Monday, July 4, 2011

First pics of World War Z with Brad Pitt appear!

Via The Daily Mail and Superherohype, it appears that shooting is well underway for World War Z, a zombie movie based on Max Brook's epic but fictitious novelization of the oral history of the "Zombie War". Brad Pitt stars in the film and plays the Brooks, who made himself into a character traversing through the world as he interviews and collects stories of those who experienced and survived their encounters against the undead ten years after humanity won against the zombie epidemic, referred to as "World War Z". Above is a shot of Pitt, all bearded and shooting a scene in Israel, which is the only country in the book to "close its borders and initiate a quarantine against the outbreak".

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this movie, since I am a fan of zombie lore, especially movies and comics based on them the Dead films by legendary director George A. Romero and Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" come to mind!). Having a copy of the book in my personal collection, I can tell you right now that it is one of the best fictional zombie stories I've ever had the honor of reading. Influences from Romero's zombie movies, which have themes of social commentary, are present in WWZ, and while I am a bit concerned with how the film adaptation will turn out once it is completed, I have faith it will still be a great movie nonetheless. For now, we can only wait for information and details whenever it arrives online. For more on this story (as well as pics and info), you can visit the source posts at The Daily Mail and Superherohype!

World War Z, to be directed by Marc Forster, will be released sometime in 2012.

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