It has long been known that the big screen adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, World War Z, has been plagued with issues from day one. At one point, it was felt that the massive project might be better off being scrapped for a better story, director, and budget. The film had been delayed several times, reworked over and over, and even had the script re-written. However, through all of that, we finally have a trailer for the long anticipated adaptation.
The movie follows around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Those who have read the book will notice that the movie barely resembles the novel and has changed drastically.
I already have huge issues for the adaptation of this novel from the mess that Marc Forster has created to the fact that Brad Pitt has replaced the actual oral documentary feel from the novel in favor of a more pressing generic “must save the world” storyline.
So will this be another generic, run of the mill zombie feature that cost billions but grosses half that?
World War Z comes from Paramount Pictures and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse. Directed by Marc Forster, the action thriller hits theaters on June 21, 2013.
You can watch the trailer for World War Z below: