Movie News

Brad Pitt!! Large Scale Zombie Action/Apocalypse!! The Return Of 'Buwaaahhhhh!'!! The WORLD WAR Z Trailer Is Here!!

Published at: Nov. 8, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

 

Teased earlier this week, the entirety has just arrived!  I'm kinda horny for it.  A lot horny, actually.  And gooey.  

 

 

GLORIOUS HD HERE!!  All hail Marc Forster!! 

 

 

 

__________

Glen Oliver

"Merrick" 

e-mail 

Twitter 

Google +

 

Readers Talkback

comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    looks pretty awesome

    by jsfithaca

    sucks its pg-13 though

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    hmm

    by ghoulstock

    looks nothing like the book, but i have to admit there were some very effective bits in the trailer, especially the part with the cop getting suddenly smashed by the truck. but the movie has gone through such production hell it's hard to believe the final product will be any good.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    What? I don't even have words.

    by Nichole

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Gotta get 'em off the island!

    by Flippadippa

    Err, roof, that is.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    ZOMBIE TSUNAMI

    by deadphishiy2

    Catch the wave, 2013.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    sooooo...when are we getting an adaptation of the book??

    by la te ral us

    a wave of cgi zombies...yawn

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Running and jumping

    by GulDucati

    Dont work for zombies. They're just maniacs technically.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Are those even zombies?

    by billcom6

    I mean not only are they clearly not the "slow" type of zombies, they appear to be faster, stronger, and more agile than regular humans.

  • That's made me want to avoid it since day one.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    WTF???

    by surprider

    Looks epic and I'll be there for the midnight show...but don't call it WW Z coz this is not the book

  • HO HO HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    ok that actually looks pretty damn cool

    by Jack Desmondi

    Especially the zombies piling on top of each other like ants to get over the wall

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, too bad they called it "World War Z".

    by MisterE

    This might be the pumpkin pie of Zombie movies, but they shouldn't call it "World War Z". It's not, and no theater will be getting my money for this. I'll probably Redbox it one day.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    When there is no more room in Development Hell

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    World War Z will walk the earth

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    THE RUNNING DEAD?

    by krull rules

    Im just saying, come on, this is NOT working!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    trailer made me excited

    by Matthew

    the zombies are so fast I can't really tell if they look cool or not.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    What the crap is "BUUWAAAH!"

    by D.Vader

    Does Merrick mean "BWAAAAAAAM!"?

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Basically....

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    ...a significantly higher budgeted version of '28 Days Later'....

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Tasmanian Zombies

    by Chris

    This turd has been on my radar since I first heard about it like 3 years ago. I love how their big innovation is to make the zombie swarm look like a cgi interpretation of the tornado the Tasmanian Devil creates when he goes from point A to point B. What was that? Sad too because I've heard great things about the book.

  • The JMS draft was okay and still had the flashbacks and interviews. This looks like it's "Brad Pitt tours World War Z". And those FX and "zombies." What the fuck.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    CRYBABYS

    by UFuckinDorks

    You fucking dorks will be lining up with your dicks in your hands to watch this. The "I'm too cool to wear a jacket when it's 15 degrees and snowing" mentality was NEVER cool. GROW UP

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Yes looks like a shitty movie based on a crappy book

    by Rupee88

    I'm sure it will make hundreds of millions of $$$s in profits but won't change the fact that is a bad movie. And this movie had massive reshoots so probably even worse than we are thinking

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I WOULD RATHER SEE FAST INFECTED, RATHER THAN SHAMBLING ZOMBIES...

    by IDIOTMAGNET

    Quick they are coming, we need to walk quicker. Or holy fuck, is that a tsunami of infected flesh heading my way!!! RUUUUUUUNN!!! Fuck the haters, I am down for this, and unlike most on here I have actually read the book and could understand the words written in it. I have also read the first and second draft screenplay. Which admittedly changed a great deal towards the shooting draft. WORLD WAR Z for the win. PG13 or not. I want more things like this, hopefully Danny Boyle will get on to 28 Months Later at some point.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Ok, officially awake now!

    by leokbelo

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Well

    by jakethecash

    It actually looks interesting. It's a shame I read the book and hoped for that. But this is an interesting spin on zombies. Yah theyre fast, guess the bastards are hungry...real hungry. Shouldn't call it World War Z. Maybe call it War of the Dead and gave ol Max Brooks a mention

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    All hail Forster?

    by Mr. Giant

    I was giving this movie the benefit of the doubt, but this looks pretty lame.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Running zombies?

    by IAmLegolas

    not this shit again...

  • -- End of Line --

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    For some reason, it reminds me of this motherfucker...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yBnl_krN_U especially when he duplicates himself into a million indian elvis robots

  • -- End of Line --

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    This looks awesome, screw the running zombie haters

    by Redhead_Redemption

    It makes more sense that zombies would be fast and it adds a much needed refreshment to the zombie genre (much like snyders DotD which also used the fast zombie formula) I'll be there opening night

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    FUCK. THIS. SHIT.

    by la_sith

    A phenomenal book. This...I don't even know what this is, but it's not WORLD WAR Z. Count me out. This is soooooooo disappointing.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    mastercontrolprogram

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    ...sorry, matey....they (ironically) filmed a hell of a lot of this in......(drum-roll)....Scotland.....(and nope, Donald Trump, wasn't involved)...

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    FUCKING GARBAGE

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Remember, this film went through MASSIVE reshoots. Max Brooks would be pissed, but he's too busy counting his money. It's a shame too, since his book was a sombre affair, a true history of what the result of such a disaster is. This could have been SUCH a different movie. Imagine something epic, like The Longest Day, but with Zombies. This could have had cameos from a number of big stars, doing scenes where they recount what they experienced, with Pitt collecting their stories. It would have been harrowing and compelling...Just like a post-war movie should be. Instead we get running zombies. Blown opportunity, and I don't need to see one fucking frame of film to call it.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    After all of the problems with production...

    by WeylandYutani

    It's hard to tell if this will work. I did like the shots of the US constitution being moved. That point in a apocalpytic story were the society reaches the tipping point or point of no return is fascinating. Where decisions are made on what is worth protecting and what will be lost is highly dramatic. I think that is why Downfall from a few years back worked so well. It was a snapshot of German society on the verge of total collapse and ruin.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Cool, Glasgow George Square was used...

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    for the entire sequence on the first half of that trailer. Those shots could pass as documentary footage on days Rangers and Celtic are playing each other.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I know i've already said this before but...

    by smatt584

    I like both fast and slow zombies and can understand the trend toward fast zombies for the ADD crowd, especially in a movie of this scale. It would kill too much time waiting for a shuffling crowd to slowly take over the world over the course of the entire flick (unless they knew how to edit the movie properly of course). Fast zombies would also do more to explain how anyone well enough to move above a jog couldnt beat the infected. I really do wish that they show the zombies slow down as they decay over time and eventually freeze entirely in the winter months (a detail I really like in the book btw). It's a nice dichotomy of seeing the newly infected attack quickly and ferociously, while those who were 'infected' much earlier overwhelm and kill by the sheer force of their numbers (runners, shamblers, crawlers, etc). There also better be some haunting shots of the undead on the ocean floor, walking out of the tide onto land. This has some serious potential to be a multi-picture franchise if they handle it properly. I think this looks cool and promising, (and I am realistic about visual effects in an early teaser trailer unlike a lot of you "educated" film fans), but the obvious changes to a storytelling formula that made the book work as well as it did, paired with the tell-tale death-toll of the emergency script rewrites and reshoots have destroyed much of the hope that I had for this movie. I really hope that I'm wrong.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I guess normal or fast moving zombies werent EXTREME enough.

    by HamburgerEarmuffs

    For the ADD viewers, they probly have Mountain Dew cans in their decaying grips.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    thenotoriousdrb

    by la_sith

    What he just said. Yes. This is probably the biggest wasted opportunity I can recall (outside of the Star Wars prequels). The book takes the Romero vision of a zombie apocalypse and takes it to a global level, but in such an interesting way. I know there are limitations, but hell...four of those stories from the book all tied together as one could have easily been done. And they've spend $180,000,000 on this?! It's really sad and unbelievable. At least there's The Walking Dead.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    pg13 failure

    by len

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Lindelhof is the writer - expect it to suck ass

    by Rtobert

  • I dunno... still looks generally like a very familiar zombie attack movie, nothing I've not seen before multiple times.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    D.Vader. I'm sure Merrick meant...

    by adeceasedfan

    BOO-YAH! Sorry, last time I promise.

  • Brad Pitt as Chuckles.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    CG zombie gotta eat...

    by shane peterson

    ...pixels

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    It's a zombie tsunami

    by shane peterson

    .

  • That's what this looks like.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Transformers 3/Michael Bay vibe

    by Avatar1209

    Cut by the same person who did the DOTM trailer

  • I started watching Walking Dead on AMC and so far I don't see what the big deal is with this stuff. It's pretty weak sauce. People be easy to please these days.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    This is NOT WORLD WAR Z!!!!

    by Islandboltfan

    It's "Brad vs Running Zombies". Now, I realize that movie adaptations have to make some changes to work on screen, but this is World War Z in name only. It reeks of the piece of shit movie that called itself "I, Robot".

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Spoil It For Me... What Are They?

    by BojTrek

    I never read the book, no interest in reading it at this point. Now obviously the movie is different from what most of you have read. What are they? Were they people that were alive and something took over their bodies? Are they dead? Did something kill people that were alive and they immediately come back to life... as something else?

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Running zombies? So they are trying put a new twist on a tired genre?

    by Cornholio3000

    How dare they!!!!!!! Unacceptable!!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Awful

    by Beebop

    I have absolutely no interest in this. Instead, I'll listen to the audiobook version.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    bojtrek

    by Beebop

    They're zombies. Classic zombies. Something happened in China, and it spread from there. But the book is so outstanding at how it takes apart how the world would react to a global pandemic of this monstrous scale. It's outstanding. It's not scary, but it is loaded with dread. It's disturbing. It's an easy read - I highly recommend it.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    I will not watch something called WWZ which is not WWZ

    by ATARI

    Now if they would have called it zombie apocalypse or some such, then I might give it a look-see, but this in no way shape or form is WWZ.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    ZOOMBIES

    by deadphishiy2

    call them zoombies.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Thanks Burple...

    by BojTrek

    So, they are the dead coming back to life... they look fast in that video... CRAZY! Watching that I would think they are people with some sort of virus. I will read it someday...

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Again with the zombies

    by Gary Makin

    *facepalm*

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I kid you not.....

    by corplhicks

    My 9 year old son watched it with me and said "you can't even tell those are Zombies"

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    CGI ZOMBIES! Because that worked so well in I AM LEGEND!

    by Castor Grayson

    I am not scared of a cartoon. Want to see scary creatures? Watch The Descent.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    * Does it live on the great plains of Africa? *

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Classic Pitt.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    That looks ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

    by D.Vader

    What a damn travesty.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have slow zombies.

    by D.Vader

    That looked stupid. I feel really bad for fans of the book and for the author.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    The extra in the hat running at the :56 mark is SMILING

    by D.Vader

    Even he knows what a joke this is!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    All that budget and not ONE decaying zombie!

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    If you didn

    by D.Vader

  • How the fuck can you tell what's going on in this thing? It just looks like an angry mob, not a horde of zombies.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    How's Brad Pitt going to save the world?

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Dare I say, that its probably Brad Pitt who ruined this movie

    by D.Vader

    And demanded a larger, more heroic role for his central character. Pride project, not a passion project.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Re: "It makes more sense that zombies would be fast"

    by thefreshestthing

    It does?

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Good camerawork though.

    by D.Vader

    That's about all I can say.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    BOO-YAH, Adeceasedfan!

    by D.Vader

    BOOYAH indeed!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I can go to bed now. Thx!

    by adeceasedfan

  • You sunk my battleship... with a zombie tsunami.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    So this isn't about the dead coming back to life

    by D.Vader

    Its just about angry mobs.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    This is actual footage of Walmart on Black Friday.

    by adeceasedfan

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Katamari Zombie.

    by A_Banned_Apart

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    The problem with fast Zombies like this...

    by Charlie

    Is that it's not realistic at all. They are still human bodies and would use so much energy. They'd just destroy their bodies doing this. Run around until they were all beaten up, with broken bones and bodies. People on insane drugs like PCP where they don't feel pain ect, just destroy their bodies in a really short time from going nuts. Human bodies are built for certain things and would just break down.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Damn, that shit was insane!

    by Darth_Kaos

    Now, lets hope that the movie matches the trailer.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt needed a reason to show off his new keffiyeh

    by D.Vader

    That's my guess.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    PCP the movie? Someone Spiked the water supply!

    by Charlie

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt needed a reason to show off his new keffiyeh

    by D.Vader

    That's my guess.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Movie could be good fun

    by macheesmo3

    But if that's WWZ than I am Mickey Mouse! do WWZ properly, make it a 12 part HBO miniseries.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    WalMart on Black Friday- HAH!

    by D.Vader

    Good one ADF.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Starts 8pm Thanksgiving Day.

    by adeceasedfan

    Shit gonna get crazy!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Screw dinner, I need a new tv!!!

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I really have zero interest in seeing this now

    by ltgalloway

    I enjoyed the book. I like my old fashioned Romero zombies. The CGI here looks awful. I don't think fast "zombies" are scary. Slow zombies are terrifying to me because no matter how fast you are, or how smart you are, they just keep coming. Eventually you'll find yourself trapped in a corner, hungry, and out of ammo, or you'll just screw up. It's like slowly drowning to death. Zerging zombies are boring.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Actually might have to join the herd.

    by adeceasedfan

    Or is it horde? I really NEED a new tv.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Apple fans react to new iPhone.

    by Charlie

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    This isn't World War Z.

    by Jason

    That's really all you can say. All you have to say. I could have written a better movie adaptation of the book than this. I'm disappointed that Pitt let this happen. I see it now, he'll travel around and be a part of some of the big scenes, Yonkers, Isreal, maybe we'll get some Raj Singh, if we're lucky, but I doubt it. Such a let down.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Those aren't zombies

    by Jeff

    Those are Democrat voters in 2014 coming for the rest of our paychecks. Basically just a slice-of-life character piece starring Brad Pitt and his onscreen family.

  • considering Robopocalypse the book was a substandard ripoff of WorldWar Z, with robots instead of zombies.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    It's the last copy of halo 4 get it!

    by UltraTron

  • Seriously, the suspension of disbelief is that the zombies are, at their core, DEAD and have a pallor and motor control of NEAR-DEATH about them. These energizer bunny zombies are not only ALIVE, but SENSATIONALLY ALIVE! Can anyone who has read the book(s) confirm that the zombies behave like that, as written? Somewhat surprised Pitt's PLAN B climbed on board this nonsense. Whatever.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    @justmyluck: Pitt bought the rights to the book

    by Jason

    He's producing it.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    d.vader

    by Ribbons

    I don't know about that. According to some accounts, Pitt and director Marc Forster did not get along (and if so we all know who won that battle in the end), but it's hard to know how much "insider" rumor and hearsay to believe. I will say that I think this movie's prospects for quality were ruined the larger the project became. You can't make a summer tentpole like World War Z The Book, and so what we got instead is some awkward hybrid of the two. Brad Pitt is a UN supercop or something, and he has to race around the world or something, so that he can do... something. Also the zombies don't shuffle anymore, they're a tidal wave. I don't know whose idea it was initially to try and make a blockbuster out of this (be it Pitt's or Paramount's or whoever's), but once that happened I think you'll find there's more than enough blame to go around. That's what happens when a lot of money is at stake. For what it's worth, Soderbergh's CONTAGION was a more faithful adaptation of World War Z than WORLD WAR Z.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I love the book, this is not the book

    by themovieweasel

    But I am willing to give it a chance. The way I see it, its more a case of inspired by world war z, rather than a straight adaptation. Also, about the only moment in the entire trailer that gave me a glimpse of what I imagine when reading the book, was the brief shot of an african kid on the ground while a mob ran past him.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Wow. Lots of bad ideas already in the trailer

    by Vladimir I. Lenin

    Concentrate on a guy fighting the zombies, not on kids and family stuff. Already hated the kids in the Jurassic Park movies, which destroyed great movies. What is it with having kids in possibly good action flicks? STOP THAT, Hollywood. And the zombie tsunamis look shitty. And... Oh, forget it. Too many things look wrong in this trailer.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking awesome!

    by Lostboytejas

    I'm there!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I've already read the book...

    by Grasscutter

    why would I want to see the same story played out in a film? Shit, there's stuff in the trailer that's right out of the book. The book's one thing, the movie's another.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    A bloodless PG-13 zombie flick?

    by MaxDembo1

    With all of it's imagery ripped off from WAR OF THE WORLDS and 28 WEEKS LATER. Yeah, I think I'll fucking pass.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Starship zombies?

    by Lothos_Zero

    Watching the zombies pour across the city I couldn't help but think of the bugs in Starship Troopers if they were the undead. This makes me very, Very sad... You know the funny thing too... If they based it on the ACTUAL book, they probably could do it for half it's current budget and make it 5 times as awesome.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Watched Quantum Of Solace (aka Something Of Boris) again this morning...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...and the idea of ANYONE ever letting Marc Forster direct an action-heavy blockbuster again baffles me. The man CANNOT DIRECT ACTION SCENES. He can barely direct, period.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    As the human tide rolls in....

    by Lucky13

    Pearl Jam called this over a decade ago, people!

  • I can imagine seeing it for two hours straight will be a quite annoying.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Ok so...

    by KGersen

    trailer in a way, does it's job, by showing certain bits tries to get people excited, sell the sizzle....with the obligatory wailing siren noise thing that all 'action' trailers must have from now on apparently. But this film has been threw re-writes and re-shoots. I will be amazed if it's any good. Sounds like the first script was close to the book and apparently awesome....and then they junked it. Also superfast athletic zombies....fuck who knows but the CGI is going to have to be pretty damned amazing to give this any form of realism and weight.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Raj Singh

    by KGersen

    no Raj Singh will be allowed in this film. Can't have some brown dude being all heroic and stealing Brad's thunder. Nah, Brad will find the zombie cure and sort shit out.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Zombie tidal wave reminds me of ants

    by Lostboytejas

    Specifically ants towering up on top of each other to reach something, just like the final scene of the trailer. For fans of the book, Max Brooks described the final draft if the screenplay as amazing. Also, Drew Goddard. What more do you cunts need??

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Very torn about this

    by andrew

    I mean, it's great that Marc Forster recently learned that he should not super glue his camera to a whirling dervish while on PCP and the epic city shots and action scenes look teriffic, but THAT'S NOT A ZOMBIE FLICK!!! I had to explain to my co-worker after watching the trailer that it was supposed to be a zombie film. I acutally don't have any issue with the way they're telling the story. Using the past tense gimmick of the book would diffuse the tension of the movie in my opinion. I kinda like the idea of focusing on one family amidst the insanity like Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" did. It might have worked better as an ensemble. The talkbacker who mentioned Soderbergh's "Contagion" as being the proper example of this type of story was spot on. But this epic, CGI, faceless zombie horde on a PG-13 rampage through random locations is, while kinda neat to look at, at complete odds with the material. They could have just as easily replaced the zombies with any other threat (aliens, robots, inter dimensional beings) and it would have looked the exact same. I'm wondering what the hell the point was of buying the rights to the book if it were going to end up being that generic.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    HBO Mini Series

    by DoubleDuece

    Would have been perfect for this book. This is like Jack Reacher. Takes the book, changes the point.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Also fuck kids

    by DoubleDuece

    If I wanted to see kids complain I'd go to my ex-wifes house

  • Seriously, what the hell was wrong with the flashback style of the book. of course a few of the chapters and stories would not have worked in a 2 hour movie but it look like they have only taken the name from the book. Also why make the zombies a huge tide of fast moving nonsense? one of the most interesting aspects of the book was how the most technologically advanced nations were the worst equipped to deal with the lumbering, relentless threat of the classic walking zombie and that nations like the Maoris who used traditional weapons and fighting techniques fared much better. this may or may not turn out to be a good flick but it is a travesty how such a great book has had its ideas rejected

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Oh well

    by andrew

    We still have "Robopocalypse" coming. It was a better book anyway.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Not enough zombies

    by MooseMalloy

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I bet the Tidal wave stuff is the finale

    by StrokerX

    with the first 2 acts being more like regular/fast zombies..something? Maybe the tidal wave is a final surge or some shit.

  • They could also get Jonah Hill to co-star as Brad's dorky sidekick. Then Brad, Jonah, and Channing will all get nominated for Oscars for World War Z... only to lose to a foreigner from some artsy farsty movie about a painter or something like that.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    The book...

    by Tom McMahon

    ..is ok a really nice premise, but it's not like it was ever great literature that deserved to be treated with fawning respect, it's a fun airport novel about zombies for fucks sake. Pick it up, read it, forget it. it was never going to work as a movie, there's no way it could have been condensed into the time slot. It would have made a great tv series, however. Shot in documentary style with talking heads and 'archive' footage, like the Olivier narrated 'World At War' series. This looks like it will be a fun movie, it seems to convey the global scale of the disaster. I'll be seeing it.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:20 a.m. CST

    World War Infected

    by Jonathan

    Zombies don't move fast. Their muscle are decaying. What does the "Z" in World War Z stand for?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:21 a.m. CST

    *muscles

    by Jonathan

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Funny how this trailer seems to completely miss the Z in the title

    by GavinElster

    I mean, where the eff are the effing zombies? All I see is a blurry mass of very fast people running/rolling around, with an occasional close-up on some seriously sleep-deprived looking sprinter.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Boring.........

    by vonbek1123

    This zombie shit needs to stop, NOW! We get it Hollywood: it's cheap and the folks are paying their $$, but it's really poor entertainment, and lacking any original thought. Oh, that's right, it's hollywood, expect another 500 shitty versions of this crap expecting folks to keep shelling out their bucks...

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Fans of the book.

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Remember all that stuff you liked? We replaced it with Brad Pitt shitting into your eyes for two hours. You're Welcome!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Looks terrible.

    by SunTzu77

    I chuckled... 1. Why is the cop yelling only at Pitt and his family? I guess to set up the smash? 2. Brad Pitt has a hunting rifle in NY, yeah right. 3. The military wouldn't waste their time saving a couple on a roof top. We all know "containment" protocols would be taken... see "The Crazies." 4. The zombies stacking up like the bugs in Starship Troopers.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Woah...I...ok. Actually looks pretty good!

    by Steve Lamarre

    I'm shocked!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Don't understand all the complaining just because the zombies run like Olympic sprinters

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    I prefer 'em slow, but half the people complaining probably thought the awful Dawn of the Dead remake was good, ironically enough, fast zombies and all. If nothing else, it'll be interesting to see a zombie movie with this type of scale and budget. Remember when zombies were a niche subject of low budget horror for hardcore gore fans? Funny how they've assimilated into the mainstream in the last ten years, to the point where you can make a mainstream film with a PG-13 rating about them. I expect Happy Meals to follow.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST

    No NO

    by RangerLee

    Thats not World war z. hopefully they will come to their senses and change the name before release to save themsleves the embaressment. if not i'll wait for the proper adapt or 28 months later

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Is there a grey alien penis snake in this film?

    by SunTzu77

  • Which is sad. How else can you achieve shots like the ones in the trailer? While there have been countless extras as zombies in the film (ALL IN PRACTICAL MAKE UP), there's no way they can get shots like that on that scale and safely. Accept it, you fucking Luddite cry babies - CG effects are not going anywhere. What do you expect? Stop motion amongst live action? Let's see that and then see how you feel afterwards. And seeing Glasgow's George Square in that trailer feels a bit weird. Like Saturday night in the summer.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:07 a.m. CST

    And they're re-shooting act 3 as we all type.

    by SminkyPinky

    Not sold on this but I'll see what kind of movie it is on its own terms when it comes out. Zombies have become tiresome anyway.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Why do I find Mireille Enos so damn attractive?

    by alan_poon

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Thanks to Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont

    by edwizard

    we don't need to waste our time seeing this horseshit. We've got a great comic and series to fill our zombie needs. Just a reminder: they slapped Philly in the face by filming it in Glassgow. Fuck all of that.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST

    LAME

    by mcflytrap

    Wow, how bland and boring. If the trailer was that bad, imagine how bad the movie is going to be.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST

    This works best as a tourism video for Scotland

    by Stephen Farrell

    ...It's great to see Glasgow on the big screen! Met some guys from Philly in the crowd while they were filming those scenes at the start of the trailer and they said it was a good match. I'll go to see if I can spot mates and relatives in the background and so will the rest of the city...but inside we'll be wondering why they bothered to pay Max Brooks money to use his book. I'm not a purist about slow zombies as a rule...each story should be taken on it's own merit. But the very idea of slowness and relentlessness is woven into all of the stories in the book. I'm sure people have made these points above. The Yonkers attack in the book is one of the best written and most exciting action sequences ever...but it's almost an anti-action scene where explosions and gung ho tactics are revealed to be nothing but limp noise against the slumbering hoard and it's fucking breathtaking! The follow up battles when mankind has learned their lessons are a huge payoff and you get lost in the amazing detail of the new tactics, the old school guns, the makeshift spade/axe things that have become mandatory for soldiers. Then there's the little stories like the blind fucking samurai and the fat computer hacker teaming up in the zombie infested forests of Japan...old versus new, tradition versus technology. If none of this is in there...why call it WWZ? Shit I just remembered the one about the defecting sub and all the shit about the underwater zombie battles!...there's an astronaut scene too! A book so good I gave it to my Mother to read...My Fucking Mother! ha!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:58 a.m. CST

    turd_is_floating_underneath_the_gravy

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Probably the reason people who read and liked the book are complaining about the fast zombies is that fast zombies negate most of the interesting elements and the stories in the book. The Battle of Yonkers wherein the military learns that it's tactics and weapons are of nearly no use. Israel screening refuges. The quislings. The zombies freezing and thawing over the years in upper latitudes. The new tactics and weapons used to slowly retake the US then the rest of North America. The sewer sequence under Paris. etc. The fast moving liquid wall of zombies tosses all of that out the window so the movie then is pretty much from scratch.

  • Perhaps the slow zombies weren't testing well enough? Weren't convincing enough as a threat?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Stop bitching for a second, maybe?

    by Majereuk

    Look more closely at what's going on in the trailer. The zombies we see here are moving as fast as a very determined living human with no regard for their own safety. That's what they would do. They're still fresh, so they haven't rotted yet. The book is very clear on how much more dangerous a recently-turned zombie is because they haven't damaged themselves too badly yet. Yonkers, or something similar, is in this film. The ship cities are in the film. Pitt's character, who may or may not be the Brooks narrator character from the book, has Government contacts which is why he and his family get extracted. I may be wrong, but it looks like most of what we see in this trailer is from the early stages of the film, so lets see how it turns out. I'm going to be interested to see if Senor Lobo or the S.I.R. make an appearance later on, for example. Likewise, the scene with zombies trying to climb a high wall suggests the Israeli/ SA containment plan. Yes, I'd like to have seen a closer version of the book, with blind gardeners kicking zombie arse and the Queen holding out in the Tower of London protected by halberd-wielding beefeaters. But this certainly doesn't look like the disaster the usual suspects are making it out to be.

  • amiright!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:37 a.m. CST

    This looks...

    by clupula

    like shite. I don't have a problem with running zombies (especially fresh undead. If you think you'd automatically be slow just because you died, you haven't studied forensics). I don't have a problem with changing the book (because the last third of the book is frankly awful...I mean, when people are basically walking coast to coast, attacking zombies at close range, with Iron Maiden playing, I could not have thought of a lamer scene). I do have a problem with The Attack of the Angry Acrobats, which is what this seems to be. There's no regard to the actual physics of the human body. Even on meth, we are not kinetic jumping beans that can just roll over each other down stairs without breaking every bone in our bodies. Not to mention, the one zombie we see at close range just looks like a very disturbed man, not something undead. Are they going the 28 Days Later route and having them be technically alive? This looks pretty fucking bad.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Looks no worse than I am Legend. Dunno if that`s good or bad.

    by higgledyhiggles

  • Good chance I'll want to buy a ticket for this.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    Not WWZ

    by mascan42

    Might be an interesting movie, but in no way is it an adaptation of the book. At the outside, it might be a deleted chapter as told by a hyperactive 7-year-old.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Looks like shit.

    by Volllllume3

    And PG-13. AND RUNNING ZOMBIES. The SHITFECTA.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Zombies.Don't.Fucking.Run.

    by Volllllume3

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Who'd have thought it possible? A remake of 2012 already.

    by Bradly Durant

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:22 a.m. CST

    No idea what World War Z was....

    by DrFever

    ...before a few months ago and knowing zombies + brad pitt. Watched the trailer. To be honest, I really don't care to see this. Sure I'll pick it up from Netflix. But that's about it.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST

    "Super Fast Zombies (TM)" the official choice of the ADD Generation.

    by Bradly Durant

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    So...this is 28 Months Later...

    by dimanes2

    Hey, Brad, get a haircut...hippie... Oh, a PG-13 zombie movie? Particularly when the Walking Dead, which shows pretty hardcore violence, is so successful? How does that make sense. Yes, teenage asses in seats...but I remember being under age not so long ago...I never had a problem getting into a R rated film. Besides, a lot of people (including kids) see movies outside the context of a theater anyway. It all seems pretty underwhelming. Looks like I'll just have my own zombie-movie marathon...NOTLD, DOTD, Zombi, etc...and wait for a real adaptation of the book. The idea that many have brought up about going the whole HBO (or whatever) series route always seemed to make the most sense.

  • 'Buwaaahhhhh!'!!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    World War Zhit! Oops, I mean SHIT!

    by Bob Craft

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST

    2012 remake indeed

    by Tomarru

    Yea, it does have natural disaster written all over it, just they replaced the water with writhing people. I don't remember 2012 being scary in the slightest, or good. I don't get why they go in this direction, some of the shots were cool but when you finally see a writhing tidal wave of pointlessness it just becomes a comedy. Tbh, it FEELS like a prequel to I am legend. Dunno how an infection would snowball that fast either, I mean they would only have time to touch somebody while running past, they would have to turn instantly and then continue. A swarm of zombies moving that fast in those numbers would devour a person far quicker than they had time to turn. Hence why it ends up just looking like a wall of water. As said above, I wouldn't mind zombies moving fast for a while, sorta at sprinting speed (they dont need to breath so should be able to sustain it) but it should come at a cost. They should break bones, tear muscle and naturally slow down. They should burn through energy supplies, sure eating should help sustain them for a while but over time that would dry up and they would decay. They shouldnt be mini hulks with unlimited energy and stamina that can forever roam the earth moving faster than the wind.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Brad Pitt trying to look like Chris Hemsworth

    by Kakii

    Goddamn you Marvel I wanted to be Thor!!! The zombies are way to cgi, they just don't really look that scary or maybe that was done to get the PG-13. I do think zombies should move at different speeds, fresh bitten should move quick and slow down as they become more decayed. Decayed in the first place should move slowly. That would be a better mix and add a different levels of fear.

  • I mean the scale of it the drama & action. It looked pretty damn awesome. So with cautious optimism I'm looking forward to it.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Looks bollocks.

    by biscuithead

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by Nate

    They just need to change the title to "I'm Coming Back" and then alter the poster to just have a huge picture of Brad Pitt on it. On the upside, June is still 7 months away, plenty of time to go back to the drawing board.

  • I walked past that set almost every day for a month. And I guess this trailer is the proof. Don't even get me started on the swarming zombies. I get that this wasn't going to be the book as we know it, fine. But most of this just looks silly.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    If you want to see a closer WWZ movie see..

    by Liam Brazier

    Waltz with Bashir. I've said it in a few WWZ talkbacks actually. An animated movie about a guy travelling around piecing together stories about the '82 Lebanon invasion. The tone and structure are almost spot on (there's even a part where soldiers emerge from the sea surrounded by dead bodies). It's beautiful, and harrowing. Watch that and mentally add zombies and it IS WWZ.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    When Damon Lindelof tells you you have script problems

    by Josh Acid

    You have SCRIPT. PROBLEMS.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    Looks quite impressive but its not a zombie movie

    by judge dredds fresh undies

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Should have set that bit IN Glasgow

    by McGuphin

    if you're using one of it's most famous areas. Also, this looks dire. More of the same. More of the same............stop! It's time to stop now with the zombie films. They don't look right when you throw money at them. They are traditionally a lo budget horror genre because zombies are piss easy to do if you have no money. Zombie films aren't about zombies anyway. If your zombie film is solely about zombies, that's one shallow film you have there.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    This is like a studio paying millions for Batman...

    by Vgatv

    Then turning Batman into a prosecuting attorney. Sure technically he's still a "crime fighter", but it's not Batman.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Running Zombies

    by The_Mad_Groper

    To all the people who say that running zombies are a needed update on the genre.... think of this before you speak... That's like saying Twilight was a needed update on Vampires. Nuff said.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Enough with the fucking zombies, for fucks sake!!!!!

    by nephilim138

    It's played the fuck out and has been for years. Wake up, retards.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The one silver lining...

    by Vgatv

    Is that thanks to the editor not knowing how to edit action worth a damn, the movie is going to be so incoherent we won't know just how fucking terrible it really is. And seriously, all hail Marc Forster? Are you fucking kidding me? What, fucking up the last bond film wasn't enough for you, now you want to shower praise on someone responsible for royally fucking up the first big budget zombie movie ever?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    It looked decent right up until the Cop got hit with a car...

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    Then it went back to being a trailer for a crappy movie. Sorry, this is not one iota of anything similar to what was the book of the same Title.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, and if your trailer has the "Buuwwaaaaah!" sound effect...

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    It has a 99% chance of being a bad movie. Check the stats, it's like the Madden Curse.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    the Book

    by Ripper99

    In the book, the zombies start out as full fledged sprinting zombies...then as time goes on, they slowly rot and turn into the slow walking ones. These zombies look pretty accurate to the beginning of the apocalypse. I remember in the book where the Zs are on a rooftop, with survivors on another rooftop, and the Zs just run...full speed off...just ravenous like...and pouring off the roof. They can't see there is a gap between the buildings, they just pour off it, like a running zombie waterfall. Looks like they followed that model. I am excited by this!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Zombies? Where?

    by SHADOWPRIME

    Got to agree with others here - if you didn't know WW Z was about zombies, would you get that from this preview? Mostly just looked like mobs of angry or panicked people! What is the rationale for that? Assuming WW Z was so popular it goes without saying? And BTW, if WALKING DEAD was a movie, would it get an 'R'?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    In The Hills, The Cities.

    by fireclown

    All I can think when I see this. I've never liked running zombies. But I kind of like the idea of them just dog piling on each other to solve difficult problems in a dumb, mindless way. I'll give it a shot.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Maybe a little sideboob action on that hot chick

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    the_mad_groper, you are right!

    by Mr. Giant

    Anyone saying shambling zombies don't work now, or they're not scary...they work just fine on The Walking Dead. They don't have to be SUPER slow.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    The problem with sprinters...

    by Mr. Giant

    And I LOVED 28 Days Later, that totally worked. But what makes a big story like WWZ interesting is that with shamblers, society SHOULD have turned them back early. They didn't because of infighting and they tried to ignore the problem. Shamblers turn the blame on society and makes the story interesting and political. Sprinting zombies...well, obviously just a few of them can start an epidemic instantly, of course society would crumble! No story except RUN RUN RUN!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I'll be there. It's zombies.

    by Robb

    Look, some of us have complained a lot over nothing. Yes there are good and bad zombie movies. Yes, this one's based on a book. Yes, it doesn't look much like the book we all know. It does; however, look like a good, epic one. We don't get those often. This might be good. Give it a chance. Join me and my flock at the flickering altar of the Church of Cinematology http://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-of-Cinematology/238442546284825

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    BRAD PITT is like a BLACK HOLE for this movie

    by doom master

    Because he just sucks the life out of it. They should have gone with less popular actors.... Would have made it more believable.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Looks like an alright movie.

    by TheMachinist

    Just doesn't look like a WWZ movie. This is 28 Months Later, and we all know it.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    http://wwzmoviereactions.tumblr.com/

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    yup

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    WWZINO?

    by Ribbons

    WINO? ZINO? I'm not sure what the abbreviation would be...

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Cool....but this is not WWZ.

    by HoboCode

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    WTF

    by Lesley

    Been a long time since I've felt such a WTF moment. I hate to post, but we are all saying and need to mean the same thing! THIS IS NOT WWZ! What is is this travesty!

  • How many times can you watch the same Inception trailer? Also, this movie looks like ass.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    How can a PG-13 ZOMBIE movie EVER be GOOD?

    by Volllllume3

    I'll ignore the fact that it has absolutely nothing to do with the book.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    people saying 'those aren't zombies'

    by Eric Hines

    They are just enraged maniacs.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Vulture Article on how much of a bomb WWZ is

    by Rob

    http://www.vulture.com/2012/07/brad-pitt-not-talking-to-world-war-z-director.html "Last month, Lost exec producer and Prometheus scriptwriter Damon Lindelof was brought in to watch the movie and make suggestions to Paramount on what fixes were needed. “Body and fender work,” as it’s known in the talent agency business, is a common enough practice: A boldface-name screenwriter is brought in, makes notes, and suggests changes that are usually fixed with a few days of reshoots or additional production. Problem is, sources tell us that Lindelof said the script needed months of work, not days — something he didn't have time for — and changes were needed throughout the film, not just at the end. He did agree to work with his former Lost colleague Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods) for the better part of a month to come up with framework script solutions. The studio is also reaching out to other writers, including Christopher McQuarrie, who did on-set rewrites for Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. (Though he may be too busy: He’s directing Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher for the studio, which bumped that movie up to take Z’s old Christmas slot.) "

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it's not really the book. But...

    by Scott Baiowulf

    Brad Pitt and Plan B has stated that they saw a "franchise potential" in the book. If this somehow manages to turn a huge profit on the $180 million it's now cost, it's possible that we could see a more straight forward adaptation of the novel for a sequel. I won't lie and say I was pleased with the first trailer, but I'm sure I'll go see it being that I've wanted to see a $100 million plus zombie epic my entire adult life. I just wish it didn't look like this.

  • That would be money!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Ah Ribbons, you missed out on TINO? Or STINO?

    by D.Vader

    INO = In Name Only Transformers In Name Only Star Trek In Name Only

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    And yeah Ribbons, I'll blame everyone. EVVVERRRYYYYONNNNE!!!!

    by D.Vader

    Cue the Gary Oldman face.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

    by edlex

    'nuff said

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Stop blaming Lindleof, jeebus

    by D.Vader

    You biased freaks need to pay attention.

  • Where society is still sorta hanging on, with news broadcasts and scientists on tv discussing it, all the while the rest of the world is falling apart. The last vestiges of normality. We need some of that here. But with the speed these things are moving (and does ANYONE get eaten???), we won't get any of that.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Where do I begin with the myriad of problems here?

    by Sithtastic

    Okay, I think we've all beaten to death the trouble with the zombies in this film. They look perfectly awful, to say it mildly. But we all know this is just one component of the trouble. After all the rumors of trouble with the film and all the hype essentially deflated, we're now facing what is on its face, a generic action film that could easily be a sequel (or even prequel) to I am Legend (itself something of a disappointment). The finished project looks nothing like the source material and that alone is enough to keep me away. Oh some of the elements are there, to be certain: Yonkers, Israel, possibly China, possibly Pakistan or perhaps various other locations in the U.S. All of this would be fine and dandy, save that it misses the entire point. I know it's preaching to the converted but World War Z was written as a oral history, meant to be told as an episodic survival drama, not unlike The Walking Dead. The angle here obviously is that it's global and is written as a report for the UN after the apocolypse has happened and the tide has turned away. You could do this film and even keep Pitt. Just put him in Brooks' narrator position, have his character interview the main principals in the film and tell their story via flashback...why was this so terribly hard again? If you remove any of the humanity or emotional conflict from the story, regardless of how absurd it may seem, then what's the bloody point? Watching this now, it's hard to believe I was even excited for it.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Richly textured, lovingly crafted multilayers of...

    by ObiBen

    ...stupid.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    LMAO @ oasiswerebetterthanthebeatles --- Good call.

    by Lucky13

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Running Zombies reason =African Rabies....

    by Loc_darkbane

    I am confident the running and frantic zombies is this particular writers interpretation of "African Rabies". I prefer how it is in the book but given a little leeway I can see how someone would think "Rabies" equals running vicious zombies rather than the slow variety. It's not a HUGE leap but it definitely isn't World War Z's take....... Done properly this could have won Academy Awards and best actor/actress nods but as is......just another 100mill popcorn flick.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Kids!

    by Beezbo

    I'm not going to repeat all of the problems with this adaptation that have been mentioned above. More than anything, this trailer had me fearing that this movie will be about Brad Pitt saving his family - or worse yet, that the kids will be heroic (see lenin1969's comment above - I agree with his problems with the JP films). If his family doesn't die in the beginning, this is going to be Spielberg's WotW all over again.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Shows how little care went into this movie...

    by dimanes2

    This is both nit-picky and indicative of how little the film-makers actually care about what they're putting on the screen. At the beginning of the trailer, a garbage truck flattens the cop talking to Brad Pitt. It hits literally the moment he closes the door. In the immediately preceding shot we see that a) there is no garbage truck plowing through other vehicles and b) that the street they are on ends in building in the direction the truck is coming from. So, 1) how did the truck get to Brad Pitt's vehicle so quickly and 2) with absolutely no distance to get up to speed, how is able to push dozens of cars out of the way, let alone move as fast as it is going? There's some basic physics at work here.

  • Its the same thing with the Violins from Zimmers Batman scores. After Begins and at the latest after TDK EVERY movie had those samenstyle violins.

  • If look at it through a horror lense... well... Just don't.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    lv_ 426 "You sunk my battleship... with a zombie tsunami."

    by la_sith

    I LOL'd.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    One bit I noticed in the trailer...

    by Rendell

    The nuclear explosion that Brad points out from the safety of a cockpit. Is this a reference to the Nuclear exchange between Pakistan and Iran from the book? It'll probably be just a blink and you'll miss it reference but still, would be cool. Also impressed with the shots of George Square, subtly altered with CGI to blend in with real Philly skyline!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Zombie Tsunami is now the name of my new band

    by seagrass

    Thanks everyone! See you at SXSW!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Zombie Sushi

    by Green

    Just felt like saying those words.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    it must feel terrible

    by smackfu

    to be struggling to make something work, while the guy next door at AMC is knocking it out of the park

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    all you negative posters

    by Mark Leffler

    "looks like shit.." etc etc I'm sure you are all genius moviemakers and scriptwriters who could do SO much better. Go back to your mom's basements. WTF.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I still like Katamari Zombie..a rolling sticky ball of zombies.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    And Mr. _hightower...welcome to the internet. Long time reader, first time poster?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I hate when they make it a "human story". Fuck. Brad's. Family.

    by squirtloaf

    ...it's like that last Superman movie where they made it all about his ~relationship~ with his girlfriend. This does not give me good feelings... I loved the book, and I saw *nothing* from the book in this...not one of the awesome characters or situations.

  • because of what available on (almost) free tv. So now its gotten ridiculously over-the-top.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    This actually interests me...

    by thot

    ..and I normally avoid zombie flicks. it's been overdone and then some. this one looks like it may be a bit different and even somewhat scary. we'll see..

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Starship Troopers

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    That's exactly what I was thinking with that last shot, as well.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    This gave me a boner....

    by Mars

    That is all.

  • Obviously without the blood and gore, but the tidal waves of zombies or whatever the hell they are...yeah, they're Bugs. Which makes Brad Pitt's character a FedNet reporter going around Bug space, possibly looking for a brain bug... Hmm. Maybe this movie WILL work better if you view it as a sort of action-satire...

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    @wes_hightower

    by Vgatv

    You don't have to be a "genius filmmaker" to know that they have taken a giant dump on the beloved source material. You also don't have to be a "genius filmmaker" to know that the tsunami zombies look like shit. And seriously, at this point it looks like uwe boll could have done a better job than these assholes.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    dimanes2

    by Bass Ackwards

    Also, given the chaos that's presumably happening around the city, why does the cop give such a fuck that this guy isn't in his car? Shouldn't he be rushing to wherever that other cop was in a crazy rush to get to, and not stopping his bike so he can scream needless instructions at one guy?

  • This is a vanity project for some A-list douchebag, Directed by the FUCKING HACK that almost killed Bond after the triumph of Casino Royale and is now a PG-13 style raping of a novel whose whole premise was based upon Romero style slow moving zombies taking over the world and how humanity fights back. I've been dreaming of this type of movie my whole life. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are masterpiece's but I've never liked Day of the Dead. I've always felt that Romero's mistake was using the same idea of a bunch of people trapped somewhere with zombie surrounding them. It worked for Night and Dawn but in Day it just created tedium along with the Crazies style endless screaming and yelling which Romero mistakes for dramatic conflict. And I've been saying FOREVER that Day of the Dead should have been modeled after those 1980's nuclear apocalypse dramas like The Day After and Threads. The problem with Day was the it was a few years after the dead started coming back to life, the characters were worn down and had been living with it for so long that there was nowhere to go dramatically. This is why Romero made the mistake of focusing on the zombies with the ridiculous notion that they can "evolve" while I've always seen them as sharks circling around the main characters with little hints that they remember their former lives which was brilliantly used to suggest that the zombie hordes wandering around the mall in Dawn represented mindless consumerism as well all know. No, the real drama of these zombie movies is seeing people in their average ordinary lives and how a zombie outbreak turns their world upside down while we see who lives, dies and returns to life. This is why I was soo excited for World War Z as it could have given us the Romero style worldwide zombie apocalypse that I've always wanted. But now having seen the trailer I have little doubt that World War Z will be anything other than a steaming pile of shit that will soon be forgotten like that fucking horrid version of I Am Legend with the Fresh Prince.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Forster isn't a hack

    by Bass Ackwards

    But I do think Bond was completely out of his depth, which makes me wonder why he would take on an even bigger movie like this. Maybe he learned the ropes and is ready for big budget? From the trailer at least this doesn't look as incomprehensible as the action sequences in Bond.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    That was not World War Z.

    by thefinn68

    Hollywood can really suck a bag o' dicks sometimes. "Hey let's take a really cool book, steal some of the best stories from it and throw Brad Pitt in there! The kids will LOVE it!" PUKE!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    So we're supposed to believe the unbelievable...

    by tcovil

    ...that Brad Pitt (or Mr. Jolie) would ever hook up with that homely gal from "The Killing"? I find it easier to believe in zombies. Hope they eat her first.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Freakin' laughable CGI

    by Jeditemple

    I suppose the next movie will have the zombies moving so fast you can't even see them.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    The Walking Dead

    by Keith

    Face facts, it started out well but descended into shit. The scripts are terrible. The characters are idiots, and unlikeable idiots at that.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Green screen/blue screen work = horrible!

    by TinDrummer

    Anyone agree with this?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    No brains were eaten in the making of this film.

    by HarrysNemesis

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Even Shaun of the fucking Dead was rated R ffs

    by Volllllume3

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    The title

    by Baryonyx

    I'm a sucker for movies that start off with everything all nice and peachy and then things all fuck up. This certainly looks like a big budget, world-fucks-up film - but it does NOT look like it's telling the same story as WORLD WAR Z the novel, so why use that title? That's what I find most irritating. Oh, and the computer game-like waves of CGI zombies are pretty irritating too.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    waaaambulance

    by voxmortis

    I can't believe some of the positive contents about this trailer! YES! It does matter that the soul of the book has been ignored. YES! It does matter that Brad looks to be phoning his performance in (maybe an issue with him being too preoccupied with being a producer). YES! It does matter that the CGI looks crap. They would not release a trailer without these shots being signed off. Anyway, the concept sucks, not just the pixels. YES! A Running of the Zombies (tm) movie based in a small Spanish town where locals sprint through the tiny streets away from enraged zombies would be cool.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    This looks like that shitty Tom Cruise War of the Worlds

    by Azby

    Where's the book here? Its not there - at all. Total letdown.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Just make Left4Dead into a movie ffs.

    by frank

    that's a goldmine waiting to happen. hear that, Valve?

  • And some dubstep. WUB WUB WUBBA... BRAAAIIINNNNZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

  • You are going to be taken... by turbo-charged tsunami zombies. Don't worry child. They're not real, just CGI.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Looks vastly better than I'd hoped.

    by FluffyUnbound

    The problem with previous zombie movies has always been scale. I've wanted VAST scale for a while. You know the part of 27 DAYS LATER that they just have somebody TELL the hero? The part that you never see? The part where London falls? The part it would have been too expensive to make, so they just have the guy wake up in the hospital after it already happened? It looks like they filmed that here. And I like that. Despite the shitty production history of this film and despite the PG-13 bullshit. I'm not sure I like the waterfall of zombies effect, but I give them credit for trying something new. Before the trailer, I was sitting this out. Now I will see this. So the trailer did its fucking job.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    jeeez, lots of plants here...

    by voxmortis

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    In the 7 weeks of reshoots...

    by SunTzu77

    Does anyone know if they added any vampires or werewolves?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    The Dead Pitt

    by Cassius_Crackhead

    Yeah that's right. I just made a reference to an obscure horror flick from 1989 just for a lousy pun. But for chrissakes SOMEBODY had to. The alternate title was THE BLOODY PITT OF HORROR. You know...the one that starred Mickey Hargitay.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    I am just in awe.

    by Yelsaeb

    How did they fuck it up that bad?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Too much CGI. Holy crap.

    by gigantis2000

    And Brad Pitt just looks like Brad Pitt playing Brad Pitt. If not for those two things I might be interested, but for now this'll be be a skip. ... Actually, now that I work at a movie theater, I'll probably watch it, but only because it'll be free.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    fluffyunbound

    by Baryonyx

    Is 27 DAYS LATER an obscure prequel to 28 DAYS LATER?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    THIS IS SOME OLE BULLSHIT!

    by Norman Colson

    ZOMBIES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE SUPERSPEED, STRENGTH AND THE ABILITY TO MOVE IN PACKS LIKE ANTS CLIMBING OVER OBSTACLES. THEY BROKE THE RULES OF THE ZOMBIE UNIVERSE LIKE TWILIGHT BROKE THE RULES OF VAMPIRES!!!! FACT!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    How many time wil Pitt say he'll get back to his kids?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Kids and PG-13 renders any threats in a movie ineffective. The audiences don't get as tense or afraid like they would if it was all adults or rated R. And it looks like Brad Pitt with average wife and kids MEETS THE CRAZIES!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Having zombies run is one thing BUT adding superspeed, agility...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    and strength is fucking stupid!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    It's rage plus i am legend plus 28 days later

    by corplhicks

    Strength Speed Agility Swarming Madness Attacking All in one. Should be interesting. There's no canon anyway on what zombies can or can't do so whatever they define zombies as in this movie is fine by me. It's an adaptation of WW-Z so stop whining. Can't wait !

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Jesus. Screw this.

    by DarkHawke

    When we have Brooks' great book and we have an unrelentingly grim and gross zombie epic playing out in "glorious HD" on our TV screens for 10-16 weeks a year, the fuck do we need this pathetic Hollywoodized vehicle for Brad-fucking-Pitt?!? The Walking Dead is the damn gold standard for epic zombie mayhem and fantastic characters that you truly give a damn about whether or not they live. I'll give this cheesefest a miss, thanks guys. You wanna to World War Z right, you actually adapt the book! Do it on TV so you can go event by event, chapter by chapter. Brooks structured a necessarily episodic book so very well, that though each story is separate from the next, they all flow in order and ultimately tell the overall grand story of the zombie apocalypse and how humanity fought back and won. That's exactly what we WON'T get in this book, CG zombies or no CG zombies. Fuck this shit entirely.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 4:11 a.m. CST

    No. Just...no.

    by Stephen

    OH NO! Watch out for that wave of CGI zombies!

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    what in the hell are you talking about?

    by Stephen

    You make no sense. Keep it on topic, friend. Irrational hate.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    If...

    by Stephen

    ...this is what you like, you suck.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST

    ????

    by Stephen

    How does it make sense that a ZOMIBE would become FASTER? Do you know NOTHING? NOTHING?!??!

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 5:03 a.m. CST

    It was the editing, not the direction, that made QUANTUM so confusing

    by BenBraddock

  • Every motherfucking cubic inch of that place went up, one bright orange explosion at a time. It was like something out of the 70s when movies tended to repeat their expensive gags.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    War of the Worlds?

    by David Duchovny

    Really? Not one post. Whatever.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I blanched when I saw that Killing woman in it

    by David Duchovny

    I literally turned into someone named Blanche.

  • Oh wait... Oh fuck. Awh helllll nooooo!!!!!!

  • I found the first episode really hard to get through, being so familiar with the story from having read the first couple TPB volumes more than once. But after the first episode it started to deviate from the comic more and more, which made it interesting to me. Now into the second season, which everyone says gets really boring. We shall see.

  • Yet it also has more episodes and more HOLY FUCK moments that will shock and surprised you (at least that is how it played out for me). Season 3 is insane though. Great stuff. Even if you find Season 2 to meander a bit, it has a great conclusion and it is worth it for Season 3. I don't know if you are a Battlestar fan, but if you've seen the newer series, think of The Walking Dead Season 2 as the 3rd season of BSG. Some great moments and mini-arcs, but also some WTF moments and some meandering here and there. In the end though, worth it to get to the next season which hits the ball out of the park more often than not.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    autodidact -- explosions in QoS

    by lv_426

    I agree on that part. Too many mini-splosions that seem out of step with reality. Feels like a throwback to the 80's where explosions of big orange fireballs were more novel in those days. Kinda like with well choreographed shoot-outs/firefights. Nowadays a shoot-put in a movie has to be a parkour infused slo-mo wire-fu dance number. I've always preferred the build up to the big explosion that wipes out everything. The ticking time bomb mechanic works better for building suspense IMO.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    The Battle of Yonkers looks like its going to be EPIC!

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    Zombie horde looks pretty cool in this trailer, though I am a bit worried they'll come off to much like I Am Legend.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    They're remaking War of the Worlds already?

    by OutsideChance

    Pass.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck. This. Shit.

    by Arturo_Bandini

    Zombie's don't run. Stupid, stupid, stupid. What are these ding dongs thinking? Read the goddammn book retards.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Philly Zombies

    by Gohatto

    Downtown Philly scenes shot in Scotland. Aerial shots done over Center City Philly.

  • Seriously, this trailer makes it look like what I'd expect a Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie movie to sort of be like if they took away the glowing eyes and supernatural element. It basically looks like it is just Brad Pitt running around with the military trying to blow up zombies. Yes WWZ had some storylines about the military, but it wasn't the entire focus of the book. It was so much more than that. It is like if they made The Forever War into a movie and only kept the battle scenes and fetishized the futuristic military tech while completely ignoring the whole theme of the book about a soldier coming home to a completely changed and un-relatable world due to the time dilation of interstellar space travel.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    PHILLY WILL NEVER RUN OUT OF CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES!

    by Norman Colson

    FACT!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Why do people keep bringing up I am Legend?

    by Jonathan

    They were vampires, not zombies in that book/movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    To all the people bitching about Originality in Holywood..

    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    It's never going to happen with dumb shit flicks like Avatar and Marvel's The Avenger's into the fold. Look at Looper, Argo, Prestige, and The Fountain, among other films that are are original.... Fucking 23rd Bond flick makes most then any film not based on source material. The film industry is a business, and it's not shocking one bit that remakes, reboots and sequels own. And if you're one of those dumb shit's still mystified by it, well, you're a fucking moron. Save the money you'd spend on a Bay Transformers 4 and watch something *original* and with quality.

  • 28 Days Later was the first to do this and that film was great, every other boring Zombie film and that tedious Walking Dead TV show with no likeable characters can keep their snail-paced threat to please the idiots who still think that shit looks amazing!

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Looper, Argo, Prestige, and The Fountain aren't exactly originals.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    They have foundations taken from other films. Some of the "originals" you cited can almost be seen as "ripoffs", IMO.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    PLANS A TO Y...

    by workshed

    ...PLAN Z! Fuck the running zombie shite..! Gimme the Romero model any day. For now I'll stick with the absolutely fucking brilliant turnaround in the fortunes of the undiluted joy that is season three of The Walking Dead.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of I Am Legend..Not a good thing.

    by Nicoflex

    Those Zombies look boring as fuck. A mash of CGI is not gonna work, it totally ruins any tension when your being chased by a mass of cartoons. Legend fucked up big time with those boring ass CGI Zombies, think this might do the same.

  • Boom, World War Z drinking game.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    been there, done that

    by Hugh Gustavus

    interesting to see pitt play the average bloke/family man like tom cruise in war of the worlds, but again it seems like weve seen this all before. shame that such a good director is doing this crap. i thought his bond movie wasnt bad, and he took alot of chances with sound mixing and editing(although the handheld camera was ridiculous and the frog villain even worse). foster should maybe stick to lower budget dramas like monsters ball, finding neverland, machine gun preacher and the kite runner

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    YAY kids in an apocalypse movie

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    cuz that always works...ENOUGH WITH KIDS IN SERIOUS MOVIES

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Originality Is The Least Important Part Of A Movie

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    everything has been done, I don't need a film to be original, I need it to be made well...this looks like typical CGI (bigger) over practical (smaller, but better) The Walking Dead does great stuff with practical Zombies, 28 Days Later, so many examples...we don't need to see sprinting zombies building zombie towers to get over walls...that's not scary

  • It's not creepy, eerie, spooky, or any other kind of slow, quiet horror. But it is the stuff of nightmares. Zombie outbreak as a kind of natural disaster is scary to me as a concept for sure.

  • Now, yes, Max Brooks got his structure for WWZ from Studs Terkel's non-fiction World War II book The Good War. So Brooks didn't invent this framing device of having a journalist going around interviewing people about a specific event. Thing is this is not a common type of structure or framing device, especially for horror and zombie fiction. Besides that, Brooks thoroughly thought through his zombie apocalypse. Really down to the littlest details. It really felt real while reading the book and listening to the audiobook adaptation of WWZ. It was filled to the brim with details and a sense of reality. That solid world building and documentary like framing device combined to make World War Z something really unique. Which was why it was a bestseller and one of the works along with The Walking Dead comic and 28 Days Later that kickstarted this current zombie craze of the last decade (yes I know 28 Days Later is not technically zombies, but lts of zombie fans love it regardless and it is in the same wheelhouse as zombies). That is why fans of the book are pissed about this film being Brad Pitt saving the world from rage zombie tsunamis, most likely culminating in a sappy G.I. Joe hug-his-family cliche ending. We are pissed because it looks so run of the mill, like they combined Battleship, I Am Legend, War of the Worlds, and 2012. It looks like standard big budget Hollywood disaster movie fare. Now, I actually like those silly disaster films on occasion, but they are not worthy substitutes for World War Z. Sure it is fine that those who didn't read WWZ will go and see this movie and possibly enjoy it. Myself, I'll be avoiding it like the zombie plague. The thing that irks me is that Brad Pitt and his production company could have easily changed the title to Apocalypse Z or something like that, and left the true World War Z story to be adapted someday by filmmakers or television producers that actually wanted to stay true to the book's plot, themes, subtext, and structure. The ironic thing is, if Brad Pitt and company or the studio had just wanted to make a big budget zombie disaster movie ala the Roland Emmerich formula they seem to have gone with here, they wouldn't even have needed to buy the fucking film rights to World War Z in the first place! Or if they really wanted to make a *Brad Pitt and the military kill lots of zombies* disaster movie, why not just partner up with Activision and make something based around the Call of Duty: Black Ops zombies phenomenon? I guarantee you, there are way more people out there familiar with Black Ops zombie mode than there are people who've read and give a shit about World War Z. Even then, they could have easily done as I suggested in my example: made a big zombie action/disaster movie and called it Apocalypse Z and been done with it. Zombies are hip and sell themselves these days anyways. Why go through the trouble to buy the WWZ book rights, change everything, thus shitting all over the basic concept of World War Z and crapping all over its fans? It is madness I tell you! Madness! Just imagine what we could have gotten if the producers of say Game of Thrones got to make World War Z as an epic HBO anthology style miniseries. What a missed opportunity.

  • Apocalypse Z Z Day Z Hour (a play on the term Zero Hour) Zombunami Dead Earth World of Death

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    They could have easily called this Zompocalyse

    by lv_426

    I mean Spielberg is making a movie called Robopocalypse, based off of a book which sort of cribbed the same style and structure of the World War Z book.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Zompocalypse ^

    by lv_426

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    World War Z style and structure...

    by Bass Ackwards

    ...was cribbed from a World War II book, though I agree Robopocolypse wouldn't have happened without the success of World War Z, World War Z didn't invent the style (and I still liked Robopocolypse as well).

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    lv_426

    by Bass Ackwards

    Apologies, I see you already eloquently addressed my point a few posts up.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    could have been the best mockumentary ever.

    by ScaryJim

    FFS it wouldn't have been rocket science? So many great stories to choose from in that book with an easy wraparound. It could have even taken just 5 and made an excellent anthology and if it did well release a 'more tales from WWZ'. Urghhhh 'derivative zombie movie' it is. Also, I agree it's not the best piece of literature ever - it's a good thriller, but there are some good stories which could have potentially translated better to film.

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    The wave of zombies looks like the Oathbreakers from ROTK

    by grampageezer

    Come on, a WAVE of zombies acting as one mind pouring over the landscape like a flock of birds or an infestation of cockroaches?? I realize directors think their vision is always better than the original source, but why didn't they just stick to the actual book on this one instead of "basing" in on a premise of the book? Even though they're trying to cash in on the Walking Dead phenomenon, I think we're looking at something that's maybe a half notch up from direct-to-DVD.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    this looks like a special effect in search of a movie

    by Anthony Torchia

    highly unlikely I will see it, too much great cinema by other names peace, out

Top Talkbacks