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Watch: ‘World War Z’ Super Bowl ad

- January 31st, 2013

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With new ads for Iron Man and The Lone Ranger set to debut during the Super Bowl, Paramount wasn’t about to let itself be outdone. They too will be joining the trailer sweepstakes when they air a new ad for Brad Pitt’s World War Z.

But ahead of Sunday’s game, a teaser debuted online late Thursday that showcased more scenes of the rampaging zombies that will plague the human race. And we get a further glimpse of just how bad things will get in the Marc Forster-directed film.

“We’ve lost the East Coast,” a voiceover informs us. “China’s dark.”

“What is this?” Pitt asks. “We don’t know,” comes the answer.

Corny lines, super-cool visuals.

Basically, it’s a shorter version of the trailer that debuted last November, but there are several new scenes that definitely up the excitement factor for the film.

World War Z is based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel which collects individual vignettes that recount the near destruction of humanity by a zombie plague.

The loosely connected stories in the book will, presumably, be tied together by Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a UN worker who races around the world to try to identify and stop the zombie pandemic.

If you haven’t read the book, you have less than five months. The film opens on June 21.

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3 comments

  1. Jose | February 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Considering the movie has really nothing to do with the book other than its name, it’s not that important to read the book before watching this.

  2. James | February 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

    i’ve always like the running-fast zombies better than the slower romero sort, so this looks exciting. but paramount should have upped the ante for the super bowl and gone with a much longer preview. we barely get a taste of it.

  3. bob | February 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Watching all the zombies pile upon each other to scale that wall reminds me a lot of Starship Troopers

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