Paramount faced a long, difficult road to adapt Max Brooks‘ book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. It will be hard for a quality film to emerge from the endless rewrites and extensive reshoots (not to mention crazy run-ins with the law), but when Brad Pitt stars is in a zombie action movie, you have our attention. The trailer for World War Z premieres on Thursday, and ET released a sneak preview of the footage. The quick clip gets across the message that World War Z is B-I-G. There are hordes—heck, literal piles at points—of zombies that attack in such great mass that they seem to overwhelm even our most powerful military weaponry. If nothing else, I think we can all get behind a film that shows us large-scale zombie carnage on some level.
Anthony Mackie, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos, and James Badge Dale co-star in the adaptation directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace). World War Z opens on June 21, 2013. Watch the trailer preview after the jump. [Update: We added the first teaser poster after the jump.]
Embed via Ace Showbiz. Check back on Thursday for the full trailer.
Took a few screencaps. Hope you don’t mind—I skipped the kissing and family stuff and went straight for the destruction.
Poster via the film’s official Facebook page:
The story revolves 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.