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.