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Brad Pitt flexes action chops in ‘World War Z’ trailer

- November 9th, 2012

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Brad Pitt’s first foray into the zombie genre has been a bit messy.

Director Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 zombie war book World War Z started shooting in 2011 with a targeted release in December 2012. That date went out the window earlier this summer when execs, who were none too happy with the finished product, demanded extensive reshoots and a new ending.

Now scheduled to open June 20, 2013, Paramount has just released the first trailer for the film and it looks awesome.

It starts ominously on a gridlocked street before spiraling out of control. Hundreds of swarming zombies sprint (yes, sprint – these aren’t the stiff-limbed duds from The Walking Dead) after Pitt and his family, rampage over trucks, chase planes and tumble off buildings. And that’s just 2-minute’s worth.

Having read the book, Brooks’ vignette storytelling style seemed impossible to adapt. But from what I’ve seen in the new trailer, World War Z the movie is going to be a completely new (and amazing) beast.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

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5 comments

  1. George | November 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    This looks insane. I can’t wait.

  2. Scott | November 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Nothing like the book, doesnt look like a traditional zombie but it looks like a decent action/adventure movie.. will only see because Im a fan of the genre

  3. Rod | November 10, 2012 at 7:41 am

    This looks likes this will be one wild ride.

  4. Derek | November 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I am a HUGE fan of the book. But I’m not going to start panning this movie based solely on the trialer just because of the “running zombies” (which in fact doesn’t happen in the book). A movie like this needs to be fast-paced. And I’m sure this movie will do great at the box-office.

  5. MATT | November 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Sadly, the movie will have nothing to do with the book. The book was a fascinating look at the politics of different countries in the face of war. The many many characters were great and the story was chilling. The movie will be yet another action shoot em up film.

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