First Full ‘World War Z’ Trailer Released
Few zombie movies in recent years have garnered the kind of attention that the big-screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z has. After a series of missteps, including extensive rewrites of J. Michael Straczynski’s original screenplay, seven weeks of reshoots, and mixed reception of the early footage, the first full trailer for Marc Forster’s undead epic has been released.
The film follows Gerry Lane, a worker for the United Nations played by Brad Pitt, as he travels the world in an attempt to uncover the origins of a zombie pandemic that threatens to overwhelm civilization. Audiences can expect a slick, visual effects-laden extravaganza when the movie is released next summer, but many fans have derided the film for appearing to depart significantly from the book.
Judging from the trailer, it seems the social commentary that made World War Z such a compelling book will take a backseat to huge explosions, impressive visuals, and taut, edgy chase scenes. However, most fans agree that the new trailer puts some of the original concerns about the movie to rest, and it certainly looks entertaining, if nothing else.
Are you a fan of the book? Our own Meredith Borders thought it sucked. What do you think of the trailer?
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