“Mother nature is a serial killer.” After a long and troubled production history, World War Z is finally arriving this summer. This new look at the fast-moving zombie film showcases cast and crew interviews, including director Marc Forster. Check it out above if you haven’t already.
The first-look featurette also gives a better sense of the stakes involved in the film. It appears that there are only 87 days before humanity will be completely wiped out by fast-moving, flesh-eating zombies. World War Z certainly has some spectacular visuals, but whether it will have an engaging narrative remains to be seen.
There has been a lot made of World War Z’s ending and final act. It was originally conceived as a political thriller involving the zombie apocalypse, but then it was changed into a more conventional action film. It was reported that post-production included a seven-week production re-shoot to accommodate script changes by screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), but recently Marc Forster clarified those reports, insisting that the re-shoots took place over four weeks instead of seven. Regardless, World War Z was pushed from December 2012 to June 2013.
Based on the best-selling novel from author Max Brooks, World War Z will feature a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that has shaken the world and threatens all of humanity. A U.N. employee named Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) must try to stop the violent threat, while trying to save his family from certain death and destruction.
The movie also features actors Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Eric West, and Matthew Fox, while Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play, The Kingdom) wrote the film’s screenplay. World War Z will hit theaters everywhere on June 21st, in 3D and IMAX.