It looks like the film adaptation is moving forward despite doubts by almost everyone. Paramount Pictures revealed the official poster for Marc Forster’s World War Z. The film is barely on the novel written by Max Brooks fully titled, “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.”
The film revolves 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.
The novel is a collection of first person accounts of the zombie apocalypse aptly named Z-Day. The narrator plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, who is set to publish a report detailing the zombie war a decade later. 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 religious, geo-political, and environmental changes as a result of the Zombie War.
I will give this film a chance however different from the novel it may be. It may be a great zombie film outside the context of the source material. However, I feel like calling it the same name of the novel is going to lead to several disappointed fans.
The film is opening in theaters in June 21, 2013.