Marc Forster’s zombie epic, World War Z, is expected to hit UK cinemas 4th January 2013 and could well become one of the biggest zombie films ever. Rumours have been circulating of a lower rating in order to expand the films target audience, and with Brad Pitt involved, there is no doubt Paramount have a major hit on their hands.
In a recent interview with LA Times, Pitt announced that Paramount just might be planning to turn to film into a trilogy. Here is some of what he said:
“[Director Marc] Forster and Paramount Pictures each view “World War Z” as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of, say, Damon’s Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. ”
This is great news, and World War Z is a horror top of my must-see list for 2013 right now. The film spans the entire world, and the filmmakers have been filming all over the place for the tale of what has happened to the world after a zombie epidemic.
The film is based on the novel written by Max Brooks, and the screenplay was written by J. Michael Stracynski and the film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel and Julia Levy-Boeken. Brad Pitt’s own production company Plan B are involved in this epic tale of the greatest Zombie war the world has ever known. Filming in locations all over the world, the film will take place ten years after the war and survivors are asked to re-live their accounts of what happened to them.
The story is said to revolve around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen. The plot is a bit interesting because the Max Brooks best-selling novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War which the movie is based on, dealt with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Hopefully this approach will work for the film.
By Matt Wavish