecraft: The Island” and the author describes it as “cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds”.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the fantastic team at Mojang on what will be the first ever official Minecraft novels,” publisher Del Rey said, “and we’re so fortunate to have someone of Max’s incredible talent and passion on board for the launch of the series.”
This won’t be the first time Minecraft has been tackled from a more story-centric point of view, as Tell Tale is just now wrapping up its Minecraft: Story Mode series.
Brooks, who is the son of legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks, most famous works are of course World War Z as well as The Zombie Survival Guide. He also wrote the graphic novel series The Harlem Hellfighters.