Z FOR ZACHARIAH is one of those books we all studied in Year 7 or 8 or 9 or something. It’s one of those rites of passage novels that we all should read. The fact it hasn’t become a big screen flick until now is quite a mystery to me as the story is so cinematic in itself.
Robert C. O’Briens’ novel was first published in 1987 and tells the tale of a survivor trying to rebuild her life after a nuclear holocaust until she realises she’s not alone.
Synopsis: Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors.
But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann’s solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth. – amazon.
Attached to star in the film for director Craig Zobel (Compliance) are Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia), Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jack Ryan) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Oh my god what a name to try and spell, 12 Years A Slave).