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I have always loved/loathed zombie movies. George Romero did a number on me during my formative years that had a lasting impact when it comes to the macabre and gruesome world of the walking un-dead. I’ve seen a ton of zombie movies over the course of several years and I take them seriously. Enough to be somewhat of professional when it comes to judging them on a fright scale (at least in my mind I am).

Below is an early release of some footage (a trailer to a trailer) for the next new zombie epic, World War Z. The movie, stars Brad Pitt as “A U.N. employee – racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic.” Ok, as movies go, the plot doesn’t sound incredibly engaging but it’s about ZOMBIES!!! How much plot do you need when you have a global zombie apocalypse?!? And these look not to be the shambling, Dawn of the Dead, brain-eaters. These are the raving lunatic, Usain Bolt, fast as Hell (literally), I am Legend type flesh fiends.

The movie is based on the Max Brooks novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War…

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a 2006 post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks. It is a follow-up to his 2003 book, The Zombie Survival Guide. Rather than a grand overview or narrative, World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdotes. Brooks plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, who published the report a decade after the ten-year Zombie War. The United Nations left much of his research out of the official report, choosing to focus on facts and figures from the war rather than the individual stories that form the bulk of Brooks’ novel. The interviews chart a decade-long war against zombies from the view point of many different people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the changing religious, geo-political, and environmental aftermath of the Zombie War.

World War Z was inspired by The Good War, an oral history of World War II by Studs Terkel; and by the zombie films of director George A. Romero. Brooks used World War Z to comment on social issues like government ineptitude and American isolationism, while also examining themes of survivalism and uncertainty. Critics have praised the novel for reinventing the zombie genre; the audiobook version, performed by a full cast including Alan Alda, Mark Hamill and John Turturro, won an Audie Award in 2007. A film based upon the book is in production, and is set for a June 2013 release. Source: World War Z – Wikipedia

UPDATE: New Trailer Release

Well Now that I’ve seen more of the full trailer, I see why so many have said this movie is riddle with set backs. It really doesn’t look that great… Good but not great. And when the budget of a project at this scale can easily zoom past $100 million. It needs to have the legs it takes to recoup. Yes it is just a trailer and there is still gonna be another 90 or so minutes to the story but already I see scenes that look like they were pulled from other blockbuster apocalypse movies I’ve seen in the past. You be the judge…


World_War_Z_book - GraphicDesignNYC.netApparently, this movie sucks. At least that’s the early buzz circulating amongst the network of industry insiders and cinema bloggers. The script needed to be rewritten and a ton of scenes had to be re-shot. Paramount had it originally scheduled for release in December 2012 but has been pushed back several times. For me, this is disappointing news. High end digital effects, Director Marc Forster (Quantum Of Solace), zombies and Brad Pitt (who did such a great job with Fight Club) sounds like an awesome combination. Did I mention the zombies? I just hope that all the rework pays off.

I really need to hear that they will do a quality sequel to the 28 Days Later franchise.

World War Z Advance Footage Released [Video]

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