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New ‘World War Z’ poster shows a different side of Brad Pitt

- April 4th, 2013

Two new posters for World War Z have surfaced. One shows star Brad Pitt surveying a ravaged cityscape sans zombies. The other shows a mountain of the walking dead attacking a helicopter.

Both are super cool.

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The film is loosely based on Max Brooks’ book, which recounts humanity’s near destruction after a zombie epidemic breaks out. Since the novel was a series of vignettes, with no focal character, it’ll be interesting to see how screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan has put it all together. From what we know so far, Pitt plays character, Gerry Lane, a UN worker who races around the globe trying to identify and stop the zombie pandemic.

World War Z has had a troubled history. The original December 2012 release date was moved to this summer, and director Marc Forster had to do extensive reshoots.

The book was great, and from what I’ve seen this trailer promises something completely different.

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.

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.