Second trailer for World War Z

world-war-z Paramount has released a new trailer for Marc Forster’s World War Z. The story, based on the novel by Max Brooks, follows UN bureaucrat Gerard Lane (Brad Pitt) who is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. This trailer puts Lane and his family at the forefront, which suggests their struggle will be the emotional backbone of the movie amongst all the zombie pyramids and mayhem.

Watch the trailer below:

The novel followed Gerard Lane’s interviews which document a decade-long war against zombies from the view point of many different people of various nationalities, but changes have been to make Pitt’s character more involved in the action. In the book the zombies are slow, lumbering beings that cannot move quickly, but here they all seem to be active and mobile.

Reports of re-shoots and production trouble have clouded the movie with some negativity, with some wondering how the final product will turn out. If World War Z is meant to be a big budget zombie movie that’ll entertain audiences during the summer blockbuster season, then this trailer shows they’ll probably achieve that. Whether fans of the graphic novel will enjoy the film remains to be seen.

As well as Pitt, the movie stars Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse, and will invade screens on June 21, 2013.

  • Jon Hart

    With all the drama and problems this movie had in production, this is going to be a trainwreck. Including about 3 script rewrites DURING production and Pitt and the director not being on speaking terms by the end of the reshoots. Also, they didn’t even know what kind of zombies they were going to be (running or shambling) when they were already weeks into shooting. This movie is NOTHING like the brilliant novel. It’s a damn shame such fantastic source material is going to waste. They had a chance to do something new and unique with the zombie genre but instead got this. Same old, same old.

    • nick

      we don’t know that all this is true story…we only know about the reshoots…we can’t judge anything before we see the film..and reshoots are being made all the time but we know about this film cause its very anticipated!!

  • Juston Hutson

    im afraid they have likely ruined what was a great novel, but movies tend to do that a LOT

  • Knowles2

    May be there a chance of this turning out descent. but it looks like a right mess at the minute. Few bits I recognize from the book through, so it clear someone involve in this movie actually took time to read it. I think the film will end with them setting up the safe zones.