If you’ve been paying attention, the whole point of Marc Forster’s upcoming zombie adventure World War Z seems to be destruction, chaos, and mayhem. As if that wasn’t apparent enough already, these six new banner ads place that element front and freaking center.
Five cities bear the brunt of the zombie swarms this time around: Berlin, Mexico City, Paris, Rome, and Sydney. Some of the world’s greatest cities are going to be nothing more than smoldering rubble. Given the cinematic trend this year of completely destroying London—both G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Star Trek Into Darkness have wrecked up that particular berg—I’m surprised the capital of the UK made it through unscathed. Then again, I haven’t seen the movie, so maybe it doesn’t.
The images show the streets of these iconic towns awash in a flood of running, clawing, flesh-tearing zombies. That’ll play hell on their tourist trade. The sixth banner is a different version of the weirdly Photoshopped World War Z poster that dropped the other day. It shows star Brad Pitt’s UN worker Gerry Lane and his family not looking terribly concerned that they’re about to be eaten by the undead (image at top).
Based on Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z is the story of Lane traipsing around the world, trying to figure out what caused the zombie epidemic, and if there’s a cure. That’s different from the book, which takes place after the fact, and serves as a collection of survivor’s tales from the zombie wars.