This is very upsetting news I’m sorry to say, however I kid of expected some sort of delay on this. Director Marc Forter’s epic zombie movie, World War Z was scheduled for a release in the US on 21st December 2012, and here in the UK on 4th January 2013. News today has arrived saying that the US release has now been pushed all the way back to 21st June 2013, so I can only guess that for the UK that would mean late June or early Jul 2013.
With such a massive production, and the fact the film is shooting in locations all over the world, this sort of delay was sort of expected. It is just a real shame that we now have to wait well over a year to see what could be one of the biggest Zombie films of all time.
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