With the release of World War Z in a few weeks, genre fans are eager to lay their eyes on the zombie apocalypse. Although director Marc Forster and the film’s star Brad Pitt are not calling the fast-spreading epidemic a zombie outbreak, we all know it is, otherwise what would the “Z” stand for in the film’s title? To get general audiences excited for the film, Paramount Pictures has released a new clip that showcases the film’s political thriller angle.
Last week, an early secret screening of World War Z in Hoboken garnered overwhelming positive responses from the New Jersey audience and press. While the film suffered from re-shoots, re-writes, and a pushed-back release date (the film was originally set to open in December 2012), it looks like Marc Forster and Brad Pitt may have pulled off a compelling World War Z screen adaptation.
World War Z involves the beginnings of the zombie pandemic that threatens to end all of humanity. To keep his family safe from certain doom, U.N. employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) travels the globe, trying to learn how the zombie outbreak started and how to end it.
The film also features actors Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Eric West, Bryan Cranston, David Morse, and Matthew Fox. Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play, The Kingdom) wrote World War Z’s screenplay with Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) doing re-writes. The film is based on the best-selling novel from author Max Brooks.
World War Z will hit theaters everywhere on June 21st, in 3D and IMAX.