A new clip has been released by Paramount for their upcoming zombie epic, World War Z, and once again the focus is on Brad Pitt. It seems that no other actor is actually in this film, and everything from the trailers, TV spots, posters and images are focused on Pitt. The film looks awesome on its own merits, and I don’t feel this constant in-your-face Pitt advertising is necessary.
However, he does take center stage in the clip which reveals he was once a U.N investigator, and he is not comfortable being separated from his family. Check out the clip below.
The film is based on the novel written by Max Brooks, and the screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and 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.
World War Z, directed by Marc Forster, is due to arrive in UK cinemas June 21st 2013.
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.